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Old 01-03-2013, 01:39 PM
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21.The Contortionist-Intrinsic
The Contortionist second full-length seems them embracing more progressive elements while retaining their death metal/core edge. Album opener "Holomovement" is probably the biggest risk they take with mostly clean vocals (which are much better than they were on [i]Exoplanet[/I) melodic guitars and subtle, atmospheric keyboard. Amidst all the experimentation with vocoders, synth, and jazz fusion and post-rock melodies, The Contortionist never forgets who they are. The balance of catchy melodic riffs and well-timed breakdowns that made Exoplanet special are used equally well on Intrinsic. The Contortionist have matured on Intrinsic becoming more progressive and experimental without sacrificing anything any of the best parts of their older material

Standout Tracks
1.Causality
2.Geocentric Confusion
3.Holomovement
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