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Top definition. Meshuggah album released in March of Contains 9 tracks dealing with the issues of war, religion, and society's general addiction to others' pain and suffering. Title track track 5 of the album obZen. This song is a sonic beat-down , increasing in brutality with every passing second. The grime of contempt and degeneration : sticky, foul and pungent. The sediment of our creation. We flourish in this blood-red soil.
Instead of using the word 'obscene,' we mixed it with 'Zen,' as in you've found your balance and equilibrium as a human being in the obscene, in violence and blood. The sinister and searing results reaffirmed Meshuggah's status as a premier force in modern metal, while also recalibrating the band's creative course. However, the process of making the complex, multi-layered masterpiece was nearly as punishing as the music itself. Though the album, Meshuggah's sixth, was originally slated for a November release, the band's ultra-intense work ethic pushed its release date back four months to March 7th, ; Meshuggah were even forced to bow out of a European tour with Dillinger Escape Plan in order to be able to finish the record. The end product was well worth the time and effort, however, as anyone who has ever banged their head to the polyrhythmic perfection of tracks like "Bleed," "Pineal Gland Optics" and "Dancers to a Discordant System" can attest. In perpetual celebration of a modern classic, here are eight things you might not know about obZen. The band were completely obsessed with getting the tracks perfect — like, really, really obsessed Recording the album at their own studio — Fear and Loathing, located in Stockholm — meant that Meshuggah were able to put obZen together at their own pace, instead of worrying about racking up studio fees with every hour that passed.