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Our pals The Faction have made it their Feature Album this week, let's take a look at the record! Meshuggah have pushed a new album into the world today through Atomic Fire Records - and by gosh, it's definitely a Meshuggah album - the requisite things are all there, that's for sure. But does it stand up to the rest of their catalogue and what's happening right now?
Driving rhythm, heavy as balls, aggressive, absolutely crushingly heavy. Yep, it's Meshuggah, alright.
"The Perth punters go wild, squishing all standing up front into the barriers as vocalist Jens Kidman screams."
"A relatively early bar-raising contender for gig of the year."
"I can't listen to it for more than five minutes before my fucking toenails start pointing right up and I have a panic attack."
Don't bother asking Meshuggah's drummer, Tomas Haake, what the world is coming to because he really doesn't know.
Meshuggah just being Meshuggah, really.
The stalwart Aussie outfit are all aboard for the Swedish juggernauts' run in March next year
"Nearly 30 years in they continue to shape and tweak their polyrhythmic attack with tunnel vision."
Mårten Hagström's love for Bloodborne & Dark Souls is just one of the many tidbits you'll find in our chat with the Meshuggah guitarist.