Meshuggah Bring Ferocity to New York City
Swedish extreme metalers Meshuggah, wrapped up their tour in the States with a sold-out show in New York City at Best Buy Theater. Fans packed into the venue to mosh, crowdsurf and commemorate Meshuggah, whose self-titled first release came out a quarter century ago in 1989. Between the Buried and Me served as stellar support for the show.
The madness of the night began for old-school Meshuggah fans with ‘Future Breed Machine’ off of the band's 1995 album ‘Destroy Erase Improve.’ The group then jumped ahead to 2008’s title album track ‘ObZen,’ as well as ‘The Hurt that Finds You First’ off of their latest effort ‘Koloss.’
Other fresh tracks from ‘Koloss’ that were performed were ‘Do Not Look Down,’ 'Break Those Bones Whose Sinews Gave It Motion' and 'Demiurge.' Ferocious pits were maintained throughout the entirety of Meshuggah’s set and it seemed with every song fans grew more and more passionate. Fans went completely nuts to favorites ‘Greed,’ New Millenium Cyanide Christ’ and ‘Bleed.’
Onstage Meshuggah is powerful, as their production and lighting combined with the music make for an absolutely mesmerizing and unforgettable show. The night came to a close as the crowd lost their minds to ‘In Death-Is Life’ and ‘In Death-Is Death’ off of their 2005 album ‘Catch 33.’
North Carolina progressive metal band, Between the Buried and Me kicked things off with a forceful performance which got the blood pumping early on.
Check Out Photos of Meshuggah + Between the Buried and Me Performing in NYC Below:
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