Release Date: Apr 20, 2018
Record label: Kscope
Genre(s): Pop/Rock, Heavy Metal, Progressive Metal
When djent kings TesseracT issued Polaris in 2015, they were working with yet another lead vocalist, or rather, a lead vocalist they'd worked with before: in Daniel Tomkins, their original singer. They laid out a safe blueprint to follow so they'd gel as a band. It worked (mostly) and heightened their profile, gaining new cadre of fans in the process.
Evolve or die. In 2007, Tesseract were pioneers of the djent sound - then more an initial, evolutionary concept than any sort of established sound. From the Tesseract angle, early djent was a blend of progressive metal that borrowed heavily both from the heavy, tight low-end of Meshuggah and the progressive melodies of any number of contemporaries in the same field, mixed in with a decent (but not too heavy-handed) dose of atmosphere.