The pioneers of an ever-evolving metal scene, TesseracT, release their fourth studio album entitled Sonder, following 2015’s worldwide acclaimed Polaris.
Originally formed as a studio project by guitarist Acle Kahney, TesseracT are band full of melody, dynamics and groove, they sit outside the bounds of any genre specificity to truly create a sound that has always been pioneering and creative; an unstoppable force of off-kilter riffs, soaring melodies and disorientating atmospherics.
Sonder adds significant firepower to the band’s arsenal, blending the abrasive and progressive tone from their first two records with the accessibility of Polaris. It also includes field recordings submitted by the band’s worldwide online fan base, giving an insight into the complex and varied lives of others; a theme which is also referenced in the artwork, designed by bassist Amos Williams, and the wider concept of self-identity within a population full of complex and vivid lives.
For the first time, TesseracT acquired the talents of a choir for their album, produced and conducted by Randy Slaugh and recorded at Soularium Studios, Utah.
Sonder is available April 20.