Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
The Pitiful Anonymous | the Acres of Skin | 06/19/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I just heard this EP today, and I have to say I'm very impressed. This was the beginning of their experiments with odd timing, so I can still tell what they're doing but it's very non-standard. There's a lot of ideas they never really used the likes of again on future releases... for example, on track 3 "Ritual", Jens Kidman actually SINGS cleanly. And it isn't half bad! Very interesting because he doesn't do that on any other song in their entire catelogue. It shows how great Meshuggah is when they take a melodic direction. "Gods of Rapture", "Sickening", and "Humiliative" are all memorable songs with great solos. In these solos it's a lot easier to tell what's happening, they're slower, kind of like if you slowed down the leads on Chaosphere. There's a much higher emphasis on the bass. On their new album Catch 33 it sounds like there's either no bass or the bass is just always in sync with the guitar. I feel that album would be better if they had a bassist who was a real member and didn't just have Thordendal do it. On this album, the bass is nearly as instrumental as the guitar at making up the whole sound. The last track "Aztec Two Step" is worth mentioning... 5 minutes of distorted undecipherable screaming over a pounding industrial beat... it doesn't seem like it's supposed to be saying anything... I heard Jens saying in an interview that it was one of the heaviest/most intense songs they've done... I can't disagree. After the first 5 minutes the beat stops and it's just a repeated, echoing scream. A few minutes of silence follow and the album ends with a sudden 4 beats of noise. A fitting closer.
Fantastic. Download it as soon as you can, there's no way you'll find it for any decent price. I wouldn't buy the Contradictions rerelease because it's missing Aztec Two Step and at least I am very bothered when I have a CD that's ALMOST complete, but not quite."
I can't believe I found it on Amazon
Nicholas Petersen | Mankato, MN United States | 01/24/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I'm quite certain that if you're buying this you already own the first four tracks from the re-release of Contradictions Collapse and we all know that they document Meshuggah's movement away from the Contradictions Collapse style and more towards the DEI and Chaospere style. However, this disc is definitely worth the price to Meshuggah fans insearch of Aztec Two-Step. I think this is Meshuggah's first foray in programmed/industrial style metal like the Mayhem Version of Future Breed Machine. It's a very cool and very weird track. I'm gonna leave it at that, you will not be dissapointed."
The Tracks Are Not The Original None EP
Matthew A. | NY | 10/10/2008
(4 out of 5 stars)
"the tracks that are being sampled are not the tracks on the actual album.
04. Gods of Rapture
05. Aztec Two-Step