Song of the Week – April
Posted by Irmelinis
‘April’ is the tenth track from the progressive metal band TesseracT’s debut album ‘One’. It’s not only my favourite album, it’s my favourite favourite album of all time, of all space and of all other things. It’s difficult for me to select only one song from it, since I always listen to the whole cd from the beginning to the end, but this track will give you a good example of their groovy, technical style and impressive songwriting skills. What I enjoy the most is the passion and sincerity in their music, their talent has amazed me since the first listen. The loud bass is pounding through my speakers and forms the perfect rhythm section together with the drums, the heavy guitars combined with ambient melodies create a complex, layered sound and the vocal performance is creative, emotional and flawless. What more can you ask for?
There are three versions of this song to be found, the original from the album, one instrumental and there is also an excellent acoustic studio version on youtube. I have read that the lyrics are loosely based on a case the vocalist had to deal with in his past when working as a police officer. After I press play my mind just drifts away, I get lost in the music and when ‘April’ slowly fades out I wonder where I have been. Such a good place to escape to.
I haven’t found many that understand my love for (or slight obsession with) this type of ambient “djenty” prog metal and that’s fine. Give this song a serious listen, with or without vocals. What do you think?