Agreed, it isn't for everyone, and even I don't listen to this genre that often as a whole. When I do, I don't try to listen to the lyrics, I just hear them as part of the overall sound. What I love about Meshuggah's style is the way the drummer approaches the music, and the odd time signatures of the guitars.
Sometimes the cacophony just turns into white noise for me and helps me concentrate.
Listening to a lot of Chris Cornell lately. Both the "Live In Sweden" disc (Thanks, Santa!), and the iTunes essentials collection. It's so hard to accept that he's really dead, especially the way it happened, when listening to his music.
I'm glad she's getting some recognition. She's not a phenomenal guitar player, but she's good. Damn good, and has emotion. Doesn't hurt that she usually wears extremely short dresses on stage, as well. Aside from the looks, she's a pretty good guitar player... but we covered that. I admit I was at first put off by her stage appearance and tried finding reasons not to like her, figuring that she was depending on her sex appeal to provide her popularity instead of her talent. She's won me over, though, and I admire her style and her tone as much as I admire her legs.