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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 the South of the Netherlands, has now emerged, 3 albums later, as an ... Read more in Amazon's Textures Store

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Product Details

  • Audio CD (September 27, 2011)
  • Original Release Date: 2011
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Nuclear Blast Americ
  • ASIN: B005H1SF8G
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #165,541 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Dr. Ziltoid Underspoon on October 24, 2011
Format: MP3 Music
When it was announced that Eric Kalsbeek was leaving Textures, it was quite a scary thought. And I'll admit I was very worried for the band. He is probably on my Top 5 list of all-time great vocalists. Filling those shoes was never going to be easy. I mean, how many bands who have replaced their vocalists have really been able to get on with life comfortably? For every AC/DC and Van Halen, there are probably 50 other bands that have been slaughtered in their reviews when they switched singers. Well, Textures is not on that list by a long shot, at least for me.

Daniel de Jongh is incredible, mind-blowing, and a monster vocalist in his own right. If anyone was capable of filling Eric's shoes, it was Daniel. I don't want to get into comparing the two. I think that's just not fair. I will always cherish Eric's legacy, but I'm really pleased with Dualism and very excited about the future for Textures. A shout-out to the young new keyboardist, Uri Dijk, who has taken over from Richard Rietdijk, and done a stellar job as well.

The album starts with "Arms of the Sea" - a short catchy riff which quickly explodes into sonic heaviness and djenty riffage. Daniel's vocals switch from brutal to atmospheric with ease, hitting those high notes quite effortlessly. He's got a nice, raw edge to his singing, which is refreshing too. Other favorites on the album are Consonant Hemispheres, Burning the Midnight Oil (instrumental) and Foreclosure. Reaching Home - the marketed single - was very good too, but has a more commercial feel to it (which is probably why they picked it for a video). All in all, you can't go wrong here.

To top it off, they're just awesome blokes. My friends and I hung out with them at the Portland gig, and they were extremely friendly and chatty, and didn't have an iota of arrogance.

If Textures is the future of heavy metal, then the future is bright.
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By Nicholas Vezmar on February 4, 2014
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Good writing with some well though out songs. The singing is just okay but it works for the mood and the writing. Not everyone can belt it out.
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By Midway 47 on November 6, 2013
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If you have listened to the samples, you can hear only a very small piece of the epic that is Dualism. I can usually tell from the samples just how much I will like an album but Dualism has too much depth for that and I ended up enjoying it allot more after I heard the album completely. It's heavier than I thought and the song structures are more complex than the normal 'light verse, heavy chorus' structure of so many bands of this genre. I found it on sale and figured I'd give it a shot and I'm very glad that I did. Now I want to pick up the other albums by Textures. The melodic vocals can sound a bit 80s at times and that can ruin it for me if it doesn't match the music but it actually helps with Textures. It comes off as unique instead of just '80s' style. The screaming vocals are closer to what I would expect but that's not a bad thing. Once again, instead of being mediocre or completely predictable, they compliment the mood of the music in a way that vocals like that should. It doesn't sound like a guy just screaming his head off for the sake of being loud and angry. I was blown away by this album and I hope Textures has another album on the way soon.
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