Meshuggah, whose name is taken from the Hebrew and Yiddish word for “crazy”, is a five-piece band from Umeå, Sweden, founded in 1987. The band's style is most easily described as extreme/technical metal with some jazz influence. They use extended polymetric passages, polyrhythmic drum patterns, angular, dissonant guitar riffs, and harsh vocals. Their lineup has always been consistent, apart from bass which has been handled by many people since the band’s inception.
Squint your eyes to see clearly, blur reality to make it real
Let focus go from your deceiving eyes to know what's been concealed
We've all been blinded, subjects to visual misinformation
A systematic denial of the crystalline
To see the fine grain, to read the hidden words