The fact is, I could continue the format of the past two days, spending each day focussing on various projects and chapters of the great man’s influential and biblically prolific career, but there’s less than three weeks left of the year. Today’s post, in a sense, is about the man himself. Strapping Young Lad and … Continue reading 346: DEVIN TOWNSEND
When a band is as innovative and unique as Meshuggah was when they first came along, the unfortunate reality is you can’t even touch what they do without (probably unfair) comparisons. But then there’s Vildhjarta, who actually managed to grow out of the long shadow cast by their fellow countrymen. While many bands who attempt … Continue reading 294: VILDHJARTA
It’s the performance that launched a million YouTube reaction channels. A dark haired woman with a gentle voice sings a beautiful melody as the band around her strum a tender tune. Then suddenly there’s a seismic shift in the room - the tender tune is suddenly a metallic monster. Big riffs and belting drums, and … Continue reading 251: JINJER
In the late noughties, when his previous band came to an end and efforts to put together a mathcore band proved futile, French musician Rémi Gallego began producing his own music. What grew from this was The Algorithm - a true hybrid of EDM and metal, specifically prog and djent influenced metal. While there are … Continue reading 159: THE ALGORITHM
While countless bands have tried to emulate their monstrously complex, chainsaw-heavy groove, there will only ever be one Meshuggah. Nobody else will ever come close.