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Meshuggah, whose name is taken from the Hebrew and Yiddish word for “crazy”, is a five-piece band from Umeå, Sweden, founded in 1987. The band's style is most easily described as extreme/technical metal with some jazz influence. They use extended polymetric passages, polyrhythmic drum patterns, angular, dissonant guitar riffs, and harsh vocals. Their lineup has always been consistent, apart from bass which has been…

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  • @fuknwastd You don't trick people into your liking music, they either do or they don't. If you don't like it that's fine, but don't try to pretend that people are "clueless" just because they do. At this point you're only talking to yourself without realizing no one here gives a shit.
  • oh god, some people on this comment section: "this band is a ripp off of whatever band i heard first", "(insert an old band name) do it first", "this band play's so easy", "my penis is small", "i take the time to invent a history and argue about facts that i research just because i don´t like this band", bla bla bla
  • Greatest metal band of all time. Haters are nothing.
  • Right in the middle of 1994 it became clear that black metal and death metal had left the building. They had said what they wanted to; people had to either top it or find some easier and sleazier way to do. Ripping off the percussive textures of Exhorder, Prong and Exodus, Meshuggah came up with a “new” style that consisted of over-extending ideas from previous and better bands. It’s worth mentioning that Meshuggah’s first album was 80s speed metal with death metal vocals, but that it was extremely boring. Meshuggah figured that if they just made their style more dramatic and used lots of choppy riffs with shiny new “complex” polyrhythms, they could fool a new generation into liking their stuff. Without fail, it worked, and now metal bands find it necessary to incorporate the worked-over 70s groove with two-chord texture riffs and claim a “djent” influence. At its core, this band remains the same bad 80s speed metal that failed on its first album.
  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KHutWaTtq_k&sns=fb
  • Extreme Metal makes me function like a normal human being.
  • Trolling is high everywhere, why is everyone so angry?! I mean extreme metal is calming, right?
  • The trolling is quite high here currently.
  • 99.9% of all music = lots of clueless fans x lack of musical knowledge. No one cares. Listen to music because you like the way it sounds, not because of how "well" it is written.
  • I was talking with a Texas technical deathgrind master and he wrote a formula for me: Meshuggah = lots of clueless fans x lack of musical knowledge. If you have played guitar and learned theory, you know how trivial this band is. It’s basically a jazz percussion approach to metal rhythm guitar. Lots of offbeats within offbeats, if you know what I mean. No melody, no song development. In fact, song structures are linear in that they follow the sub-division of beats to a riff, expanding over time in a circular fashion. It’s really boring. But if you want to seem like you got the ultimate in technical metal, you’ll think you’re really cool for liking this distracted, random, artless band. Same critique applies to Necrophagist. They both attract people who want to be cool and smart, but have no knowledge of how the world works, which is why people are Meshuggah fans for exactly two years and then go on to liking Deerhoof and Yoko Ono.

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