Altered State is the second studio album by British progressive metal band Tesseract, released on 27 May 2013 on Century Media Records. Altered State is the only full release by the band with vocalist Ashe O'Hara. Amos Williams stated about the new singer: "It's amazing how much one person can change a band. Ashe is full of life and wit. It's brilliant to have such a guy around.
About Altered State. The only TesseracT album with vocalist Ashe O'Hara. It was mixed, mastered and produced by lead guitarist and songwriter Acle Kahney and bassist Amos Williams and used programmed drums mainly due to financial and time restraints. The album peaked at on the Billboard 200 and has been critically acclaimed. Altered State Q&A. Featuring Chris Barretto. Producers Acle Kahney & Amos Williams.
Altered State is the second studio album by British progressive metal band Tesseract, released on 27 May 2013 on Century Media Records. Altered State has received critical acclaim.
On 12 June 2012 Tesseract announced that Coleman had amicably left the band. On 7 September 2012 the band announced that they had found their yet-unnamed new vocalist and would release the single, "Nocturne", on 12 October. A series of shows in Europe was also announced, including a performance at Euroblast Festival. It was later revealed that the. new singer was Ashe O'Hara On 28 February 2013 the band unveiled a release date for Altered State.
TesseracT have taken the djent blueprint and, barring occasional plunges into riff soup, have re-engineered it into a living, breathing, emotive display of rousing poly-prog. 80. TesseracT’s real strength is that they focus on the whole instead of getting bogged down with the intricacy of the parts.
To a point, you can track Tesseract's evolution from a "djent" band toward becoming a more progressive outfit just in their employ of vocalists. Abisola Obasanya displayed the sort of raw power and ferocity that early scene thrived off of while Dan Tompkins reeled things in and added more melody while reducing the impact of his harsh vocals. It wasn't apparent until the introduction of Elliot Coleman that Dan's reduced approach was a gradual weaning from the gritty side of Tesseract that Elliot quickly spun into a drastic shift in dynamic
|2-1||Proxy (Instrumental Version)||05:04|
|2-2||Retrospect (Instrumental Version)||05:32|
|2-3||Resist (Instrumental Version)||03:40|
|2-4||Nocturne (Instrumental Version)||05:50|
|2-5||Exiled (Instrumental Version)||08:50|
|2-6||Eclipse (Instrumental Version)||05:03|
|2-7||Palingenesis (Instrumental Version)||02:46|
|2-8||Calabi-Yau (Instrumental Version)||02:00|
|2-9||Singularity (Instrumental Version)||08:20|
|2-10||Embers (Instrumental Version)||03:36|
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