Chaosphere review by Meshuggah

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  • Released: Nov 10, 1998
  • Sound: 10
  • Lyrics: 10
  • Overall Impression: 10
  • Reviewer's score: 10 Gem
  • Users' score: 9.5 (19 votes)
Meshuggah: Chaosphere
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Sound — 10
This album beats you around the head from the word go. There is no intro, no nice guitar riff or drum fill, everything tumbles out of your speakers all at once creating a wall of sound like nothing you've heard before. The guitars, vocals, drums and bass don't sound human, it's as if robots took the band's minds and made this album. Excellent production and relentless brutality.

Lyrics — 10
As far as vocals go this album has two extremes: Throat-bleeding screaming or rare creepy whispering. Jens Kidman has a wonderful scream, in fact Jens screams almost constantly sceams throughout the 8 tracks and 45 minutes that caosphere takes place. A coarse, bloody painful scream that if you take the time to decipher, is saying some very interesting things. Extremely intelligent thought provocing lyrics.

Overall Impression — 10
Individual songs cannot be picked out above the others, this is an album that needs each song to put accross the expression of the band. Complicated polyrhythms, mosh-pit friendly vocals and the most individual and dynamic guitar solos I've ever heard. Yes this is noise, yes this the heaviest album ever made and yes it is definitely worth buying.

4 comments sorted by best / new / date

    tangled
    Masterpiece. Good review. Anyone have any insight as to what is going on at the end of elastic?
    unhuman elastic
    "Yes this is noise, yes this the heaviest album ever made and yes it is definitely worth buying" I LOVE YOU