Meshuggah - Koloss


8.1 | 427 votes |
Release date: 23 March 2012
Style: Technical thrash metal, Math metal, Progressive metal

Owners:

451 have it
58 want it


01. I Am Colossus
02. The Demon's Name Is Surveillance
03. Do Not Look Down
04. Behind The Sun
05. The Hurt That Finds You First
06. Marrow
07. Break Those Bones Whose Sinews Gave It Motion
08. Swarm
09. Demiurge
10. The Last Vigil

The best Djent / Math Metal album of 2012

Additional info
Release dates:

March 23: Germany
March 26: rest of Europe
March 27: North America

Koloss will be released as a CD digi, limited edition Magic Cube (CD digi plus DVD exclusive to Nuclear Blast mail-order) and two-LP brown vinyl.

Guest review by
flightoficarus
Rating:
9.6
The most common complaint I hear about Meshuggah, from the monotone vocals to the djent-spawning guitar crunch, is repetitiveness. It is true that a passing listen yields a surface-level of uniformity that some may find unappealing. However, there was an interview with the band stating something that has stuck with me: every instrument is treated as percussion. Considering this fact helped everything resonate on a deeper level with me. The drums, of course, are technical beyond measure with their polyrhythms and constant changes, but the guitars and the vocal cadence are given equal attention in their meticulous placement within the time signatures. Nothing is left to chance with Meshuggah.

Read more ››
published 23.04.2015 | Comments (8)

Found in 44 lists
Top lists



Comments page 3 / 3

Comments: 67   Visited by: 1152 users
25.07.2012 - 03:18
Rating: 8
ThunderAxe1989
Irreligious
Written by Coconut Racecar on 07.05.2012 at 12:23

I mean.. It's great, but goddamn.. I thought they were repetative BEFORE, lol. It's like listening to a song on repeat half the time.. Still.. Good, though.

My thoughts exactly!
It flows very nicely the whole way through.
Loading...
21.11.2012 - 03:51
Boxcar Willy
yr a kook
Great album.




I love this video too, 2:26 is just kickass.
----
forever bummed out
Loading...
06.06.2013 - 02:06
Rating: 8
Jaeryd
Desert Mouse
Somehow I was led to believe that this album wasn't that great... It's not as bad as some people have suggested.
----
Loading...
25.08.2013 - 12:57
Rating: 10
Hisham.7
This album is exactly what to expect from a massive band like Meshuggah and their work has not let any fans down ! this album is skull crushing and heavy and you will find it hard not to headbang to it
Loading...
21.10.2013 - 07:14
Rating: 8
Dentura
Shadow King
I like this album quite a bit! Very fine slab of skull crushing tech metal. One of my faves from this band really. Behind the Sun is the highlight for me.
----
...And so death to the falsity of thy former rulers. Thy kingdom of "heaven" burns in a field of fire, and Dentura is the one true God thou must yield thy hearts and souls to in absolute submission. It is his ultimate decree and will unto thee..
Loading...
07.01.2014 - 04:00
Rating: 9
Regolith
Written by Slyfang on 14.06.2012 at 04:01

Written by Uldreth on 19.04.2012 at 23:18

I just bought this album, was a pretty random purchase. Need to listen more times to be able to tell an opinion, but maaaan, Break Those Bones Whose Sinews Gave It Motion compels me to go about and thrash everything that comes my way.


The slowest song does that to you?

Does "The Hurt That Finds You First" have the opposite effect, or what?


I'm with the first guy... BTBWSGIM (longest song name ever!) is the business! For some of us it isn't the speed that does it, it's the sludgy, bone-crushing slower tempos that induce neck-breakage. By far my favorite track. And, just for the fun of it: I dig THTFYF but it's the end that really does it for me.
Loading...
07.01.2014 - 04:05
Rating: 9
Regolith
Written by Uldreth on 19.04.2012 at 23:18

I just bought this album, was a pretty random purchase. Need to listen more times to be able to tell an opinion, but maaaan, Break Those Bones Whose Sinews Gave It Motion compels me to go about and thrash everything that comes my way.


That song has the same effect on you too..huh? Number one repeated riff in my head since I first heard it. Gung de-gung de-gung, dun dun blaa-dound, gee-gung gee-gung (etc.) Rules!
Loading...

Hits total: 22633 | This month: 75