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Meshuggah

Harsh vocals, dense riffing, and a somewhat mechanical style are the specialties of Meshuggah, one of the leading post- thrash bands of the late nineties. The band has evolved from a more general thrash style (as heard on Contradictions Collapse) to the stark anti-melody sound on Chaosphere and None. Though this style is getting pretty common nowadays, Meshuggah's complex riffing and song structure has helped them remain an influential leader in the extreme metal field.

Current Members

Jens Kidman

vocals

Fredrik Thordendal

guitars

Mårten Hagström

guitars

Dick Löwgren

bass (ex-Armageddon, ex-Last Tribe)

Tomas Haake

drums

Former Members/Guests

Peter Nordin

bass

Gustaf Hielm

bass (guest for Dark Funeral, Non-Human Level, Pain Of Salvation)

Niklas Lundgren

drums (ex-Burst)



Discography



Meshuggah  EP
1989 independent
  1. Cadaverous Mastication
  2. Sovereignes Morbidity
  3. The Debt of Nature
  • Jens Kidman
  • Fredrik Thordendal
  • Peter Nordin
  • Niklas Lundgren



Contradictions Collapse  
1991 Nuclear Blast
  1. Paralyzing Ignorance
  2. Erroneous Manipulation
  3. Abnegating Cecity
  4. Internal Evidence
  5. Qualms of Reality
  6. We'll Never See the Day
  7. Greed
  8. Choirs of Devastation
  9. Cadaverous Mastication
  • Jens Kidman
  • Fredrik Thordendal
  • Peter Nordin
  • Tomas Haake
1991 Readers' Album #35




None  
1994 Nuclear Blast
  1. Humiliative
  2. Sickening
  3. Ritual
  4. Gods of Rapture
  5. Aztec Two-Step
  • Jens Kidman
  • Fredrik Thordendal
  • Mårten Hagström
  • Peter Nordin
  • Tomas Haake
1994 Readers' Album #31




Selfcaged  EP
1995 Nuclear Blast
  1. Vanished
  2. Suffer in Truth
  3. Inside What's Within Behind
  4. Gods of Rapture (live)
  • Jens Kidman
  • Fredrik Thordendal
  • Mårten Hagström
  • Peter Nordin
  • Tomas Haake



Destroy Erase Improve  
1995 Nuclear Blast
  1. Future Breed Machine
  2. Beneath
  3. Soul Burn
  4. Transfixion
  5. Vanished
  6. Acrid Placidity
  7. Inside What's Within Behind
  8. Terminal Illusions
  9. Suffer in Truth
  10. Sublevels
  • Jens Kidman
  • Fredrik Thordendal
  • Mårten Hagström
  • Peter Nordin
  • Tomas Haake
1995 Readers' Album #17




The True Human Design  EP
1997 Nuclear Blast
  1. Sane
  2. Future Breed Machine (live)
  3. Future Breed Machine (mayhem version)
  4. Futile Bread Machine (campfire version)
  5. Quant's Quantastical Quantasm
  6. Friend's Breaking and Entering
  • Jens Kidman
  • Fredrik Thordendal
  • Mårten Hagström
  • Gustaf Hielm
  • Tomas Haake



Chaosphere  
1998 Nuclear Blast
  1. Concatenation
  2. New Millennium Cyanide Christ
  3. Corridor of Chameleons
  4. Neurotica
  5. The Mouth Licking What You've Bled
  6. Sane
  7. The Exquisite Machinery of Torture
  8. Elastic
  • Jens Kidman
  • Fredrik Thordendal
  • Mårten Hagström
  • Gustaf Hielm
  • Tomas Haake
1998 Readers' Album #28




Rare Trax  
2001 Nuclear Blast
  1. War
  2. Cadaverous Mastication
  3. Sovereigns Morbidity
  4. Debt of Nature
  5. By Emptyness Abducted
  6. Don't Speak
  7. Abnegating Cecity (demo version -90)
  8. Internal Evidence (demo version -90)
  9. Concatenation (remix)



