Post by Bastardometer on Mar 16, 2005 16:36:34 GMT -5
I sure alot of you might not dig these guy's but this is an album I'm excited about (especially after hearing the "I" ep.)
Swedish experimental extreme metallers MESHUGGAH have finalized the track listing for their new album, "Catch 33", due on May 16 in Europe and May 31 in the U.S. via Nuclear Blast Records. The follow-up to 2002's "Nothing" is being described as one continuous 47-minute song divided into 13 parts and is said to be "musically the opposite" of the group's 2004 EP, "I".
"Catch 33" track listing:
01. Autonomy Lost 02. Imprint Of The Un-Saved 03. Disenchantment 04. The Paradoxical Spiral 05. Re-Inanimate 06. Entrapment 07. Mind's Mirrors 08. In Death - Is Life 09. In Death - Is Death 10. Shed 11. Personae Non Gratae 12. Dehumanization 13. Sum
The artwork, which was designed by MESHUGGAH drummer Tomas Haake, is "a visual compliment of sorts to the album title, i.e the paradoxes/negations/contradictions of life and death (as we see it in our finest moments of unrestrained metaphoric interpretation) that the lyrics [on the new album] deal with!" according to Haake.
Post by Bastardometer on Mar 18, 2005 15:11:17 GMT -5
- 1 tune, 47 minutes, which consists of the 13 tracks.
- Recorded with Custom Ibanez 8-strings ( 1, 2 )
- 2-3 minute clip to be posted around April 6th.
- "Catch 33 is a much slower piece than "I", it has a whole different pace to it, and the drumming is not your typical Meshuggah-type drumming. It's more straightforward, and everything about Catch 33 is put into the guitar riffs, which are totally insane. The listener should just sit him or herself in a dark room with headphones on and just kind of trip out." - Tomas Haake
- In the first part you can hear drawling drums with the typical Meshuggah riff dynamics as we could hear on "Nothing" and above that ghost-like chordwall as ground. "Catch 33" is an static, harsh heavy and irritating minmalstic.
- Production is "crystal clear and heavy as fuck."
- "...something like Special Defects from Frederik, but different!"
- "If Tomas had recorded everything on this album, we would'nt be finished till now ( interview from the 29th of January ) . But luckily he has no problems with his ego and he has no needs to prove his ability anymore - so we decided to use the modern technology. but i think nobody will hear that." - Marten
Post by fairyblood on May 20, 2005 22:44:48 GMT -5
Never heard of them in my life but they sound interesting. I usually love bands from across the pond. ;D
~Today a young man on acid realized that all matter is merely energy condensed to a slow vibration, that we are all one conciousness experiencing itself subjectively, there is no such thing as death, life is only dream, and we're the imagination of ourselves. Here's Tom with the weather. ~
Post by erishkigal on Jun 21, 2005 22:49:16 GMT -5
I listened to the album in the store the other day. I've heard very good reviews about this band but I usually dont find bands that concentrate on song technicalitys quite a lot to have great longevity.
Although I didnt hate it, and im sure in a crowded store with lots of people isnt the right atmosphere to listen to it, I dont think ill ever buy the album
I remember trying to learn the song "I" but didnt have enough strings on my guitar, heh. Not to mention its like, 2-3 minutes of the same note in strange rythmic patterns.
Definitely an interesting and not crap band.
Must go away ...Away to places where silence roars And where no life has the possibility to grow
"Shed" comes off the Swedish experimental extreme metallers' latest album, "Catch 33" which sold 6,954 copies in the United States in its first week of release to debut at position No. 170 on The Billboard 200 chart.
The follow-up to 2002's "Nothing", "Catch 33" is being described as one continuous 47-minute song divided into 13 parts and is said to be "musically the opposite" of the group's 2004 EP, "I".
As previously reported, Nuclear Blast Records have officially confirmed that MESHUGGAH have re-signed with the label ("Catch 33" was the band's final CD under their previous contract).
MESHUGGAH have hinted in recent interviews that they may embark on a U.S. tour in the fall. At press time, no American dates have yet been announced.
"Nothing" has sold approximately 80,000 copies in the United States, according to Nielsen SoundScan.