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“Nothing” (remaster) by Meshuggah

Artist: Meshuggah
Title: “Nothing” (remaster)
Label: Nuclear Blast Records
Release Date: 10/31/2006
Genre: Technical Experimental Heavy Metal
Rating: 4/5

There are very few people who will argue with you should you proclaim that Meshuggah is one of the true innovators in Heavy Metal music. This remaster of 2002’s “Nothing” reminds you why this is the case as it is loaded with technical guitar wizardry from Henrik Throndel, that gets compounded by the thunderous drumming of Thomas Haake. As you listen, often mystified about what you will hear, you come to wonder how such a band could even exist in a scene that does not often accept such change all too readily. Jens Kidman’s has a growling presence that commands your attention – and with songs like “Stengah” and “Rational Gaze” they show that they are ever-evolving, and ever proving that Metal’s tapestry is a continually weaved thing.
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