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Definitely one of the only groups that keeps getting better with every album.

Metal Album of the Year!!

What did you expect from Meshuggah? Amazing album! Bought 3 vinyl versions from Nuclear Blast. Also the ITunes version for my phone. This album was all recorded live. The result is the most technical, most blow your F$&@ing mind album to come out of 2016. If you get a chance to see them live don't pass it up. Less compression on this one; sounds more organic and lets the instruments really shine through.. A must buy if you call yourself a metal fan!!

Return of the Eight String Swedish Demolition Mechine

The Violent Sleep of Reason is simply CRUSHING! Long time fans of the band will be pleased to hear to huge crushing polyrhythms Meshuggah is known for in all there thunderous glory. The Record seems to be the perfect marriage of the haunting ethereal sounds of Catch 33, the rhythmic complexity of Obzen, and the crushing groove of Koloss. This is a must have album for any metal fan and non metal heads can find something to enjoy in the record as well. Meshuggah has always been the type of band that appeals to the primal sense of rhythm in all of us.


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...
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