Meshuggah Drop Animated Video for “Broken Cog”
Today, Meshuggah‘s long-anticipated new album Immutable sees the light of day. For many, the release is a massive musical event, marking the band’s first new studio album in some six years (alas, our reviewer did not see it that way). Now, the band have dropped an animated video for their new track “Broken Cog,” which you can watch below.
More than anything, the “Broken Cog” video is a testament to how much is being put behind Meshuggah these days. The animation is gorgeous — especially for an extreme metal band’s video — and was obviously tailored to match the track excellently. This is the kind of music video that a metal band 20 years ago could only have dreamed of, and here feels effortless in its coolness. It’s just fascinating to see which bands have survived this long, and are able to play out so many metal acts’ dreams in 2022.
Check out “Broken Cog” below:
Meshuggah’s Immutable is out today on Atomic Fire, and is available for purchase.
According to guitarist Mårten Hagström:
“The title fits perfectly for where we are as a band. We’re older now. Most of us are in our fifties now, and we’ve settled into who we are. Even though we’ve been experimenting all along, I also think we’ve been the same since day one. The way we approach things and why we still make new albums, and why we still sound the way we do, it’s immutable. Humanity is immutable, too. We commit the same mistakes over and over. And we are immutable. We do what we do, and we don’t change.”
1. Broken Cog
2. The Abysmal Eye
3. Light The Shortening Fuse
5. Ligature Marks
6. God He Sees In Mirrors
7. They Move Below
9. Black Cathedral
10. I Am That Thirst
11. The Faultless
12. Armies Of The Preposterous
13. Past Tense