I think someone told car bomb to diversify and they did this out of spite. This has the best elements of every record of their discography and then some.
Despite being around a year old now, it still sounds beyond fresh. MyNameIsRedundant
Car Bomb is compared to Meshuggah too often, probably as a result of everyone trying to define their sound. To me, the difference between the two is Car Bomb's ability to innovate. They're known for a repertoire of unique guitar screeches and dive-bombs, and there's a new library of them on every album. Meta is no exception -- it's the latest vehicle for their brutal, genre-subverting creativity. Hoffman kills it on this album especially. John