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Release date: 22 March 2011
Style: Progressive metal, Math metal

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8.4 | 193 votes

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01. Lament
02. Nascent
03. Concealing Fate
    1 - Part One - Acceptance
    2 - Part Two - Deception
    3 - Part Three - The Impossible
    4 - Part Four - Perfection
    5 - Part Five - Epiphany
    6 - Part Six - Origin
04. Sunrise
05. April
06. Eden

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Guest review by
Unhealer

Rating:
7.8
The word "djent" has been on lots of lips recently. Fans, haters, and unbelievers have a word or two regarding what apparently is a growing branch of the metal scene, "accidentally" referred to after an onomatopoeia. Whatever is your opinion on this, it's undeniable that there is a rather talented group of bands revolving around the concept of taking Meshuggah's legacy to further extents, and Tesseract is one of the first bands of the pack that have caught the attention of a considerable amount of ears by pursuing this task.

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published 19.04.2012 | Comments (7)

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MeloDeathViking - 09.02.2011 at 15:36  
Rating: 8 I have my copy pre-ordered!
BudDa - 17.03.2011 at 13:13  
  I want this one as well
!J.O.O.E.! - 18.03.2011 at 17:37  
Rating: 5 So this basically the decent (but not spectacular) Concealing Fate demo/EP, whatever it is, with a few rather average and repetitive tracks tacked on?

More fool me.

I don't get it. I mean I get it but I just don't. Again it's a decent record but they're exploiting that ridiculous "djent" concept with no real flair for songwriting. Basically all the songs waver between some low-end, samey chugging Meshuggah-isms (without the drive or energy) and the many clean atmospheric passages which are massively over employed to the point where they lose their meaning. Oh yeah, the SikTh vocal style is bled dry too. At no point in this record do I feel like I'm listening to a band who've established their own style but rather a pastiche of other bands who've proven their worth with original sounds and songwriting. I'd say just stick with the EP, and grab the new Protest The Hero which is actually pretty incredible, then sit back and watch how overinflated this band becomes despite not really having any new ideas of their own
qlacs - 19.03.2011 at 19:55  
Rating: 8
Written by !J.O.O.E.! on 18.03.2011 at 17:37

So this basically the decent (but not spectacular) Concealing Fate demo/EP, whatever it is, with a few rather average and repetitive tracks tacked on?

More fool me.

I don't get it. I mean I get it but I just don't. Again it's a decent record but they're exploiting that ridiculous "djent" concept with no real flair for songwriting. Basically all the songs waver between some low-end, samey chugging Meshuggah-isms (without the drive or energy) and the many clean atmospheric passages which are massively over employed to the point where they lose their meaning. Oh yeah, the SikTh vocal style is bled dry too. At no point in this record do I feel like I'm listening to a band who've established their own style but rather a pastiche of other bands who've proven their worth with original sounds and songwriting. I'd say just stick with the EP, and grab the new Protest The Hero which is actually pretty incredible, then sit back and watch how overinflated this band becomes despite not really having any new ideas of their own

I dont really care about how meshuggah they are, but still agree on the fact that their songwriting/structuring makes them boring.
!J.O.O.E.! - 19.03.2011 at 20:15  
Rating: 5
Written by qlacs on 19.03.2011 at 19:55


I dont really care about how meshuggah they are, but still agree on the fact that their songwriting/structuring makes them boring.

