Meshuggah is celebrating 15 years of ObZen with a newly-remastered version of the album. The classic 2008 album is remastered and "sonically updated" by Thomas Eberger and Sofia von Hage of Stockholm Mastering for its March 31 release, and you can check out the new version of the title track below.
A quick A/B comparison between the old and new version showcases a slightly more refined feel. This 2023 version of "Obzen" feels a little more level and with a noticeable punch to it. Which is great, because I've always felt the original mix and master for ObZen was a little harsh – this seems to smooth out the edges and add a touch of extra thump.
ObZen was notable Meshuggah's first album with bassist Dick Lovgren and also saw the return of drummer Tomas Haake, whose drums were programmed on Catch ThirtyThree. Pre-orders for physical copies are available here.