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  • Like many Meshuggah fans I felt they peaked with their fantastic EP “I” which epitomized everything they were working towards with their polyrhythmic Math Metal approach; and with their highly experimental follow-up album “Catch Thirty Three” I was sure their glory days were behind them. I was mistaken. With “Obzen” there is an amazing infusion of groove added to each and every track, seemlessly infusing this new direction with their already jaw-dropping, calculated Progressive Metal time signatures. Influences from bands like Tool and Mastodon come to mind frequently throughout this recording, the albums “Lateralus” and “Leviathan” most notably. The result is Meshuggah’s best and certainly most memorable album yet. Each song sticks with power and precision all the while feeling like parts of brilliant machinery put together into one dynamic creation. Highly recommended.

    Posted on January 25, 2010