TesseracT’s Bass Playthrough for “Messenger” is Tight Like a Tiger

Although I’ve never been a big fan of TesseracT‘s particular brand of djent-y prog metal (the vocals and song structures, which set them apart from many other similar bands, have never grabbed me), there is no denying that the band puts on a formidable live show, and that they have earned every bit of success that they’ve been enjoying these past few years.

What I did notice when I saw the band live a few years ago was that they had an incredible rhythm section, and that bass player Amos Williams, to me, had quite a significant role in crafting their ridiculously tight live show, which is a rareity in this branch of guitar-driven metal.

Amos brings a unique sense of rhythm and groove to the band, that sort of transcends the 0000-riff styles that so many other bands go for. Check out his playthrough of the track Messenger below, to get a close look at his technique:

TesseracT have a pretty insane touring schedule ahead of them. Check em’ out at one of the following dates:

Australia:
14th – The Zoo – Brisbane
15th – Factory Theatre, Sydney
16th – Max Watt’s, Melbourne
17th – Fowlers, Adelaide
18th – Amplifier Bar, Perth

US and Canada:
02/11/15 – Philadelphia, PA – TLA
03/11/15 – Boston, MA – Paradise Rock Club
04/11/15 – Montreal, QC – Café Campus
06/11/15 – Toronto, ON – The Phoenix Theater
07/11/15 – Pittsburgh, PA – Mr. Smalls
08/11/15 – Chicago, IL – Bottom Lounge
09/11/15 – Minneapolis, MN – Cabooze
11/11/15 – Winnipeg, MB – WECC
12/11/15 – Saskatoon, SK – O’Briens
13/11/15 – Edmonton, AB – Starlite Room
14/11/15 – Calgary, AB – Dickens
16/11/15 – Vancouver, BC – Rickshaw Theatre
17/11/15 – Portland, OR – Hawthorne
18/11/15 – Seattle, WA – Chop Suey
20/11/15 – San Francisco, CA – DNA Lounge
21/11/15 – Anaheim, CA – House of Blues
23/11/15 – San Diego, CA – House of Blues
24/11/15 – Los Angeles, CA – Troubadour
25/11/15 – Phoenix, AZ – Club Red
27/11/15 – Salt Lake City, UT – Complex Live
28/11/15 – Denver, CO – Summit Music Hall
29/11/15 – Albq, NM – Sunshine Theatre
01/12/15 – Austin, TX – Empire Control Room
02/12/15 – Dallas, TX – Trees
04/12/15 – Atlanta, GA – Masquerade
05/12/15 – Winston-Salem, NC – Ziggy’s
06/12/15 – Baltimore, MD – Soundstage
07/12/15 – New York, NY – Irving Plaza

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Max is managing editor of Gear Gods.