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Meshuggah - Catch Thirtythree CD (album) cover




Tech/Extreme Prog Metal

3.66 | 190 ratings

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Isaac Peretz
5 stars Tell me another album that sounds like this. That's right, you can't! As a life-long lover of extreme/tech metal I can't tell you another album that sounds like Catch Thirtythree.

It is a brutal, melody-less, technical, complex, 47-Minute mass of pure tech metal, and I have always said, since this was released, that this is Meshuggah's very best work, it's un-toppable!

If you're a fan of classic prog that can't stand music without melody the don't try to listen to this album because you probably won't like it.

Catch Thirtythree sounds like if you took your typical Djent album and removed every single chorus, all clean vocals, each random guitar solo... And then grabbed every single riff in the album and amalgamated it into a single track.

There's a few chill moments in the album but they're mainly atmospheric and serve mostly as a transition to the next section (and to build up some tension).

If you wanna know how to listen to this album in the best way: Wait for night, then close your eyes, and play this album from beginning to end, without any breaks in between. It will transport you to another realm! A realm of sheer complexity and brutality!

Musicality is at its peak (and the fact that Haake's drums sound so amazing even when played by a computer says how incredible he is), and the album has amazing build-ups all around the album that really make it a thrilling experience (I will admit that the first time I listened it, I got jump-scared a few times, those riffs start very suddenly!) that will keep you entertained for its entire run-time.

Five stars, without a doubt. A must-have for any extreme metal fan.

Isaac Peretz | 5/5 |


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