Slogging through the mass of metalcore bands out there to find a few worthy of your time can be an unrewarding task. So start with Between the Buried and Me. Nearly 10 years and six albums in, these guys are still at the forefront of an often redundant and stagnant genre. The main reason: their sheer musical talent. If you ever wondered what Dream Theater’s prog-metal might sound like if they had been raised on Dillinger Escape Plan and Metallica rather than Deep Purple and Iron Butterfly, Between the Buried and Me have the answer. This is pit-ready hardcore with dizzying feats of melodic-metal virtuosity and delicate piano-led interludes. Each song is packed with so many ideas, it’s a wonder these guys don’t use cheat sheets onstage. They play a jaw-dropping and cathartic sound that few bands can even manage. Between the Buried and Me are at Peabody's (2045 E. 21st Street, 216.776.9999), with Cynic, Devin Townsend and Scale the Summit opening at 6:30 p.m. Tickets: $16 advance, $18 day of show. — Matt Whelihan
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