Not since Meshuggah’s debut, Contradictions Collapse, has the band sounded so organic. The reason is simple: Meshuggah chose to record the album live as a band. Forgoing the clinical approach of ObZen and Koloss gives the songs a chance to breathe naturally, and it’s a good thing in my book. Meshuggah haven’t slacked off when it comes to musical ability, but they have tapped into a down-to-earth vibe not heard in years.
The Violent Sleep Of Reason is out now via Caroline/Nuclear Blast.