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Meshuggah  


Harsh vocals, dense riffing, and a somewhat mechanical style are the specialties of Meshuggah, one of the leading post- thrash bands of the late nineties. The band has evolved from a more general thrash style (as heard on Contradictions Collapse) to the stark anti-melody sound on Chaosphere and None. Though this style is getting pretty common nowadays, Meshuggah's complex riffing and song structure has helped them remain an influential leader in the extreme metal field.

Current Members

Jens Kidman

vocals

Fredrik Thordendal

guitars

Mårten Hagström

guitars

Dick Löwgren

bass (Armageddon, Last Tribe)

Tomas Haake

drums

Former Members/Guests

Peter Nordin

bass

Gustaf Hielm

bass (Dark Funeral, Non-Human Level)

Niklas Lundgren

drums (Burst)


Discography



(EP) Meshuggah 
1989 independent
  1. Cadaverous Mastication
  2. Sovereignes Morbidity
  3. The Debt of Nature
  • Jens Kidman
  • Fredrik Thordendal
  • Peter Nordin
  • Niklas Lundgren




Contradictions Collapse 
1991 Nuclear Blast
  1. Paralyzing Ignorance
  2. Erroneous Manipulation
  3. Abnegating Cecity
  4. Internal Evidence
  5. Qualms of Reality
  6. We'll Never See the Day
  7. Greed
  8. Choirs of Devastation
  9. Cadaverous Mastication
  • Jens Kidman
  • Fredrik Thordendal
  • Peter Nordin
  • Tomas Haake

Reviews:   Metal Observer 



None 
1994 Nuclear Blast
  1. Humiliative
  2. Sickening
  3. Ritual
  4. Gods of Rapture
  5. Aztec Two-Step
  • Jens Kidman
  • Fredrik Thordendal
  • Mårten Hagström
  • Peter Nordin
  • Tomas Haake




(EP) Selfcaged 
1995 Nuclear Blast
  1. Vanished
  2. Suffer in Truth
  3. Inside What's Within Behind
  4. Gods of Rapture (live)
  • Jens Kidman
  • Fredrik Thordendal
  • Mårten Hagström
  • Peter Nordin
  • Tomas Haake




Destroy Erase Improve 
1995 Nuclear Blast
  1. Future Breed Machine
  2. Beneath
  3. Soul Burn
  4. Transfixion
  5. Vanished
  6. Acrid Placidity
  7. Inside What's Within Behind
  8. Terminal Illusions
  9. Suffer in Truth
  10. Sublevels
  • Jens Kidman
  • Fredrik Thordendal
  • Mårten Hagström
  • Peter Nordin
  • Tomas Haake

Reviews:   Metal Observer 



(EP) The True Human Design 
1997 Nuclear Blast
  1. Sane
  2. Future Breed Machine (live)
  3. Future Breed Machine (mayhem version)
  4. Futile Bread Machine (campfire version)
  5. Quant's Quantastical Quantasm
  6. Friend's Breaking and Entering
  • Jens Kidman
  • Fredrik Thordendal
  • Mårten Hagström
  • Gustaf Hielm
  • Tomas Haake




Chaosphere 
1998 Nuclear Blast
  1. Concatenation
  2. New Millennium Cyanide Christ
  3. Corridor of Chameleons
  4. Neurotica
  5. The Mouth Licking What You've Bled
  6. Sane
  7. The Exquisite Machinery of Torture
  8. Elastic
  • Jens Kidman
  • Fredrik Thordendal
  • Mårten Hagström
  • Gustaf Hielm
  • Tomas Haake

Reviews:   Chronicles Of Chaos  Metal Observer 



Rare Trax 
2001 Nuclear Blast
  1. War
  2. Cadaverous Mastication
  3. Sovereigns Morbidity
  4. Debt of Nature
  5. By Emptyness Abducted
  6. Don't Speak
  7. Abnegating Cecity (demo version -90)
  8. Internal Evidence (demo version -90)
  9. Concatenation (remix)

