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Performer: Meshuggah
Title: obZen
Released: 2008
Country: Europe
Style: Thrash, Industrial, Experimental
Category: Rock
Album rating: 4.8
Votes: 139
Size MP3: 1318 mb
Size FLAC: 1102 mb
Size WMA: 1265 mb
Other formats: VOX MP2 XM MMF FLAC AHX AC3

obZen is the sixth album by Swedish heavy metal band Meshuggah. It was released in Europe on 7 March 2008, and in North America on 11 March 2008 through Nuclear Blast. Tomas Haake made his return as the studio drummer for the record after the Drumkit from Hell drum software was used on Catch Thirtythree. The release of the album was followed by their first world tour. A video was filmed for a shorter version of the song "Bleed".

This was my first Meshuggah album. I actually got it a month or so after it came out when I unintentionally got caught in the middle of all the hype that was going on about this record. Most of the people that I’ve talked to have said that ObZen is Meshuggah’s best album; which is a statement that I fully agree with. Meshuggah's 2008 LP "ObZen" points the band's musical direction more towards a nu metal kind of aggressiveness and heaviness than they are previously known for. Excluding the mid-range screaming vocals, the proof is in the writing and playing styles of no less than five of the nine tracks. These songs exhibit a power that smashes your senses like a hammer.

Produced by Meshuggah. A state of perfection, immersed in filth Equilibrium obtained Pure in devotion to all things unwell This sweet zen of our ill condition sustained. A new belief-system Salvation found in vomit and blood Where deprivation, lies Corruption, war and pain is god.

Eke the album name, ObZen.

Lyrics By. Tomas Haake. Music By. Tomas Haake, Fredrik Thordendal, Mårten Hagström.

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.

obZen is the sixth album by Swedish metal band Meshuggah. It was released in Europe on March 7, 2008, and in North America on March 11, 2008, through Nuclear Blast.

Meshuggah - "Obzen" (ObZen). From this album I choose my favourite parts from each song, cut them up and made the medley in Protools. I didn't alter the pitch or speed of any song. I wanted the transitions between each song to be as smooth and unnoticeable as i could whilst still keeping similar energy between songs. For the song 'Bleed' I really love the simplistic vocal phrasing over the opening riff so i played it on the snare to complement the part.


A1 Combustion 4:08
A2 Electric Red 5:51
B1 Bleed 7:22
B2 Lethargica 5:47
C1 Obzen 4:24
C2 This Spiteful Snake 4:52
C3 Pineal Gland Optics 5:12
D1 Pravus 5:10
D2 Dancers To A Discordant System 9:36

Companies, etc.

  • Mastered At – Cutting Room
  • Recorded At – Fear And Loathing Studios
  • Mixed At – Fear And Loathing Studios


  • Artwork [Cover Art Idea & Concept] – Tomas Haake
  • Artwork [Cover Art, Art Post-production], Photography By – Joachim Luetke
  • Bass – Dick Lövgren
  • Drums – Tomas Haake
  • Guitar – Fredrik Thordendal, Mårten Hagström
  • Lyrics By – Tomas Haake
  • Mastered By – Björn Engelmann
  • Mixed By – Fredrik Thordendal, Meshuggah
  • Music By – Fredrik Thordendal (tracks: A1, B1, C3, D2), Mårten Hagström (tracks: A2, B2 to C2, D1), Tomas Haake (tracks: A2, C2)
  • Vocals – Jens Kidman


Limited to 1000 copies on grey vinyl. Housed in a gatefold jacket.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 803341230071
  • Matrix / Runout (A Side): 75596E1/A
  • Matrix / Runout (B Side): 75596E2/A
  • Matrix / Runout (C Side): 75596E3/A
  • Matrix / Runout (D Side): 75596E4/A

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
NB 1937-2, 27361 19372 Meshuggah obZen ‎(CD, Album) Nuclear Blast, Nuclear Blast NB 1937-2, 27361 19372 Europe 2008
NB 4670, 4670 Meshuggah obZen ‎(2xLP, Album, Ltd, RE, RM, Oxb) Nuclear Blast, Nuclear Blast NB 4670, 4670 US 2019
NB 4670, 4670 Meshuggah obZen ‎(2xLP, Album, Ltd, RE, RM, Blo) Nuclear Blast, Nuclear Blast NB 4670, 4670 US 2019
NB 1937-2 Meshuggah obZen ‎(CD, Album, Promo) Nuclear Blast NB 1937-2 US 2008
NECD-1019, SDP-0108 Meshuggah obZen ‎(CD, Album) Nesen Entertainment, Seoul Records NECD-1019, SDP-0108 South Korea 2008


Yeah... a bummer indeed. I sold my copy a few years back now, for basically my top 10 albums of all time, if not top 5. What a shitty sounding pressing this was. What a bummer. Case and point, the price kind of dictates the want for this press.... bummer indeed. What a fucking incredible mind blowing album, pressed so badly... sounds like it was pressed from mp3's.
If you're still looking, Nuclear Blast announced a remaster/repressing a few weeks ago. It should be out around the end of March.
Heard some complaints about this pressing but mine sounds really great.One of my favorite metal album ever. Insane from a to z, you gotta listen to it to believe it...
I may just have gotten a shitty pressing but the sound is horrible. There's absolutley no detail at all in intense areas. What a letdown for such an awesome album. Will try to get the NB release as well to compare.
Just got the NB red vinyl and it sounds much better. Avoid this one.

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