Music: Meshuggah

In the Extreme Metal community, few bands loom as large as Meshuggah. The Swedish quintet celebrated their silver anniversary with 2012’s Koloss, the most commercially successful album in their

In the Extreme Metal community, few bands loom as large as Meshuggah. The Swedish quintet celebrated their silver anniversary with 2012’s Koloss, the most commercially successful album in their 26-year history, which scored a Top 20 Billboard slot in its first week. Although Meshuggah has never attained mainstream status like Metallica or Megadeth, their influence within Metal’s underground is legendary. Their polyrhythmic and complex progressive Metal compositions have been characterized as “genius” or “noise” and, even absent a certifiable hit, Rolling Stone and Alternative Press have cited Meshuggah as being among Metal’s best. Since its formation, Meshuggah has released seven LPs, five EPs and a concert DVD, and the band continues to pimp its enthralling blend of Math Metal, experimental Jazz and concussive volume. 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 21. Animals As Leaders and Intronaut open. $25. Bogart’s, 2621 Vine St., Corryville. Bogarts.com.

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