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In 2003, the year of the launch of Textures’ debut album Polars, the first reactions start to stream in: “This is the best metal album that’s ever come out of the Netherlands” according to the Dutch music magazine Oor. The standard is set. Textures, once just a promising up-and-coming band from Tilburg, The Netherlands, has now emerged, 3 albums later, as an established name in the worldwide metal scene. The band’s fourth album Dualism — on the band’s… read more

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  • Avatar for monisiowaty
    fuckin awesome gig in Nottingham with Amorphis ;]
  • Avatar for Riktenkay
    It was going to be hard to follow up Dualism, especially with Jochem leaving the band. And, yeah, this album is disappointing. Not a patch on Dualism, Silhouettes or Drawing Circles. The rougher sounding production doesn't help either.
  • Avatar for Aero3k
    "Phenotype" is full of references to old songs from previous albums. Sometimes they aren't as obvious as it seems, and maybe only older fans can assimilate them at first listening. Considering myself part of this "older fans" group, I can say it's very enjoyable when some seconds of a given song reminds you to the "old" Textures. Even though, "Phenotype" is the proof that a band can reinvent musically (even changing some band members) but keeping its own essence which makes it unique.
  • Avatar for JHnMan
    So nice when you don't need to hear an album (sometimes force yourself) to know is good
  • Avatar for Scout2000
    I don't like how the guitar sounds.....
  • Avatar for RowboatK
    new album is really good! Iluminate the trail is my favorite.
  • Avatar for ossum
    Phenotype AOTY contender no doubt
  • Avatar for Smooooooth
    \m/ Phenotype \m/
  • Avatar for Waldezo
    Great new album!!
  • Avatar for lovemetallica93
    Album is pretty dynamic and interesting. The first half is really brutal and straight, while the second half seems to be more reminiscent of their newer stuff. Sadly the album isn't as long as I would've hoped and I don't get the reason for putting a "song" like "Meander" on an album. Other than that it was really convincing, so it might be a decent 8/10.

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