TesseracT with Plini and Between the Buried and Me – November 30th 2018, O2 Institute Birmingham, UK Not afraid to push the boundaries, TesseracT…
On some level, every show organizer and promoter wants to have the event that those who attended look back and remember as the most…
An eclectic line up was the order of the night in Toronto at the Wreck Room. Prog metal legends Cynic with 3, Scale the Summit and a recently added The Ocean were to play this showcase of musical talent.
Who else could be number thirteen in our staff interviews but Natalie Zed?
Short story even shorter, The Ocean ruled the night, Job For A Cowboy was on the wrong show and BTBAM were technically flawless but the band became a victim of their own songwriting.
Natalie Zed reviews the March 29, 2011 performance by Fair To Midland, Periphery and Scale The Summit at Toronto’s Mod Club.
“Everything about this show was carefully planned out, meticulously orchestrated. The sound was excellent and the lighting choices novel and interesting. Every aspect was carefully chosen to enhance the experience. Devin had a stark white light pointing upwards toward his face, catching every crease and shadow, emphasizing every ridiculous expression he contorted his unique features into. I’ve never before seen a man who could appear so scrumptiously handsome one moment then so cartoonishly grotesque the next.”
Natalie Zed reviews the recent Toronto appearance from The Devin Townsend Project, supported by UK’s TesseracT.
This is an album that should truly be admired for its intelligent design. The band might get comparisons to Between The Buried and Me and I would agree with that except for the fact the The Ocean surpassed BTBAM in cohesive songwriting two albums ago. It’s a shame the scene kids won’t “get it”
Jay H. Gorania didn’t actually get into NAMM, one of the world’s largest music product trade shows in LA; however he did manage to soak up the event’s pretentious atmosphere, as well as some killer performances by The Devin Townsend Experience, Cynic, Scale The Summit, Suicide Silence and The Iron Maidens.
Like some terrifying amoeba, Between The Buried And Me has absorbed and incorporated a wild variety of sounds into themselves and spat back something that exhibits them all, but only uses them as ingredients to work toward their own ends.