Meshuggah Love Dissonance With New Song


Sweden’s Meshuggah don’t really need to do anything different at this point; they’ve just gotta make sure their shits heavy and has enough punishing riffs and janky rhythms and we will all lap it up like the good little metalheads we are. They’ve basically got us all in the palm of their hands, and with the release of their killer new song, ‘Born In Dissonance‘, that sentiment is pretty much confirmed.

Look, I’m not gonna give you some detailed analysis of this song, because while it’s pretty damn good, it’s just Meshuggah; you already know what it’ll sound like!

The band’s forthcoming eighth album, ‘The Violent Sleep Of Reason‘ is out October 7th via Nuclear Blast Records. The track originally premiered over at Rolling Stone, where the band’s lyricist and drummer, Tomas Haake, also spoke about the album’s meaning. Here’s an excerpt from that premiere article:

“The inspiration for the LP’s album title, however, came from art, specifically a Francisco Goya etching titled The Sleep of Reason Produces Monsters. The meaning behind the song, “Violent Sleep of Reason,” however, is more modern. “It’s about being asleep in the sense that you’re not reacting or responding to what’s going on in the world right now, and that has very violent implications,” Haake says. “The lyrics are my reaction to seeing the humanitarian crisis going on in the Middle East and Syria and how there are millions of people fleeing, and Europe is closing its borders to them.

“It’s absolutely horrible,” he continues, “and 10s of thousands have died on the Mediterranean in the last year because they’ve squeezed 200 people onto a boat that’s made for 20. And then how do you deal with the constant stream of people, when there is a terrorist threat that’s always there; it’s something really hard to deal with. There are a couple of songs on the album that tie into current events.”

Cheery stuff, clearly. Take a listen to the first cut from ‘The Violent Sleep Of Reason‘ below and bang your fucking head.


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