MESHUGGAH
Progressive Metal / Thrash Metal • Sweden

MetalMusicArchives.com — the ultimate metal music online community, from the creators of progarchives.com
MESHUGGAH picture
Meshuggah, whose name is taken from the Hebrew and Yiddish word for "crazy", are a five-piece band from Umeå, Sweden, founded in 1987. Their style is most easily described as extreme/technical metal with some jazz influence. They use extended polymetric passages, complex drum patterns, angular, dissonant guitar riffs, and harsh vocals. Their lineup has always been consistent, apart from bass which has been handled by many people since the band's conception. Their current lineup consists of Jens Kidman (vocals), Fredrik Thordendal (lead/rhythm guitar + backup vocals), Mårten Hagström (rhythm guitar + backup vocals), Dick Lövgren (bass) and Tomas Haake (drums).

Meshuggah is widely acknowledged as an influence on many modern metal bands from Textures to Tool. They are regarded as pioneers by critics and musicians alike. Band history

Meshuggah was formed in Umeå in 1987; two years later, the band released their first record, an EP entitled Psykisk Testbild
read more...

MESHUGGAH MP3, Free Download/Stream

MESHUGGAH Online Videos

See all MESHUGGAH videos

Buy MESHUGGAH music

Amazon (logo)
The Violent Sleep of ReasonThe Violent Sleep of Reason
Nuclear Blast America 2016
Audio CD$7.49
$6.73 (used)
KolossKoloss
Nuclear Blast America 2012
Audio CD$5.79
$7.99 (used)
Chaosphere limited digi re-issueChaosphere limited digi re-issue
Limited Edition
Nuclear Blast America 2013
Audio CD$9.76
$9.79 (used)
Catch Thirty Three (Slipcase)Catch Thirty Three (Slipcase)
Nuclear Blast America 2012
Audio CD$4.86
$3.53 (used)
obZenobZen
Nuclear Blast America 2012
Audio CD$6.81
$5.19 (used)
Destroy Erase Improve limited digi re-issueDestroy Erase Improve limited digi re-issue
Limited Edition
Nuclear Blast America 2013
Audio CD$8.92
$8.93 (used)
The Ophidian TrekThe Ophidian Trek
Nuclear Blast America 2014
Audio CD$9.36
$3.98 (used)
AliveAlive
Import
Nuclear Blast Int'l 2013
Audio CD$6.49
$17.31 (used)
Contradictions Collapse (RELOADED)Contradictions Collapse (RELOADED)
Remastered
Nuclear Blast America 2012
Audio CD$6.22
$6.95 (used)
I (Special Edition)I (Special Edition)
Nuclear Blast America 2014
Audio CD$6.49
$6.37 (used)
Showing 10 items only | Cache expiring in 33h | Keyword-based search | Best seller rank | More results on Amazon.com
Right Now on Ebay (logo)
Sabaton - Metalus Hammerus Rex excl. CD + Music Mag + CD + Motley Crue Meshuggah Sabaton - Metalus Hammerus Rex excl. CD + Music Mag + CD + Motley Crue Meshuggah USD $59.00 Buy It Now 2h 32m
MESHUGGAH Chaosphere MICY-1095 CD JAPAN NEW MESHUGGAH Chaosphere MICY-1095 CD JAPAN NEW USD $86.13 Buy It Now 3h
MESHUGGAH THE TRUE HUMAN DESIGN SEALED CD METAL PROG THRASH NUCLEAR BLAST  lp 45 MESHUGGAH THE TRUE HUMAN DESIGN SEALED CD METAL PROG THRASH NUCLEAR BLAST lp 45 USD $15.00 (0 bids)
5h
Meshuggah - Alive (NEW CD+DVD) Meshuggah - Alive (NEW CD+DVD) USD $11.63 Buy It Now 8h
IN-QUEST-EPILEPTIC-CD-progressive-death-scarve-sadist-meshuggah IN-QUEST-EPILEPTIC-CD-progressive-death-scarve-sadist-meshuggah USD $8.99 Buy It Now 9h
Meshuggah ‎– Koloss Vinyl 2LP Inc Poster NEW Meshuggah ‎– Koloss Vinyl 2LP Inc Poster NEW USD $97.18 Buy It Now 9h
The Ophidian Trek 0727361321802 by Meshuggah, CD with Blu-Ray, BRAND NEW The Ophidian Trek 0727361321802 by Meshuggah, CD with Blu-Ray, BRAND NEW USD $18.54 Buy It Now 9h
Meshuggah-Koloss  CD NEW Meshuggah-Koloss CD NEW USD $15.76 Buy It Now 13h
MESHUGGAH-THE VIOLENT SLEEP OF REASON-JAPAN CD F83 MESHUGGAH-THE VIOLENT SLEEP OF REASON-JAPAN CD F83 USD $25.99 Buy It Now 14h
Contradictions Collapse/None by Meshuggah (CD, May-1999, Nuclear Blast (USA)) Contradictions Collapse/None by Meshuggah (CD, May-1999, Nuclear Blast (USA)) USD $6.99 Buy It Now 16h
Meshuggah - Obzen [New CD] Meshuggah - Obzen [New CD] USD $12.86 Buy It Now 16h
Meshuggah - Obzen [New CD] Meshuggah - Obzen [New CD] USD $12.21 Buy It Now 17h
MESHUGGAH ALIVE CD+DVD DIGIPAK+GIFT, 28 Page Booklet LIMITED EDITION Death Metal MESHUGGAH ALIVE CD+DVD DIGIPAK+GIFT, 28 Page Booklet LIMITED EDITION Death Metal USD $15.99 Buy It Now 18h
Obzen - Meshuggah 727361193720 (CD Used Very Good) Obzen - Meshuggah 727361193720 (CD Used Very Good) USD $10.79 Buy It Now 18h
