Upon first hearing the new snippet of music from Tesseract‘s upcoming sophomore album Altered State, I was absolutely floored. The new vocalist Ashe O’Hara is a phenomenal vocalist without a shadow of a doubt, and the emotive and powerful vocals showcased in the new teaser are absolutely haunting. This is the sort of thing that initially got me into this style of music; larger than life vocal hooks with the technical prowess to back them up. Listen to the clip below and hear for yourself.
Seeing as how their debut album One landed as my top album of 2011, it’s safe to say that Altered State is an early contender for Album of The Year status. It’s due out May 28th on Century Media Records.