Meshuggah is a behemoth. Their rhythms are jarring for most listeners due to their usage of poly meter rhythms, and their unbridled dedication to the atonal. For the longest time, I could not stand them.
But I was stricken by curiosity. In the metal world, Meshuggah are fairly popular. Influential even. But why? It is rare that I become so absorbed in the why rather than the simplicity of how I feel about something and then moving on to something more suited to my tastes. But I digress. Continue reading