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666Micrograms
February 25th 2013


923 Comments


ya the band acts mostly as one large percussive unit who's swirling time signatures are meant to tear your soul from your body

JizzInMyPants
February 25th 2013


2371 Comments


vocals of shuggah is bad. I get that they are a live band but I feel the band would be so much better with spoken word mixed with shouts/growls at the right time.

favorite song by them in my limited experience would have to be marrow.

70sPriestIsBetter
February 25th 2013


1934 Comments


Check out contradictions collapse

666Micrograms
February 25th 2013


923 Comments


^ its good if you like old metallica. not my cup of tea personally I feel its their worst release next to this

CaptainDooRight
February 25th 2013


29881 Comments


Pos'd


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DirtBagDan
February 25th 2013


582 Comments


Pos hard.

FrozenVain
February 25th 2013


2444 Comments


Idd song sucked

DirtBagDan
February 25th 2013


582 Comments


Not heard this.

666Micrograms
February 25th 2013


923 Comments


thanks cpt. i hope this can at the very least stay 50/50, even though i REALLY halfassed it.

A lot people come to this site so I like to at least get a review in that will if nothing else, keep the seat warm for a better review.

oltnabrick
February 25th 2013


31079 Comments


haven't heard and will never listen



I played this on plug.dj, you've heard this lol

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Insurrection
Contributing Reviewer
February 25th 2013


21453 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

This was really disappointing

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ILJ
February 25th 2013


6708 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

"Completely void of purpose."

It's just one new track and a live track released for free. The new track isn't even new, it's actually several years old. I don't think there ever was meant to be a purpose, just a "Hey let's release this because why not?" Like somebody else said, I think you're taking this a bit too seriously.

Anyway, I dug the track. They can do better but for an old b-side it's solid.

666Micrograms
February 25th 2013


923 Comments


Well I mentioned in the review it was an older song. And trust me I didn't take the release seriously, but that doesn't its worth keeping around and revisiting. Hence the 2.

666Micrograms
February 25th 2013


923 Comments


Well I mentioned in the review it was an older song. And trust me I didn't take the release seriously, but that doesn't means its worth keeping around and revisiting. Hence the 2.

Philalethes
February 25th 2013


245 Comments


"The title track is easily the most underwhelming part of this release considering it is void of any passion (regardless of how mechanical Meshuggah's passion sounds) thanks to the absence of everyone but Tomas Haake, and his laziest vocoder work to date."

This track actually was recorded completely by the guitarist Fredrick Thordendal, which is why it sounds a lot like his solo record Sol Niger Within. As for lack of a climactic section, what do you call the final 1:45 if anything but climactic? I found this song to be one big build up to this final climax, a very progressive output from Thordendal.



Philalethes
February 25th 2013


245 Comments


I think the backlash against the release easily could have been avoided if they just called it a single like it really is. I think the fact that Scion was calling it an EP made everyone expect a lot more, and therefore the one old B-side they got just let a lot people down who were expecting new material.

666Micrograms
February 25th 2013


923 Comments


thanks for the info Phil, I'll fix that up. I was told it was haake.

Omeggia
February 26th 2013


123 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

Why did people take this so seriously? It's a live song and an old B-side... and for a B-side it killed...

J0ckstrapsFTW
February 26th 2013


3652 Comments


Love me some shuggah just not this

Irving
Staff Reviewer
March 11th 2013


7311 Comments

Album Rating: 3.2

Eh I thought this was a pretty fun ride.



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