MESHUGGAH – Immutable

Sweden’s extreme metal band Meshuggah have stand above their own ground to create a diverse album ranging all the various genres they’ve created showing this band can progress naturally with their own unique sound without breaking new boundaries. Immutable is the tenth full-length album following up to 2016’s The Violent Sleep Of Reason which was a critically acclaimed and well received record across the extreme music spectrum and instantly became a huge favorite of mine that year. Now, Immutable has the typical Meshuggah sound that fans know and expect from their brooding instruments, atmospheric layers of warmer and precise production values, this band once again proved themselves that the music and sole purpose into creating such a explosive and explorative record does show the band won’t be stepping down anytime soon.

I will say songs like The Abysmal Eye, Kaleidoscope and Phantoms continues the slow, stark and onslaught compositions in which every instrument backing up sounds incredibly clean and presented very well in the mix. However, the album does seem to have some refined, more raw style like Chaosphere meets ObZen and features a nice melody on songs including I Am That Thirst and They Move Below which is the longest track for being a instrumental that delivers a Catch Thirtythree style outer space improvisational atmosphere giving that bouncy, yet groovy sections to make the tempos and arrangements standout from one another. This is definitely a comfortable and extremely confident/presentable release aware of the impact they’ve made throughout the metal community rather than push their excel sound in any shape or direction.

Not only this particular album has beloved qualities of the musicianship delivering a essentially celebration production with thunderous 8 string guitar tones, dizzying complex arrangements, mechanical drums, oddly riffs and supremely nuanced rhythms are promising and compromising. Meshuggah kept a natural simultaneous entirely approachable the heaviness and permeated influences help continuously made extreme metal standout of differentiating published journeys. There’s also dialed and concentrating complexity something so visceral regardless how the lyrics reflect to process power, virtuosity and outshine their fundamentalism to a widely worldwide trademark of intellectual levels. Immutable is a record showcasing themselves to keep technical achievements mainly diversity and sequences written upon all typical formats that alternates Meshuggah’s lumbering grooves with thrashy form singular iterations of excellence and perseverance. It’s an experimental vortex that is a beautiful landscape to us all.



Overall Score: 8.5/10
Review by Jake Butler



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