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The Contortionist

Bottom heavy open chords that resonate strong enough to shake the core of the earth. Skyrocketing bursts ofoscillatingguitar leads layer an ominous and dark undercurrent of rhythm. While hardcore punk may be the sound that rulesthe day inThe Contortionist hometown of Indianapolis, it is the band’s signature brand of forward thinking heavy metal thathas madethem stick out as hometown favorites. The band worked hard to amass a following beyond Indiana thoughconsistent regionalshows,coastal touring, and two self-released EPs. They clearly began to define their sound and grow asmusici ...read more

Bottom heavy open chords that resonate strong enough to shake the core of the earth. Skyrocketing bursts ofoscillatingguitar leads layer an ominous and dark undercurrent of rhythm. While hardcore punk may be the sound that rulesthe day inThe Contortionist hometown of Indianapolis, it is the band’s signature brand of forward thinking heavy metal thathas madethem stick out as hometown favorites. The band worked hard to amass a following beyond Indiana thoughconsistent regionalshows,coastal touring, and two self-released EPs. They clearly began to define their sound and grow asmusicians on their EPtitled"Apparition".

The songwriting and progression on "Apparition" smacks of a group of musicians who are locked deeply into a remarkableplaceof expression and creativity that is usually reserved for bands with multiple albums under their belt. While it is notuncommonlately for bands in the world of metal to experiment with melody and progression, many times these breaks from thebrutalend up sounding forced, too contrived, or way too over the top in shred. What could have been an opportunity forthelistener to settle into some depth, winds up missing the mark. When The Contortionist venture into the realm of ambianceitactually raises the level of the song above the crushing breakdowns and demands the listener stay put for the ride.Moreimpressive than their ability to write and record such material, is how big it all plays live. The room seems to expand andfillwith spacious tones just in time to be leveled with ferocity.The band is razor sharp while nailing every bit of nuancetheirambitious songwriting offers. It is this ability to dole out their sound sin epic proportions through a live performancethatpiqued the interest of record label Good Fight Music. The band had already distinguished themselves to Good Fight withapenchant for creating a distinct style of heavy music that has plenty of room for the listener to breathe and settle into. Soinearly 2010,shortly after the staff had caught them live, a deal had become imminent.

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2014

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3.4
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EPs
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2009

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239 Votes
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2008

3.1
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