Continuum – Designed Obsolescence

Continuum is a technical death metal band from Santa Cruz, CA that was formed in the summer of 2009 by Chase Fraser (Decrepit Birth) following the disbanding of Animosity. After a couple years writing and rehearsing with different musicians, a lineup was fleshed out featuring Riley McShane of Allegeon on vocals, Ivan Munguia of Deeds of Flesh on guitar, Nick Willbrand on bass and Spencer Edwards on drums.

Ready to release their second album on Unique Leader, with the addition of Ron Casey on drums (Inanimate Existence, ex Braindrill, ex Rings of Saturn), Continuum are expecting Designed Obsolescence to be out February 22nd.

The crunching guitar powers on like a pneumatic drill on Theorem and Release from Flesh and Blood the unclean vocals are blistering. Technical death metal isn’t a genre I normally go for, but the sound of the kick drum and bass makes a nice marriage.

Powering on with Into the Void and finishing with Repeating actions gives me the notion that this record certainly isn’t an album for the faint-hearted, take precaution and if tech metal is your bag, then these cats are for you.

Mark Wincott

February 12, 2019

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