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The Contortionist


Tech/Extreme Prog Metal

3.62 | 30 ratings

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4 stars The first Album from the Indiana based Djent metal band and ultimately one of their bests. Most of the songs are ultimately brutal,heavy and technical with some soft spots. It almost has the perfect mixture of growling and "softness", but the soft parts needed a boost. The guitars are technical, the bass is dirty and the drums is just "meh". They did take this hint, but their 2nd album "intrinsic" was less technical overall and had too much softness in it, while this album was near perfection in vocals. The best thing in this album was Exoplanet 1-3, intense progression, on point instrumental techniques and that perfect balance with the vocals. My only issue is that the self proclaimed album song series feels very different from the whole album, with way different song structure from the rest of the album. This isn't necessarily negative, but is just mildly interesting. Turns out some songs (Flourish, Primial Directive) and others were already pre written, while Exoplanet and the better songs in general were written recently to the album's release date. Overall this is a solid technical extreme djent album and is a must listen to all fans of progressive metal.
Egyptianprog-Fahmy | 4/5 |


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