Meshuggah-ALIVE (2PC) (W/CD) / (BTRS)  DVD NEW Meshuggah-ALIVE (2PC) (W/CD) / (BTRS) DVD NEW USD $17.84 Buy It Now 18h
Meshuggah - The Violent Sleep Of Reason [New CD] Meshuggah - The Violent Sleep Of Reason [New CD] USD $10.68 Buy It Now 19h
Meshuggah - The Violent Sleep Of Reason [New CD] Meshuggah - The Violent Sleep Of Reason [New CD] USD $10.50 Buy It Now 19h
MESHUGGAH The Violent Sleep Of Reason Limited Edition Box Set Number 1 of 1000! MESHUGGAH The Violent Sleep Of Reason Limited Edition Box Set Number 1 of 1000! USD $299.99 Buy It Now 20h
Meshuggah - Destroy Erase Improve [New CD] Japan - Import Meshuggah - Destroy Erase Improve [New CD] Japan - Import USD $27.49 Buy It Now 21h
PYRRHON An Excellent Servant But A Terrible Master CD Gorguts ULECRATE Meshuggah PYRRHON An Excellent Servant But A Terrible Master CD Gorguts ULECRATE Meshuggah USD $9.99 Buy It Now 22h
Koloss by Meshuggah. Koloss by Meshuggah. USD $16.08 Buy It Now 22h
Meshuggah - Nothing (CD, 2002, Nuclear Blast) USA Meshuggah - Nothing (CD, 2002, Nuclear Blast) USA USD $14.62 Buy It Now 1 day
Meshuggah - True Human Design (CD, 1997, Nuclear Blast) Germany Meshuggah - True Human Design (CD, 1997, Nuclear Blast) Germany USD $14.62 Buy It Now 1 day
Nothing - Meshuggah Compact Disc Nothing - Meshuggah Compact Disc USD $20.45 Buy It Now 1 day
2016 MESHUGGAH The Violent Sleep Of Reason   JAPAN CD 2016 MESHUGGAH The Violent Sleep Of Reason JAPAN CD USD $26.80 Buy It Now 1 day
GOJIRA The Way Of All Flesh 2xLP CLEAR SPLATTER VINYL /500 *SEALED* meshuggah GOJIRA The Way Of All Flesh 2xLP CLEAR SPLATTER VINYL /500 *SEALED* meshuggah USD $99.99 Buy It Now 1 day
GOJIRA The Link LP CLEAR SPLATTER VINYL /500 *SEALED* meshuggah lamb of god GOJIRA The Link LP CLEAR SPLATTER VINYL /500 *SEALED* meshuggah lamb of god USD $59.99 Buy It Now 1 day
GOJIRA Magma LP GOLD VINYL *SEALED* meshuggah mastodon lamb of god morbid angel GOJIRA Magma LP GOLD VINYL *SEALED* meshuggah mastodon lamb of god morbid angel USD $79.99 Buy It Now 1 day
I [Remastered] [Digipak] by Meshuggah (CD, Sep-2014, Nuclear Blast) Sealed I [Remastered] [Digipak] by Meshuggah (CD, Sep-2014, Nuclear Blast) Sealed USD $9.99 (0 bids)
USD $15.00 Buy It Now
1 day
The Ophidian Trek [2CD+DVD] [Slipcase] by Meshuggah CD Sep-2014 3 Discs Sealed The Ophidian Trek [2CD+DVD] [Slipcase] by Meshuggah CD Sep-2014 3 Discs Sealed USD $15.00 (0 bids)
USD $20.00 Buy It Now
1 day
Converge 2010 Aus Tour Concert Poster A3 RARE (neurosis meshuggah mastodon) Converge 2010 Aus Tour Concert Poster A3 RARE (neurosis meshuggah mastodon) USD $13.46 Buy It Now 1 day
I Remastered - Meshuggah CD-JEWEL CASE I Remastered - Meshuggah CD-JEWEL CASE USD $16.01 Buy It Now 1 day
Ophidian Trek - Meshuggah CD-JEWEL CASE Ophidian Trek - Meshuggah CD-JEWEL CASE USD $28.88 Buy It Now 1 day
Ophidian Trek - Meshuggah CD-JEWEL CASE Ophidian Trek - Meshuggah CD-JEWEL CASE USD $31.26 Buy It Now 1 day
Nothing (re-issue) - Meshuggah Compact Disc Nothing (re-issue) - Meshuggah Compact Disc USD $18.70 Buy It Now 1 day
Destroy Erase Improve (re-issue) - Meshuggah Compact Disc Destroy Erase Improve (re-issue) - Meshuggah Compact Disc USD $18.70 Buy It Now 1 day
Contradictions Collapse - Meshuggah Compact Disc Contradictions Collapse - Meshuggah Compact Disc USD $18.70 Buy It Now 1 day
The Violent Sleep of Reason * by Meshuggah. The Violent Sleep of Reason * by Meshuggah. USD $19.50 Buy It Now 1 day
Meshuggah - Destroy Erase Improve: Reloaded [New CD] Bonus Tracks, Rmst Meshuggah - Destroy Erase Improve: Reloaded [New CD] Bonus Tracks, Rmst USD $12.71 Buy It Now 1 day
Meshuggah Chaosphere Shirt Medium (Pantera, In Flames) Meshuggah Chaosphere Shirt Medium (Pantera, In Flames) USD $1.28 (0 bids)
1 day
Meshuggah - Ophidian Trek [New CD] With Blu-Ray Meshuggah - Ophidian Trek [New CD] With Blu-Ray USD $21.49 Buy It Now 1 day
Ophidian Trek - Meshuggah (CD Used Very Good) Ophidian Trek - Meshuggah (CD Used Very Good) USD $19.95 Buy It Now 1 day
Ophidian Trek - Meshuggah 727361321840 (CD Used Very Good) Ophidian Trek - Meshuggah 727361321840 (CD Used Very Good) USD $19.13 Buy It Now 1 day
Meshuggah - Ophidian Trek [New CD] With Blu-Ray Meshuggah - Ophidian Trek [New CD] With Blu-Ray USD $27.36 Buy It Now 1 day
