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Review: TesseracT - Altered State

Review: TesseracT - Altered State

Usually, the bigger a prog band’s bag of tricks, the more impenetrable the music becomes. So how is it that TesseracT becomes more accessible even as its music grows increasingly ambitious? It’s tempting to credit new vocalist Ashe O’Hara, given that his densely layered vocals often define the music’s melody and mood, but he’s only part of the equation. TesseracT’s real strength is that they focus on the whole instead of getting bogged down with the intricacy of the parts, and that keeps their blend of heavy guitar, heavenly vocals, juddering rhythms, and dense harmony from seeming a sonic jumble. J.D. CONSIDINE

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