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Meshuggah - Catch Thirtythree CD (album) cover




Tech/Extreme Prog Metal

3.61 | 176 ratings

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2 stars This Meshuggah album may be the very first album that I turned off without listening to the entire album because I disliked it so much I couldn't finish it. My prog tastes tend to lean towards prog metal but I am not into thrash metal. Quite frankly, this is an album that I should never have listened to because it doesn't meet my tastes, but Meshuggah has been highly praised in the forums and since I like prog metal I thought that I would give them a try. I found this to be total noise completely devoid of any melody or any memorable music. Those that praise it claim that Meshuggah are definitely a prog metal band because they play a sort of technical math metal. But again to my ears it was just a thrash album made up of angry vocals and instruments that were dark and atonal.

I know that this is a negative review. My goal with this review was not so much to post a negative review but to comment that what I expected to hear from a prog metal album and what I heard from this album were two completely different things. Shame on me for not researching it further before listening.

I have given this album 2 stars because I feel that it is for fans only. I think that if you are a fan of thrash metal or a fan of Meshuggah in general than you will probably like this album, but if you don't like thrash metal, than you should probably stay away from this album. Although this might be the worst album I have heard from prog archive recommendations I didn't give it a one star for Poor. Only for completionists, because from what I can see fans of Meshuggah truly enjoy this album, so it isn't a poor album from that perspective.

rushfan4 | 2/5 |


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