It’s a sunny Friday in Rockingham, NC and the opening day of the very first Epicenter Festival, boasting a lineup of both up and coming bands-such as the aforementioned Zeal and Ardor and 70’s rock influenced Black Coffee-along with metal godfathers, Judas Priest, and the long-in-the-making return of the legendary Tool. Anticipation was high
Meshuggah are a band that has defined a disruptive genre that is both captivating and unsettling in its very nature.
A Violent Sleep of Reason” isn’t an album on which the band reinvents their sound. They keep their roots and inspiration with fine-tuning it to ultimate math-brutality.
This album is for fans that are willing to explore note by note in more than one go. Doing this unveils the beauty of Meshuggah’s interpretation of metal.