The Contortionist – Our Bones

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Release date: August 9, 2019
Label: Entertainment One U.S. 

The Contortionist have cultivated a style rooted in the dark, intimidating world of progressive tech-death. Despite their propensity for all things heavy and fast, I think the band is it’s best when they slow things down (think Chill-tortionist). Follow is classic Contortionist…pretty catchy, pretty aggressive-yet-jazzy music. Early Grave tackles mental health issues and intertwines prog-rock with a slightly edgier sound for an overall excellent result. All Grey is a two-minute ambient breather. The album closes with a faithful cover of The Smashing Pumpkins’ classic 1979Our Bones is worth a listen but it’s more of a teaser than it is a fully conceived album.

Play: 1, 2, & 4

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