Chaosphere

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Chaosphere
Studio album by Meshuggah
Released November 10, 1998 (1998-11-10)
Recorded Dug-Out, Uppsala, Sweden
Area 51 and Uae-Function studio, Stockholm, Sweden
Genre Extreme metal, progressive metal, experimental metal
Length 47:27
Label Nuclear Blast
Producer Daniel Bergstrand, Fredrik Thordendal
Meshuggah chronology
The True Human Design
(1997)
Chaosphere
(1998)
Rare Trax
(2001)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[1]

Chaosphere is the third album by Swedish metal band Meshuggah. It was released on November 10, 1998, by Nuclear Blast. Chaosphere's sound is largely a combination of the thrash style of the band's previous releases and the technicality that they would further explore on subsequent albums. A video was made for "New Millennium Cyanide Christ".

The Japanese version of the album contains a bonus song, titled "Unanything", as track 9. This song was also included on the promotional card-sleeve CD as track 6.

The "Reloaded" re-release features four of the five tracks from The True Human Design EP.

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Lyrics Music Length
1. "Concatenation"   Haake Thordendal 4:17
2. "New Millenium Cyanide Christ"   Haake Thordendal, Hagström 5:36
3. "Corridor of Chameleons"   Haake Thordendal 5:02
4. "Neurotica"   Hagström Hagström 5:20
5. "The Mouth Licking What You've Bled"   Haake Thordendal 3:57
6. "Sane"   Haake Kidman, Hagström 3:49
7. "The Exquisite Machinery of Torture"   Haake Haake, Thordendal 3:56
8. "Elastic"   Haake Hagström 15:30
9. "Unanything" (Japanese bonus track) (Instrumental)   3:01
Re-release bonus tracks
No. Title Lyrics Music Length
9. "Sane" (demo version) Haake Kidman, Hagström 4:07
10. "Future Breed Machine" (Mayhem version) Haake Meshuggah 8:11
11. "Futile Bread Machine" (Campfire version) Haake Meshuggah 3:29
12. "Future Breed Machine" (Quant's Quantastical Quantasm) Haake Meshuggah 7:30
13. "Future Breed Machine" (Remix) Haake Meshuggah 6:46

Personnel[edit]

Meshuggah[edit]

Production[edit]

  • Daniel Bergstrand – recording, mixdown
  • Fredrik Thordendal – recording, mixdown
  • Peter in de Betou – mastering (at Cutting Room, Stockholm, Sweden)
  • Tomas Haake – artwork, design
  • Meshuggah – art direction
  • John Norhager – band photo

References[edit]