Imagine standing in a picturesque
valley, shadowed by tranquil in this time of serenity. Everything is in the
right place in the right time. There’s isn’t anything more that you want or
anything that you would want to get rid of. This is what it feels like to
listen to the latest offering of U.K. based metal act TesseracT’s album ‘Polaris’.
The music off this album is one sense just there, waiting for you, nothing more
and nothing less. It is the cup of tea that completes your evening.
The album features James Monteith and Acle Kahney on guitars, Amos Williams on bass, Jay Postones on drums, and the returning
Daniel Tompkins on vocals. The album opens with the track “Dystopia”, and right then, one could
begin to expect what rest of the album will sound like. The groovy nature of
this song is a brilliant start for the album. This is where we see the grand
return of Tompkins with his superb vocal skills. His voice across the album
feels very warm, brilliantly complimenting the instrumentals on the songs.
The song “Hexes” is reminiscent of the old TesseracT. The soothing textures
and tones in this song give it a very strong appeal, and the vocals just make
the already good stuff better. It would be only a matter of a short while before
you sing along.
are songs that are nothing short of lively imaginations caught in the form of
melody. The instrumentals on these present a host of lovely visuals in one’s
mind. There is a lot to relate to in these songs for anyone.‘Polaris’ presents itself as an enigma in the form of the song “Cages”. The slow opening and the mood
of the song is such that it would keep anyone engrossed in this piece all the
way to the end. There is oodles of sonic satisfaction in this one, and isn’t to
There really isn’t much to
dislike about this album. However, all the songs in the album seem to present themselves
in similar rhythmic patterns, making the songs somewhat predictable. All is
well in the melodies offered by the album, but surely it would not hurt to have
some more intricate guitar melodies and lead sections. The production in ‘Polaris’ is definitely top-notch in quality,
and it certainly presents itself with the idea that TesseracT had a clear
vision in regard to what sound they want. The bass and drum sections all across
the album are great, and they really hold down the groove without going
overboard. The guitar tones are kind of unconventional, but they make space and
compliment the fabulously orchestrated vocals.
This album is ideal for a long road trip or even to end a fine day with. ‘Polaris’ is here for you.