Honestly, I was completely against this re-recording at first, that was until I my curiosity got the best of me. Brilliant. Brilliant. Brilliant. I now understand why Meshuggah went to the trouble re-recording the guitars and re-mixing the album. Clarity. Clarity is the key to this re-recording and I say that because for the first time (without headphones) all of the dissonant intervals come out so much cleaner as they were intended to be heard. In fact, there’s more clarity in all of the rhythms and the drums seem to be a little more distant which is not a bad change. There are several areas where the guitars use different punctuation/accents to shorten/lengthen notes or phrasing. This is a GREAT IMPROVEMENT on an already great album!!!!