Non-Continuum - And Cores Clutched - Song Review - Modern Djent Metal from Munich, Germany

Non-Continuum - And Cores Clutched - Song Review - Modern Djent Metal from Munich, Germany

Today we are featuring a promising modern djent metal band, Non-Continuum, from Munich, Germany, with, "And Cores Clutched", only the second official single release in their careers so far, released November 29, 2021.

Before writing my review, I dig into more information about the band, and the information I gathered this time helped me a lot with making conclusions. The fact is, Non-Continuum is a new project of an experienced metal artist with a respected background. The moment I started listening to "And Cores Clutched", I wasn't expecting to hear such standards, to be honest. Modern progressive metal bands usually have flaws in their work, sometimes technical, other times musically. In Non-Continuum's case, there's none, and now we all know the reason why.

First and foremost, Non-Continuum has heavy Meshuggah influences in their DNA. In any case, the level of influence is a subjective matter, I choose to stand right in the middle about this specific question. In fact, I would gladly give them the top mark if they've had a different mix character, which would have made a big difference in the end. But let me go into the musical side first.

"And Cores Clutched", a complicated story of complicated progressive composition. When I started to listen to the song, the first thing that came to my mind was the graphics of the Meshuggah - Koloss album artwork for some reason. The feeling of the mathematical approach in terms of writing is above everything else, and this path directly takes you to its pioneers. Nevertheless, And Cores Clutched proves wrong your prejudice, the listener only has to give it one chance.

Musically the song has an additional groovy character than Meshuggah, yet similarities with their riff decisions and moves. Everything works and moves as Meshuggah I am afraid, didn't surprise me with a sonically different sentence all along the way. The composition itself is quite progressive and rich. The story takes the listener from point A to B in a non-direct way, and I am always happy to hear these innovative decisions. Yet, on the other hand, I couldn't hear the highlighted moment in this story, or that moment wasn't clear enough for me, or that part itself wasn't bright enough. I am not sure.

The musical mind behind this has considerable experience in songwriting as a fact. He knows what he's doing and doing it well, I have to give him that. In my book, this music isn't for everybody, let aside writing and performing it yourself. In this case, Non-Continuum has done quite a serious job by presenting such music to the world.

Non-Continuum is solid with their musicianship and composing skills. They have a close level of musicianship with Meshuggah, to be honest, and this is just the beginning of this project. They show potential with this song without hesitation, and they will only improve from now on.

I believe the fate of the song was decided in the studio. The current outcome of this song to me deserves a top mark with its smooth sound and blend, whereas poor mark for its character in its sound. I am hearing music with this mix identity almost all the time, sharing my honest opinion about this with each one of them.

On the other hand, the sound itself is quite flawless. Monstrous guitars, brutal vibes, additional pads, groovy drums, vast atmosphere, surreal dimension, and rock-solid death metal vocals. I loved the dry small room feeling on the vocal character, I think the vocalist is talented, also got a great voice for the job. He is going to play a key role in Non-Continuum's career.

When I take all these into account, I have to admit that I am impressed by Non-Continuum. "And Cores Clutched" is a fascinating song with brutal energy, intelligent composition, and fantastic attitude, and I'm sure I won't be the one who thinks that way after publishing my article.

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In conclusion, Metalhead Community Team congratulates Non-Continuum for their new single "And Cores Clutched", and wishes them the very best in their future careers. Thank you for reading.

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