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Meshuggah — The Violent Sleep Of Reason

Estimated reading time: 2 minute(s)

★★★★ This is the culmination and perfection of Meshuggah’s explorations from their previous albums “Koloss,” “Obzen,” and “Catch Thirty-Three.” But more than ever in the band’s career, this material feels designed from the ground up to live for performance in front of a crowd, not Meshuggah’s prior standard of careful curation in the confines of a studio. “The Violent Sleep Of Reason” is going to be a tough one to beat, by anyone else in 2016, or by Meshuggah themselves in years to come.