Textures - Phenotype

7.8 | 101 votes |
Release date: 5 February 2016
Style: Progressive math metal


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05. Meander
06. Erosion
07. The Fourth Prime
08. Zman
09. Timeless

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The way I see it, there are two variants of math metal. There's the relatively subdued kind that's easily deciphered within a few listens and compatible with headbanging. Then there's the kind that always seems to purposely go out of the way to seem random and continues to feel that way irrespective of the number of times you spin it. Textures is a band very familiar with walking that fine line. With their latest release, Phenotype, they have decided to put their fans' numeracy to the test.

published 09.04.2016 | Comments (9)

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10.02.2016 - 21:13
China was a neat
Seriously good album. The riffs and the drumming is excellent where Polyrhythms make a comeback but the clean vocals just sounds a bit cheesy sometimes but a much better and aggressive record than the last one. So highly recommended for all prog fans.
02.03.2016 - 09:04
Rating: 7
There is something that prevents me to fully enjoy this album.
Maybe the production does not hit me as it should, maybe it is the harsh vocal style, I do not know...
A good album anyway, but it feels like it could have been better.
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