Meshuggah - Destroy Erase Improve: Reloaded [New CD] Bonus Tracks, Rmst Meshuggah - Destroy Erase Improve: Reloaded [New CD] Bonus Tracks, Rmst USD $15.95 Buy It Now 1 day
 Meshuggah ‎– Koloss 2 x LP Germany Black Vinyl 2012 Nuclear Blast ‎– NB 2388-1 Meshuggah ‎– Koloss 2 x LP Germany Black Vinyl 2012 Nuclear Blast ‎– NB 2388-1 USD $120.00 Buy It Now 1 day
Lot Of 5 Meshuggah Music CDs Lot Of 5 Meshuggah Music CDs USD $29.99 (0 bids)
1 day
Meshuggah - Obzen (NEW CD) Meshuggah - Obzen (NEW CD) USD $11.63 Buy It Now 1 day
Meshuggah - Chaosphere (Reloaded) (NEW CD) Meshuggah - Chaosphere (Reloaded) (NEW CD) USD $11.63 Buy It Now 1 day
Meshuggah - The Violent Sleep Of Reason 2LP (1ST PRESS, Splatter /500) OOP!!! Meshuggah - The Violent Sleep Of Reason 2LP (1ST PRESS, Splatter /500) OOP!!! USD $34.99 Buy It Now 1 day
Meshuggah - Nothing (Cassette) Russia SEALED Meshuggah - Nothing (Cassette) Russia SEALED USD $29.50 Buy It Now 1 day
MESHUGGAH - rare tour concert / gig poster MESHUGGAH - rare tour concert / gig poster USD $6.46 Buy It Now 1 day
MESHUGGAH - ALIVE CD AND DVD DIGIPACK MESHUGGAH - ALIVE CD AND DVD DIGIPACK USD $11.99 Buy It Now 1 day
MESHUGGAH (7) CD LOT O zen/I/nothing/catch 33/destroy Erase/koloss/chaosphere MESHUGGAH (7) CD LOT O zen/I/nothing/catch 33/destroy Erase/koloss/chaosphere USD $29.99 Buy It Now 1 day
The Ophidian Trek by Meshuggah (2CD+DVD 2014, Nuclear Blast Records) FREE SHIP The Ophidian Trek by Meshuggah (2CD+DVD 2014, Nuclear Blast Records) FREE SHIP USD $23.00 Buy It Now 1 day
MESHUGGAH I SPECIAL EDITION 4 TRACKS EP JAPAN CD MESHUGGAH I SPECIAL EDITION 4 TRACKS EP JAPAN CD USD $29.50 Buy It Now 2 days
MESHUGGAH Contradictions Collapse And None CD European Nuclear Blast 1998 13 MESHUGGAH Contradictions Collapse And None CD European Nuclear Blast 1998 13 USD $10.14 Buy It Now 2 days
MESHUGGAH: ALIVE [USED CD] MESHUGGAH: ALIVE [USED CD] USD $15.84 Buy It Now 2 days
Contradictions Collapse/None + 4 bonus MESHUGGAH CD ( FREE SHIPPING) Contradictions Collapse/None + 4 bonus MESHUGGAH CD ( FREE SHIPPING) USD $9.50 Buy It Now 2 days
GOJIRA-Magam LP Opeth Meshuggah Baroness Slayer Lamb Of God GOJIRA-Magam LP Opeth Meshuggah Baroness Slayer Lamb Of God USD $16.66 (0 bids)
2 days
MESHUGGAH / Contradictions Collapse  /JAPAN LTD CD OBI MESHUGGAH / Contradictions Collapse /JAPAN LTD CD OBI USD $14.50 Buy It Now 2 days
PERIPHERY Select Difficulty 2xLP ORANGE VINYL /500 meshuggah tesseract gojira PERIPHERY Select Difficulty 2xLP ORANGE VINYL /500 meshuggah tesseract gojira USD $49.99 Buy It Now 2 days
CHON Grow LP WATERMELON VINYL *SEALED* animals as leaders periphery meshuggah CHON Grow LP WATERMELON VINYL *SEALED* animals as leaders periphery meshuggah USD $59.99 Buy It Now 2 days
Meshuggah ‎I Special Edition Vinyl Record EP Gatefold Nuclear Blast 2014 Metal Meshuggah ‎I Special Edition Vinyl Record EP Gatefold Nuclear Blast 2014 Metal USD $33.33 Buy It Now 2 days
Devolved - Reprisal CD  NEW AND SEALED - PSYCROPTIC MESHUGGAH KING PARROT Devolved - Reprisal CD NEW AND SEALED - PSYCROPTIC MESHUGGAH KING PARROT USD $8.97 Buy It Now 2 days
Meshuggah Destroy Erase Improve CD 7 27361 68742 7 Meshuggah Destroy Erase Improve CD 7 27361 68742 7 USD $6.99 Buy It Now 2 days
Meshuggah - Obzen (CD, 2008, Nuclear Blast) RARE/OOP Promo Sampler Meshuggah - Obzen (CD, 2008, Nuclear Blast) RARE/OOP Promo Sampler USD $12.43 Buy It Now 2 days
MESHUGGAH-NOTHING  CD NEW MESHUGGAH-NOTHING CD NEW USD $17.83 Buy It Now 2 days
Meshuggah - Koloss [New CD] Deluxe Edition, Digipack Packaging Meshuggah - Koloss [New CD] Deluxe Edition, Digipack Packaging USD $15.37 Buy It Now 2 days
Meshuggah - Koloss [New CD] Deluxe Edition, Digipack Packaging Meshuggah - Koloss [New CD] Deluxe Edition, Digipack Packaging USD $12.94 Buy It Now 2 days
MESHUGGAH - CONTRADICTIONS COLLAPSE - 8tr LP - GER 1991 - 1st PRESSING MESHUGGAH - CONTRADICTIONS COLLAPSE - 8tr LP - GER 1991 - 1st PRESSING USD $69.99 Buy It Now 2 days
MESHUGGAH-CHAOSPHERE (JPN)  CD NEW MESHUGGAH-CHAOSPHERE (JPN) CD NEW USD $33.10 Buy It Now 2 days
MESHUGGAH THE VIOLENT SLEEP OF REASON LP GREEN VINYL /300 MESHUGGAH THE VIOLENT SLEEP OF REASON LP GREEN VINYL /300 USD $52.35 Buy It Now 2 days
MESHUGGAH OBZEN SEALED CD NEW MESHUGGAH OBZEN SEALED CD NEW USD $7.66 Buy It Now 2 days
