Sonder

TesseracT - Sonder
Critic Score
Based on 8 reviews
2018 Ratings: #732 / 850
User Score
Based on 39 ratings
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CRITIC REVIEWS

85
Metal Injection

Sonder is a superb record that TesseracT can take much pride in. Its constant ability to maneuver in technicality and provide captivating song structure is to be applauded.

80
Exclaim!

They continue to set themselves apart from their modern prog metal counterparts with Sonder, continuing a confident push into quieter spaces.

70
AllMusic

Sonder is a logical next step for TesseracT, one that stands on par with anything they've previously released, yet evidences more authority, musical restlessness, and sonic multi-dimensionality than anything in their previous catalog.

54
Sputnikmusic

To be blunt, Tesseract are entirely too reliant on ambiance as their "secret sauce." Where a proper use of ambiance can add a pensive tone or an opportunity for emotional reflection to a song, Tesseract rely on it both as cohesive glue on nearly every track on Sonder and as a melody replacement. It's simply not enough.

46
GIGsoup
On ‘Sonder’, TesseracT don’t really do enough to stand out from other modern progressive metal bands.
40
NME
‘Sonder’ is too dislocated and confused to warrant unpicking.
JB9772
90
Personally one of my all time favorites! Recently rediscovered this one and it immediately reminded of how it resonated with me the first time I listened to it!
mj04
90
Holy shit I can't believe that I disregard this band as boring, this is absolutely incredible! From the amazing vocals and melodies, groovy instrumentation (that guitar tone and bass yummy) and crystal clear mix everything is almost perfect aka this is Djent done right. Not a single second feels wasted, my only complain would be that it's too short I guess.
Prior to this I only heard their album "Altered State" with a different vocalist and I always thought that they had a super ... read more
AntiPop
70
all the tracks on here are good, my biggest problem is the price for a 7-Track album.
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Added on: February 10, 2018