Meshuggah debut new single, The Abysmal Eye

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

Meshuggah have dropped the first single from ninth studio album, Immutable, The Abysmal Eye.

The track – which arrives ahead of the album's release on April 1 – sees guitarists Fredrik Thordendal and Mårten Hagström deploy a clutch of destructive 8-string guitar riffs – wrought with thunderous alternate picking phrases and chuggy palm-muting – over Tomas Haake's laser-precise drumming and underneath Jens Kidman's savage vocals.

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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.