Re: Meshuggah's Obzen
You're spot on.
When i first got 'Nothing' I listened to it non-stop for ages, same with 'I' & 'Catch 33'. (Chaosphere didn't really float my boat to the same extent, but D.E.I & C.C are both welcome repeat listens)
I can't put my finger on why Obzen (bar Combustion & Bleed as you stated) seems a bit... well...flat.
All the elements seem to be there, but it's not equal to the sum of its parts for some reason.
It's not bad by any means, but it's just not up there with the classic Meshuggah albums of the past.
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