TesseracT Altered State
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DinosaurJones
May 22nd 2013


491 Comments


DJENT DJENT DJURRRRRRRR...

I'm allowed to nitpick, I know you personally. That gives me even more reason to do so.

AtomicWaste
Staff Reviewer
May 22nd 2013


2004 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5 | Sound Off

True. And it helps me not look stupid, so I don't mind. I updated it. Tweaked the "true progressive metal" into "more progressive" too.

So that no one worries about it being UNTRVE.

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greg84
Staff Reviewer
May 22nd 2013


7421 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

'more progressive' is actually even more confusing. Change it into 'traditional progressive metal' or make a reference to a well-known artist.

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DinosaurJones
May 22nd 2013


491 Comments


Boy, I'm glad I don't really listen to much djent OR progressive metal so I don't have to partake in this battle of semantics.

AtomicWaste
Staff Reviewer
May 22nd 2013


2004 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5 | Sound Off

I think it makes sense. I don't know what you see as so confusing, to be perfectly honest.

greg84
Staff Reviewer
May 22nd 2013


7421 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

I'm not in the mood for pointless battle of what subgenre is more progressive tbh.

Funeralopolis
May 22nd 2013


11560 Comments


worst band

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ProtossTheHero
May 22nd 2013


167 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

^like a wizard with words, a verbal powerhouse

AtomicWaste
Staff Reviewer
May 22nd 2013


2004 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5 | Sound Off

"I'm not in the mood for pointless battle of what subgenre is more progressive tbh."

It's really just a matter of it leaning more towards the progressive. But whatever.

elbaliem
May 22nd 2013


921 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

calabi-yau and embers are the best tracks,the rest is enjoyable.


AtomicWaste
Staff Reviewer
May 23rd 2013


2004 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5 | Sound Off

They should just use sax on all tracks and convert to being a fusion group.

SitarHero
May 23rd 2013


4698 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

Haha! Greg in full-on "get off my lawn" mode. :-D

But I agree with him. Traditional progressive metal = stuff that was considered prog BEFORE djent came along and found its way into almost everything. That doesn't mean that djent isn't prog, it's just an identifiable subset of prog. And saying something is *more* progressive is weird, because it's hard to consider TesseracT's sound on Altered State being any *more* progressive than the sound on One. It's just moving slightly away from djent towards the traditional idea of progressive metal.

Spec
May 25th 2013


27188 Comments


not great but pretty good

Deviant.
Staff Reviewer
May 25th 2013


31357 Comments


It's impossible to win an argument when mathcore is your defense

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Nomos
May 25th 2013


843 Comments


"One" was my favorite album of the past 3 or so years, and I can safely say after looping this album
about 10 times in the past week, this trumps it absolutely.

In early previews I was so easily turned off by the high pitched vocals, but you get used to them
quick...I love them now. The self-harmonizing you mentioned, that actually might be my favorite part
of the album. For some reason vocal harmonizing stands out to me...it's why I love so much Coheed
and Tides of Man. The vocals really do carry the album and enhance the atmosphere more than I ever
imagined they would.

Some people are hating on this album a bit, and many find it just average, but I think it's pretty
much perfect.

The arc I'm seeing here is not unlike Cynic. Both started out miming a genre with a hint of
excellence, then easing into it while standing out a bit, to pulling a 180 and going full blown prog
with plenty of lush ambience. Love it. Ten bucks says their next set of work pulls a Carbon Based
Anatomy and drops the djent riffs altogether.

decoyoctopus
May 25th 2013


105 Comments


really really enjoying this album. Beautiful mix of atmosphere and technical breakdown.

Butkuiss
May 25th 2013


4220 Comments

Album Rating: 2.5

But Focus is Cynic's best album!

chug73
May 25th 2013


1154 Comments


Dunno about this. One was brilliant.
New guy can sing but I just find this kind of boring? Their ambidjent sound needs to evolve methinks.

beefshoes
May 25th 2013


4212 Comments


I bet this sucks.

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chug73
May 25th 2013


1154 Comments


It doesn't suck. But it's definitely nothing to loose your shit over. Maybe it'll grow. It's not as inconsistent as Periphery II



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