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  • Audio CD (March 27, 2012)
  • Original Release Date: 2012
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Nuclear Blast America
  • ASIN: B0041B785Y
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (71 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #51,669 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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The 3-D artwork for MESHUGGAH s eighth studio album, KOLOSS, is named Gateman and was created by Luminokaya.com who spent nine months developing the piece.

The artwork, states MESHUGGAH drummer Tomas Haake, speaks for itself.

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I was stuck on the first three tracks because they were so good I just kept listening to them.
Emiahs
In addition to its usual abundance of huge, lumbering riffs, it features plenty of interesting, slapped bass fills, and a propulsive, viscerally grumbling bass groove.
A. Stutheit
It has enough variety, technicality, and amazing musicianship to find something different in each song every time I hear it.
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31 of 32 people found the following review helpful By J. Hill TOP 500 REVIEWER on March 27, 2012
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Meshuggah's new album, Koloss, stands up to any of their other work. It should assure their fans that the band has no lack of creativity within the genre they've created, showing that a group can progress within their own sound without necessarily breaking new ground. Bottom line is, if you've liked the last few Meshuggah albums, you'll have no trouble getting into this one. Here's how each track breaks down.

I Am Colossus begins like ObZen continued, sounding slow, stark, and brooding. A couple minutes in, you can hear why drummer Tomas Haake has said they wanted a more organic sound, because it starts to sound like they're all playing together. The drums sound live and the guitars warmer than on ObZen.

The Demon's Name is Surveillance continues the more organic vibe, sounding almost like Contradictions Collapse, not in style, but in the recording itself; it's less refined, more raw. The style is more like Chaosphere, with a heavy, heavy groove and old-school tech solos.

Do Not Look Down--Like the Nothing album, it has a bouncy groove. Jens Kidman is not screaming as much as on ObZen; you can hear more voice in the vocals. This one has a nice solo that sounds a bit like something from Destroy Erase Improve.

Behind the Sun offers more of that slow, menacing crawl of some ObZen tracks, monstrous drumming, and gradually moves into some absolutely massive grooves.

The Hurt That Finds You First is fast, almost thrashy, but more like the fast parts of the "I" EP than their first couple albums (but with maybe a trace of Contradictions Collapse in the guitars); it's definitely different from anything on ObZen, Catch Thirtythree, or Nothing, ending with some clean guitar that reminds me of Destroy Erase Improve again.
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13 of 14 people found the following review helpful By Brandon on March 29, 2012
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Without speaking in the typical metal hyperbole that saturates many reviews all I can say is that Meshuggah bridged that gap for me that laid between Chaosphere and the NOTHING albums. The band combines all the things they do well from previous recordings and produced an album that is awesome from beginning to end. The speed and polyrythms that have become their trademark are melded so well with the churning and bobbing chug that they pummled listeners with on Nothing. Meshuggah is still better than all the rest, they have no peers in my opinion. Fantastic album.
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Nuggeth on March 27, 2012
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I have always had a love/hate relationship when it comes to Meshuggah. Some of the albums/songs I love and others, well, I hate. For example, I love Obzen, could listen to it daily, but I can't stand Catch Thirty Three...you catch my drift. That being said, I LOVE KOLOSS. In fact, I love each and every track on Koloss. From the very beginning 'I am colossus' slaps you in the face with the low, groovy, bone-crushing riffage that Meshuggah are known for. To date, this is my favorite Meshuggah album and Koloss is quickly becoming one of my favorite metal albums of all time. If you are a fan of Meshuggah, or if you have liked a few tunes here and there, give this album a spin, it will rip your face off.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By The Infesturcator on March 31, 2012
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Wow. Simpler but maybe more crushing than their other releases, Koloss pounds.
Sledgehammer intensity but with an overall groove that just makes me want to play it again and again. The neighbours have fled the area. I have secured all loose objects in the house. (I once played "Bleed" so loud my girlfriends best crystal vase vibrated itself to the edge of a shelf and moshed itself to death on the floor below!) Can't wait to get the vinyl, bottom end will be massive!
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Melyssa on March 28, 2012
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the slow groove in the koloss song "demiurge" has GOT TO BE THE HEAVIEST THING I HAVE EVER HEARD.
plus theres some GREAT D.E.I. style pretty guitar passages throughout
other favorites:

Behind The Sun
Do Not Look Down
BTBWSGIM
The Last Vigil
The Demon's Name is Surveillance

PS- the first record "contradictions collapse" was the only one besides koloss i didnt own until 2 days ago,
now i listen to it alot. its a great old school thrash record but much more technical,
kind of like a smarter and much more musically diverse "and justice for all"
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Chancey on January 6, 2013
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I enjoy this album. However, after being listening to early albums its hard to rate this one. Tracks that stand out are Behind the Sun, and Break those bones. I can not quite make it through the album without skipping a few tracks. So while being good it is not great. I favor ObZen over this one. ObZen in my mind, is a hard album to follow.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By James W. Matson on May 7, 2012
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This is a great album from these guys.

My humble opinion is that it's more listenable than Obzen, meaning it seems less technically insane. That may be unfair, but there have been moments when listening to this incredibly progressive band that my head feels like it's about to implode. This album runs straight through, for me, without that crushing feeling. And, surprisingly, I really really enjoy that.

It's still brutal and more fluent than some other albums. The DVD extra (on the spec edition) was terrific as well. Great insight into the band recording and writing.

Standout tracks for me are "The Demon's Name is Surveillance" (brutal drumming and right hand work) and "Break Those Bones..." (incredible groove!) I also love the last mellow track.

If you like Meshuggah, you probably already have this. If you don't, this is a brilliant way in to the band (I'd recommend going backwards from here, to Obzen next).

It's always too long between their albums. Glad the wait is over.
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