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Meshuggah - Rare Trax (7/10) - Sweden - 2001

Genre: Death Metal
Label: Nuclear Blast Records
Playing time: 46:13
Band homepage: Meshuggah


  1. War
  2. Cadaverous Mastication
  3. Sovereigns Morbidity
  4. Dept Of Nature
  5. By Emptyness Abducted
  6. Don't Speak
  7. Abnegating Cecity
  8. Internal Evidence
  9. Concatenation
  10. Ayahuasca Experience
Meshuggah - Rare Trax
That MESHUGGAH play pretty spaced-out music is most probably known among you all. Basically a band that is only suited for absolute freaks, but still the Swedes are pretty famous by now, being around for some time already.

Now after no less than 7 albums, of which I'd like to point out "Chaosphere", they release a CD containing un-released songs ("Don't Speak", "By Emptyness Abducted"), which have been recorded in the studio, demo-versions of "Abnegating Cecity" and "Internal Evidence", a remix of "Concatenation" and a few other tracks.

Opening "War" stakes the claims and makes clear what is played here. Complex, pretty freaked-out Thrash Metal, which sounds completely original... On with "Cadaverous Mastication", which is a little slower and more melodic and, as many MESHUGGAH songs, contains frilly riffs. At thundering " Depth Of Nature " and at completely manic "By Emptyness Abducted". At "Ayahuasca Experience" the stress-factor is immensely high, so only for real die-hards.

Who doesn't know the music of MESHUGGAH yet could take this CD as appetiser, but I'd rather recommend "Chaosphere", which is not as hardly digestible as this album. But don't expect Easy Listening-music, is never in where MESHUGGAH is on the cover...

Ralf Henn

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