I have to admit that I'm a pretty big Meshuggah fanboy, but I'm not sure what to think about this one. It's a bit repetitive and slow, which is probably what's provoking all the "boring" comments and the like. I get that.
It IS pretty brutally heavy, though. I have a feeling it might be somewhat of a sleeper when played live. In other words, I thought Lethargica was pretty boring until they played it live in Chicago a few years ago, and now I realize how fucking awesome it really is.
This might end up being a similar track. Who knows.
I fully expect the album as a whole to rock fucking balls, though. I just can't see them doing a whole album's worth of songs like this one. It's an interesting departure, but I have faith that the bangers are coming, as The Tony has prophesied.