Woopie, finally something that has to do with metal is performing in my hometown. Four bands are playing, none of them I know. Let’s see what we can make of this.
Really detailed I can’t be about this entire evening, because I didn’t know any of the bands there and I was one of the DJ’s there that evening so I could drink for free. Okay.
The first band was Vaultage and it was something terrible. Disgusting keyboards were thrown at me with a lot of boring metal riffs. The best thing they did was covering/raping a Children Of Bodom song, which I can’t recall right now. Not cool at all.
The second band was Charlie Adler. The band consists from many great musicians but they didn’t sound like they knew where they were going that evening. Metalcore with Burnt By The Sun influences was thrown at us, but not much response was given back. Also due to crappy PA the performance didn’t go as well as intended.
The third band was a thrash/black/death band dubbed Infuriate. It had two vocalists and sounded better than the two previous bands. Unfortunately a lot of riffs were repeated (in my opinion) too often so I couldn’t keep my attention during the entire show. One of the vocalists tried something cool by putting on a gasmask with a mike in it but he accidentally pulled to hard on the electric wire so that failed. Too bad for him, because it is quite a achievement to scream in a gasmask, because the oxygen supply isn’t that great in a gasmask.
Then came the band I heard so much about. Textures, seen as the best Dutch metalact by many, would finally perform in front of my ears and eyes. And what a disappointment it was. Probably due to the crappy PA, that had improved with this band, it sounded like a collection of riffs put together in a haste. After listening to the album later, I could see why this was. The album consists out of a lot of start-stop riffs, and I mean a lot. That doesn’t work for someone who doesn’t know your music and in a venue with crappy PA. Too bad.
The best description of their music that I have heard and to what I agree is that Textures stops where The Dillinger Escape Plan begins. A metalmix of high technicality, but not too much, one might say. And I must say that I am looking forward to seeing them perform again, only this while knowing them.