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Tech/Extreme Prog Metal

3.94 | 185 ratings

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5 stars As far as I know "meshuggah [written: מטורף] , taken form Hebrew, means "lunatic". Well, I've never heard a name so well conveying style of a band. They are just sick. And I love it! Hailing from Sweden, Meshuggah is the band which creates music so difficult and disturbing, that it shouldn't be listened at all. They shouldn't be known by anyone, casted out to shadow and hated. Why is it one of my favourite then?

Someone said that these guys are from another planet. The music they play is totally disharmonic and arrhythmic at first glance, the rhythms they create seem to be impossible to repeat. I always have a strange feeling of something inhuman lurking around me while listening to this album. It is like I was in hell made of metal, where no living creature can live.

Except for one song I don't really like (namely Sane) , this is collection of completely sick pieces built upon ruthless, cold styled concept, devoided of aggresion yet extremely brutal in a way. But it is not brutality which makes me crazy about it. It is freshness, genuine passion and complete lack of concern about trends in music.

Chaosphere is one of the best Meshuggah' albums (but I still prefer Catch 33). It represents their heaviest side, most inhuman and powerful. Atmosphere is terrific, created by two guitars, "scroareams" of the vocalist and incredible drumming it completely overhelms the listener and sends him/her to another dimension. In fact to hell.

bartosso | 5/5 |


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