A true monolith of progressive technical death metal, The Hypothesis, the new studio offering from Bay Area metallers, CONTINUUM, was unleashed yesterday via Unique Leader Records. Captured predominantly by lead guitarist/composer Chase Fraser (Decrepit Birth, Animosity), with additional tracking and mixing by Zack Ohren (Suffocation, Fallujah, All Shall Perish et al.) at Castle Ultimate Studios, the ten-track The Hypothesis boasts a scathing assemblage of engaging, abrasive, surgically precise and unrepentantly violent compositions based conceptually on the mysteries of the infinite and the unsolved theories of the “continuum hypothesis,” a premise studied by a number of mathematicians, many of whom committed suicide before reaching a conclusion to the unfathomable question of infinity.
Gushes the Metal Observer of the release, “Bolstered by a pristine production and show-stopping detail, CONTINUUM’s The Hypothesis is a staggeringly well-executed display of full-throttle, procedural brutality. …for those of us who connect, plug in, and enjoy getting lost in such an aesthetic brainfuck, rest assured that this Bay Area singularity has created one of the most impressive tech-death albums of the year.” Adds Aural Delights, “A primer in progressive technical death metal, insane polyrhythmic drumming, manic riffing, scabrous dual vocalizing and other-worldly lead guitar runs this is one for lovers of the genre. Highly recommended!”
In celebration of its release, today Gear Gods hurls forth the band’s latest performance play-though video for sixth movement, “Wasps In The History Of The Weak.”
Scroll on over to Gear Gods at THIS LOCATION and see what the fuss is about.
And if you missed it, you can sample the lyric video for ninth cut, “A Surreal Descent,” still streaming at Decibel at THIS LOCATION .
Forged in 2009, CONTINUUM features the current working lineup of Fraser alongside guitarist Ivan Munguia (Arkaik, Deeds Of Flesh), vocalist Riley McShane (Son Of Aurelius), bassist Nick Willbrand (Flesh Consumed) and drummer Spencer Edwards (Son Of Aurelius). Together, the CONTINUUM collective provides a sound that rocks the very foundation of modern death metal.
The Hypothesis is out NOW via Unique Leader Records. Order yours today HERE .