Mar 23, 2018
Meshuggah have been confounding fans and fellow musicians for over 30 years. Think about that for a second. Think about how long they’ve been in this game, and how much they’ve changed the game.
Perhaps one of the most celebrated and lauded technical metal bands of our generation, their discography is replete with album after album of sheer quality. On this episode, our resident metalhead/Meshuggah super fan Weaver chose their fifth album ‘Catch ThirtyThree’ for discussion. In his eyes, they have reached no greater heights. We already know that many fans disagree. We sensed it the second we began to talk about it.
Chris has some familiarity with the band and talks of how he almost killed himself when listening to this record in the gym. Mark is less familiar but like his co-hosts, found himself to be completely enthralled by this album. It’s punishing and violent, but clinical and precise with it.
Is this the best Meshuggah album? Should we have picked something else, perhaps? We make no bones about the fact that this album received a lukewarm critical reception, but we stand by our decision. Do you agree, though? Let us know by voting on our Facebook page.