Swedish sound anarchists Meshuggah have been pedaling their unique brand of asymmetrical post-thrash metal for more than two decades, releasing dizzying polyrhythmic exercises like their breakthrough, 1995’s Destroy Erase Improve, and even more inscrutable audial exhibitions like their 45-minute, 2005 suite Catch Thirtythree. This year, the band pulled back and made a record, Koloss, that is more groove-laden and accessible and one of the best metal releases of the year. Somehow they will make sense of these excursions in a concert setting tonight. With Baroness and Decapitated.

Wed., May 23, 8 p.m., 2012

This article from the Village Voice Archive was posted on May 16, 2012

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