HYBRID - THE 8TH PLAGUE - CD ALBUM 2008 / FFO MESHUGGAH, REFLECTIONS, CAR BOMB HYBRID - THE 8TH PLAGUE - CD ALBUM 2008 / FFO MESHUGGAH, REFLECTIONS, CAR BOMB USD $6.47 Buy It Now 2 days
BEAR - NOUMENON - CD DIGIPAK ALBUM 2013 / DJENT / BASICK / MESHUGGAH / TEXTURES BEAR - NOUMENON - CD DIGIPAK ALBUM 2013 / DJENT / BASICK / MESHUGGAH / TEXTURES USD $9.06 Buy It Now 2 days
DAMNED SPRING FRAGRANTIA - DIVERGENCES - CD 2013 - BASICK / MESHUGGAH / DJENT DAMNED SPRING FRAGRANTIA - DIVERGENCES - CD 2013 - BASICK / MESHUGGAH / DJENT USD $9.06 Buy It Now 2 days
Meshuggah - I CD 2014 digi remaster Nuclear Blast bonus tracks Meshuggah - I CD 2014 digi remaster Nuclear Blast bonus tracks USD $12.95 Buy It Now 3 days
Meshuggah - Rare Tracks [New CD] Japan - Import Meshuggah - Rare Tracks [New CD] Japan - Import USD $22.80 Buy It Now 3 days
Meshuggah ‎- The Violent Sleep Of Reason 2 x LP Black Vinyl - Death Metal Meshuggah ‎- The Violent Sleep Of Reason 2 x LP Black Vinyl - Death Metal USD $34.99 Buy It Now 3 days
MESHUGGAH I EP ORANGE VINYL 121/300 *SEALED* gojira periphery deftones tool MESHUGGAH I EP ORANGE VINYL 121/300 *SEALED* gojira periphery deftones tool USD $34.99 Buy It Now 3 days
MESHUGGAH I EP GREEN VINYL /300 *SEALED* gojira periphery deftones tool mastodon MESHUGGAH I EP GREEN VINYL /300 *SEALED* gojira periphery deftones tool mastodon USD $34.99 Buy It Now 3 days
MESHUGGAH I EP SILVER VINYL 024/100 *SEALED* gojira periphery deftones tool MESHUGGAH I EP SILVER VINYL 024/100 *SEALED* gojira periphery deftones tool USD $39.99 Buy It Now 3 days
Meshuggah - Chaosphere (CD) Meshuggah - Chaosphere (CD) USD $9.04 (0 bids)
3 days
A Life Once Lost - Iron Gag CD - LAMB OF GOD SHADOWS FALL MESHUGGAH A Life Once Lost - Iron Gag CD - LAMB OF GOD SHADOWS FALL MESHUGGAH USD $7.48 Buy It Now 3 days
MESHUGGAH - Destroy Erase Improve POSTER (84cm x 60cm) MESHUGGAH - Destroy Erase Improve POSTER (84cm x 60cm) USD $51.98 Buy It Now 3 days
MESHUGGAH-CONTRADICTIONS COLLAPSE (JPN)  CD NEW MESHUGGAH-CONTRADICTIONS COLLAPSE (JPN) CD NEW USD $33.10 Buy It Now 3 days
MESHUGGAH - CATCH THIRTY THREE CD 2005 Nuclear Blast 1311-2 33 Thirty Thr33 MESHUGGAH - CATCH THIRTY THREE CD 2005 Nuclear Blast 1311-2 33 Thirty Thr33 USD $5.49 Buy It Now 3 days
Meshuggah ‎I Special Edition Vinyl Record EP Gatefold  2014 Metal NEW SEALED Meshuggah ‎I Special Edition Vinyl Record EP Gatefold 2014 Metal NEW SEALED USD $19.99 Buy It Now 3 days
MESHUGGAH Violent Sleep of Reason CD MESHUGGAH Violent Sleep of Reason CD USD $7.98 Buy It Now 3 days
Meshuggah - Chaosphere [New CD] Ltd Ed, Reissue, Digipack Packaging Meshuggah - Chaosphere [New CD] Ltd Ed, Reissue, Digipack Packaging USD $13.14 Buy It Now 3 days
!!! 7 CDs MESHUGGAH LOT LOOK !!! | LP GOJIRA METALLICA MEGADETH VADER HYPNOS VON !!! 7 CDs MESHUGGAH LOT LOOK !!! | LP GOJIRA METALLICA MEGADETH VADER HYPNOS VON USD $70.00 Buy It Now 3 days
Meshuggah - Chaosphere [New CD] Ltd Ed, Reissue, Digipack Packaging Meshuggah - Chaosphere [New CD] Ltd Ed, Reissue, Digipack Packaging USD $13.97 Buy It Now 3 days
MESHUGGAH BIG POSTER Immolation/Mastodon/Slayer/Nuclear Assault/Gojira/Neurosis MESHUGGAH BIG POSTER Immolation/Mastodon/Slayer/Nuclear Assault/Gojira/Neurosis USD $4.99 Buy It Now 4 days
MESHUGGAH - THE VIOLENT SLEEP OF REASON, ORG 2016 SILVER vinyl 2LP, 300 COPIES! MESHUGGAH - THE VIOLENT SLEEP OF REASON, ORG 2016 SILVER vinyl 2LP, 300 COPIES! USD $47.99 Buy It Now 4 days
Meshuggah - Nothing (NEW CD) Meshuggah - Nothing (NEW CD) USD $10.34 Buy It Now 4 days
MESHUGGAH I SPECIAL EDITION SEALED CD NEW 2014 MESHUGGAH I SPECIAL EDITION SEALED CD NEW 2014 USD $7.42 Buy It Now 4 days
Meshuggah / Destroy Erase Improve JAPAN+3 Fredrik Thordendal B6 Meshuggah / Destroy Erase Improve JAPAN+3 Fredrik Thordendal B6 USD $24.99 Buy It Now 4 days
Rare Trax by Meshuggah (CD, Aug-2001, Avalon) Rare Trax by Meshuggah (CD, Aug-2001, Avalon) USD $24.87 Buy It Now 4 days
GOJIRA Terra Incognita CD Digi 1st Gabriel Editions Pr, 2000 Godzilla Meshuggah GOJIRA Terra Incognita CD Digi 1st Gabriel Editions Pr, 2000 Godzilla Meshuggah USD $299.99 Buy It Now 4 days
Showing all 100 items | Price may be different, data is cached every 1h | Keyword-based search | Ordered by ending time | See results on eBay.com

