Label : KScope
Release : 15-9-2023
Since the 2018 release of their album "Sonder", TesseracT have risen to new heights worldwide, touring arenas with bands like Bullet For My Valentine, Dream Theater and Gojira. With their fifth studio album, "War Of Being," TesseracT returns with a career highlight that is their most conceptual, dynamic and sonically complex work to date. The story revolves around an inter-dimensional journey of two characters (Ex & El) in The Strangeland, a world that mirrors the socio-economic state of our own. Throughout the hour-long runtime, the band treats listeners to expansive atmospherics, passionate vocal performances from Daniel Tompkins, and heavy atomic bomb-level riffs. The band has long been an innovative unit and with "War Of Being" they prove that they have become masters of a truly unique sound. The album opens with the lilting "Natural Disaster," followed by the pendulum swing of "Legion." This hurls us into the Herculean title track - the 11-minute centerpiece of the album that surges with precision and power. Combined with the beguiling melodies of "The Grey" or the unguarded honesty of "Burden," the band delivers their most passionate release yet - an album that excites and inspires. Acle Kahney, Daniel Tompkins, Amos Williams, Jay Postones and James Monteith have truly crafted a phenomenal set of captivating, absorbing sounds. "War Of Being" was recorded at Middle Farm Studios in the United Kingdom. The album was co-produced and engineered by the band and Peter Miles (Dodie, Sylosis, Architects) along with his longtime collaborator Katherine Marsh of Choir Noir (Bring Me The Horizon, Architects, Marillion). Randy Slaugh (Periphery, Architects, Devin Townsend) assisted the band with programming and producing, while Forrester Savell (Karnivool) handled production. "War Of Being" is the defining moment of TesseracT, an album that will be remembered as the beginning of a new era for this forward-thinking, dynamic band.