Dutch technical death metal band, Textures returns in 2016 with a new album titled Phenotype, which is the first part of their Phenotype & Genotype double album concept. The second part, Genotype is expected to be release next year. This album series comes after a period of silence between albums where Dualism (2011) was the band’s last release.
After listening to Phenotype, you will find that Textures has evolved greatly on this new album, their sound has a lot more punch and their musical skills have been developed beyond imagination. If you thought that Dualism was a complex album with a high-level technical skill, just wait until you listen to Phenotype.
In the last 5 years, Textures has developed and revamped their sound without the necessity to change themselves or adapt to new tendencies, which is why I believe why this album is so good, as they isolated themselves (I want to think that was intentional) in order to keep the same line they developed on Dualism without being compromised by external pressures. Just by listening to tracks like Oceans Collide, Shaping A Single Grain Of Sand, or Timeless, you can tell that this band has kept their sound so close to their chest at the time to create this album.
We talked with vocalist Daniël de Jongh of Textures about Phenotype, the necessity to split the album in two, what is coming on Genotype, the band’s upcoming tour and their promise to return to the USA.
Textures 2016 European tour:
2/12 – NL Dordrecht – Bibelot
2/13 – NL Tilburg – 013
2/18 – CH Zürich – Dynamo
2/19 – D Frankfurt – Elfer
2/20 – D Berlin – Musik & Frieden
2/21 – D Hamburg – Headcrash
2/25 – UK London – The Underworld
2/26 – F Paris – Divan Du Monde
2/27 – F Lyon – CCO
2/28 – F Colmar – Le Grillen
3/4 – B Hasselt – Muziek-O-Droom
3/5 – NL Harlem – Patronaat