All photos by Rickelle Tavares
How do you describe someone or something that has already been labeled as the best of its kind? No seriously, we want to know. When a band has essentially reached God status where they’ve influenced countless artists all over the world with their distinct style and sound, how is anyone able to say anything else about that particular act?
When it comes to Swedish extreme tech-metal pioneers Meshuggah and their renowned 30-plus year career, there really isn’t much to say that hasn’t already been screamed from the pits or plastered all over metal discussion boards.
Pretty much, the consensus on Meshuggah is that they’re without a doubt one of the most important and influential bands in metal history. And for that reason, when we here at The Noise heard we were going to be a part of their recent run of headlining shows alongside The Black Dahlia Murder, we absolutely lost our minds.
Now, we don’t know if you’ve been fortunate enough to catch a Meshuggah show live or not, but if you have, you can probably agree that it is absolutely life-changing.
From the jaw-dropping musicianship to the pulsating light show, a Meshuggah show is not something to be missed, ever. To prove our point, we had photographer Rickelle Tavares hit the House of Blues in Boston to shoot the Swedish metal vets in their natural habitat – you know, on stage creating nothing but chaos.
To check out the pristine, up-close-and-personal photos, be sure to look below. Afterward, for more from the mesmerizing metal machines that are Meshuggah, make sure to head here.