“The Exquisite Machinery of Torture”
I was given 2002’s Nothing as a birthday gift, and went into it completely blind. Or maybe deaf? But either way, the result was the same: LOTS of headbanging induced migraines. TONS of them! One really mean one happened as result of a head-to-steering-wheel collision during “Straws Pulled at Random.” The slow, cold, bleak, churn reminds me of that giant sound the robots make in the Terminator films.
Back to metal, Destroy Erase Improve, Chaosphere, and Nothing are absolutely essential albums. I honestly think Meshuggah was the single most influential metal band of the 2000’s (see progressive metal, djent, etc.) Anyway, here are two new tracks of mathematical devastation from alien robots from the future! Koloss will result in weeks of brain scrambling headbanging starting March 27, courtesy of Nuclear Blast.