“DO NOT LOOK DOWN” AT MESHUGGAH
Vince recently wondered “what kind of impact Koloss will have on someone who just started getting into metal in 2010, the year djent really took off, when Meshuggah were off-cycle,” and I think that’s an interesting, and valid, question. But speaking as an old man who didn’t just get into metal in 2010 and who did try to listen to the heavily-anticipated new release from a certain up-and-coming djenty death metal band last night and found himself completely bored after just a few songs, I am VERY excited for Koloss, which I think will most likely blow all these young turks right the fuck out of the water. This premonition is only bolstered by the just-released new song from the album, “Do Not Look Down,” which is pretty sweet. Between this and the already-released “Break Those Bones Whose Sinews Gave It Motion,” I’m starting to get the sense that Koloss may actually be very accessible by Meshuggah standards, but that’s not a bad thing — these songs are just chunky and catchy and tickle me in all the right places.
Stream “Do Not Look Down” by clicking one of the Koloss pre-order packages here (don’t worry, you don’t have to buy it to hear the song) and see what you think.
Koloss comes out on March 23 via Nuclear Blast.