Origin: Netherlands
Genres: Death Metal, Progressive Metal
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Textures  


Arguably the Netherlands' brightest new hope in extreme metal, Textures formed around 2001, the members coming together from various Dutch bands to form a new group initially in the progressive metal mold. Eventually, though, the band turned to harder, more extreme forms of metal, but still with the prog ethos of experimentalism and tight musicianship. By 2002 a stable lineup emerged and in 2004 their debut album, Polars, was released. Meshuggah is clearly the prime influence here, with choppy, off-beat staccato riffing, odd time signatures, and Jens Kidman-inspired vocals the dominant features here. But the band isn't afraid to wander off in completely different directions either, with the minimalist ambience of "Effluent" and "Heave" and the 17+ minute title track (tackling all manners of prog metal as well the Meshuggah-isms) proving that the band isn't content to dwell on just one style. For an debut album, this is incredibly complex, mature, and professional -- Textures is already near the top of the class for inventive extreme metal. They released their second album, Drawing Circles, in April 2006.

Current Members

Daniel de Jongh

vocals

Bart Hennephof

guitars

Joe Tal

guitars

Remko Tielemans

bass

Uri Dijk

keyboards

Stef Broks

drums (Exivious)

Former Members/Guests

Pieter Verpaalen

vocals

Eric Kalsbeek

vocals

Jochem Jacobs

guitars/vocals

Dennis Aarts

bass

Richard Rietdijk

keyboards


Discography



Polars 
2004 Listenable
  1. Swandive
  2. Ostensibly Impregnable
  3. Young Man
  4. Transgression
  5. The Barrier
  6. Effluent
  7. Polars
  8. Heave
  • Pieter Verpaalen
  • Bart Hennephof
  • Jochem Jacobs
  • Dennis Aarts
  • Richard Rietdijk
  • Stef Broks

Reviews:   Chronicles Of Chaos  Lords Of Metal  Metal Observer 



Drawing Circles 
2006 Listenable
  1. Drive
  2. Regenesis
  3. Denying Gravity
  4. Illumination
  5. Stream of Consciousness
  6. Upwards
  7. Circular
  8. Millstone
  9. Touching the Absolute
  10. Surreal State of Enlightenment
  • Eric Kalsbeek
  • Bart Hennephof
  • Jochem Jacobs
  • Dennis Aarts
  • Richard Rietdijk
  • Stef Broks

Reviews:   Sea Of Tranquility  Lords Of Metal  Metal Underground  Metal Observer 



Silhouettes 
2008 Listenable
  1. Old Days Born Anew
  2. The Sun's Architect
  3. Awake
  4. Laments of an Icarus
  5. One Eye for a Thousand
  6. State of Disobedience
  7. Storm Warning
  8. Messengers
  9. To Erase a Lifetime

Reviews:   Lords Of Metal  Metal Underground 



Dualism 
2011 Nuclear Blast
  1. Arms Of The Sea
  2. Black Horses Stampede
  3. Reaching Home
  4. Sanguine Draws The Oath
  5. Consonant Hemispheres
  6. Burning The Midnight Oil
  7. Singularity
  8. Minor Earth, Major Skies
  9. Stoic Resignation
  10. Foreclosure
  11. Sketches From A Motionless Statue
  • Daniel de Jongh
  • Bart Hennephof
  • Jochem Jacobs
  • Remko Tielemans
  • Uri Dijk
  • Stef Broks

Reviews:   Metal Critic  Angry Metal Guy 

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