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5.0 out of 5 stars Breathtaking, 24 May 2008
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Mr. G. C. Hills (UK) - See all my reviews
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This review is from: Silhouettes (Audio CD)
Textures are back with their latest release to show the world that technical, polyrhythmic madness can go hand in hand with writing great songs. The one issue I've always had with technical metal is that, while it's awesome to listen to, it all too easily begins to feel like a technical exercise rather than music. Thus I was a little skeptical about Textures.

But it was not deserved! I don't think I've ever found a band so technical and yet so musical at the same time. This band write SONGS.

The album opens with the menacing and energetic "Old Days Born Anew", a journey from blistering speed and metal riffage all the way through to synth drenched moments of amazing release, and back again, and closes with "To Erase a Lifetime", a reflective almost ballad-like song. Both make use of contrast, something which I think identifies Textures as a band.

I really won't spend long reviewing, as the music honestly speaks for itself. If you're a fan of technical metal or even not, you'd be wise to check this out!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Atmospheric and Brutal, 10 Jun 2009
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Joram (Oxford, UK) - See all my reviews
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Textures have once again managed to combine meshuggah-style metal that is both brutal and intelligent with their characteristic panoramic soundscapes. Singer Erik Kalsbeek shows his versatility alternating between aggressive grunts and impressive clean vocals almost effortlessly, and the production of the whole album is stunning (impressively, the band do their own production). In one word: awesome!
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