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Programmed, overly produced generic djent rubbish
on 24 November 2014
First impressions of this album are that it is amazing. Incredible production, great melodies and riffage + great songwriting. It's only as you listen to it more that you start to notice some serious flaws (I thought prog was supposed to grow on you, not off you):
Aside from 1 track (Nocturne main part) the drums are all programmed. If you are a drummer then I would think twice about buying this album thinking that it is a showcase of Jay Postones' talent, it isn't.
The production is too perfect. There are no natural overtones, no real dynamics in the music
It all sounds as if it's being played by a synth because some of the sounds are just too wet to be produced naturally, just doesn't sound like humans are playing it.
They've sacked the singer on this album already (they go through singers ever 10 gigs it seems, can't be the nicest guys to work with)
To me, Tesseract will always be Acle Kahney and Friends. He writes the songs, he produces the songs (along with Amos) and then they tell others what to play when they play live. Half of the songs from this album they can't play live, unforgiveable in my view, especially when they have so much creative talent in the band.
Time to move out of the bedroom Mr Tesseract, you only have to listen to the latest animals as leaders album to see that it can be done without programmed drums, you're just too lazy to try.