Meshuggah: Tomas Haake (vocals, drums); Jens Kidman (vocals); Fredrik Thordendal, M?rten Hagstr?m (guitar); Gustaf Hielm (bass instrument).
Audio Mixers: Daniel Bergstrand; Fredrik Thordendal.
Recording information: Area 51; The Dug-Out, Uppsala, Sweden; Uae-Function Studio, Stockholm, Sweden.
By the time Mehshuggah finished 1998's CHAOSPHERE, their transformation into indestructible cyborgs was nearly complete. The album nearly glints with the steely, monochromatic menace of a dangerous, complex killing machine. More equations than songs, the music derives power from relentlessly innovative time signatures that stop on a dime with a precision that defies belief. "New Millenium Cyanide Christ" scrapes and drills while singer Jens Kidman barks out his harsh philosophy like a madman, and the closer "Elastic" compresses industrial strength blues riffs until they're as flat and hard as a scalpel.