Meshuggah: new track intentionally leaked (updated)

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Meshuggah have possibly intentionally leaked a new song through the website http://iamaleak.com. Listen below. The domain was registered by the band's manager, which implies that the 'leak' is a marketing stunt. It was announced through a cryptic message that was posted in some places around the internet. Read the message below.



the ophidian whispered those who seek shall be rewarded....

a sonic declaration of spIte And resentMent
its resonAnce grinding to dust our souls
the twine of revenge tightLy strung
its subharmonics thE undoing of All

and for those who asK for my name? / dotcom

UPDATE: according to an anonymous source, this song is track 7 off the upcoming album 'Koloss', titled "Break These Bones Whose Sinews Gave It Motion".

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I feel the same exact way, as someone else has also mentioned the "spasm" vibe from it. I feel a "Shed" vibe from it as if the song most likely fits somewhere in the album in the context of other songs. Meshuggah is just.. like that. They always have been since 95 and i hope they will stay that way. On this album Thordendal has done most of the writing whereas on most recent/previous albums (the past 2) have been mostly Hagstrom and Haake. You can definitely tell this is mostly Thordendal. Someone else mentioned 'Defects'. I agree this song sounds alot like it as Fred's lived far from them throughout a few of the previous albums. He's done pretty much everything on this album, or so i've heard.

I'm just waiting for the album to be released. I listened to it maybe 3 times, and it annoyed me. I'll go in depth later..

Why does this groove beyond Vildhjarta? I am awaiting TDNIS. Keep hearing its a game-changing song; I am definitely pre-ordering this when I get paid next week.

I wasn't entirely sold on these songs when they first came out (they were alright, nothing mind-blowing). I keep listening to them though... and I think I can see this being one of Meshuggah's best. We'll see.

these guys never disappoint.

(•‿•): Me happy.

I've gotta admit, even I think Jens Kidman is a pretty bad ass vocalist. As for the vocals thing. Jens' voice is what's right for Meshuggah, just as Spencer's is right for Periphery. I don't think most of Meshuggah's songs and their moods would be benefitted by clean vocals of any kind, not even if that vocalist has a range that spans 12 C notes. Similarly, I don't think the marketplace would much care to hear an original Queen song with any kind of distorted vocals over top...ew!

lol

"Props" to these guys for not selling out and staying true to metal. They could have had an "emo" sounding vocalist like Tesseract and Periphery, but they didn't and for that this is truly one of the last, best, real metal bands out there. I'm not even going to hear this, I'd rather wait for the full thing.
I think the proper trendy internet fad here would be... \m/ \m/ Something like that Tongue

I get it when people dont like shouts. I didnt either, till just a few years ago. But to my ear Kidmans are very unique. The great thing about Kidmans vocals are the fact that they really sound like a percussion instrument in addition to the other instruments. Also odd time signatures....

What are you talking about?
Jens' vocals are one of the main reasons I listen to Meshuggah.
They're so intense and robotic. It fits with the music perfectly. I hate instrumental "djent". I'm just over it.

I'd go to a Meshuggah gig to listen to Kidman.

Just saying.

Woah, is this the first post ever to gain 100+ thumbs-up? I've certainly never seen that many before!

Meshuggah are a great band. Great musicians pushing the envelope when its comes to unusual time signatures, poly-rhythms and feels. What totally spoils it for me is the "vocals". Sorry, I've never been a fan of screaming /grunting, it totally takes away from the music. The music is super technical, very difficult to play, and emulated by dozens of other new bands. A lot of new "djent" bands have proved that you can have heavy hard sound without having your pet dog barking all over it. Nobody goes to a Meshuggah gig to listen to Kidman.

@r3tex...perhaps...if they already didn't have a career spanning 20 years! If they were north American & young, one could definitely make that assumption. That comment seems a bit out of balance,no? You being the artist you are, you know how a band has different ways to approach a similar topic. So perhaps the outcome of the song is not the significance of the inspiration, but the sum of all inspired by the same thing?

To Note: Which is why Thordendal is re-visiting Special Defects. I assume. To limit the stripped down vision of his own!?

Sorry to comment on your slight of cynicism, as it was a means to an end. Smile

-the awe struck

I'd be interested in gaining a better understanding of what the lyrics are about. Apparently the title is derived from a quote by the Christian missionary Albert Schwetzer, but I can't really make out how it relates to what is being sung... Are they promoting his philosophy?

If I were cynical I might think they just looked up "revenge" on worldofquotes.com and picked one that sounded cool to use as a song title...

This is how music MUST be played. END

I fall more in love with this band everyday.

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There is so much wrong with this post, I don't even know where to begin. This is an extremely dangerous point of view. Criticism should always be possible and is indeed encouraged on this website. You respond as if you were attacked personally because someone criticised a band you like, which is ridiculous. If you can't deal with criticism, you should probably get off the internet and move to North Korea.

Also, personal attacks are not allowed. Read the rules.

I cannot believe someone had the sheer gall to question the importance criticism has for a band like Meshuggah. Without criticism nobody would have any aspirations to put anything better out in the open.

Thank god people like you exist to evenly speak the truth.

Okay, I listened to it once now. I originally wanted to wait for the album, but after reading either "Awesome" or "Average" I though I must listen to it now.

