Contradictions Collapse

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Contradictions Collapse
Studio album by Meshuggah
Released May 1991 (1991-05)
Recorded Umeå, Sweden
Length 56:38
Label Nuclear Blast
Meshuggah chronology
Contradictions Collapse

Contradictions Collapse is the debut album by Swedish metal band Meshuggah. The album was released in May 1991 by Nuclear Blast. Contradictions Collapse was originally titled (All This Because of) Greed. The album leans more towards a thrash metal[1] and alternative metal sound than the band's later works,[2] featuring heavy riffs and influences of hip hop and industrial dance in the drum patterns.[2] It was re-released as a digipak with an incomplete version of Meshuggah's second EP, None, in 1998,[2] with no liner notes or lyrics included in the booklet.

Critical reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars[2]
Pitchfork 5.2/10[3]

Allmusic critic Alex Henderson wrote: "Although it's not quite as accomplished as their later work, it's certainly a worthwhile listen, especially for devoted fans."[2]

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Paralyzing Ignorance" Jens Kidman, Fredrik Thordendal 4:28
2. "Erroneous Manipulation" Kidman, Thordendal 6:21
3. "Abnegating Cecity" Kidman, Thordendal, Tomas Haake 6:31
4. "Internal Evidence" Kidman, Thordendal 7:27
5. "Qualms of Reality" Kidman, Thordendal, Haake 7:07
6. "We'll Never See the Day" Kidman, Niklas Lundgren 6:03
7. "Greed" Kidman, Thordendal 7:06
8. "Choirs of Devastation" Haake, Thordendal 4:00
9. "Cadaverous Mastication" Kidman, Thordendal 7:32
10. "Humiliative" (1998 bonus track) Kidman, Thordendal, Haake 5:17
11. "Sickening" (1998 bonus track) Haake, Thordendal 5:46
12. "Ritual" (1998 bonus track) Kidman 6:17
13. "Gods of Rapture" (1998 bonus track) Thordendal, Haake 5:10




  1. ^ a b Cory, Ian (23 July 2015). "Twenty Against Ten (years later) – Meshuggah from Destroy Erase Improve to Catch Thirtythree". Invisible Oranges. Retrieved 27 August 2016. 
  2. ^ a b c d e f Henderson, Alex. "Contradictions Collapse - Meshuggah – AllMusic". Retrieved March 31, 2012. 
  3. ^ Reyes-Kulkarni, Saby (August 1, 2016). "Meshuggah - 25 Years of Musical Deviance". Retrieved August 1, 2016. 

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