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March 31 2009 2:59 PM   QuickQuote Quote  
I did a little reading on them and came across a description of how they write music:

During songwriting, Hagström programs the drums, and records the guitar and bass via computer. He presents his idea to the other members as a finished work. Meshuggah typically adheres to Hagström's general idea and rarely changes the song afterwards. Hagström explains that each member has an idea of what the others are doing conceptually, and nobody thinks exclusively in terms of a particular instrument. Kidman doesn't play guitar in the band anymore, but he is involved in writing riffs.
Except for when Hagström needs a soloist, he and Thordendal rarely record together. Both play guitar and bass while composing. Haake says about his songwriting, "Sometimes I'll sample guitar parts, cut them up, pitch-shift and tweak them until I've built the riffs I want, just for demoing purposes. But most of the time I'll just present the drums, and explain my ideas for the rest of the song, sing some riffs."
Approximately once a year, Haake writes most of the band's lyrics, with the exception of finished tracks. His lyrical inspirations are derived from books and films. Although Meshuggah does not record concept albums, the band prefers strong conceptual underpinnings in the background.

Wow, I can't imagine writing like that with the kind of material they come up with. Mega props to them.
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March 31 2009 3:09 PM   QuickQuote Quote  
best fucking band
hella awesome
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March 31 2009 10:23 PM   QuickQuote Quote  
After reading that I had to listen to more meshuggah.

great band.
Bird watcher
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March 31 2009 10:46 PM   QuickQuote Quote  
i've been listening to chaosphere for the last week at the gym...there is nothing better to workout to
Matti Frost
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April 1 2009 12:54 AM   QuickQuote Quote  
Obzen makes me murderous. It's just relentless and crushing, like being run over by a steamroller feet-first.
Time Husk
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April 1 2009 1:12 AM   QuickQuote Quote  
Band rules

Eric Paradox
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April 1 2009 1:21 AM   QuickQuote Quote  
dont like this bande.
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April 1 2009 3:12 AM   QuickQuote Quote  
this use to be one of my favorite bands...

not so much anymore.
I brought my axe.
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April 2 2009 12:20 AM   QuickQuote Quote  
Hah, I don't think I would want to be in a band that writes songs in that manner.

either way, talented dudes
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April 2 2009 2:16 AM   QuickQuote Quote  
Originally posted by:Deminuendo

Hah, I don't think I would want to be in a band that writes songs in that manner.

either way, talented dudes

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