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Hey Everybody (or whoever reads this), I need some contemplative help... I'm thinking on Meshuggah....

As I'm listening to Nothing now (just got it... it's awesome....) I remember my high school years and the day Catch-Thirty Three was released - that album has been, and probably always will be, one of my Top 10 records of all time.

Now, I'm going to admit it, Nothing was a stretch for me, I was more than a little worried (paranoid!) at what the album might do to me. I was basically worried about the picture, and thus, the concept. However I just bought it and am enjoying it thoroughly....

 So here I stand, with Chaosphere and the dreaded album Obzen (with a cover/concept that terrifies me / most bought in their discography / omg it's got that crazy track Bleed in it...!) in my sights. Can someone please relay to me what I should be feeling about these two records... I need some help

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You should feel whatever you actually feel about it, I dunno. Meshuggah is a great band and they've had a lot of impact on the scene over a long period of time. If you like Catch-33 that much you'll probably find something to like in most of their stuff. I got into them when Destroy Erase Improve came out and it's still the untouchable classic of their discography for me, but Chaosphere was pretty amazing when it came out - dark, dense, intense, etc. I liked Nothing but the plastic feel of it wore thin for me after a while. Lots of people have more time for the newer stuff than I do. ObZen and Koloss were both OK but not really captivating to me; the energy of Violent Sleep Of Reason won me over. It's all worth hearing though. One other thing not to miss out on at least listening to is Fredrik Thordendal's "Sol Niger Within" side project, really kind of a bolt of lightning in terms of format and execution at the time.

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No answer for your question I´m affraid, but am I the only one who prefer their debut Contradictions collapse? It´s the far more diverse album imo. Just got to get that of my mind everytime anyone speaks about them it seems... sorry ;)

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1 hour ago, SIZM said:

No answer for your question I´m affraid, but am I the only one who prefer their debut Contradictions collapse? It´s the far more diverse album imo. Just got to get that of my mind everytime anyone speaks about them it seems... sorry ;)

It probably doesn't come up as much because it's so different from the albums they became known for. I don't enjoy it as much as the rest of their 90s output, I've always felt like it dragged a little bit, but it's a good album.

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