Extreme Noise Terror
Meshuggah is intense and intimidating. That in itself
may be an understatement.
Their sound is crisp, well produced and belligerent. But,
because of their music, they will never garnish a large, worldwide
tour or Top 40 single. These five Swedes churn out some of
the most intense, intimately written songs eve seen in the
metal world. While more popular bands produce simple, catchy
tunes that are bland in tradition, Meshuggah shoves
odd time sequences and multiple sound layering at the listener.
Songs are blasted out at the listener, occasionally switching
to an odd melodic tone, temporarily confusing the occasional
Chaosphere is a testament to sticking with an album.
The first listen of this disc is often overpowering and even
confusing at points. After a couple listens, the tunes and
song progression becomes understandable and with time, anyone
can appreciate the complexity in which this collection has
Make no mistake, though, Meshuggah is the highest-octane
heavy metal out there. If you don't care for metal, this album
will not be to your liking. Also, don't confuse this with
current Top 40 acts that say that they're metal, but are actually
This is metal.