Sound — 10
TesseracT have created a very unique sound for themselves, borrowing from Acle's other band Fell Silent, Meshuggah, and adding their own touch and feel to it, which controls the whole thing. The amazing guitar tones with the muted strumming and the slap-bass in co-ordination with the drums really makes for some interesting patterns, but not complex enough to disturb thought. Rather, it encourages thought and is very natural. The incredible part is how hard it is to actually keep up with the patterns, they're much more complex than they sound.
Lyrics — 8
The lyrics were very vague, just the way I like them. Although was a sort of concept with the song names and ideas, the concept was kept very vague and wasn't overly specific or intrusive. Absolutely the way I like it. The singer is one of the most skilled metal clean singers I have ever heard, and is a perfect fit for this band.
Overall Impression — 9
One of my favorite releases ever. I can listen to it from top to bottom with my eyes closed and forget about everything else I need to do. It provokes introspective thought in me, which not a lot of music does nowadays. I generally have very high standards when writing a review, but "Concealing Fate" whooped my a-s. I have no trouble giving this a 9, if only because there isn't enough music on it. I eagerly await their album.