Textures - Polyrhythmic Alcoholic
Since they released a new album, the venue at which I volunteer at booked these metal masters again. This time I had to DJ, drink Desperados and bang my head to Textures. And all that the day before I went to Wâldrock and the Powerfest after that. Why do I put myself through so much noise?!? Because I fucking love it!
The first band was arranged here by one of my own bandmembers, returning the favour for arranging a gig for us some time ago. The lads from One Fix did not impress me back then, but that was at a sloppy venue anyway. This time they had a very decent sound which conveyed the ideas of the songs perfectly. Although it wasn’t all played nearly as tight as it’s supposed to be, their postcore infested metalcore sounded very nice to me. The vocalist was sounding way better than last time, his screams were very convincing and his singing wasn’t nearly as of-tone as the previous time. The only thing I really want to comment on is their stage presentation, make it happen guys. Fly around, destroy something, maybe one of your bandmates, they’re ugly anyway, hehe. Anyways, this was a nice warm-up band to see, but far from the two bands yet to come.
I had never heard of The Psyke Project, but that would very soon change, drastically. Noise in a way that sounded like The Dillinger Escape Plan was assfucking Swarm Of The Lotus, brutally. Hectic dissonant riffing combined with relaxing soundscapes and a very raw and nasty throat was what these guys from Danmark offered us, and I was very happy to accept it. This was far beyond my expectations, and contained a lot of stuff I’m really into lately. I already felt bad that I didn’t know any of the songs, but that will change for sure. This was so fucking loud and extreme, while being composed with such expertise, I could do nothing less that smile and move to the music. The barefooted vocalist proved to have a keen sense of humour as well, and that is something I appreciate very much, especially when I’m drunk. Afterwards when I walked in their backstage, they were already talking about Arnold Schwarzenegger, I’ve made friends for life! I hope to see them around here very soon again.
The first time I witnessed Textures was in this very venue as well, but the sound wasn’t too impressive back then and I wasn’t that much into weird rhythmical music as I am now. By now I am a big fan of this bunch of merry metalheads, and I had no doubt that they again would put up a fantastic show. Well, they fucking did. And since I was more than drunk as fuck by now I was banging my head of, throwing my limbs through the air, and occasionally moshing with the few people there that were into that as well. They played a mixture of old and new material, executed with high expertise and precision. Vocalist Erik sounded very fine as well, executing every grunt, scream and vocal line just right. It could be that I was just drunk though. Afterwards we hung out for a while with the lads and had a few good laughs. And I really can’t say anymore, because my memory is a bit blurry and I’ve praised them more than once here on this site. Fuck it, they deserve it.
Details Written on Thursday Jul 6th, 2006
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