Opening the iTunes Store.If iTunes doesn't open, click the iTunes application icon in your Dock or on your Windows desktop.Progress Indicator
Opening the iBooks Store.If iBooks doesn't open, click the iBooks app in your Dock.Progress Indicator

iTunes is the world's easiest way to organize and add to your digital media collection.

We are unable to find iTunes on your computer. To preview and buy music from Contradictions Collapse by Meshuggah, download iTunes now.

Already have iTunes? Click I Have iTunes to open it now.

I Have iTunes Free Download
iTunes for Mac + PC

Contradictions Collapse


Open iTunes to preview, buy, and download music.

Customer Reviews

By far the best album

This album exceeds way beyond any of Meshuggah's other albums. The guitars and drums are way more intricate and complex than just a simple 4/4 rhythm with a odd time signature in the back, this album has actually got more of a complexity to it. Though the production and sound is terrible, totally worth the musicianship value.


what is with people comparing them to metallica!? and what is with this obsession so many metal heads have with them!? they have gone downhill sense the black album, st. anger and later have are complete garbage and dont try and say death magnetic is good because there is no passion in that album! MESHUGGAH dominates over them in all aspects!!! if metallica is (was) a king of metal, then MESHUGGAH IS A THE DEITY OF METAL


Even though I've only heard the previews, I've already GOT TO HAVE this album. I hear some hints of Metallica in their guitar tone and vocals, too (I guess the "scooped" guitar sound and gruff Hetfield-esque vocals were popular in 1991). These guys are awesome, and this album makes me want an 8 string guitar :P


Formed: 1987 in Umeå, Sweden

Genre: Rock

Years Active: '80s, '90s, '00s, '10s

Offering a complex form of metal that combined the sweeping adventurism of math rock, the oddball tempos of experimental jazz, and the stunning brutality of thrash metal, Meshuggah raised the bar for metal bands everywhere upon their debut. The roots of Swedish metal band Meshuggah were planted in 1985; originally named Metallien, the founding lineup included frontman Roger Olofsson, guitarists Peder Gustafsson and Fredrik Thordendal, bassist Janne Wiklund, and drummer Örjan Lundmark. After a few...
Full Bio