YMMV / Meshuggah

  • Broken Base: Generally, Meshuggah's direction following Chaosphere.
    • The debate between whether the original or reissue versions of Nothing are better than the other.
    • The bigger debate surrounding whether they influenced djent or not, leave it at that.
  • Creepy Awesome: Is their music bizarre and terrifying? Yes, but is it awesome? Also yes.
    • The dissonant guitar riff just before the Dark Ambient/Drone section in the song, "Elastic," is practically hell in a guitar riff, but damn does it sound good.
  • Crowning Moment of Funny - Alan Partridge meets Meshuggah
  • Crowning Music of Awesome - Metal fans with a keen on technical stuff adore this band. "I", "New Millennium Cyanide Christ", "Bleed", etc....
    • Epic Riff: Every single one. The ones from "Demiurge", off the Koloss album, in particular, are easily memorable.
  • Face of the Band: Arguably either Fredrik or Tomas. Jens is also a good contender.
  • Fandom Rivalry: With Gojira, although most would say it's a Friendly Rivalry.
  • Follow the Leader/Fountain of Expies - Revered and worshiped by the likes of Deftones, Gojira, Lamb of God, Periphery and Tool, and subsequently copied by legions of Djent bands.
  • Growing the Beard: Many fans consider their first album to be little more than a dirtier version of Metallica and see Destroy Erase Improve the album when they really came into their own.
  • Memetic Mutation: The face Jens makes has been coined the, "Meshuggah Face."
  • Mondegreen: I. LIKE. JUICE!! from "Rational Gaze"
    I love porno, look at me get hard, vacuum up, that shit, celery, tin Letters
    I rearrange my pathetic tissue, my insides, I replace, SIAMESE PORN
    I eradicate the pre-pubescent me, elevate me to ohio. You mad Thor?
    the carrot curse I am, made into a word called, "fee-fala-feefa-yo-rah"
    Sam will take off the shorts, God replace my throat with farts
    AN OREO!! Beating offs like jabbing glass into my body
  • Nightmare Fuel - They have their own page.
    • The video for "Bleed".
    • The lyrics to a lot of their songs are also terrifying, particularly the lyrics to "In Death - Is Death" and "New Millennium Cyanide Christ."
  • "Seinfeld" Is Unfunny: Metal blog Metal Sucks is already speculating that Koloss, in the post-djent metal scene will suffer from this. It did suffer from some backlash but was generally praised by both fans and critics.
  • Signature Song: "New Millennium Cyanide Christ" and/or "Bleed".
  • They Changed It, Now It Sucks!: Some older fans didn't really like the post-Chaosphere releases, as they felt that the band lost much of their musical aggression with their greater focus on slower, Pantera-esque tracks. Nothing and Catch Thirtythree, in particular, get hit by this sentiment the most.