Discussion in 'Music Discussion' started by malalol, Jan 4, 2012.
you're just jelly... Abed > you
These DAR Amps are fuckin brutal
real-talk I really do like this album, but I'm more into their "destroy, erase, improve" sound. I wish they still did more of the cool jazzy bits and ambient stuff they did back in the day. I think it really helped to break up the potential monotony in their sound.
was 7 years ago
I went into this album thinking they were finally gonna write a different sounding song.
My album hasn't come in yet and I stopped downloading music. Mostly because I can't even find time to listen to the ones I buy :s
Lol. Listening to Meshuggah for the melodies is like listening to Dream Theater for the growls.
Album is sweet, I love how Demon is basically Bleed v2
instrumentally speaking this might be their best and most complete album ever. EVER. The guitars rule supreme.
However, vocal-wise I'm let down. There's no real standout section of the vocals, they're just there. Which is sad because it makes me think Jens doesn't really care about the band anymore and just gets the job done.
For me the vocals have always been the weakest element - it' a shame he barely ever tries to do anything with his voice beside scream in a fairly monotonous way. But i'm used to it and i'd say at this stage it's never going to change so I don't really mind.
Fuck I'm so happy he doesn't try to do whatever fruity shit you want him to do with his voice
yeah but on former albums he tried some interesting rhythms or these extreme screams on Catch 33(Dehumanization?). Maybe it has to do with him being cautious with his aging vocal cords but then I don't understand why he doesn't go for some more melodic stuff. He has done it in the past.
lol @ fruity shit
The intro of Behind the Sun impregnated my sister with octuplets.
I don't even have a sister.
you do now
Sorry man, Meshuggah's music can only impregnate sisters with broken patterns of 16th notes
it's all about dat ending
that'd be Haake's fault anyway.
Haake tells Kidman how to sing?
...lol mike portnoy?
Just going to say Chaosphere is Jen's standout performance by far. He's so angry.
I blasted this album while I saw at the gym and I think I saw God
Completely agreed. When I listened to Meshuggah, I think of that big chomping truck that Björk drives in her "Army of Me" video just mowing down skyscrapers methodically. Jens' voice (and, overall, the band's relentless pushing rhythms) works perfectly in that capacity. They're just this big polyrhythmic machine that won't ever stop.
I actually think the vox work really well at a couple of choice parts, otherwise yea they're just a nice layer. The end of I Am Colossus is fucking insane vocally
Okay album, but Imma go listen to Chaosphere now because I'm a man's man's djentleman.
Djentleman is such a stupid fucking word.
Don't Look Down is fucking killer
lol @ complaining to Jens vocals. Can you picture Russell Allen ,James LaBrie or Dan from TesseracT singing in Meshuggah?. I can't. Jens is the perfect vocalist for this band.
I think Dream Theater should cover a Meshuggah song. That would be pretty funny.
Christ you're retarded
But yeah, quoted for truth.
Maybe you wanna give me a name who will be 'appropriate' for being vocalist on Meshuggah, and then I will find out that you're retarded as well.
what the hell else should jens do vocally? sing or do faggy growls to turn meshuggah into crap like every other "djent" band? no thanks.
What the fuck are you even talking about?
Meshuggah fans/non-fans are retarded.
Jens is the "appropriate" vocalist for Meshuggah.. The names you dropped I don't think anyone here (or anywhere) ever thought of being a fit like.. at all.
Actually, Catch 33 is his best work. /sciencefact
One of my top five Meshuggah songs now.
I would fight you but its C33 so I don't give a fuck.
Jens just has no variation, no interesting vocal rhythm's, nothing new on this album. He's going through the motions, which what a lot of posters complaining about the vox are trying to get at I'm sure.
I definitely wouldn't want him to go down the route of what all those faggy djent bands with clean singing do, that's for sure. But there's definitely ways he could make them a little more interesting. I loved the prolonged epic screams on Catch 33, for example. He never seemed to do them again unfortunately. What he does works well and it's effective, but he could definitely be a little more creative than the constant 'raah raah raah raah raah raah' on every single song.
But anyway, I don't wanna bitch too much because this album is fucking brilliant after 3 listens.
He's still my favorite harsh vocalist, come at me
Jens is fucking 45 years old, I'm surprised he can still scream at all.
But yeah, Do Not Look Down is fucking heavy.
Haake writes Jens' vocal parts.
well, writes the lyrics which he then also fits into the composition accordingly
Demiurge is absolutely fucking ridiculous.
This album is quite good. I agree that the vocals have always been my least favorite part of Meshuggah, but I understand why they are the way they are, and they certainly don't ruin it for me.
Koloss is like the perfect gym album. After only a couple listens I'd have to say my favorites are The Demon's Name is Surveillance and Marrow.
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