I would not say that either are inferior. August Burns Red are possibly one of the best metalcore bands in existence at this point. Their music has intricacies that stand out even from the first time listening. Bolt Thrower is legend. I was saying that they have the same problem. They write better melody lines than Meshuggah, but also mix them too low in the track.-SkiZ- wrote:i'm a mesh fanboi and I could keep talking and talking so i'll just add one more thing and stop...Azrael wrote: What Meshuggah was described to me as is metal with jazzy undertones. All I hear is percussive guitar riffing, albeit in complex meter, with barely audible complementary guitar parts at some junctions. It reminds me of Bolt Thrower in the fact that their riff writing is far from terrible, but they should mix it so it is more central in their songs. August Burns Red does a very nice job at using guitars percussively in mixed meters while having meaningful and clear complementary parts.
I don't think that Meshuggah are bad. I just don't think they're my cup of tea and don't think they live up to their potential and what a lot of the people I know have been saying about them.
you're comparing meshuggah with 2 REALLY different (might I add inferior?) bands. harmonically and rhythmically they're kindergarden stuff compared to meshuggah.
And from what you've been saying, the main edge Meshuggah has over other bands is the odd time signatures they play in. ABR plays in odd meters too. Actually, I've played my fair share of odd and mixed meters, but I fail to see what is so difficult about it, especially if it's a syncopated rhythm that you hold throughout most of the piece.