Meshuggah - Koloss [Full-length]
March 23, 2012 - Nuclear Blast Records

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


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marrow = best song for me,
not my fav album, but also not the worst

chaosphere and nothing > all imho

Behind The Sun = heaviest song. EVER!

Favorite track from the album would still be Do Not Look Down, too groovy!

While I truly enjoyed this whole album, Demiurge has become my song. Unrelentingly good.

the song marrow is so gooooood

Just bought it and it is just awesome.
Only some tracks are a little bit boring in some parts.
All in all Something around 8-9

@CanoDjent - Right On! A week before official release! Too Sweet. Also with you on this being a top release for 2012. Though I don't want to get ahead of myself, it's a safe bet Koloss will be on top by years end Exclamation Mark So far it hasn't taken multiple play throughs. Just one Exclamation Mark


@HOKENSTYFE Haha I got the same thing dude! I was so pumped when I opened the package. The signed photo nearly did me in with total joy. I love this band!

I listened to the album all the way through and I can't even describe how giddy I feel. This is exactly what I wanted in an album plus a bunch of stuff I didn't know I wanted. Listening to the slow songs are like taking a bulldozer to the ear, slow, methodical and brutally heavy. The fast songs are lightening speed comparatively. "The Demons Name Is Surveillance" fucking slays! I'm calling it now, Top Album of 2012!
And on top of that, I didn't even watch the DVD yet.

Big UPS to Century Media/ Nuclear Blast. Like a razor in an Apple on Halloween. To my surprise, my bundle got here, today, right now! 2 disk package with t-shirt & signed picture(?) Anybody else got this? A picture signed by all members of Meshuggah!

I most go now...I need to destroy the universe!


What a fucking morning. As I'm posting this I get a knock on the door. My fucking Ibanez RGA7QM!

+1 @Mobski -Behind the Sun- yeah...

Behind the Sun, probably one of my favorite Meshuggah songs ever. It has that mysterious feel to it that i fucking love about Meshuggah.

Would have loved them releasing an album more along the lines of the "I" EP. That EP had so much variety and intensity for one (long) song.

As for the I The Breather plug... that album is very lackluster at best. Sure the new Meshuggah gets a bit repetitious here and there like ITB does but the difference is at least the repetition is enjoyable. The new ITB just feels like generic metalcore to me more than real Djent if such a thing truly exists.

Album is everything but simple. I still listen to CatchThirtyThree and find something new everytime, so keep listening riffs blow minds.

Only a few more days. Will be listening full blast (no other way to listen to Meshuggah).

Loved the tracks released on YouTube "Do Not Look Down" and especially "Break Those Bones Whose Sinews Gave It Motion"


The Last Vigil sounds like it came out of an Uneven Structure song hahahaha, oh and Koloss = slow - medium paced grooves that shake the EARTH

I wonder if those who find this album less than impressed liked the new I The Breather album. You have to listen to this over and over again to understand what's going on. Ghost notes, really messed up polyrhythms (The Demon's Name, Demiurge) and atmosphere (Behind The Sun, Break Those Bones) really give this album an original feel. Not every djent artist could make themselves sound as heavy as this. It sounds simple because you do not have to have djendjdjdjdj typical power chords to make a strong piece of music.

Good analysis. Yeah, I reckon this one is going to spawn some vivid discussion amongst the fanbase.

Personally I wasn't all that impressed by it. It's a great album, but considering it comes from Meshuggah I was expecting something else. Just goes to show how much perception and expectations affect one's enjoyment of music.

Got the CD this morning and after listening to it in full on the drive to work, I must say it is pretty awesome. I do agree it is more simple than previous albums but it is very heavy and contrary to what others say it is very atmospheric. The difference is, it is guitar atmospheric, not all of the synth shit that pops up in the Djent circles all the time. The production is stellar. It IS a bit monotonous at times but it works to their favor for it to be so. I do wish it had more of the chaos of their past albums but it is still a great album. It kind of reminds me of when Ion Dissonance did their first album with their current vocalist and it sound very different for them. I t was a very polarizing album to fans and I loved it though their return to form with their latest album is far better. Maybe Meshuggah's next album will be more of a return to form in that regard.

@ oldhairyone

See, I don't really feel that way. I have no problem with simple generally, but I expect more from Meshuggah. I feel like a majority of this album could have been easily heard by a ton of different bands on this site.

I don't hate the album or anything. I just don't feel like it's much different than most of the stuff that's been coming out for awhile now.

I think Koloss is a masterpiece, contains all the essence of all Meshuggah records, nothing new but awesome meshuggish material.

I don't know if you watched the interviews, they're totally isolated from djent scene, at least from the top bands. This is not a response.

@skitz0phrenic: I think it gives this impression at first because, compared to all the other tech-metal or djent or whatever, Koloss is extremely bare. Just a riff and drums and vocals. No atmospherics or anything. I suppose they wanted to distance themselves from the new blood. Give it a few listens and attune yourself to the simplicity and I think you'll enjoy it quite a bit. Oh, and make sure it's loud. That helps a lot.

Checked out the leak but was honestly pretty disappointed. This album is really average and nothing really sticks out. It isn't bad but it isn't memorable either :/

The Demon’s Name Is Surveillance is the new Bleed
Marrow is awesome
The Last Vigil will be the soundtrack of my agony

This record is better with peyote

Desde México amigos

Less than a week for the official release. NuclearBlast should start sending out orders pretty soon Exclamation Mark

how bout that leak. i really had doubts about this but after listening to it....... wow. this absolutely blew me away. coming in expecting it to be decent made me all the more amazed when i actually found out how incredible this album is.

Two Angry weeks Crazy bitches Evil

Big smile

I cant wait... Meshuggah's response to this phenomenon we call djent....

I've got a fever and the only cure is more Koloss.

Exactly!! MESHUGGAH!

In light of the release of Break These Bones Whose Sinews Gave It Motion, this album is shaping up to be what I've been so desperately seeking, of course thought right? Meshuggah.

Can´t wait!