Reviews:   Lords Of Metal  Metal Observer 



Nothing 
2002 Nuclear Blast
  1. Stengah
  2. Rational Gaze
  3. Perpetual Black Second
  4. Closed Eye Visuals
  5. Glints Collide
  6. Organic Shadows
  7. Straws Pulled At Random
  8. Spasm
  9. Nebulous
  10. Obsidian
  • Jens Kidman
  • Fredrik Thordendal
  • Mårten Hagström
  • Gustaf Hielm
  • Tomas Haake

Reviews:   Blabbermouth  Chronicles Of Chaos  Lords Of Metal  Metal Observer 



(EP) I 
2004 Fractured T.
  1. I
  • Jens Kidman
  • Fredrik Thordendal
  • Mårten Hagström
  • Dick Löwgren
  • Tomas Haake




Catch 33 
2005 Nuclear Blast
  1. Autonomy lost
  2. Imprint of the un-saved
  3. Disenchantment
  4. The paradoxical spiral
  5. Re-inanimate
  6. Entrapment
  7. Mind's mirrors
  8. In death - Is life
  9. In death - Is Death
  10. Shed
  11. Personae non gratae
  12. Dehumanization
  13. Sum
  • Jens Kidman
  • Fredrik Thordendal
  • Mårten Hagström
  • Tomas Haake

Reviews:   Chronicles Of Chaos 



ObZen 
2008 Nuclear Blast
  • Jens Kidman
  • Fredrik Thordendal
  • Mårten Hagström
  • Dick Löwgren
  • Tomas Haake
2008 Internet Top Ten album

Reviews:   Blabbermouth  Chronicles Of Chaos  Sea Of Tranquility  Lords Of Metal  Metal Underground  Metal Observer 



Alive  LIVE
2010 Nuclear Blast
  1. Begin
  2. Perpetual Black Second
  3. Twenty Two Hours
  4. Pravus
  5. Dissemination
  6. Bleed
  7. Ritual
  8. New Millenium Cyanide Christ
  9. Cleanse
  10. Stengah
  11. The Mouth Licking What You've Bled
  12. Machine
  13. Electric Red
  14. Solidarius
  15. Rational Gaze
  16. Moment
  17. Lethargica
  18. Communicate
  19. Combustion
  20. Humiliative
  21. Infinitum
  22. Straws Pulled At Random
  23. End
  24. Perpetual Black Second
  25. Electric Red
  26. Rational Gaze
  27. Pravus
  28. Lethargica
  29. Combustion
  30. Straws Pulled At Random
  31. New Millenium Cyanide Christ
  32. Stengah
  33. The Mouth Licking What You've Bled
  34. Humiliative
  35. Bleed
  • Jens Kidman
  • Fredrik Thordendal
  • Mårten Hagström
  • Dick Löwgren
  • Tomas Haake

Reviews:   Lords Of Metal  Metal Observer 



Koloss 
2012 Nuclear Blast
  1. I Am Colossus
  2. The Demon's Name Is Surveillance
  3. Do Not Look Down
  4. Behind The Sun
  5. The Hurt That Finds You First
  6. Marrow
  7. Break Those Bones Whose Sinews Gave It Motion
  8. Swarm
  9. Demiurge
  10. The Last Vigil
  • Jens Kidman
  • Fredrik Thordendal
  • Mårten Hagström
  • Dick Löwgren
  • Tomas Haake




(EP) Pitch Black 
2013 Scion A/V
  1. Pitch Black
  2. Dancers to a Discordant System (Live)
  • Jens Kidman
  • Fredrik Thordendal
  • Mårten Hagström
  • Dick Löwgren
  • Tomas Haake




The Ophidian Trek  LIVE
2014 Nuclear Blast
  1. Swarmer
  2. Swarm
  3. Combustion
  4. Rational Gaze
  5. obZen
  6. Lethargica
  7. Do Not Look Down
  8. The Hurt That Finds You First
  9. I Am Colossus
  10. Bleed
  11. Demiurge
  12. New Millenium Cyanide Christ
  13. Dancers to a Discordant System
  14. Mind's Mirrors / In Death - Is Life / In Death - Is Death
  15. The Last Vigil
  • Jens Kidman
  • Fredrik Thordendal
  • Mårten Hagström
  • Dick Löwgren
  • Tomas Haake


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