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Tech/Extreme Prog Metal

3.52 | 156 ratings

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3 stars On Nothing, Meshuggah became who they are today; a heavy band that uses plenty of polyrhythms, unusual song- structure, and plenty of different time signatures. Meshuggah played technical music on their previous albums, Destroy Erase Improve, and Chaosphere but Nothing was the band's first foray into what they would sound like. Tuning to drop F and lower on this album added a new level of heaviness that the band didn't have before.

Nothing has two versions: A remaster that had rerecorded guitars and drums, as well as altered vocals and some changes to songs. There is also the original, with the original guitars and drums. These versions have different album art, with the original being orange and the remaster being blue. I listened to the remaster (blue) because I always prefer remasters over the original as the sound quality might be better and more pleasing to the ear. On both versions is very, very heavy riffs and technical songs with poetic lyrics and impressive playing by all the band members.

Nothing isn't my favorite album by Meshuggah, that would be obZen. This one is still very good though, and it's really a definitive Meshuggah album. I love Meshuggah, so should you. Meshuggah needs some more love on this website because they really are one of the best heavier progressive metal bands out there. Nothing is a mandatory listen for the heavy progressive metalhead; Meshuggah as a band is a mandatory listen.

progtime1234567 | 3/5 |


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