I love Meshuggah and Tomas Haake. So as soon as I heard this song, I told myself I had to cover it. In order to cover a song this complicated, I have to transcribe it first so I understand what’s going on. Lucky for you, you can now find that transcription on my transcriptions page! Anyway, I hope you enjoy this one. It’s quite the toughie, but it’s a lot of fun to play. This is my first Meshuggah cover, so now that I’ve broken the ice I definitely plan to begin doing more.
For this recording, I’m using a set of CAD Touring 7 tom and overhead mics as well as an Audix D6 on the bass drum and an Audix D5 on the snare. I’m not using a trigger on the kick, so you may hear me get a bit ahead or behind the beat on some of the long double bass sections. I’m using a custom drum set made of Keller drum shells and Pearl lugs and rims. I worked with the maestros at Columbus Pro Percussion in Columbus, Ohio to build this set. For cymbals, I’m using pair of 14″ Meinl Byzance Dark Hats on my left, a Meinl 16″ Byzance Medium Crash on my left, a Meinl 18″ Benny Greb Signature Byzance Sand Medium Crash on my right, a pair of 13″ Meinl Byzance Brillant Fast Hats on my right, and an 18″ Paiste Signature Thin China on my right.