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Meshuggah is my favorite band. This show solidified that fact.

I'll admit that they're not a band for everyone. They are crushingly heavy and their songs can sound kind of same-y to most. They found a style that worked and have stuck with it for many many years, and if you ask me, it absolutely works.

Meshuggah created their own genre back in the 90's and early 2000's. It's called Djent, and it has never been fully replicated by anyone else. They are their own sound, and they know it.

These guys are getting older these days (their lead singer is 56) and they're from Sweden, so when I heard they were coming to Dallas, I had to see them. This could be the last time they even come to the states.

So I went with my buddy Colton, and it was probably the best show I've ever seen. It was loud, it was intense, and it was an experience like no other. The light show was mesmerizing, too, having every single kick drum hit synced with the lights. Look up a video on YouTube and you'll know what I mean.

As much as I love going to metal shows, I've never actually moshed. I'm a fragile boy and don't want to get hurt.


I was so pumped up at this show that I had to hop in right when the breakdown of the first song happened. I got rocked and was knocked to the ground immediately and I very briefly feared for my life. Thankfully, I was saved by this big dude who grabbed me by the arms and hoisted me up, dragging me back into the violence.

I didn't stay in for long. I was getting kind of disoriented and the constant shoving was starting to get aggravating, so I made my way to the edge and just jammed out the rest of the show. My neck starting hurting just 3 songs in, so you can imagine how I felt the morning after.

It was great. Look up videos of Meshuggah on YouTube. Bask in their low-tuned glory. And if you can, go see them live. You will not forget it.

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