More places to buy metal & MESHUGGAH music

MESHUGGAH Discography

MESHUGGAH albums / top albums

.. Album Cover 3.50 | 18 ratings
Contradictions Collapse
Thrash Metal 1991
.. Album Cover 3.93 | 37 ratings
Destroy Erase Improve
Progressive Metal 1995
.. Album Cover 3.47 | 40 ratings
Chaosphere
Progressive Metal 1998
.. Album Cover 3.73 | 34 ratings
Nothing
Progressive Metal 2002
.. Album Cover 3.29 | 33 ratings
Catch Thirtythree
Progressive Metal 2005
.. Album Cover 3.38 | 16 ratings
Nothing (2006)
Progressive Metal 2006
.. Album Cover 3.42 | 46 ratings
obZen
Progressive Metal 2008
.. Album Cover 3.42 | 27 ratings
Koloss
Progressive Metal 2012
.. Album Cover 3.89 | 7 ratings
The Violent Sleep of Reason
Progressive Metal 2016

MESHUGGAH EPs & splits

.. Album Cover 3.02 | 4 ratings
Meshuggah (Psykisk Testbild)
Thrash Metal 1989
.. Album Cover 4.40 | 5 ratings
None
Thrash Metal 1994
.. Album Cover 2.14 | 3 ratings
Selfcaged
Progressive Metal 1995
.. Album Cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Hypocrisy / Meshuggah
Progressive Metal 1996
.. Album Cover 2.04 | 5 ratings
The True Human Design
Progressive Metal 1997
.. Album Cover 4.04 | 38 ratings
I
Progressive Metal 2004
.. Album Cover 3.40 | 6 ratings
Pitch Black
Progressive Metal 2013

MESHUGGAH live albums

.. Album Cover 4.88 | 5 ratings
Alive
Progressive Metal 2010

MESHUGGAH demos, promos, fans club and other releases (no bootlegs)

.. Album Cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Ejaculation Of Salvation
Thrash Metal 1989
.. Album Cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
All This Because of Greed
Thrash Metal 1991
.. Album Cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Nothing / Reroute To Remain
Progressive Metal 2002

MESHUGGAH re-issues & compilations

.. Album Cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Contradictions Collapse / None
Thrash Metal 1998
.. Album Cover 3.20 | 5 ratings
Rare Trax
Thrash Metal 2001
.. Album Cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Singles Collection
Progressive Metal 2009

MESHUGGAH singles (1)

.. Album Cover
3.00 | 1 ratings
I Am Colossus
Progressive Metal 2012

MESHUGGAH movies (DVD, Blu-Ray or VHS)

.. Album Cover
4.54 | 3 ratings
Meshugga Alive
Progressive Metal 2010
.. Album Cover
0.00 | 0 ratings
The Ophidian Trek
Progressive Metal 2014

MESHUGGAH Reviews

MESHUGGAH The Violent Sleep of Reason

Album · 2016 · Progressive Metal
Cover art Buy this album from MMA partners
UMUR
"The Violent Sleep of Reason" is the 9th full-length studio album by Swedish technical extreme metal act Meshuggah. The album was released through Nuclear Blast Records in October 2016. It´s the successor to "Koloss" from 2012 and features the same lineup as the predecessor. "The Violent Sleep of Reason" is a self-produced effort. Engineering was done by prolific Danish producer/engineer Tue Madsen at Puk Studios in Denmark. The album was recorded live in the studio, with all members playing simultaneously. So it´s basically a "live in the studio" recording, but you probably wouldn´t be able to hear it if you didn´t know it. Meshuggah are one tight playing unit. A well oiled machine. And even when they do something like this, everything is still delivered with militant precision.

