Meshuggah - Demiurge (Lyrics on screen)

Published on Nov 13, 2020
- 0:48 - It should be "Writhing", not "Writing". There used to be an annotation there but YouTube got rid of that feature.
- 1:14 - Acting like it's honey



[Music and Lyrics: Hagstrom]

Writhing and embraced
Retribution. Soul eclipse turns solid
Energized. Sucking vomit acting like it's honey
Deprived of I
Falling while thrusting squares through circles
Serving one single new dimension

Terror rising. Agnostics nemesis. A prophet of extinction

I scorch the skies before your very eyes
My deliverance - enslavement labelled: love

Just trust this nemesis to sign and seal extinction

Koloss is the seventh album by Swedish metal band Meshuggah, released on March 23, 2012 in Germany, on March 26 in the rest of Europe, and March 27 in North America via Nuclear Blast.[4]

Tomas Haake stated, "As always, we try to take our music in a slightly different direction with each album and with Koloss, we feel that we really nailed what we were going for. Organic brutality, viscera and groove all crammed into a 54-minute metalicious treat, best avoided by the faint of heart!!"[4]

The album was released on March 23, 2012 in Germany, March 26 in the rest of Europe, and March 27 in North America. It was released as a standard compact disc, as a digipak version featuring a bonus DVD, as a limited edition boxed set "magic cube" (a mock-Rubik's Cube featuring the album artwork, available only through Nuclear Blast mail-order), and a double-LP pressed on brown vinyl.[5]

The album debuted at number 17 in the United States, with first week sales of 18,342 copies, the band's and record label's highest position on the charts.[6] Koloss also debuted at number 27 on the Canadian Albums Chart.[7]
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[8]
Alternative Press 3/5 stars[1]
The A.V. Club B+[9]
Decibel 8/10[3]
Drowned in Sound 8/10 stars[10]
Exclaim! favourable[2]
Spin Magazine 9/10[11]
Sputnikmusic 4/5 stars[12]

Koloss has received widespread critical acclaim. It received a 9/10 from Spin Magazine stating that "[Koloss is] the first real contender for the genre's album of the year".[11]
Track listing
1. "I Am Colossus" Haake Hagström, Thordendal
2. "The Demon's Name Is Surveillance" Haake Thordendal
3. "Do Not Look Down" Haake Haake, Hagström, Thordendal
4. "Behind the Sun" Haake Kidman
5. "The Hurt That Finds You First" Hagström Hagström
6. "Marrow" Haake Haake, Hagström, Thordendal
7. "Break Those Bones Whose Sinews Gave It Motion" Haake Hagström
8. "Swarm" Haake Haake, Hagström, Thordendal
9. "Demiurge" Hagström Hagström
10. "The Last Vigil" (instrumental) Hagström
Limited edition DVD
No. Title Length
1. "Konstrukting the Koloss" (Making of "Koloss")
2. "Meshuggah in India" (Live in India)

Jens Kidman -- vocals
Fredrik Thordendal -- lead guitar
Mårten Hagström -- rhythm guitar
Dick Lövgren -- bass
Tomas Haake -- drums


^ a b Schreurs, Jason (March 26, 2012). "Alternative Press -- Reviews -- Meshuggah -- Koloss"

. Alternative Press. Retrieved March 27, 2012.
^ a b c Falzon, Denise (March 25, 2012). "Meshuggah -- Koloss -- Metal Reviews --"

. Exclaim!. Retrieved March 27, 2012.
^ a b Stewart-Panko, Kevin. "Towering Achievement". Decibel Magazine No. 090. April 2012.
^ a b Meshuggah Drummer Says 'Koloss' Is A '54-Minute Metalicious Treat'
^ Meshuggah: New Album Cover Artwork, Track Listing Revealed - Jan. 17, 2012
^ Meshuggah's new album, Koloss, has given Nuclear Blast USA their highest sales and Billboard 200 debuts ever
. 4 April 2012. Retrieved on 15 April 2012.

^ Heaney, Gregory. "Koloss - Meshuggah -- AllMusic"

(March 23, 2012). "Meshuggah Koloss
^ a b Grow, Kory (March 26, 2012). "Meshuggah, 'Koloss' (Nuclear Blast) -- SPIN"
^ Thomas, Adam (March 20, 2012). "Meshuggah Koloss"

. Retrieved April 13, 2012.

Further reading
Meshuggah Drummer Talks 'Koloss' in New Interview
Meshuggah Drummer Talks 'Koloss' in Second Part Of New Interview - Feb. 3, 2012


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