Extreme metal titans Meshuggah released the crushing obZen in 2008, raising the bar for drummers everywhere with the insane attack of Bleed, an Olympic feat of double kick precision brutality. Some other prime cuts include Combustion, Electric Red, Pravus, and Dancers To A Discordant System. This album contains elements of their earlier, more straightforward thrash style, coupled with the experimental stuff from the previous couple of projects. Meshuggah isn’t for the masses, which is one of the reasons I love them so much. No chance of hearing this stuff unless you actually pursue it. You won’t get burned out from hearing it on the radio or at the club, or on the jukebox at your favorite bar…you have to be in the mood for the complex polyrhythms, atonal jazz from hell solos, and Jen Kidman’s roaring vocals. In short, you have to be a true metalhead. If you are, then check out Meshuggah and be prepared to be impressed.
Written By Braddon S. Williams