Stylistically "The Violent Sleep of Reason" features very few surprises if you´re already familiar with the last couple of releases by Meshuggah. Crushingly heavy downtuned angular played guitars/bass riffs, the odd fusion jazz styled guitar solo/theme, technical drumming, crazy time signatures, and Jens Kidman´s raw aggressive vocals in front. It´s safe to say they don´t step out of their comfort zone much on this album, but the quality of the material is as usual incredibly high and the band´s sound is as unique as ever. I understand if some people feel Meshuggah have stagnated and that their style has become a one-dimensional and predictable size, because in some ways that´s true, but if you listen a bit more closely to what the band have to offer, you´ll notice that they still make little tweaks to their core sound. It´s nothing that changes their overall musical style, but there is enough development to keep the listener on his/her toes and ensure that "The Violent Sleep of Reason" stands out as an individual entity in the band´s discography.

The material on the 10 track, 58:55 minutes long album is as mentioned above of a very high quality. The tracks are written in an incredibly clever way and the technical details featured on the tracks are quite stunning. That´s not unusual for Meshuggah though, and it wouldn´t be enough if the tracks weren´t powerful and memorable too. That´s fortunately the case here though, and while there are a couple of tracks which don´t stand out as much as the best tracks on the album, every track is still of a high quality. Highlight include "Born in Dissonance", "MonstroCity", and "Nostrum", but "Violent Sleep of Reason" (which features some very intriguing lead guitar melodies/themes) and the crushingly heavy and therefore aptly titled "By the Ton" also deserve a mention.

"The Violent Sleep of Reason" features a powerful, raw, and detailed sound production, and despite how it was recorded, the album features the cold, clinical, and dark atmosphere, which suits Meshuggah´s music so well. It´s still organic to a degree though, and it´s certainly not a polished and lifeless sounding production.

So they´ve done it again...created another masterful release, which defies catagorization and which just sounds unmistakably like Meshuggah. The fans will probably praise this one as they´ve praised the band´s previous efforts, while the critics will say the same as they always do. This is not an album that´ll change that. Meshuggah´s music is still as demanding and inaccessible as it´s been from day one, and "The Violent Sleep of Reason" requires as much attention from the listener as every preceding release by the band before it. But once you lock into that crushingly heavy odd-metered hypnotic groove it´ll never let go. A 5 star (100%) rating is deserved.

MESHUGGAH The Violent Sleep of Reason

Album · 2016 · Progressive Metal
Cover art Buy this album from MMA partners
siLLy puPPy
Chugga chugga djent djent, it’s the MESHUGGAH train coming back to town and after four long years following their most accessible album of all they return in full fury with their complex tech monster bashing mix of aggressiveness unlike any other. THE VIOLENT SLEEP OF REASON (the 8th full length studio album) is chock full of all the famous time sig torture and mangled mutiny of sonic suffering. The title indicates somewhat of a loose theme that is based on Francisco Goya’s painting “The Sleep Of Reason Produces Monsters” and it can be confirmed on this pummeling yet powerful 59 minute expression of brutality that they surely enter those territories and they are the kind that stimulate the senses in TOTALLY inappropriate ways. I love it!

MESHUGGAH wastes no time churning out the technical aggressiveness they’ve been conjuring up for a good twenty years and if you are familiar at all with the band’s output then THE VIOLENT SLEEP OF REASON will not sound out of step in any way with their unique take on mutilated thrash metal that has since been designated with the nauseating term “djent” which i rather despise myself. I consider it a guitar style of playing NOT a true genre per se but i digress and nomenclature aside it is the delivery of incessant progressive and aggressive dissonance accompanied by the saturnine atmospheric tone of the brutality liturgy that really delivers a top notch edition of the MESHUGGAH world of chaotic noise and overtly angry sonicity.

THE VIOLENT SLEEP OF REASON was a blatant attempt to get out of the nitpicking neediness of the production that the band found themselves becoming slaves to and as a result this album was recorded totally live in the studio. That means all parts were recorded simultaneously by all members instead of each track separately. This does indeed give a more organic feel and yet the production is totally modern, crisp and clean and allows every little ear shattering decibelage to assault the senses. The spontaneity of what the band sounds like playing together does chime through as the album feels much like a retro 90s MESHUGGAH album i have to admit.

All in all this is a fine and dandy album that delivers all the MESHUGGAH goods and then some. The technical riff abuse is in full attack as Frederik Thordendal and Mårten Hagström are partners in crime on the dual guitar assaults and Dick Lövgren on bass and Tomas Haake on drums absolutely nail the avant-groove antics without hesitation. Jens Kidman delivers the best of his angry anti-relgious and dark cynical lyrics and vocal styles as to be expected. THE VIOLENT SLEEP OF REASON is a fine addition to the MESHUGGAH canon but personally i can’t say i like this better than the cream of the crop such as their “Chaosphere” to “Nothing” remake period.

True that they keep their sound together in tact and offer an excellent slice of their homemade musical universe but at the same time they don’t really offer anything new to it and with music this brutal and complex it’s nice to have some variation involved such as acoustic and ambient passages that were prevalent on their earlier albums (yes there is some but not until track seven “Stifled.”) So overall this will not go down as my favorite MESHUGGAH album of all time but nevertheless a very worthy avant-garde progressive thrashy groove metal album for those who have drenched themselves in the chaotic avant-garde jazz fusion techniques of dissonant metal that they churn out so well. It should go without saying that MESHUGGAH is very much an acquired taste and nothing on THE VIOLENT SLEEP OF REASON will attract new followers. If you didn’t like them before, you won’t like them now but if you have swallowed this Kool-aid then you can happily expect more of the same.

