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This release is ambitious even by Textures’ lofty standards. Comprised of a single composition broken into nine parts, Phenotype is a multilayered interface between metalcore, technical death metal, and progressive metal. Peak moments “Erosion” and “Shaping a Single Grain of Sand” exemplify the band’s polyrhythmic pull between lunging riffs, cosmic keyboards, and Daniël de Jongh’s harsh/clean vocals. It’s almost as if the music were documenting some epic battle between hope and despair; the former wins out by the time the band hits the stirringly melodic finale, “Timeless.”

Customer Reviews

Amazing album

Incredible, beautiful music. Props to Joe Thall, Textures new guitarist. He had some big shoes to fill since Jochem (original gutiarist) left the band, and he filled them and then some. I didnt know what to expect, but this album is total home run. Classic Textures mixed with a completely new and organic sound.

Cant wait!

Just pre-ordered. Like the new single, they seem to be progressing in the same direction as "The Contortionists".

Great Album

Upon listening to this album a few times all the way through, I feel it's time for a honest review. I gave "Phenotype" 4 out of 5 stars. The reason for not giving it 5 stars is because I feel the album is too short. Track 8 is basically an intro for 9. Great tones, great songs, and with a fantastic production, Textures has delivered.


Formed: 2001 in Tilburg, The Netherlands

Genre: Metal

Years Active: '90s, '00s

Hailing from Tilburg, Holland, Textures are an inventive melodic metalcore sextet that expands (and somewhat humanizes) the oppressive progressive death metal style of Meshuggah by incorporating dark melodies and keyboard-led atmospheric passages into their off-kilter rhythmic patterns and near-hardcore aggression. Comprised of Eric Kalsbeek (vocals), Jochem Jacobs (guitar/vocals), Bart Hennephof (guitar), Richard Rietdijk (keyboards), Dennis Aarts (bass), and Stef Broks (drums), Textures formed...
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Phenotype, Textures
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  • $9.99
  • Genres: Metal, Music, Rock
  • Released: Feb 05, 2016

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