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|3.5 great||AdenZerda | October 16th 10|
I wish there was a way that I could put in a number juuuust below a 4.
With people abuzz with anticipation for their debut album, they had to produce SOMETHING to hold everyone over after all the delays, and I'm glad they did. It's certainly a competent effort and near the top of the "djent" scene today (I'm still on the sidelines waving the Vildhjarta flag), but certain parts of it have me wishing it were 2007 again and I was just listening to their demo for the first time.
To get one thing out of the way: I do not like the new vocalist as much as the original one. This new guy is certainly talented, but with his addition it seems TesseracT has taken one step away from their own sound and closer to Periphery's. The old guy just had something raw and driving that's now missing.
My second big complaint is the production/mixing. I honestly prefer the production style of their demos. Perhaps they had to bump up the bass in order to balance with the new guy's higher-pitched voice.
But if this is an indication of how the future will sound for these guys, I'll deal with it. It's a solid release. It doesn't get stale or too repetitive (I like the mixing up of textures every once in a while - thanks, bass slaps!). I could listen to Part Three over and over again. In a way I'm now more interested than ever to see how "One" will turn out.
This kind of turned into a mini review didn't it, hurp
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|4.0 excellent||jake20589 | October 14th 10|
djent has got to be the stupidest name for this style.
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|4.5 superb||alkahest | September 10th 10|
Definitely one of the best "djent" band out there.
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|4.0 excellent||Slug | December 6th 10|
The first track i've ever listened to from them was "Deception" : a great opener, an addictive voice and some true good riffs.rAs I finally got their first EP a few time ago, I can now say that my impression is extendable to the whole album. I'm decerning a real effort to include their own sound, and not sounding like all those common djenty bands that all do the same kind of music.
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|3.0 good||patrickfannon | May 1st 11|
Clean, technically brutal and epic, and just the right tone in the screaming/growling. Perfect balance of melody and pure driving rhythm. This contains moments of stunning brilliance and force, but sometimes feels a bit unfocused. Overall, excellent record.
|3.5 great||aahop | March 24th 11|
Djent? maybe. I honestly like the word "djent" (and all its djentlemanly puns) better than most of the genre
itself, so I guess I am reluctant to associate something I like this much with a style that I generally find... a
little meh. However, calling Concealing Fate djent is way better than comparing it to Periphery. Ambience,
expression, layers, cohesive themes: Tesseract understands all these things; Periphery is a mockery of the
bands similar in tone but vastly different in musical composion.rI still need to listen to this EP a bit more to
really dig into it, but I feel like I will be able to, which is a sign of something good. In general TesseracT
does a really good job of mixing vocal styles, guitar styles, and general ambient calm with upbeat (sigh)
djent. The result is a captivatingly layered and dynamic piece of composition when the EP is viewed as a
|4.5 superb||IN64 | October 14th 10|
Best "djent" band out there.
|3.0 good||MO | October 12th 10|
This was looking alot more promising with Abisola. I'm just not a fan of Tompkins singing...sigh, another Djent band cursed by vocals.
|0.0 ||Lord Tom Selleck ov Wolvenhausen | October 3rd 10|
The EP is awesome. But I have to say I could've imagined the Opener in 2 tracks and Part 4 and Part 5 a bit more extended. Still, it's great.
|3.5 great|| ^_^ | November 13th 13|
|4.0 excellent||thaylor | October 26th 13|
|1.5 very poor||Acorn | October 19th 13|
|2.0 poor||Smoff | August 25th 13|
|3.5 great||wwf | August 16th 13|
|5.0 classic||John | August 15th 13|
|2.5 average||CJNil | May 31st 13|
|5.0 classic||Eldrid | May 25th 13|
|4.0 excellent||Chris | May 17th 13|
|1.0 awful||Z3r0d | May 15th 13|
|4.0 excellent||sexpoi | May 14th 13|
|3.5 great||Spag | December 12th 12|
|3.5 great||strag | November 2nd 12|
|4.5 superb||Ryan | September 29th 12|
|4.0 excellent||WSH | July 3rd 12|
|4.0 excellent||Dunpeal | June 23rd 12|
|4.0 excellent||viri | June 13th 12|
|3.5 great||Rizen | May 23rd 12|
|3.0 good||MTTS | February 5th 12|
|4.0 excellent||Squa7ch | January 8th 12|
|4.0 excellent||Le P. | November 29th 11|
|3.5 great||Dan | November 8th 11|
|3.5 great||YUJOS | October 8th 11|
|3.0 good||fish CONTRIBUTOR | September 25th 11|
|4.0 excellent||7kthulu | July 29th 11|
|4.0 excellent||cb123 | July 6th 11|
|4.0 excellent||dre517 | June 12th 11|
|4.5 superb||Dan | June 8th 11|
|3.5 great||James | May 2nd 11|
|3.5 great||Asator | March 25th 11|
|5.0 classic||mcchub | February 23rd 11|
|4.0 excellent||Naenia | February 21st 11|
|4.0 excellent||KP23 | February 13th 11|
|4.5 superb||Cryio | January 24th 11|
|4.0 excellent||32left | January 23rd 11|
|3.5 great||Quinn | January 22nd 11|
|2.5 average||GodL1ke | January 10th 11|
|4.0 excellent||Shawn | January 6th 11|
|4.0 excellent||Blaizend | December 13th 10|
|4.5 superb||apan | November 30th 10|
|4.0 excellent||djunior | November 28th 10|
|4.0 excellent||glennieb | November 24th 10|
|3.5 great||Josh D. | November 18th 10|
|4.0 excellent||Thakey91 | November 14th 10|
|3.5 great||Bill | November 9th 10|
|4.5 superb||Grog50 | November 2nd 10|
|4.0 excellent||Edner | November 1st 10|
|4.0 excellent||Lempard | October 26th 10|
|5.0 classic||Tyler | October 24th 10|
|4.0 excellent||trixje | October 22nd 10|
|4.5 superb||Shaun | October 20th 10|
|2.0 poor||Ali CONTRIBUTOR | October 17th 10|
|4.5 superb||MelbCro | October 17th 10|
|3.0 good||bloc | October 15th 10|
|4.0 excellent||Billy | October 12th 10|
|4.0 excellent||dre458 | September 28th 10|
|4.5 superb||Therman | September 25th 10|
|4.0 excellent||zuzek | September 22nd 10|
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