Meshuggah's debut album, Contradictions Collapse, was originally released in 1991, albeit not in the U.S.; Nuclear Blast''s 1999 stateside reissue appends the None EP. In contrast to their later, more progressive-oriented work, the album generally falls into the alternative metal category, with ultra-heavy riffs and hints of hip-hop or industrial dance in the drum patterns. Although it's not quite as accomplished as their later work, it's certainly a worthwhile listen, especially for devoted fans.
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AllMusic Review by Steve Huey