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Meshuggah

Tech/Extreme Prog Metal


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4.07 | 31 ratings | 3 reviews | 48% 5 stars

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DVD/Video, released in 2010

Songs / Tracks Listing

Disc 1:
1. Begin
2. Perpetual Black Second
3. Twenty Two Hours
4. Pravus
5. Dissemination
6. Bleed
7. Ritual
8. New Millenium Cyanide Christ
9. Cleanse
10. Stengah
11. The Mouth Licking What You've Bled
12. Machine
13. Electric Red
14. Solidarius
15. Rational Gaze
16. Moment
17. Lethargica
18. Communicate
19. Combustion
20. Humiliative
21. Infinitum
22. Straws Pulled At Random
23. End

Disc 2:
1. Perpetual Black Second (04:32)
2. Electric Red (06:02)
3. Rational Gaze (05:35)
4. Pravus (05:21)
5. Lethargica (05:52 )
6. Combustion (04:16)
7. Straws Pulled At Random (05:05)
8. New Millenium Cyanide Christ (04:57)
9. Stengah (05:56)
10. The Mouth Licking What You've Bled (03:25)
11. Humiliative (05:21)
12. Bleed (07:55)

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Line-up / Musicians

Jens Kidman / vocals
Fredrik Thordendal / lead guitars, backing vocals
Mårten Hagström / rhythm guitars, backing vocals
Dick Lövgren / bass
Tomas Haake / drums

Releases information

Recorded during the band's 2008-2009 tours of USA, Canada and Japan, the set contains 105 minutes of footage on DVD (Disc 1) and more than 60 minutes of music on CD (Disc 2).
Bonus material:
- Bleed (Music Video)
- The Making Of "Bleed"
- Micha Guitar Tour
- Tomas Drum Tour

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4.07
(31 ratings)
Essential: a masterpiece of progressive rock music(48%)
48%
Excellent addition to any prog rock music collection(28%)
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Review by Matthew T
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4 stars Recorded throughout the tour of their latest album release at the time(Obzen) in 2009 and released in February 2010 on Nuclear Blast which could be the best description of this extreme metal bands music style. Uncompromising,frantic,pounding and hardly a normal guitar solo too be heard, just the scream of the chords played. Drumming as fast and as tight as you can get it. Tomas Haake knows how to keep time and not easy would that be in this outfit. Dick Lovgren on Bass is simply as good as they come in Metal. Jens Kidman of course with his growl style of vocals fronting the band with his own distinct sound.and the two guitarists Fredrik Thorendal on lead guitar and and Martin Hagstrom on rythmn guitar.

The majority of the songs are from the albums "Obzen" and "Nothing" which make up nine of the twelve tracks with two from Chaosphere and one from the EP None.

"Perpetual Black Second' is first up with the lyrics pertaining to a second of violence and with the intro of the guitars and the drums the song quickly takes us into that rapid style with the twin guitars, with the drumming not really providing support but stating its own time.Of course we get Fredrik's Thorendal approach to a guitar solo which is such an important component in the bands own sound.The only track within the album that does not seem to gel is Lethargica with its off kilter rythmn but that is more personal taste as the song as usual is tight and played spot on."Bleed" which is one of my favourites off the album Obzen is given the treatment and what a blast it is. The version on the cd is from Montreal whereas the dvd is in New York due to better footage I would guess as the venue and audience provide great material for the clip used. Special mention must go for the version of "Rational Gaze","Pravus","Straws Pulled at Random","Stengah","The Mouth Licking What You've Bled" but others who are fans of this band most likely will have their own list from this great live album.

With over twenty years of experience the band shows exactly that with its extreme and original approach to modern metal and one very tight outfit is the result.Fantastic full on live album even a bit more so than their studio recordings and masters of the extreme they have become. The dvd also provides footage in between songs off the band on the road.Shot in black and white and it gives a nice feel to the down time the band has. Also you get a drum kit and guitar tour as a bonus. The cd song order is not the same as the DVD

Four stars but in 12 months I may revisit this review to update this to Five.

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4 stars The first live release from Swedish Meshuggah is a mandatory purchase for fans of the band, and may also be good for newbies to start with. Alive consitsts of 105 minutes on DVD and 65 minutes on CD. It is packaged beautifully in a digipak, with a booklet of cool images. The cover is a funny parod ... (read more)

Report this review (#281783) | Posted by idiotPrayer | Thursday, May 13, 2010 | Review Permanlink

5 stars This is easily one of the most stunning live performances I have seen on DVD. The video work is great, a much better improvement from the choppy Nothing DVD. Meshuggah plays atleast one song from every album except for Catch 33, which would be a negative thing if the other material wasn't so awes ... (read more)

Report this review (#267279) | Posted by explodingjosh | Sunday, February 21, 2010 | Review Permanlink

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