Meshuggah drop uber-destructive new single, Light the Shortening Fuse

Fredrik Thordendal of Meshuggah
(Image credit: Miikka Skaffari/Getty Images)

Extreme metal titans Meshuggah have released Light the Shortening Fuse, the second single from their forthcoming ninth studio album, Immutable.

Doubling down on the momentum built with the LP's first single, The Abysmal Eye, Light the Shortening Fuse is a chaotic amalgamation of odd time signatures, unrelenting breakdowns and crushing eight-string guitar riffs courtesy of guitarists Fredrik Thordendal and Mårten Hagström. Check it out below.

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Sam Roche

Sam was Staff Writer at from 2019 to 2023, and also created content for Total Guitar, Guitarist and Guitar Player. He has well over 15 years of guitar playing under his belt, as well as a degree in Music Technology (Mixing and Mastering). He's a metalhead through and through, but has a thorough appreciation for all genres of music. In his spare time, Sam creates point-of-view guitar lesson videos on YouTube under the name Sightline Guitar.