Nothing  
2002 Nuclear Blast
  1. Stengah
  2. Rational Gaze
  3. Perpetual Black Second
  4. Closed Eye Visuals
  5. Glints Collide
  6. Organic Shadows
  7. Straws Pulled At Random
  8. Spasm
  9. Nebulous
  10. Obsidian
  • Jens Kidman
  • Fredrik Thordendal
  • Mårten Hagström
  • Gustaf Hielm
  • Tomas Haake
2002 Readers' Album #31




I  EP
2004 Fractured T.
  1. I
  • Jens Kidman
  • Fredrik Thordendal
  • Mårten Hagström
  • Dick Löwgren
  • Tomas Haake
2004 Readers' Album #46




Catch 33  
2005 Nuclear Blast
  1. Autonomy lost
  2. Imprint of the un-saved
  3. Disenchantment
  4. The paradoxical spiral
  5. Re-inanimate
  6. Entrapment
  7. Mind's mirrors
  8. In death - Is life
  9. In death - Is Death
  10. Shed
  11. Personae non gratae
  12. Dehumanization
  13. Sum
  • Jens Kidman
  • Fredrik Thordendal
  • Mårten Hagström
  • Tomas Haake
2005 Readers' Album #35




ObZen  
2008 Nuclear Blast
  • Jens Kidman
  • Fredrik Thordendal
  • Mårten Hagström
  • Dick Löwgren
  • Tomas Haake
2008 Readers' Album #9




Alive  LIVE
2010 Nuclear Blast
  1. Begin
  2. Perpetual Black Second
  3. Twenty Two Hours
  4. Pravus
  5. Dissemination
  6. Bleed
  7. Ritual
  8. New Millenium Cyanide Christ
  9. Cleanse
  10. Stengah
  11. The Mouth Licking What You've Bled
  12. Machine
  13. Electric Red
  14. Solidarius
  15. Rational Gaze
  16. Moment
  17. Lethargica
  18. Communicate
  19. Combustion
  20. Humiliative
  21. Infinitum
  22. Straws Pulled At Random
  23. End
  24. Perpetual Black Second
  25. Electric Red
  26. Rational Gaze
  27. Pravus
  28. Lethargica
  29. Combustion
  30. Straws Pulled At Random
  31. New Millenium Cyanide Christ
  32. Stengah
  33. The Mouth Licking What You've Bled
  34. Humiliative
  35. Bleed
  • Jens Kidman
  • Fredrik Thordendal
  • Mårten Hagström
  • Dick Löwgren
  • Tomas Haake



Koloss  
2012 Nuclear Blast
  1. I Am Colossus
  2. The Demon's Name Is Surveillance
  3. Do Not Look Down
  4. Behind The Sun
  5. The Hurt That Finds You First
  6. Marrow
  7. Break Those Bones Whose Sinews Gave It Motion
  8. Swarm
  9. Demiurge
  10. The Last Vigil
  • Jens Kidman
  • Fredrik Thordendal
  • Mårten Hagström
  • Dick Löwgren
  • Tomas Haake
2012 Readers' Album #16




Pitch Black  EP
2013 Scion A/V
  1. Pitch Black
  2. Dancers to a Discordant System (Live)
  • Jens Kidman
  • Fredrik Thordendal
  • Mårten Hagström
  • Dick Löwgren
  • Tomas Haake



The Ophidian Trek  LIVE
2014 Nuclear Blast
  1. Swarmer
  2. Swarm
  3. Combustion
  4. Rational Gaze
  5. obZen
  6. Lethargica
  7. Do Not Look Down
  8. The Hurt That Finds You First
  9. I Am Colossus
  10. Bleed
  11. Demiurge
  12. New Millenium Cyanide Christ
  13. Dancers to a Discordant System
  14. Mind's Mirrors / In Death - Is Life / In Death - Is Death
  15. The Last Vigil
  • Jens Kidman
  • Fredrik Thordendal
  • Mårten Hagström
  • Dick Löwgren
  • Tomas Haake
2014 Readers' Album #68




The Violent Sleep Of Reason  
2016 Nuclear Blast
  1. Clockworks
  2. Born In Dissonance
  3. MonstroCity
  4. By The Ton
  5. Violent Sleep Of Reason
  6. Ivory Tower
  7. Stifled
  8. Nostrum
  9. Our Rage Won't Die
  10. Into Decay
2016 Readers' Album #21





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