You still have 'em in your favourite artists though did this album change your mind a bit or do you like them regardless of the fact they can be a bit samey?
R'Vannith - 28.03.2011 at 15:50  
Rating: 6 Found this album very monotonous, it sounded great at first but I found it difficult to listen through the whole thing...
Starchild - 07.04.2011 at 13:25  
Rating: 9 Relaxing, beautiful, powerful... Great album. 'Djent' at its best.
Daydream Nation - 26.05.2011 at 21:25  
  The good: Some songs are excellent, particularly Nascent. I could listen to this band if they churned out innovative singles like that one and avoided making long records.
The bad: Typical vocals and harmonies, little done to innovate past the Meshuggah-ish sounds aside from some light accompanying guitars, monotonous song-writing, bland lyricism, lacks technicality or twists in songs.
Verdict: It just made me want to listen to Nothing-era Meshuggah, haha, which fixes up all the bad things I have listed above and has better songs.
allureoftheearth - 12.07.2011 at 09:14  
  The guitars remind me of Meshuggah. May just be me though.
Night Sight - 01.08.2011 at 17:47  
  Perfect
everything is in it's right place
RockeRoy - 01.09.2011 at 11:25  
Rating: 9 This album was great at the first listen, and keeps getting better each listen, a sign of great quality. To say it sounds like meshuggah is like saying Megadeth sounds like Metallica, It does, but it don't.. if you catch my drift?
The clean parts and the more atmospheric parts makes more sense when you listen to the album from start to finish, but alot of the songs works great as standalones to.
The vocal didn't impress me much at first, but it has grown alot on me, very exprimental stuff
White Winter Sun - 04.11.2011 at 10:17  
Rating: 8 Just for information, the song "Eden" is now available for free download at this location. Enjoy!
Boxcar Willy - 29.12.2011 at 20:01  
Rating: 8 So this is djent huh? not bad.

i like this quite a bit.
!J.O.O.E.! - 29.12.2011 at 20:19  
Rating: 5
Written by Boxcar Willy on 29.12.2011 at 20:01

So this is djent huh? not bad.

i like this quite a bit.

You should try Uneven Structure's recent album. It's like this but good.
Mr. Doctor - 29.12.2011 at 20:25  
Rating: 6 Boooooooring.
BloodTears - 30.12.2011 at 11:21  
Rating: 9
Written by Mr. Doctor on 29.12.2011 at 20:25

Boooooooring.


Seriously... Our relationship is getting harder and harder
Marcel Hubregtse - 30.12.2011 at 11:39  
 
Written by Mr. Doctor on 29.12.2011 at 20:25

Boooooooring.


agreed
Mr. Doctor - 30.12.2011 at 13:28  
Rating: 6
Written by BloodTears on 30.12.2011 at 11:21

Written by Mr. Doctor on 29.12.2011 at 20:25
Boooooooring.

Seriously... Our relationship is getting harder and harder


No it doesn't... Look how good our numbers match. I totally put the 6 for a reason... To form the number of love
BloodTears - 30.12.2011 at 13:37  
Rating: 9
Written by Mr. Doctor on 30.12.2011 at 13:28

Written by BloodTears on 30.12.2011 at 11:21

Written by Mr. Doctor on 29.12.2011 at 20:25
Boooooooring.

Seriously... Our relationship is getting harder and harder


No it doesn't... Look how good our numbers match. I totally put the 6 for a reason... To form the number of love


LOL that made me laugh really hard, you know. Cute. Okay now, it is totally one of the best albums of the year

You too, Marcel.
Giza - 31.12.2011 at 23:27  
Rating: 8 Definitely one of the best albums of 2011.
chronic-headache - 02.04.2012 at 23:35  
  I really like the instrumental aspect of this album.
The damn vocals though...ugh...get a real singer, not a whiny kid who sings in the key of Emo
Unhealer - 03.04.2012 at 07:03  
Rating: 8
Written by chronic-headache on 02.04.2012 at 23:35

I really like the instrumental aspect of this album.
The damn vocals though...ugh...get a real singer, not a whiny kid who sings in the key of Emo


As much as I disagree with that comment, I thought you should know he left the band after this record.
Now they have a new guy to handle the vocals.
chronic-headache - 04.04.2012 at 05:13  
 
Written by Unhealer on 03.04.2012 at 07:03

Written by chronic-headache on 02.04.2012 at 23:35

I really like the instrumental aspect of this album.
The damn vocals though...ugh...get a real singer, not a whiny kid who sings in the key of Emo


