Stand Out Track: New Millennium Cyanide Christ from 1998's 'Chaosphere' album. Tomas Hakke is the drummer for Swedish Progressive Metal band Meshuggah. Famed for his distinctive polyrhythmic style, Haake, along with Fredrik Thordendal (Meshuggahs lead guitarist) is credited with pioneering the emerging Djent trend in metal and he has created a relentless, no thrills (or unnecessary fills) style of drumming that truly compliments his bands cacophony of beautiful noise. Meshuggahs musical style may be unpalatable for some, the harsh and abrasive vocals often proving to be an insurmountable barrier but this should not deter from seeking out Hakkes talents. Sounding like a man-machine hybrid born with 8 arms (incidentally, half cyborg-half octopus he is not), Haake is an undisputed master of his chosen art form.
I love Heavy Metal, and generally anything that involves a guitar and loud noises, so I figured it was about time I put all the useless information in my head to good use and start writing a few things. Most of the time I'll be writing nonsense but occasionally I may surprise myself and appear half-way knowledgable.....but you can be the judge of that. Thanks for your fleeting attention!