Gig Of The Week: TesseracT
It’s been a bumpy old time for Tesseract to say the least. From putting out one of the debuts of 2011 with third and seemingly well-settled vocalist Dan Thompson with the wonderful One, things all looked rosey for djent’s British leaders to become one of the biggest progressive metal bands these isles have seen.
Then Dan buggered off. Ah. Awkward, that. Luckily, they found another supremely talented vocalist in American chum Elliot Coleman, who’s Jeff Buckley-esque tones offered the band a new dimension, as displayed on last year’s promising stopgap EP, Perspective.
Then Elliot buggered off. God damn it. Game over, then, lads?
AW HELL NAW.
With latest and, we’re reliably informed, definitely-staying-put frontman Ashe O’ Hara, Tesseract have come back stronger than even we’d thought they would, with an epic new album in Altered State in the bag and a new found energy that is quickly making their live shows the stuff of tear-jerking legend.
Tonight, they wrap up their UK tour at London’s Islington Academy, with barmy genre-crushing DJ The Algorithm and techy chums Enochian Theory both in tow. It’s gonna be huge, and a few tickets are still on sale, so if you’re local, go get yourself some tech metal mastery. GO ON.