Set The Sun feat. Ryan Clark of Demon Hunter – Invisible – Song Review – Melodic Djent Metal from the USA and Canada

Today we are featuring a promising melodic djent metal collaboration of Set The Sun, Ryan Clark (Demon Hunter), and Thomas Freckleton (Silent Planet), with their first single, Invisible, from Set the Sun’s debut EP, released in fall 2021.

Set The Sun – Invisible (feat Ryan Clark of Demon Hunter) – Music Video

Invisible came to my attention about seven months ago (basically last year), and I still feel the heaviness of the reality that I am writing my review today. I remember, every single time I listened to this song realized something new, even today after seven months, and the song still sounds massive. This data is going to be my main reference today in my article.

The briefest explanation of influences here would be combining ambient modern djent of TesseracTmelodic and commercial potential of Linkin Park, and the metal mentality of Killswitch Engage. We are, technically, free when it comes to creative arts, yet not aware of how much talent it requires in the end. In this case, Invisible separates itself from other examples with the character of this collective, speaks highly of itself.

The song musically has an unusual low tempo, creating slow-burning effect and distress in the opening, bringing the listener to the spacy world of the vocalist. The collective has decided to keep everything as simple and commercial as possible, which might be influenced by the commercial limitation of Linkin Park. In the end, the song has the MTV character in its build yet properly satisfies the listener with its massive metal side.

Lastly, I appreciated seeing how much personality the collective; Set The Sun, Demon Hunter singer Ryan Clark and Silent Planet bassist Thomas Freckleton invested in their work. You can feel it while listening to the song, leaving a fragment in your memory after watching the music video. The production quality looked quite established to me, showing this project as serious as other established bands in the genre.

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Set The Sun feat. Ryan Clark of Demon Hunter – Band Press Photo
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On the other side of the coin, I must admit that I also felt like hearing overly processed sounds in the mix. The sound design has heavy similarities with other modern djent metal bands, it isn’t possible for me to recognize this band by this sound.

Set The Sun feat. Ryan Clark of Demon Hunter – Invisible – Song Review – Melodic Djent Metal from the USA and Canada

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Set The Sun feat. Ryan Clark of Demon Hunter – Invisible – Music Video Fragment

When I put all these into account, I’d like to say I am sure there will be so many listeners wondering if this collective will make more music together simply because Invisible is a strong competitor in modern melodic djent metal. Thanks for reading.

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Set The Sun feat. Ryan Clark of Demon Hunter – Invisible – Single Front Cover Artwork
Art credit: Unknown

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