As much as I disagree with that comment, I thought you should know he left the band after this record.
Now they have a new guy to handle the vocals.



not exactly of fan of the new vocalist, of what little I did hear. I'll give them another try though.
But I have been listening to some tacks off of youtube of Sky Harbor, with the old Tesseract vocalist, and Im absolutly loving it. Most def. gunna preorder this one for sure.
Never though that I would find some Djent that I liked, just gotta have an open mind. Xerath was my intro to it, and now IM getting into Uneven Structures and Chimp Spanner
chronic-headache - 07.04.2012 at 23:05  
  Oooh, apparently they have an instrumental only version of one available for download. I could def. get into that. The singers whiney clean voice and the cliched harsh vox just ruin what could be an awesome album.
!J.O.O.E.! - 07.04.2012 at 23:12  
Rating: 5
Written by chronic-headache on 07.04.2012 at 23:05

Oooh, apparently they have an instrumental only version of one available for download. I could def. get into that. The singers whiney clean voice and the cliched harsh vox just ruin what could be an awesome album.

There tons of bands I wish would take that approach.
chronic-headache - 08.04.2012 at 04:29  
 
Written by !J.O.O.E.! on 07.04.2012 at 23:12

Written by chronic-headache on 07.04.2012 at 23:05

Oooh, apparently they have an instrumental only version of one available for download. I could def. get into that. The singers whiney clean voice and the cliched harsh vox just ruin what could be an awesome album.

There tons of bands I wish would take that approach.


*cough cough*periphery*cough cough*
Lit. - 30.07.2012 at 07:55  
  So this is the djent stuff I've been hearing so much about? Not bad.
And you know, I like the vocals. You guys can't enjoy anything unless it has growls in it, can you?
qlacs - 06.04.2013 at 17:28  
Rating: 8 Maybe it's just me, but I still enjoy Fellsilent's only album when compared to One. It's weird because they really were not something amazing but that stuff was more impulsive than Tessy.
Erik M. - 09.06.2013 at 21:52  
 
Written by chronic-headache on 08.04.2012 at 04:29

Written by !J.O.O.E.! on 07.04.2012 at 23:12

Written by chronic-headache on 07.04.2012 at 23:05

Oooh, apparently they have an instrumental only version of one available for download. I could def. get into that. The singers whiney clean voice and the cliched harsh vox just ruin what could be an awesome album.

There tons of bands I wish would take that approach.


*cough cough*periphery*cough cough*


I agree. I listened to this, but after 10 minutes I couldn't take it anymore and I had to listen to something else. The vocals really ruined it for me, because they're whiney and annoying. But since I was planning to check out Periphery as well, I'm glad to hear they don't have these awful emo vocals.
Uldreth - 27.08.2013 at 04:23  
 
Written by qlacs on 06.04.2013 at 17:28

Maybe it's just me, but I still enjoy Fellsilent's only album when compared to One. It's weird because they really were not something amazing but that stuff was more impulsive than Tessy.

This is a bit old comment but as I saw it I felt compelled to reply.

I think the beauty of Fellsilent lies in the relative simplicity of their music. They do not do anything that is immediately "whoa" but in its entirety it just comes together as so tight and powerful.

If they were on the site I'd probably 10 that album because I easily consider it to be the single best djent album ever released (Masstaden would get the second place), totally destroying everything Meshuggah has ever done as well, but I could not tell at all WHY I think that way. The breakdown at the end of Drowned In My Enemy and the finale of Oblique with the sudden falsetto cleans still send shivers down my spine and I have known that album for quite long.

I really wish that band/album received a lot more attention cause it is really just so damn good.
Ornusashas - 27.12.2013 at 21:26  
Rating: 10 My favorite album of all time... absolutely amazing!
_deepblack - 29.06.2014 at 11:43  
Rating: 10 TesseracT Best album thanks to Daniel Tompkins

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