Sounds | Meshuggah - I Am That Thirst
Blaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaazen! Tja, het is Meshuggah hé: compromisloze, melodieloze, mathematische djent. Je kan erover lullen zoveel je wil, maar eigenlijk onderga je dit best of laat je het VER links liggen.
De video? Goh, een beetje knullig die effectjes, maar er moest iets in elkaar gebokst worden om de VS tour aan te kondigen zeker?
Meshuggah’s month-long Immutable USA 2022 trek includes a stop at this year's editions of the Louder Than Life Festival in Louisville, Kentucky, and Aftershock Festival in Sacramento, California. Support will be provided by Torche throughout the tour’s duration as well as special guests Converge from September 16th through September 30th and In Flames from October 2nd through the tour’s conclusion.
As an added treat, the long-running metal icons will issue new limited vinyl editions of their “Nothing”and “Koloss”full-lengths on November 25th via Atomic Fire!
Since forming in 1987, the Swedish sound architects have developed into one of the most technically complex and virtuosic groups of players the metal realm has ever encountered, their distinctly unique brand of progressive, groove‐infused extreme metal inadvertently launching an entirely new subgenre. Called “one of the ten most important hard and heavy bands,” by Rolling Stone, Meshuggah has earned the respect and admiration from fans and musicians alike.
“Nothing”, the band’s fourth studio album, was initially released in 2002 and is celebrating its twentieth anniversary this year! Pitchfork lauded, “a viciously crafted effort,” while All Music wrote, “Nothing truly gives new meaning to the word heavy, redefining boundaries by pushing metal into the realms of abstract science; for those lucky enough to be tuned into Meshuggah's unique wavelength, the album, like all good art, tickles the subconscious while probing both the internal (the mind) and the external (space). And when Meshuggah explores, it's into uncharted territory. If only more metal bands could be so daring.”
Celebrating its tenth anniversary, the band’s monumental “Koloss”full-length, released in 2012, once again showcased Meshuggah at their peak. Metal Injection crowned the band’s seventh studio offering, “one of the year’s best,” Blabbermouth hailed, “another magnificent album,” adding, “Doing wrong just isn't in the cards for Meshuggah,” while Spin Magazine elaborated, “Nothing feels safe when you’re listening to Meshuggah…Whether playing death metal in 7/4 time or recording epic, single-track symphonies of sickness that would be impossible to replicate live, the group has forged its own path. In a genre full of rebels, these guys are Dadaist deconstructionists, thumbing their noses at convention wherever and whenever they can. In the process, they’ve become underground heroes.”
Each release of“Nothing” and “Koloss” comes in two color variants - and each variant is limited to 500 copies worldwide. You can check out the vinyl and variations online at https://meshuggah.afr.link/NothingPR and https://meshuggah.afr.link/KolossPR