Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Meshuggah - Koloss (2012)
Out of their whole catalog, I would say that this is Meshuggah's most accessible and headbangable album. Of course there is plenty of technicality, but it's enveloped in catchy riffs and pounding grooves. My favorite song, Demiurge, might just contain one of the heaviest riffs written in the history of metal and it's easily one of my top 5 Meshuggah songs. I don't think it quite stands up to Obzen, but it's undoubtedly an amazing album and one of the best of the year. (P.S. I know it's controversial to lump Meshuggah into the djent genre, but I'm going to do so anyways since they basically inspired it in the first place.)

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