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UK metal troupe Tesseract finds a middle ground between the modern progressive and djent metal styles on their 11-track affair ONE. Armed with an adornment of pilfered Meshuggah-esque riffs woven into Dream Theater by way of Nevermore prog metal atmospheres (“April”), this act further incorporates an intricate array of keyboard flourishes, passionate and form fitted clean singing and jarring rhythmic shifts into their crystal clear melodic mix, creating an engagingly complex sound fortified with an abundance of soaring highs and pummeling lows (“The Impossible”). Despite influences seeping through rather obviously, Tesseract develops a bountiful metallic sound whose adroit musicianship and clever compositional skills are bound to keep thrillseeking listeners coming back for more (“Origin”).
- Mike SOS