Meshuggah drummer Tomas Haake had this to say about the song:
“‘I Am Colossus’ is way more straightforward than the thrash metal we grew up with. At the same time, it does pose its own difficulties for us as players. It will probably be one of the first songs we attempt to play on tour. The solo – which is basically two long notes that are slow bends – just turned out beautiful. Such an understatement as a guitar solo. Sometimes a slow song is just as aggressive as a fast one.”
Koloss will be the band’s 7th studio release and will be released March 27, 2012 through Nuclear Blast.