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Release date: 27 May 2013
Style: Progressive metal, Math metal

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01. Of Matter - Proxy
02. Of Matter - Retrospect
03. Of Matter - Resist
04. Of Mind - Nocturne
05. Of Mind - Exiled
06. Of Reality - Eclipse
07. Of Reality - Palingenisis
08. Of Reality - Calabi-Yau
09. Of Energy - Singularity
10. Of Energy - Embers

The Best Djent/Math Metal Album Of 2013

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Lyrics (10)


Line-up
Ashe O'Hara - vocals
James Monteith - guitar
Acle Kahney - guitar
Jay Postones - drums
Amos Williams - bass, backing vocals

Guest musicians
Chris Barretto - saxophone

Guest review by
IanYeara

Rating:
9.2
TesseracT is back at it again only this time instead of a cube it's been Altered to look like a sphere. The prog/djent masters have once again created a dark psychological and atmospheric musical journey, very similar to the widely acclaimed debut album One. The main difference this time is in the vocals. Last time, the vocals were an odd mix of harsh, half shouted and clean whereas this time around they are cleaner than a shirt fresh out of the washer. Honestly, I think that main point right there is what makes this album better than the previous. The new vocalist Ashe O'Hara has a voice that could make a wolverine purr and a very satisfactory range. Honestly on One, I had a hard time with the vocals because they were so weird and I felt like they didn't always work well. Here? Here they work fabulously and I always want to hear them. The guitars are the same as before. The drums and just about everything else is the same too if a bit cleaner all around and perhaps less chaotic.

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published 29.08.2013 | Comments (2)

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Calabi - 27.04.2013 at 01:49  
Rating: 10 Sheeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeit this is gonna be good.
chronic-headache - 04.05.2013 at 15:43  
  Their new singer dons the emo look pretty well...giid lord I pray his vocals don't match. Dan Thompkins tesseract material was a little too emo for me (though he cleaned up a bit IMO in Sky Harbor)

im skeptical, but I will be paying attention
Gelati - 12.05.2013 at 23:23  
Rating: 9 Album is being streamed in full tonight on Century Media youtube. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rmR0gkojHDs .... holy shit this album is absolutely incredible. Ashe's vocals are OFF THE CHAIN. This is groundbreaking people. Give it a listen immediately.
LeKiwi - 13.05.2013 at 13:41  
Rating: 9
Written by Gelati on 12.05.2013 at 23:23

Album is being streamed in full tonight on Century Media youtube. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rmR0gkojHDs .... holy shit this album is absolutely incredible. Ashe's vocals are OFF THE CHAIN. This is groundbreaking people. Give it a listen immediately.


