In the contemporary era of progressive music, there are few bands who can claim to be as innovative, creative and restively dynamic as Haken. Since their inception in 2007, they've shown over four previous studio albums, one EP and a live release that they never stand still, merely satisfied to rely on past triumphs. Rather, Haken always look for ways to challenge themselves as musicians and artists, and also to keep the listeners on their collective toes."We don't like to make simple music," laughs vocalist Ross Jennings. "We always aim to defy expectations, and I believe we've surpassed what we aimed to achieve with our new album."The band's fifth studio record sees them going in a heavier direction with the music. "We've always had a heavy influence", explains guitarist Charlie Griffiths, "but it was obvious from the riffs that were naturally coming out of us early in the writing process that this would be a more metal album. These are some of the most riff driven songs we've ever written."Vector was mixed by Adam 'Nolly' Getgood, formerly bassist with Periphery. The 2LP + CD comes with a fan art etching on side D.