Released on: 2012-03-23
While everything is pretty much rushed these days, some bands need, or better, take their time to come up with a new album. MESHUGGAH is one of these bands and you always know it was worth the wait once you listen to a new MESHUGGAH record for the first time. Also, it makes sense that it takes some time and effort to come up with what got known as math metal – right? A genre and a trademark, Tomas Haake & Co. invented!
After switch-flipping the metal community upside down again with their most recent efforts, “Alive” (CD/DVD, 2010) and the critically acclaimed last studio album “obZen” (2008) and continuously touring the entire globe, in early 2011 the iconic band got back to their very own studio vault to record one giant monster of an album. The outcome, fittingly entitled “Koloss”, stunningly showcases the bands complexity, diversity, adding a more groovy and rocky edge to it, which renovates MESHUGGAHs unique sound by making it a slight bit more catchy but still destroying just everything in its wake.
2012 still showcases MESHUGGAH on top of the game that has been extended, renamed and what not by a whole lot of new bands, that try to reach out to the godfathers of math, jazz, djent or whatever-you-wanna-call-it metal, might come close, but never will deliver as these Swedes have done for more than 25 years now.
„As always, we tried to take our music in a slightly different direction with each album and with “Koloss” we feel, that we really nailed what we were going for. Organic brutality, viscera and groove all crammed into a 54-minute metalicious treat, best avoided by the faint of heart!!” Tomas Haake, Drums
|Track list||Total runtime|
|1||- I Am Colossus||4:43|
|2||- The Demon’s Name Is Surveillance||4:39|
|3||- Do Not Look Down||4:44|
|4||- Behind The Sun||6:14|
|5||- The Hurt That Finds You First||5:34|
|7||- Break Those Bones Whose Sinews Gave It Motion||6:55|
|10||- The Last Vigil||4:32|