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Continents Return In Furious Style With “Lifeline”

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Continents initially called it a day back in 2019. Bringing almost a decade of metalcore force to a close, they seemingly moved on to other endeavours. But with the pandemic and perspectives changing, the band announced their return to the limelight in 2022. Sharing two singles that battered down the doors like they always knew how to, “BAD BLOOD” and “Clarity“, now they are kicking off a whole new era.

That era begins with “Lifeline“, a fully loaded and ferocious statement of intent. Bridging the gap between the most emotionally crippling and electrically vicious parts of their sound, it is a breath of fresh air in the UK metalcore circle. With ethereal chords, hardcore-laced breakdowns and a gripping vocal display, it’s a welcome return from a band that clearly have an awful lot left to give.

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Vocalist Philip Cross had this to say about the depth of the track:

“Ask, Listen, Talk. Lyrically, ‘Lifeline’ is the most open and honest I’ve ever been with letting people into my head space. It takes listeners on an emotional journey through my struggles via the music and lyrics. It comes from the problems caused mainly by social anxiety with being in such a dark and terrifying place where I was unable to breathe, speak properly or leave my house at times. I hope ‘Lifeline’ resonates with listeners and encourages them to be more mindful of others, whether that be thinking before you speak or just checking in.”

With this new chapter well and truly started, let’s take a step back and look at how we go here. First up, there was “BAD BLOOD”, which was pure bottled fury:

And “Clarity”, that deals out plenty of hurt whilst also adding in sprinkles of that thoughtful depth:

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