Textures, Aborted, Neaera - Successful Sunday noon concertAfter two weeks of touring through Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Belgium and France, the Suffer And Die! Tour came to an end in the W2 in Den Bosch, the Netherlands. With Textures, Aborted and Neaera on the bill, the venue booked a successful gig with a pretty filled hall on this Sunday afternoon.
The German metalcore band Neaera was the opener of today. Their metalcore is a bit more aggressive and brutal than the norm, which makes it a nice band to get warmed up with. But still after a couple of songs it starts to get old really fast because there is not that much variation. Next please! (DemonDust)
The Belgian death/grinders of Aborted have never ever disappointed me when I saw them live, and tonight was no exception. The band came, saw and destroyed the W2 with their brutal mix of death metal and grindcore. Every time I see these guys they play with a different line-up, like now there is this 19-year-old British kid ripping it up like a maniac behind the drumkit. But these constant line-up problems have never influenced their live performance, as they demonstrated once again this afternoon. And since it was the last show of the tour, some people on it decided to pull a little practical joke during Aborted’s last song. Three guys came from behind the stage wearing nothing more than Aborted underwear (for girls) and ridiculous Scream (the movie) masks. Quite hilarious, even vocalist Sven had to skip a couple of his lyrics because he was cracking up. Again a great show by one of the finest European death/grind bands, no matter the line-up. (DemonDust)
Metalrage’s reviews about Textures might become a bit dull, but their shows are always exciting and pleasant. Holding back because it’s Sunday is therefore no option, Textures makes everybody go crazy! Today’s headlining set consisted of the tracks “One Eye For A Thousand”, “Awake”, “Laments Of An Icarus” and “Storm Warning” from their latest effort Silhouettes. From their second album Drawing Circles they played “Stream Of Consciousness” and “Regenesis”, which is played as final track for some time already. From their debut Polars we also got to hear Swandive, while my personal highlight of their show was a song I haven’t heard them playing in a while, namely “Transgression”. The ambient intermezzo in that song leads to an insane technical drum pattern that was also great too watch due to a good lightshow. Too bad that the show didn’t last longer than an hour, but apart from that, will Textures ever be disappointing? (Mindsaver)
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