Between the Buried and Me - Automata II
Critic Score
Based on 4 reviews
User Score
Based on 17 ratings
July 13, 2018 / Release Date
LP / Format
Sumerian / Label
Suggest a Genre
Abuse of this feature may prevent future contributions from your account.
Your Review



Automata I was a superb sequence, no doubt, but Automata II is a downright masterpiece. Exploding with captivating melodies/lyrics, vibrant antics, genre-splicing resourcefulness, and remarkable cohesion and consequence, it exemplifies perfectly what makes Between the Buried and Me so skillful, striving, and singular.


Continuing from the first part of Automata, progressive metal masters Between the Buried and Me bring a whole new set of musical twists and turns to conclude the epic concept record. Although more melodic and experimental than its predecessor, Automata II delivers a satisfying ending and shows the band are capable of balancing all of their various influences.

Metal Sucks

To start off, there should be absolutely no question that AII is damn good. After all, it’s BTBAM. But although it’s a great album, it’s going to take you more time to digest than AI because, to be blunt, AII is fucking bizarre even by progressive metal/BTBAM standards.


Automata II can be listened to on its own, but it holds much greater power when taken together with its predecessor. It is easily the more musically adventurous of the two recordings, making it an indispensable part of Between the Buried and Me's provocative catalog.

Jul 14, 2018
Grandiose compositions are littered throughout 'Automata II' as well as knee-jerk time signature changes and cryptic lyrics. It all makes for a captivating experience.
Jul 13, 2018
even better than Automata I. epic compositions
Purchasing Automata II from Amazon helps support Album of the Year. Or consider a donation?

Added on: May 25, 2018