Long-running metal band Meshuggah will issue new limited vinyl editions of its “Nothing” and “Koloss” full-lengths this Friday, Nov. 25, 2022, via Atomic Fire.
“Nothing,” the band’s fourth studio album, was released in 2002 and is celebrating its 20th anniversary this year. Pitchfork lauded, “a viciously crafted effort,” while All Music wrote, “’Nothing’ truly gives new meaning to the word heavy, redefining boundaries by pushing metal into the realms of abstract science; for those lucky enough to be tuned into Meshuggah’s unique wavelength, the album, like all good art, tickles the subconscious while probing both the internal (the mind) and the external (space). And when Meshuggah explores, it’s into uncharted territory. If only more metal bands could be so daring.”
Celebrating its 10th anniversary, “Koloss,” released in 2012, once again showcased Meshuggah at its peak. Metal Injection crowned the band’s seventh studio offering “one of the year’s best,” Blabbermouth hailed, “another magnificent album,” adding, “Doing wrong just isn’t in the cards for Meshuggah,” while Spin elaborated, “Nothing feels safe when you’re listening to Meshuggah …Whether playing death metal in 7/4 time or recording epic, single-track symphonies of sickness that would be impossible to replicate live, the group has forged its own path. In a genre full of rebels, these guys are Dadaist deconstructionists, thumbing their noses at convention wherever and whenever they can. In the process, they’ve become underground heroes.”
Additionally, order the band’s new album, “Immutable,” released earlier this year, is available on CD, LP, and digital here.