It’s been three years since Jack Osbourne’s favorite “Norwegian death metal band” wowed us with the punishing poly-rhythms of ObZen. The good news, according to Meshuggah drummer Tomas Haake and vocalist Jens Kidman, is that you won’t have to wait another three years to hear the follow-up. In this exclusive interview for the Deciblog, Haake tell us that the band won’t be, “as anal about every single little hit [that] has to be super-tight but be more focused on the vibe of a track and let some of those tiny errors slip through. I think that kinda breeds a bit of life into a song.” The bad news is that we’ll have to wait at least another eight months to hear this, um, “laid back” approach.
Look for Meshuggah’s new studio LP this fall on Nuclear Blast.