MESHUGGAH obZen

Album · 2008 · Progressive Metal
Cover art Buy this album from MMA partners
Necrotica
If there's anything a band like Meshuggah's especially known for, it's how consistent they've been with their sound over the years. Much of their work has used their second effort Destroy Erase Improve as the general template, subtly evolving in different ways with each passing record. Unfortunately, one negative aspect of such a strategy is the band's tendency of sounding a touch too repetitive and sometimes resting on their laurels. Their 2005 album Catch Thirtythree, while boasting hints of jazz fusion, was a good example of the group's sound starting to become somewhat stale. So what did the Swedish metal legends unleash with 2009's Obzen? Absolute trash.

Meshuggah have always been a highly regarded group in terms of the instrumentalists' talents, but that does have the occasion of backfiring on a band; unfortunately, that is exactly the case with Obzen. Everything sounds too calculated, too artificial, too cold. While this style is present in other genres/bands (obviously technical death metal is generally infamous for such an approach), almost all of Obzen sounds as if it wasn't recorded by a band, but rather an assembly line of musical parts. The semblance of passion and general energy of previous records is replaced by robotic, by-the-numbers extreme metal that's almost completely devoid of any surprises or stand-out moments (or stand-out tracks, for that matter).

Fortunately, the shining light leading the darkness is the opening number "Combustion." The track is reminiscent of older Meshuggah records such as Contradictions Collapse or the aforementioned Destroy Erase Improve, opting for an extremely thrash-esque method of starting the album. Jens Kidman's voice sounds as angry as ever, and the musicians play with an exceptionally commanding presence. The solo is also a nice aspect, highlighting Frederik Thordendal's agility while also showcasing a nice sense of variety in his playing. Unfortunately though, the song only lasts four minutes. The album that follows is an overly homogeneous trainwreck that is only saved by a few choice moments.

While the band members do nothing particularly offensive to get such a low rating, my biggest criticism comes right down to the songwriting itself. Much of the album appears to be on autopilot, right down to the riffs that these songs revolve around. Let's take the title track, for example; while the doomy nature of the opening A-tuned riff is promising, the first "verse" section is completely uninteresting and leaves a lot to be desired. Jens' vocals sound too aggressive for what's being played, and lack of any embellishments to add to the precise riff make the portion sound unfinished and even unneeded. Moments like these are littered about the album, perhaps reaching a peak with the biggest travesty on the album, "Bleed." "Bleed," considered by many to be one of Meshuggah's greatest songs in their most recent work, leaves me completely baffled about why it is so revered. While repetition can be done extremely well in music (see: Opeth, Earth, Lightning Bolt, etc.), "Bleed" preys on one's boredom much more quickly. The main motif is very bland and leaves little to the imagination, and while Thomas Haake's drumming is usually a highlight in the band's music, it's tough to get invested in his drumming on this one. Even when the song speeds up, everything sounds just as mechanical as it did before. The polyrhythms in the song aren't particularly interesting, especially when the band pounds them into your head 50,000 times, and the solo happens to be one of the tune's only saving graces. On top of all this, the song is over seven minutes long... again, not a very wise investment in the long run.

Considering so much of the review was spent on just a few songs and the vast majority of the album contains the same style, you can imagine I have an absolute trove of problems with this record. Judging by the 1.5, this is definitely true, but I must mention that I didn't want to hate this album. You may not take issue with what criticisms I brought up, and if not, more power to you; the album certainly managed to strike a chord with a large amount of metal fans. I, for one, find it to be a pretty atrocious and dispassionate piece of blandness. Despite the band members' talents, the record they made is an exercise in pure frustration and unnecessary repetition.

MESHUGGAH Contradictions Collapse

Album · 1991 · Thrash Metal
Cover art Buy this album from MMA partners
Unitron
Meshuggah - Contradictions Collapse

"Contradictions Collapse" is the debut studio album by technical thrash/extreme metal band Meshuggah. Meshuggah is probably best known for their odd time changes, skull-crushing riffs, meandering grooves, and aggressive vocals. However, that wouldn't really develop much until "Chaosphere". While much different from later releases, Meshuggah's debut still shows technical complexity and is an underrated album in Meshuggah's discography.

This album is much more thrash-based then later albums, which focus more on groove. This is what I'd call technical thrash somewhat in the vein of Metallica's "...And Justice for All" album with some groove here and there. You still have crushing riffing, but in a thrashing way. The opening song 'Paralyzing Ignorance' is one of my favorites, and is a great opener as it gives a good idea for the sound of the album. It's got some great riot chant vocals, fantastic riffs that I find it hard not to headbang to, pounding drums, and some nice basslines too. Speaking of bass, the bass is very audible in this album, just listen to the song 'Erronerous Manipulation' and you'll probably hear how strong the bass sound is. In the aforementioned song, it's not just the bass that's strong, there is some really catchy guitar. Most of the songs change up quite a bit, but it all sounds really natural. One minute you'll have a jazzy guitar solo, and then the next will be a slow passage or a crushing riff but it all flows pretty well. 'Greed' is another favorite, starting up with a march-like beat. Of course, like most of the songs though it changes up soon enough with grooving riffs and noisy soloing. This is a little thing, but it has whispering of 'The cause of greed', similar to Metallica's 'Damage Inc.'. I don't know why, but I always love little things like that.

