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Meshuggah Audio CD
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Math Metal gods and pioneers MESHUGGAH strike back with the first ever DVD in the band`s history!

"Alive" comprises several live cuts on DVD, taped during various shows on their North American / Canadian tour with CYNIC in 2009 and the Loudpark festival in Tokyo 2008. This is rounded off with lots of backstage stuff, an insight into drum and guitar work plus videoclip material! ... Read more in Amazon's Meshuggah Store

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  • Audio CD (21 Jan 2002)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Nuclear Blast
  • ASIN: B000000H2N
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Audio Cassette  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 202,107 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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5.0 out of 5 stars a non 'metal-head' view 8 Oct 2007
By Sebastian Palmer TOP 500 REVIEWER VINE VOICE
Format:Audio CD
I felt compelled to write this review after reading about eight of the other reviews. As a quick preface: I'm not what you'd call a 'metal fan' as such. I grew up on a diet of classic rock (Zep, Cream, Purple etc), and even followed this interest through to the metal of the 'eighties (Maiden, Metallica, Slayer etc), but my chief musical passions lead me to music like Tom Waits, Joni Mitchell, and jazz, funk & soul (Coltrane, Davis, James Brown, The Meters, Curtis Mayfield etc).

My two main points are, however, firstly: that this is - musically at least - phenomenal stuff. Not knowing (or even particularly caring for) genres such as 'death metal' etc I can't compare Meshuggah with all the other bands in this area (e.g. I've never heard Fear Factory). As a drummer I can't help but be awed by Tomas Haake's incredible drumming, and, by way of illustrating some of my limited knowledge of contemporary metal, I find his whole approach (and that of the band as a complete entity) far more interesting and innovative than that of, for example, Mastodon, or their drummer, the much-lauded Brann Daillor. No offence to Daillor, who's clearly a brilliant drummer too, it's just that the Mastodon vibe is much more straight ahead and obvious, which goes for the rhythms and drumming too (and I really quite enjoy some Mastodon stuff by the way).
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars This is the best album I've ever heard. 13 Jan 2000
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Format:Audio CD
As far as musical abilities go, this band are awesome. I haven't heard any other type of music (including classical) as complex as this. Basically, if you can't cope with shouted vocals then you won't like this. If you're into silly time signatures, polyrhythms, contemporary classical & jazz, and/or bands like Slayer, Pantera and Fear Factory then you probably will. Its loud, it's nasty and its amazing.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Influences. 27 Jan 2008
Format:Audio CD
Why the constant comparisons to Fear Factory?? Meshuggah, on this album at least, take more of an influence from Cynic/Pestilence than from FF. This is quite evident in the guitar work on a number of tracks.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Complex thrash 2 Oct 2005
By Jane Aland VINE VOICE
Format:Audio CD
Meshuggah's 2nd full-length album, and a massive improvement over Contradictions Collapse. The band have now lost the Metallica influence and developed their own style of extremely complex thrash metal, where despite the guitars, drums and vocals often seemingly playing different time signatures everything adds up into a cohesive whole. While fairly minimal in terms of chord changes - Meshuggah preferring to use the guitars in a more rhythmic fashion - this is nonetheless both brutal and catchy, with the band at this period of their career sounding not dissimilar to Fear Factory's Demanufacture (released the same year). I haven't given this full marks for a couple of reasons: firstly three of the tracks sounded superior when released in earlier less polished form on the Self-Caged EP, and the band themselves would better this release with the faster, more complex, and more brutal Chaosphere - but Destroy Erase Improve is still a great thrash record, and an ideal starting point for anyone interested in this band.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Industrial Jazz Metal at its finest! 21 Mar 2004
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I'm not entirely sure how I heard about Meshuggah or indeed got round to buying this album. But one thing's for sure...I'm very glad I did. While many metal acts around these days can easily have their influences traced to any number of perm-laden 80's arena-rock bands, Meshuggah seem to draw from more avant-garde and abstract styles of music, specifically jazz fusion, which is demonstrated in the incredibly complex and intricate solo work.
I've heard their music described as "deceptively simple" and this is certainly true. Many of the riffs consist of single notes occassionaly mixed with powerchords and so it would be easy to dismiss the guitarists (and bassist) as untalented. But on a second listen, one begins to appreciate the level of talent required to play in such odd signiatures, with such robotic precision. Added to this that on the whole, the lead guitar work is incredible. It's not your run of the mill "up the pentatonic, down the pentatonic" business. It's more akin to some sort of heavy metal/jazz improv hybrid, but it works. The drumming is undeniably awesome, with every limb seeming to play in different time signiatures, yet keeping in perfect sync. The vocals don't let things down - with a tireless onslaught of guttural screaming sitting perfectly atop the mechanical mayhem created by the other band members. The lyrical content, (whilst familiar territory to any FF fans) is for the most part highly intelligent, dealing with the integration of the organic, and synthetic, and the subversion of the human spirit by the relentless will of "the machine". Very Terminator-esque.
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