While I still prefer Daniel's vocals by a small margin, Ashe does a great job here This is EXACTLY what I've been waiting for since their EP Concealing Fate....so relieved. Those grooves; those vocal melodies; those echoed clean guitar notes in the background - this is simply epic.
Moose - 16.05.2013 at 04:08  
Rating: 10 Took me a couple of listens to realise how amazing this album is.
Dentura - 22.05.2013 at 11:31  
Rating: 9 This really took me by surprise! I am very pleased with what I hear on this album and with a few more listens, I will probably love this even more.
Lit. - 26.05.2013 at 04:24  
  I miss the harsh growls, but I like it anyway.
Array - 29.05.2013 at 17:58  
  Nah, I just gave the band another chance, but after this quite annoying album I probably won't even touch the third thing (if there'll ever be such).
Dentura - 31.05.2013 at 02:29  
Rating: 9 Great album, this should lead to an interesting career for Tesseract.
Giza - 31.05.2013 at 12:27  
Rating: 10 Truth be told, I was really skeptical that this release can be any good judging by the amount of re-releases, remixes and re-recordings these guys made in the last few years. Boy, am I glad they proved me wrong with this huge surprise of an album.
BaneConall - 06.06.2013 at 16:58  
Rating: 9 Some really good moments on here, and surprisingly I really don't miss the harsh vox. A solid release.
Mehdi Taba - 14.06.2013 at 00:10  
Rating: 9 Really great album I like this album more because : Clean vocals, atmosphere of songs and original clean mature English awesome production, my exact rating is "9.3" .
musicalkaratekid - 15.06.2013 at 21:39  
Rating: 8 This album is largely and clearly ambitious. Granted, it took me a few listens to fully take in what the band was actually doing in every song, but I'm glad that I came to a decision of praising it. Despite their constant links to however many other bands in the 'Djent-Metal' scene, I see this album as the one that will perhaps lead them out of that label and onto better and bigger things. Also, the saxophone parts on 'Calabi-Yau' and 'Embers' is absolutely beautiful.
-DC-002- - 26.06.2013 at 03:25  
Rating: 8 The change of vocalist makes sa big difference. Not bad at all. Of Mind - Nocturne is really catchy. Djent to me never sounds too different though and seems kind of pigeonholed when its front and center... not too sure though.
MaiSweettShaadow - 03.07.2013 at 20:53  
Rating: 10 Fuck the trv metalheads on this site, this album is awesome,..
MaxDP - 29.09.2013 at 06:00  
  Very good album ! This band is absolutely bringing their own touch for the prog music. Oh and the basist, if you hadn't seen him live it's a must. Probably the sickest basist to see on stage. Amazing album I give a 9
wintress - 11.11.2013 at 03:08  
Rating: 7 Very nice album! At first, I wasn't that impressed but when I sat down and actually listened to it...wow; it's amazing!
ArcesseEum - 11.03.2014 at 17:22  
Rating: 8 Would have given this album a 9... but then saxophone. I'm not digging this trend (Ihsahn, Behemoth, Leprous, Tesseract, Kenny G... all these bands can do without the Sax... it isn't 'avantgarde' its just intrusive; it's like going to a Jazz club and hearing the drummer playing 200BPM blast beats while the guitarist does harmonic minor sweep arpeggios all night.)
Unhealer - 11.03.2014 at 19:59  
Rating: 8
Written by ArcesseEum on 11.03.2014 at 17:22

Would have given this album a 9... but then saxophone. I'm not digging this trend (Ihsahn, Behemoth, Leprous, Tesseract, Kenny G... all these bands can do without the Sax... it isn't 'avantgarde' its just intrusive; it's like going to a Jazz club and hearing the drummer playing 200BPM blast beats while the guitarist does harmonic minor sweep arpeggios all night.)


Dude, in total it's 5 minutes of sax on a 50 minute album, and it's not that present on the last track as it is on Calibi Yau. It's not that bad, your example is quite an exaggeration
Lit. - 11.03.2014 at 21:28  
  Besides, that sax is the best part of the album. It absolutely glows on Calabi-Yau.

Well, I would have to say I definitely prefer this album over the debut now.
Unhealer - 06.05.2014 at 05:51  
Rating: 8
Written by Kraterr on 05.05.2014 at 20:05

This is the first album of its kind that I listen to. What do you call this genre? Progressive?


Some people call it "Djent", but it's basically what this page says, progressive/math metal.
Kraterr - 16.06.2014 at 15:34  
 
Written by Unhealer on 06.05.2014 at 05:51

Written by Kraterr on 05.05.2014 at 20:05

This is the first album of its kind that I listen to. What do you call this genre? Progressive?


Some people call it "Djent", but it's basically what this page says, progressive/math metal.


I thought Djent was the sound not the genre..
Kraterr - 16.06.2014 at 15:42  
  After listening to this for the past 2 months I have a concrete opinion that I think won't change on this album: Alright, this is a GREAT album.. seriously, listen to it now.Though I was kinda put off by the weird melodies at first (you can't headbang or follow the rhythm most of the time), over time I came to love this style of playing, I think this is called Math metal..

Anyways, moving on: I will fucking give this a 10/10 just because it's the best thing I've listened to the past 2 months. It's a very complex concept album and you need time to really get into it, especially if you are new to this genre as was I when I first grabbed this.

I'm putting this album along on my other save-no-matter-what-even-if-apocalypse albums.

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