(Our man Israel Flanders has a few words and musical teasers for the forthcoming albums by Textures, Evile, and Revocation, plus his plans for upcoming reviews.)
Alright, I decided it was time to do one of these “post random shit” deals. Mostly stuff I personally care about, but things you all might be interested in, too.
If you aren’t aware of who Textures are, I’d wager you’ve been under a rock for some time. One of the very first djent bands to emerge after Meshuggah, these guys, I would dare have the nerve to assert, have more to do with modern djent as we understand it than Meshuggah does. With their unique brand of polyryhthmic grooving, clean ambience, and a history that has included two obscenely talented vocalists in their fold (ex-vocalist Eric Kalsbeek) and now ex-CiLiCe vocalist Daniel De Gogh, Textures has made their mark in a way that can’t be ignored.
Their new album Dualism arrives in September, and I’m absolutely psyched. After the jump, I’m including the three studio reports released for this album, as the song clips included in these sound really awesome. Also below is a VERY GOOD high quality video of Textures playing one of the new songs live.
And next . . .
I’m pretty psyched for this album. As you too should be. Recently, a teaser video was posted of a MINUTE AND A HALF OF EVERY SONG. I’m looking forward to this more than the new Revocation; this really sounds like it’s going to be sick. In addition to that teaser, I’ve also included the single “Eternal Empire”, just ’cause.
And speaking of Revocation . . .
Metal Sucks recently streamed a new Revocation tune “Dissolution Ritual”. Check it out. It’s uh… different.
While I’m here, I also thought I’d take this opportunity to let you guys know what’s coming down the pipe as far as reviews from me go.
Tony Rohrbough – The Work
Fleshgod Apocalypse – Agony
Jasta – Self-Titled (yeah, fight me)
Vader – Return To The Morbid Reich (soon as I get my hands on it)
Aliases – Safer Than Reality
I will also be doing a retrospective on the mighty enemy of all metalheads… no, not deathcore, or metalcore, or scene. I will be engaging in a quest to find GOOD NU METAL. I know, you all pity me. I’ll see you at the funeral of my ears.