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Release date: 23 March 2012
Style: Technical thrash metal, Math metal, Progressive metal

Rating:

8.1 | 406 votes

Owners:

421 have it
55 want it


01. I Am Colossus
02. The Demon's Name Is Surveillance
03. Do Not Look Down
04. Behind The Sun
05. The Hurt That Finds You First
06. Marrow
07. Break Those Bones Whose Sinews Gave It Motion
08. Swarm
09. Demiurge
10. The Last Vigil

The best Djent / Math Metal album of 2012

Review
Lyrics (10)


Additional info
Release dates:

March 23: Germany
March 26: rest of Europe
March 27: North America

Koloss will be released as a CD digi, limited edition Magic Cube (CD digi plus DVD exclusive to Nuclear Blast mail-order) and two-LP brown vinyl.

Guest review by
flightoficarus

Rating:
9.6
The most common complaint I hear about Meshuggah, from the monotone vocals to the djent-spawning guitar crunch, is repetitiveness. It is true that a passing listen yields a surface-level of uniformity that some may find unappealing. However, there was an interview with the band stating something that has stuck with me: every instrument is treated as percussion. Considering this fact helped everything resonate on a deeper level with me. The drums, of course, are technical beyond measure with their polyrhythms and constant changes, but the guitars and the vocal cadence are given equal attention in their meticulous placement within the time signatures. Nothing is left to chance with Meshuggah.

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Uldreth - 19.04.2012 at 23:18  
Rating: 8 I just bought this album, was a pretty random purchase. Need to listen more times to be able to tell an opinion, but maaaan, Break Those Bones Whose Sinews Gave It Motion compels me to go about and thrash everything that comes my way.
Diamonds - 07.05.2012 at 12:23  
  I mean.. It's great, but goddamn.. I thought they were repetative BEFORE, lol. It's like listening to a song on repeat half the time.. Still.. Good, though.
Valaskjalf - 22.05.2012 at 14:16  
Rating: 9 This album deserves better, so good! Best Meshuggah release in a decade - "The Demon's Name is Surveillance" is probably the best song this year for me.
Mr. Doctor - 22.05.2012 at 21:38  
 
Written by Valaskjalf on 22.05.2012 at 14:16

This album deserves better, so good! Best Meshuggah release in a decade - "The Demon's Name is Surveillance" is probably the best song this year for me.


Better? it already has 8,3 as average rating. I think that's pretty good for any album.
Valaskjalf - 22.05.2012 at 22:14  
Rating: 9
Written by Mr. Doctor on 22.05.2012 at 21:38

Written by Valaskjalf on 22.05.2012 at 14:16

This album deserves better, so good! Best Meshuggah release in a decade - "The Demon's Name is Surveillance" is probably the best song this year for me.


Better? it already has 8,3 as average rating. I think that's pretty good for any album.


Im talking in relation to their other releases. Its a damn-side better than "Nothing" especially.
Mr. Doctor - 22.05.2012 at 22:15  
 
Written by Valaskjalf on 22.05.2012 at 22:14

Im talking in relation to their other releases. Its a damn-side better than "Nothing" especially.


Aaaah, the previous post wasn't very clear. Got it.
Neiluria - 01.06.2012 at 01:05  
Rating: 10 A big slap in the face !!!
Masterpiece : Demiurge, Marrow
Slyfang - 14.06.2012 at 04:01  
Rating: 10
Written by Uldreth on 19.04.2012 at 23:18

I just bought this album, was a pretty random purchase. Need to listen more times to be able to tell an opinion, but maaaan, Break Those Bones Whose Sinews Gave It Motion compels me to go about and thrash everything that comes my way.


The slowest song does that to you?

Does "The Hurt That Finds You First" have the opposite effect, or what?
-DC-002- - 25.06.2012 at 21:08  
Rating: 8 Great album! There are always songs that don't quite work for me on all of Meshuggahs albums and it goes to Don't look Down this time, it has just not stuck. All the other songs were either outrightly awesome or grew on me. The last half of the album I find insanely listenable.
Socko - 05.07.2012 at 08:23  
Rating: 9 Awesome album! Probably the most caschy Meshuggah album. Demiurge and The Hurt That Finds You First gotta be the best off the record
Illog1cal - 06.07.2012 at 02:33  
  The production on this is brilliant, almost everything is perfectly balanced, the vocals perhaps slightly too low in the mix.

Not the most enjoyable album for me compared to their other releases, but a few songs work very well. My personal favourite being 'Behind the Sun', a slow and very well written song.
ThunderAxe1989 - 25.07.2012 at 03:18  
Rating: 8
Written by Diamonds on 07.05.2012 at 12:23

I mean.. It's great, but goddamn.. I thought they were repetative BEFORE, lol. It's like listening to a song on repeat half the time.. Still.. Good, though.

My thoughts exactly!
It flows very nicely the whole way through.
Boxcar Willy - 21.11.2012 at 03:51  
  Great album.




I love this video too, 2:26 is just kickass.
Jaeryd - 06.06.2013 at 02:06  
Rating: 8 Somehow I was led to believe that this album wasn't that great... It's not as bad as some people have suggested.
Hisham.7 - 25.08.2013 at 12:57  
Rating: 10 This album is exactly what to expect from a massive band like Meshuggah and their work has not let any fans down ! this album is skull crushing and heavy and you will find it hard not to headbang to it
Dentura - 21.10.2013 at 07:14  
Rating: 8 I like this album quite a bit! Very fine slab of skull crushing tech metal. One of my faves from this band really. Behind the Sun is the highlight for me.
Regolith - 07.01.2014 at 04:00  
Rating: 9
Written by Slyfang on 14.06.2012 at 04:01

Written by Uldreth on 19.04.2012 at 23:18

I just bought this album, was a pretty random purchase. Need to listen more times to be able to tell an opinion, but maaaan, Break Those Bones Whose Sinews Gave It Motion compels me to go about and thrash everything that comes my way.


The slowest song does that to you?

Does "The Hurt That Finds You First" have the opposite effect, or what?


I'm with the first guy... BTBWSGIM (longest song name ever!) is the business! For some of us it isn't the speed that does it, it's the sludgy, bone-crushing slower tempos that induce neck-breakage. By far my favorite track. And, just for the fun of it: I dig THTFYF but it's the end that really does it for me.
Regolith - 07.01.2014 at 04:05  
Rating: 9
Written by Uldreth on 19.04.2012 at 23:18

I just bought this album, was a pretty random purchase. Need to listen more times to be able to tell an opinion, but maaaan, Break Those Bones Whose Sinews Gave It Motion compels me to go about and thrash everything that comes my way.


That song has the same effect on you too..huh? Number one repeated riff in my head since I first heard it. Gung de-gung de-gung, dun dun blaa-dound, gee-gung gee-gung (etc.) Rules!

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