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Tech/Extreme Prog Metal

4.17 | 130 ratings

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4 stars Hm... this album is very interesting to say the least... It's just a song. The first Meshuggah that my friend showed to me was a song called Bleed from their new album, and I was aware of its technicality, but not that Meshuggah was like this normally. But I began to see them appear on progressive metal lists and all that stuff. And I noticed it had a 20 minute song, and a 40 minute song (I and Catch 33 respectively).

I admit, it took me a while to get into Meshuggah. I was just a little weirded out in the beginning because their stuff is so technical and complex it really has no genre except that it's metal. For a long time I couldn't get through the song "I"but I really love it now. It certainly is an excellent piece of music for those into extremely heavy and complex metal.

I now see the briliance in this album by comparing its technicality to my favourite band, Pink Floyd. Mainly, to pieces such as "A Saucerful of Secrets" or the studio album of UmmaGumma. The song just seems to go on and on and on, and gets increasingly complex with each minute that passes by. The opening riff sounds like a standard metal riff, but you begin to notice that it's not standard at all when it drags on for a minute and a half. This gave me a feeling of suspense... like what's going to happen next? And then the heaviest part of the song came on, and spent 20 seconds blasting my ears out.

The lyrics of Meshuggah are really interesting as well, might l add. They're very philosophical and conceptual. Overall this album took me a while to get used to, but now I have come to enjoy it, and its only song has become one of my treasured prog metal epics.

HammerOfPink | 4/5 |


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