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Progressive Metal

3.88 | 82 ratings

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3 stars This one hasn't been touched yet, so perhaps I should give is a review.

DJENT, or is it djent? whatever. Apparently this describes Meshuggah followers, but I may be wrong as I haven't given Meshuggah a go and don't know anything about this djent stuff. The style seems to incorporate syncopated mechanical riffing, devoid of melody, and the combination of teeny sounding yells/growls and nasal melodic singing.

There is of course some melody to be found in the instrumentation and Tesseract seem to combine one guitar doing the mechancial stuff with the other clean and dreamy, with delay, chorus and all other spacey stuff providing a melodic overtone, similar to keyboards in a metal band, and this pans out into soft ambient sections which work well.

There's a strong influence of Tool and the aforementioned Meshuggah in this music (as is to be expected), but all in all it turns out quite well and definitely shows promise. The melodies and ambient type sections really make this more than just an exercise in mechanics, though they need to throw in a few riffs that b-r-e-a-t-h and groove otherwise it just passes you by.

P.S. Turns out this singer has now left the band and they have recruited another which has upset many fans. The new singer is better for mine and seems to offer a bit more in terms of range and exploration beyond the nasally yelling, think Muse, Buckley, Plant, so it may be that their next album will be a whole lot more appealing to Progarchives devotees - let's wait and see.

praj912 | 3/5 |


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