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2.42 | 11 ratings | 3 reviews | 9% 5 stars

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Singles/EPs/Fan Club/Promo, released in 1997

Songs / Tracks Listing

1. Sane (4:07)
2. Future Breed Machine (Live) (5:27)
3. Future Breed Machine (Mayhem Version) (8:12)
4. Futile Bread Machine (Campfire Version) (3:29)
5. Quant's Quantastical Quantasm (7:30)
6. Friend's Breaking and Entering (6:46)

Total Time 35:37

Line-up / Musicians

- Jens Kidman / Lead vocals
- Fredrik Thordendal / Rhythm guitar, solo guitar, acoustic guitar, bass guitar
- Mårten Hagström / Rhythm guitar
- Gustaf Hielm / Bass Guitar on "Future Breed Machine (live)"
- Tomas Haake / Drums, lead vocals on "Futile Bread Machine"

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There is CD-ROM data that includes a video for "Terminal Illusions"

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MESHUGGAH The True Human Design ratings distribution

(11 ratings)
Essential: a masterpiece of progressive rock music(9%)
Excellent addition to any prog rock music collection(27%)
Good, but non-essential (27%)
Collectors/fans only (27%)
Poor. Only for completionists (9%)

MESHUGGAH The True Human Design reviews

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Review by UMUR
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2 stars "The True Human Design" is an EP release by Swedish technical extreme metal act Meshuggah The EP was released through Nuclear Blast Records in August 1997.

The 35:39 minutes long EP features 6 tracks. "Sane" opens the EP. A song that would later appear on "Chaosphere (1998)". So it´s a kind of teaser for the then upcoming new album by Meshuggah. "Future Breed Machine" from "Destroy Erase Improve (1995)" is up next in a live version. This track is pretty good but lacks the legendary intro from the original studio version which is a bit of a shame. The sound quality on this live version is of high quality. "Future Breed Machine" also appears in a so called "Mayhem" version that lasts 8:12 minutes. This version is in an industrial metal style and it´s a very repetitive take on the original song. "Futile Bread Machine (Campfire Version)" is the next track on the EP and it´s an acoustic track with drummer Tomas Haake singing some really silly sounding vocal parts. The last two tracks on the EP "Quant's Quantastical Quantasm" and "Friend's Breaking and Entering" are techno/electronic tracks with featuring sporadic samples. Probably remixes of Meshuggah songs but I must admit that I can´t hear which ones.

"The True Human Design" is very much a fan release and even fans of the band (which would normally include me) should be cautious and take a listen before purchasing this EP. Don´t expect much of Meshuggah´s trademark tech metal madness here. Only the first two tracks fall under that catagory. My personal opinion about this release isn´t too enthusiastic and a 2 star (40%) rating might even be stretching it a bit. For someone less conservative than me this release might be of some interest though. I prefer Meshuggah when they stick to playing crushingly heavy and complex odd-metered extreme metal.

Latest members reviews

3 stars At first look and listen i was prepared to give this only two stars, but upon a few further listens i have decided that it creeps into 3 star territory because it displays many different sides of the band. here the band provides more of the expected heavy prog metal that many like me have come to ... (read more)

Report this review (#176246) | Posted by rushfan6588 | Sunday, July 6, 2008 | Review Permanlink

2 stars EP was was released after numerous delays from the label Nuclear Blast. One new track "Sane" and 3 versions from the previous album`s opening track "Future Breed Machine" + 2 electronic experiments in the end. "Sane" appeared on the following album "Chaosphere" (1998), "FBM-s Mayhem version" is h ... (read more)

Report this review (#40227) | Posted by | Monday, July 25, 2005 | Review Permanlink

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