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5 stars Imagine a metallic and mechanical journey through extremely complex and brutal metal stuffed with insane spacey guitar solos and neck breaking sharp riffs. Meshuggah's third studio release, "Chaosphere" from 1998, is just like that. An extremely technical prog-metal mayhem of an album, clocking in at 46-minutes; there are no silent parts here, only pure metal throughout, so If you are used to other prog metal bands like Dream Theater and Symphony X, well, then you'll be blowed away with this album's ability to nearly crack your brain. This is Meshuggah's most extreme release yet, guitars, bass, drums and vocals crashes into each other with amazing speed and NO emotion or melody, creating this extremely intense and brutal monster. The best thing is that the result is so original too! No bands before or after have ever created something like this before! That makes this album so interesting! Tracks like "New Millennium Cynaid Christ" and "Sane" still stands out as one of my favourite Meshuggah tracks, in fact, ALL song from this album stands out as among my favourite Meshuggah tracks.

Though their previous release "Destroy Erase Improve" is slightly better, this one comes extremely close behind. 5/5 (the mid section of "Elastic" ruins the album a bit for me, but it doesn't stop me from giving it a perfect 5*) it's definitely NOT for everyone, but if you are interested, give it a try. You might end up amazed... or in complete shock!

Bj-1 | 5/5 |


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