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Chaosphere - Reloaded

7 Sep 2008 | Format: MP3

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  • Original Release Date: 7 Sep 2008
  • Label: Nuclear Blast
  • Copyright: 2008 Nuclear Blast GmbH
  • Total Length: 1:17:28
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  • ASIN: B001N0GDR0
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (15 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 91,092 in MP3 Albums (See Top 100 in MP3 Albums)

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12 of 13 people found the following review helpful By Zebulebu on 11 Sep 2003
Format: Audio CD
First things first, they're SWEDISH, not NORWEGIAN. Jack Osbourne is a tool. He's right about one thing though, Meshuggah are h-e-a-v-y. Almost relentless in its ferocity, this album is a little less riff-oriented than predecessor 'Destroy, Erase, Improve', opting for more of a groove than a heads-down thrashfest on this, their third full-length album.
And what an album it is! From start to finish the listener is lefting gaping in awe at the frantic, often bizarre changes in time signature going on. At times it appear that the band are playing in different time signatures from each other - but, daft as this sounds, it works perfectly because, despite being probably the most talented metal musicians around, Meshuggah have managed to pull off the near-impossible: making an album of genuinely progressive metal that is also immediately accessible.
The drumming of Thomas Haake (who must surely be the best drummer in metal) is, at times, nothing short of astounding. Quite simply, the man is an absolute monster behind the kit! Add the hypnotic guitar work of Fredrik Thordendal and Marten Hagstrom, beefy bass of Gustaf Hielm and superb vocals of Jens Kidman (who must gargle with razorblades!) and you have a stunning metal album which just gets better with each listen.
Repetition of a riff over and over again by a band is often an indication of a distinct lack of ideas. This is NOT an accusation that can be levelled at Meshuggah! There is so much going on with this album that it is utterly bizarre when you realise that there are long passages when the same riff appears to be repeated again and again! I can only put it down to the hypnotic quality of the music. Standout tracks for me would have to be 'New Millennium Cyanide Christ' (those Scandinavians and their crazy song titles!
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Tom Chase VINE VOICE on 10 Sep 2007
Format: Audio CD
While many other bands showcase odd time signatures and wild tempo changes, none can touch Meshuggah's individual brand of complex, jazzy, polyrhythmic and ultimately precise metal. Their unique and unrepeatable sound means there are no imitators. They have become a pinnacle in the leagues of mediocre metal.

For me, what makes Meshuggah so special is their reluctance to over indulge. This is best highlighted by their song writing, which always remains well structured and always shows a sense of refinement. There are no 10 minute plus delves into guitar wizardry and multi-limbed drum hacking. Meshuggah's music, and especially on "Chaosphere" is controlled, clinical and expertly precise. Take for example "New Millennium Cyanide Christ", one of Meshuggah's best songs to date, and a song that flows and ebbs through various ideas and movements without ever feeling lost or indirect. The song is tight and aggressive and culminates with a monumental final riff, seeing the band return from an odd time signature (I believe it to be something like 23/16) to 4/4 - a change that is brutally simple, shifting the song into full-flight groove. Similarly "Corridor of Chameleons" uses a very simple structure, moving in and out of Kidman's harsh vocals and a huge main riff. Again this structuring displays Meshuggah's inclination to create precise grooves instead of wild and disjointed shows of self-indulgent musicianship.

This is not to say the band does not exhibit their flair. Aside from the twisting polyrhythmic style, which in itself can be baffling and entrancing due to complexity and precision, there are some stunning flamboyant moments, mostly coming from guitarist Fredrik Thordendal.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By "zeebaconata" on 23 May 2004
Format: Audio CD
meshuggah are a tough band to pin down. i first heard of them when scuzz tv breifly played rational gaze not so long ago...and i thought it sucked!
funnily enough it wasnt long until i grew to love it and became desperate to hear more meshuggah songs so i wound up getting this album after d/loading new millennium cyanide christ.
i really was not dissapointed either. this album is stupidly heavy without ever relying on a single factor. the way the lyrics really do make you fear for the good of the planet, the way the guitars sound like theyre gonna completely fall outta the song at any second yet they stay together until you get used to them
its so mad and yet so unlike anything that came before it (apart from meshuggah themselves)
if you wanna get a meshuggah album get this one, its the fastest, loudest one, unless u inlcude the rare trax album...War is so intense on that
but for a complete album (guess what type rare trax is?) get this one...if your unsure then d/load a song first but trust me you will grow to like this album. but keep in mind that meshuggah take some getting used to oh and u get an extra track too with this version...more the merrier right?
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By fearfactory@budweiser.com on 15 July 2001
Format: Audio CD
Swedens heaviest and most brutal band since ABBA is mostly known for their complexe rythms and strange structures. Thomas Haake is definately one of the best drummers in the Rockbusiness (Along with the Tooldrummer of course), and if you don't trust me, just put on 'New millenium cyanide christ' and listen to it by yourself. This is one of the few albums I can't listen to all the tracks in one time, because it's so intense and my ears and brain would explode, but maybe it's because the volume must be at max. This is one of the best albums in my CD-collection.
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