A bright Saturday, the 19th of August, with a rare clear sky here in the Lucerne mountains, sets the atmosphere as I explore the new release from a promising project I was introduced to some years ago. While I can’t confirm all the details, I have a feeling that this is a one-man-orchestra endeavor, where the composer, producer, and performer have been officially crafting badass djent metal since 2021 – Non-Continuum, there you go.
First of all, “A Rending Momentum” is a brilliant work that I’ve found equally refreshingly thrilling at both low and maximum volumes. It’s safe to say, it sounds superb. The meticulous balance and production quality evoke the work of an established metal producer. In this case, the creator’s musical vision draws influences from the 2000s and contemporary metal, seamlessly blending these under the umbrella of djent metal. The song stands out for its electrifying grooves, fantastic vocals, and bass guitar – reminiscent of the nu-metal era – accompanied by a foundation akin to Meshuggah’s quintessential djent metal sound.
From a musical standpoint, the approach mirrors the technical side, both aiming to offer a reflection of Meshuggah’s dominant djent metal character while infusing hints of 2000s groove, nu-metal, and death metal. The track’s structure follows the customary linear pattern of djent metal, with the unmistakable guitar work that leads the charge. The sole vocalist of the song, Lee, has a distinct tone and the ability to navigate death and djent metal stylings, adding a layer of authenticity that lends the song credibility. His performances were my favorite from start to finish.
Furthermore, even after multiple listens, “A Rending Momentum” retains its freshness and excitement sonically while showing so much greatness for its live performance potential at the same time. You can’t help yourself imagining seeing Non-Continuum in full force on the stage, charging thousands of fans while playing this song.