“Do Not Look Down,” a second track off the upcoming new album KOLOSS by the almighty Meshuggah, is now available for streaming in the Nuclear Blast USA Web Shop. If you click on any pre-order bundle item, it will take you to the SoundCloud player for the song.
Everyone will undoubtedly be comparing this song to the first one released from KOLOSS — “Break Those Bones Whose Sinews Gave It Motion”. Here’s my reaction: This song brings the funk, Meshuggah-style. The distinctive pneumatics are still present in abundance, but the song dances to a less coldly mechanical beat (not that I have anything against the frigid mechanics of the first song — I like it quite a bit, too). Plus, this song includes a guitar solo that will singe your eyebrows. Scorching vocals, too, but that’s to be expected.
Verdict: big win.
You should definitely go check out the album bundles at that Nuclear Blast shop — and listen to this song. For posterity, I’m leaving the SoundCloud player after the jump for the day when Nuclear Blast allows the embed to work on other sites. I believe this direct link will work, too: