I had the privilege of seeing Meshuggah, Decapitated and (sadly) Baroness at the Showbox in Seattle. I covered it for culturemob.com Here is the review of the show.
The Church of Meshuggah set up shop in Seattle recently. Their faithful flocked to the show like lost souls seeking salvation. And they were rewarded. A sermon of great magnitude and significance was delivered with precision, technical mastery and extreme volume. This is a look at that sermon from the inside.
“Meshuggah! Meshuggah! Meshuggah!” is the chant as roadies and techies go through their paces, putting the finishing touches on the altar of worship. “Meshuggah! Meshuggah! Meshuggah!” the chant continues as stage lights are tested and prepped for show time. “MESHUGGAH! MESHUGGAH! MESHUGGAH!” the crowd roars as the lights dim, signaling the arrival of The Coming. The faithful explode into a cacophony of screams and cheers as lead singer Jens Kidman takes to the stage. The air thickens with energy, excitement and tension. The sermon is about to begin. READ MORE