TESSERACT // POLARIS - CD
RELEASE DATE: 18/09/2015
Polaris is the third album from Metal innovators TesseracT and its first on the Kscope label. Since its inception in 2007, TesseracT has been at the forefront of the everevolving modern Metal scene.
Originally formed as a studio project by guitarist Acle Kahney, TesseracT dispensed with established notions of what Metal should sound like and quickly developed a unique and daring sonic approach, spearheading the "djent" movement. Acle recruited an accomplished line-up capable of realising his groundbreaking compositions and once complete, the band embarked upon a quest to inject originality and excitement into the predictable Metal scene of the late 2000s. The band's debut album One received widespread critical acclaim and included the staggering six-part centrepiece Concealing Fate, which brilliantly showcased TesseracT's pioneering style and an unstoppable arsenal of off-kilter riffs, soaring melodies and disorientating atmospherics.
The primarily acoustic Perspective EP appeared in May 2012 to an ecstatic response, and shortly after the band's status as Progressive Metal's most important creative force was publicly celebrated when TesseracT picked up the Best New Band trophy at 2012's inaugural Progressive Music Awards in London. The band released its second, equally acclaimed, album Altered State in early 2013. Having found new creative energy after reuniting with original singer Dan Tompkins, the band's highly anticipated 2015 opus Polaris is an undoubted evolution from Altered State and features skilful experimentation with sounds and tones, plus a deeper exploration of the core attributes that define TesseracT's trademark sound.
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