Entitled after the EP's first track, a
re-master of the original from the I EP (2004), and the reason for
this new Meshuggah release, I gives you a complete
introduction to the band.
After you listen to I, the concept of math-metal will not have
any secrets for you anymore. Characterised by focusing for the most on
rhythmics and syncopations, you will also find a diversity in the melody
lines of both bass and regular guitars.
The contradiction in the sentence above will be obvious to the
Meshuggah knower, as nothing is regular with Meshuggah. They
play 8-string guitars, they will hold shrieked notes forever, they will
manage to hypnotize you, constantly
pushing you through new musical horizons.
With "I", you will get a lesson of intensity. "Bleed" (obZen, 2008),
where math metal meets with speed metal and death metal, shows the
tightness of the band. "Dancers to a Discordant System" (obZen, 2008)
will call you to a darker place only to lash you further, while "Pitch
black" (2013) will round up on atmospherical notes.
So what do the adepts say? If the choice of tracks was a winner, you
You other metal people, order "I" now!