My opinion:
I find it always fascinating that Meshuggah manage to make a slow song like this one heavy as hell. It does have something of Sludge/Postmetal/Doommetal in it without the Sludgy, but precise Meshuggahesque, guitars. The vocals sound somehow clearer than in the earlier productions. More up front.

I expect the album to be different though. I dont think Meshuggah would leak their "Bomb" song. For example compare Nebulous with the rest of Nothing. I believe "Koloss" will be different than this song. But who knows.

And yes, I thing it is Spasmish...

at first I was really disappointed with this. I've listened to it probably 20 times now and its starting to click, but as far as Meshuggah go, this is pretty average IMO. When i heard they were bringing back groove and organic riffs I thought they were talking about Nothing/Catch 33 groove. Not the hugest fan of the production; miss their "BOOOOAWWWWW" low string sound. Maybe when the full album is released it will make more sense to me. This song actually kind of gives off the Spasm vibe though so I suspect its suppose to be that track that fucks with you towards the end of the album after a heap of aggressive grooves. So eager to hear TDNIS, people say its on a scale of "fuckedupness" as Dancers

awesome!

Nice !!

And in my country it will cost a bloody bomb :/
Anyway - savings in progress Smile

Got-Damn!!

Groove kills... and that's ecstatic! It is a little monotone, for me... but in the end it is good, and No.1 in my mp3 player....

word.

Pure win.

Perfection! Exactly what I wanted to hear, and judging by the tuning on this track, it sounds to me this song is holding back on the low end compared to the rest of the album. Yay Smile

Track kicks the usual amounts of ass I've come to expect.

Lovely!

I love the sound of the track but I'm not impressed with the song itself, although I'm pretty sure my actual perspective on the track will vary when I listen to the full album.

BTW, seeing temple being raped by Opusvoid arguments... priceless.

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Hey no one cares to hear your criticism. Either show some appreciation for this piece of art that took alot of time and effort, or don't say anything. No one wants to be judged by some jackoff on the internet.

There is so much wrong with this post, I don't even know where to begin. This is an extremely dangerous point of view. Criticism should always be possible and is indeed encouraged on this website. You respond as if you were attacked personally because someone criticised a band you like, which is ridiculous. If you can't deal with criticism, you should probably get off the internet and move to North Korea.

Also, personal attacks are not allowed. Read the rules.

mod edit: no personal attacks. Read the rules.

GODLIKE GROOVES !!

I think this is great. Ballsy, brutal groove-metal. I have no problem with the band going for weighter groove than complexity this time around.

@Opusvoid:I totally respect and agree with you. BTW, I'll listen to your band. Morituri te salutant.

Is it me...or has Jens vocals taken a step up! Jens vocals have a more organic, unprocessed evil production about them. Am Very Impressed!!! Hagstrom said in an interview last year, this record would probably be slower, a little more groovier! Maybe it's me but, the production seems crystal. Beyond their normal mastery of distinction. A new level of clarity. Lovin' this!

-Koloss Thall-

straightforward

me not impressed.

Every time I listen to this song it gets better.

so much bs from one track(forum wise)... god damn appreciate mawfukas!

This is pure awesomeness

I find that there are very few Meshuggah tracks which make sense to me when I listen to them separately and outside the context of the album that they're on.

It's good to hear some new material, but I'll reserve judgment until I hear the album in its entirety.

Meh. This is one of those droning tunes that I usually skip from them. Almost every album of theirs has one or two songs that simply don't resonate with me, and this appears to be one of them. I don't mean that in a negative, pissy way, though! I've no doubt the majority of this album will be absolutely ridiculous. It was really cool of them to do this, though. I know they've been absolutely BOMBARDED with requests for new material, lol.

@Temple: I'm not just some "jackoff" on the internet, mate. I have far more standing in the music community than you realize. I've enjoyed plenty of Meshuggah and I am one of very few people(especially in the Metal community) who is willing to understand and accept that bands and and artists have their own vision and they'll do it the way they want it. Nothing can change their minds from creating what they want. You can see the opposite of this effect in music with so many people(more than likely, the majority) who claim that their own interests are more important and better than other peoples'. We can see the same effect right here on this site. More than once I've read someone stating that a singer sucks, or that a bands writing process is bad. I've even read people avoiding and even detesting bands just because of lyrical content. That's just utterly ridiculous.

Now, with that being said, I, as an individual, and as an artist, can listen and have a total understanding of what other bands/musicians are trying to convey based on every release. I would never tell any band to change their sound or do something they aren't interested in, but I am still an individual, which means I have my own interests and tastes. I like progression and growth. I like when artists(of any kind) create something they can call their own and then push it even further from that point. The new Meshuggah album could sound just like Chaosphere and I wouldn't belittle them for that, but it would keep me from being interested in what they're doing. If you don't like that, I'm sorry to burst your bubble, but you'd have to come up with a much more convincing statement that doesn't have you looking like a hypocrite.

My baby got soo big <3

Destory Erase Improve

Hey no one cares to hear your criticism. Either show some appreciation for this piece of art that took alot of time and effort, or don't say anything. No one wants to be judged by some jackoff on the internet.

It's not bad, but it's nothing new. It sounds like Meshuggah are running themselves thin. I won't make a full judgement call until I hear what the whole album sounds like. I hope they've atleast attempted to reach a new ground as a band and sound.

BOOM

Meshuggah as always are on top.

hey guess what kids no one can sound like this..

Damn it!!! Can't wait 'til March!!!