Between the Buried and Me released a true masterpiece this year with 'The Parallax II: Future Sequence.' The 72-minute epic space quest flows seamlessly as one giant piece rather than a collection of songs, revolving around the story that began on the first 'Parallax' EP and the central thesis of, "Goodbye to everything." BTBAM's rhythm section, composed of bassist Dan Briggs and drummer Blake Richardson, deliver their strongest performance to date as guitarists Paul Waggoner and Dustie Waring showcase their genius double-guitar attack. Additionally, frontman Tommy Rogers has completely redefined his position in the group, soaring over the music with incredible vocal hooks while leading the more sombre areas with beautiful piano parts.