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Album Review: TesseracT – Altered State


Your assumption brings to a conclusion of no consequence.
And I refuse to play into your hands for your appeal.”

– Of Matter: Retrospect

A band that makes progressive music has the freedom to be whatever they want. Progressive bands can and should experiment and break boundaries to reach their musical vision. The members of TesseracT were not afraid to do this and took a road less traveled with this album; they once again created something fresh and unexpected (no, I’m not only talking about the saxophone solo) in a sub-genre that has become saturated with unoriginal bands. ‘Altered State’ is a confirmation of their remarkable talent when it comes to creating strong musical structures combined with an intense and emotional atmosphere. If you are a fan of progressive rock/metal and bands like Anathema, Pain of Salvation, Periphery, Karnivool or Tool this album might be interesting to you. The first single ‘Of Mind: Nocturne’ was out already in October last year and it has been a long wait for one of my most anticipated releases of the year.

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Full Album Stream: TesseracT – Altered State

This is some seriously beautiful, well composed and innovative music. Century Media provides us with a full album stream of TesseracT’s not yet released album Altered State. Here the band have found their own unique style and this work of art is executed with perfection. It goes through flesh and bones, right into my heart.

The second half of the album is particularly interesting. Give it a listen, or many, and share your thoughts!

Altered State will be released on the 27th of May in Europe and 28th May in the US. It’s available for pre-order from the band’s website.