Unlike later albums, Jens Kidman's vocals actually kind of sound like a rawer and more aggressive James Hetfield, and that perfectly fits in with the sound of the album. Besides the similarities with "...And Justice for All", there are also parts that remind me of "Killing Technology" and "Dimension Hatross"-era Voivod. Kidman sometimes has a punk vocal delivery, and the beginning riffs of 'Abnegating Cecity' remind me of some of the guitar work on those albums. There are also some upbeat jump-y riffs and grooves throughout the album reminding me of Pantera, albeit with off-kilter drum rhythms. This is especially heard in the song 'Qualms of Reality' before it goes into a slower passage with nice acoustics.

Overall, this is one killer debut album. If you want some ass-kicking tech thrash, or if you couldn't get into later Meshuggah, then this is most certainly for you. I love most of Meshuggah's discography, but this is definitely stands out from the rest of this consistently great band's output. There may be a bit too much going on for some, but I still highly recommend this to any fans of tech thrash. Hope you found this review helpful.

Feel free to comment!

MESHUGGAH Catch Thirtythree

Album · 2005 · Progressive Metal
Cover art Buy this album from MMA partners
martindavey87
I came across this album in a music shop for £3 and decided to check it out. I'd heard a lot about Meshuggah and what people were calling their "math metal" (which I suppose has today been replaced with the term 'djent'), and was intrigued. However, to be honest this is probably one of the worst albums I own.

Being a thrash metal fan during my teenage years, I thought I'd be able to tolerate the shouting vocals, which was originally my biggest concern, though it really doesn't matter. The album as a whole just doesn't work for me. The music all seems dull and boring, incredibly repetitive, and the constant guitar riffs playing over drums in different time signatures (I believe this is known as a 'polyrhythm'), may seem impressive musical capability, but ultimately lacks any actual musicality, providing nothing more than material for music theory enthusiasts to analyze.

Obviously there is a market for this kind of music, because Meshuggah seem to have garnered a pretty big, incredibly passionate fanbase. And whilst I'd normally be open to giving certain bands multiple chances, Meshuggah is a band I certainly won't be trying out again.

Check out my Facebook page @ facebook.com/martindavey87

MESHUGGAH Movies Reviews

MESHUGGAH Meshugga Alive

Movie · 2010 · Progressive Metal
Cover art Buy this album from MMA partners
Matt
Recorded throughout the tour of their latest album release at the time(Obzen) in 2009 and released in February 2010 on Nuclear Blast which could be the best description of this extreme metal bands music style. Uncompromising,frantic,pounding and hardly a normal guitar solo too be heard, just the scream of the chords played. Drumming as fast and as tight as you can get it. Tomas Haake knows how to keep time and not easy would that be in this outfit. Dick Lovgren on Bass is simply as good as they come in Metal. Jens Kidman of course with his growl style of vocals fronting the band with his own distinct sound.and the two guitarists Fredrik Thorendal on lead guitar and and Martin Hagstrom on rythmn guitar. The majority of the songs are from the albums "Obzen" and "Nothing" which make up nine of the twelve tracks with two from Chaosphere and one from the EP None.

"Perpetual Black Second' is first up with the lyrics pertaining to a second of violence and with the intro of the guitars and the drums the song quickly takes us into that rapid style with the twin guitars, with the drumming not really providing support but stating its own time.Of course we get Fredrik's Thorendal approach to a guitar solo which is such an important component in the bands own sound.The only track within the album that does not seem to gel is Lethargica with its off kilter rythmn but that is more personal taste as the song as usual is tight and played spot on."Bleed" which is one of my favourites off the album Obzen is given the treatment and what a blast it is. The version on the cd is from Montreal whereas the dvd is in New York due to better footage I would guess as the venue and audience provide great material for the clip used. Special mention must go for the version of "Rational Gaze","Pravus","Straws Pulled at Random","Stengah","The Mouth Licking What You've Bled" but others who are fans of this band most likely will have their own list from this great live album.

With over twenty years of experience the band shows exactly that with its extreme and original approach to modern metal and one very tight outfit is the result.Fantastic full on live album even a bit more so than their studio recordings and masters of the extreme they have become. The dvd also provides footage in between songs off the band on the road.Shot in black and white and it gives a nice feel to the down time the band has. Also you get a drum kit and guitar tour as a bonus. The cd song order is not the same as the DVD

4.5 stars but in 12 months I may revisit this review to update this to Five.

MESHUGGAH Shouts

Please login to post a shout
No shouts posted yet. Be the first member to do so above!

MMA TOP 5 Metal ALBUMS

Rating by members, ranked by custom algorithm
Albums with 30 ratings and more
Master of Puppets Thrash Metal
METALLICA
Buy this album from our partners
Keeper of the Seven Keys Part 2 Power Metal
HELLOWEEN
Buy this album from our partners
Rising Traditional heavy metal
RAINBOW
Buy this album from our partners
Rust in Peace Thrash Metal
MEGADETH
Buy this album from our partners
Reign in Blood Thrash Metal
SLAYER
Buy this album from our partners

New Metal Artists

New Metal Releases

Kevät / Värimyrsky Black Metal
ORANSSI PAZUZU
Buy this album from MMA partners
Farmakologinen Black Metal
ORANSSI PAZUZU
Buy this album from MMA partners
Live at Dunk!Fest 2016 Atmospheric Sludge Metal
RUSSIAN CIRCLES
Buy this album from MMA partners
Cygnus X-1 Hard Rock
RUSH
Buy this album from MMA partners
Lost 'N' Found: Live in Tilburg Metal Related
RIVERSIDE
Buy this album from MMA partners
More new releases

New Free Metal MP3 download/stream

New Metal Online Videos

More videos

New MMA Metal Forum Topics

More in the forums

New Site interactions

More...

Latest Metal News

members-submitted

More in the forums

Social Media

Share this site
Follow us

Buy Metal Music Online