Between The Buried And Me / Haken
Venue: Electric Ballroom, London
Prog metal aficionados whip up a landslide
It takes a lot to stand up to the full-blown craziness of BTBAM but for all their avant-garde nature, HAKEN  pull out all the stops to plug into the metal crowd.
Although veering into trad territory the bulk of the set is befuddling and crushing, leaving the room gloriously limbered for the headliners. If there’s any doubt that BETWEEN THE BURIED AND ME  can pull off their insanely challenging compositions live then tonight proves that every one of them are bearers of exceptional talent, tackling the hardest of key changes and stylistic switches with such fluidity it defies belief.