Silver Supporting Member
Anyone else listening to this? I'm just on the first song, which is this one. Digging so far.
I'm giving it my first listen right now, 11 tracks in. The bass is monstrous on this album; in fact, I read that Dick Lovgren had much more input on the writing this time around. Meshuggah is probably my favorite metal band and Immutable is way more solid than their previous 2 releases for me. Can't wait to see them in October.
Technically, they're only tuned down half a step: its their 8 string guitars that give them the low end.It's better than the vast majority of new metal out there, but for a Meshuggah album it's good if not particularly remarkable and innovative. They set the standard so high with DEI, Chaosphere, Nothing and Catch 33 and I don't think they can ever get to that level again.
I don't think I've heard a live bass tone in heavy music that was as good as Dick Lovgren's. It's incredibly hard to get a live distorted bass tone that isn't either too muddy, or too thinned out in an attempt to sound clear but yet Dick's bass tone was simultaneously huge and clear.
Amazing how they they're tuned nearly an octave below E standard, but yet their live sound is actually better than pretty much most 6 string bands that only tune down a little from E. Whoever their sound person is has golden ears.