The Contortionist song drops
2014-07-15 by Jacob R. STAFF | 110 Comments

The Contortionist is back, guys. The Indianapolis-based progressive metal group were last seen (or heard) releasing a brief, but promising, teaser for their upcoming album Language, which is scheduled for a September 16th release. This time, though, an entire song has come out of the woodworks- and "Language I: Intuition" seems to have all the traits have wanted from The Contortionist since they first integrated themselves into their respective scene.

What is bound to come to a relief to fans is that this song is a massive change of pace for The Contortionist. The production it features is more lush and organic, and sounds more dynamic than the band ever has before. And on top of that, newcomer Michael Lessard's vocals provide a stark contrast to that of his predecessor- his singing is less filtered, more clean. Of course, this may change on the rest of Language once it surfaces- but for now, things sure look promising.

Catch a glimpse of The Contortionist's new song below, and leave a comment with your thoughts. Or don't, if you want to keep your thoughts to yourself like a proper member of a music discussion community.





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Omaha
Staff Reviewer
July 15th 2014

10011 Comments


and it is good

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BigPleb
July 15th 2014

34237 Comments


Kinda boring.

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Odal
July 15th 2014

348 Comments


What the fuck is this news article?

Song is alright. Better than Intrinsic, but still lacks what made Exoplanet such a resounding success. Still looking forward to Language though.

Omaha
Staff Reviewer
July 15th 2014

10011 Comments


Shots fired by user Odal

tempest--
July 15th 2014

12652 Comments


yeah nah

tempest--
July 15th 2014

12652 Comments


literally in like the last second there's a heavy chord so maybe the next song on the record is heavy

which will hopefully be alright, because that's what made Exoplanet so good and Intrinsic so dull

Gameofmetal
July 15th 2014

287 Comments


Tasty

RivalSkoomaDealer
July 15th 2014

674 Comments


Sounds better than Intrinsic at least.

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Omaha
Staff Reviewer
July 15th 2014

10011 Comments


I'm sure that there will be some heavier tracks on the album too, though I wouldn't mind if they stuck with this style for most of it. After all, Lessard went heavy with his old band Last Chance to Reason pretty frequently- so they at least have the capability of doing so if it's what they want.

HarryBoBerry
July 15th 2014

49 Comments


This. This is good. I'll just forget Intrinsic ever happened.

Betray
July 15th 2014

2118 Comments


What the fuck is this news article? [2]

Song is alright. [2]

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krig9412
July 15th 2014

794 Comments


I'm not the only one hearing modern day Cynic influences right?

Song's decent, kinda funny how much they changed between Apparition and Intrinsic.

henryChinaski
July 15th 2014

2687 Comments


Pretty good.

HighandDriving
July 15th 2014

3261 Comments


Whoeva keeps using the term "drop, dropped, drops" in the news feed needs to stop.

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HighandDriving
July 15th 2014

3261 Comments


Whoeva keeps using the term "drop, dropped, drops" in the news feed needs to stop.

withateethuh
July 15th 2014

78 Comments


I dig the vocalist.

Calc
July 15th 2014

12028 Comments


this song made me wanna see what Chimp Spanner is up to....nothing at all by the way

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Nikkolae
July 15th 2014

4769 Comments


between the contortionist and me.

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AtomicWaste
Staff Reviewer
July 15th 2014

1982 Comments


All Roads Lead Here was only 2 years ago, man.

This track rules.

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paradox1216
July 15th 2014

434 Comments


great stuff, the production is just perfect

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Tyrael
July 15th 2014

20740 Comments


This is excellent

great to see these guys branching out their sound

Calc
July 15th 2014

12028 Comments


well atomic he played at the UK tech fest last weekend I wasn't complaining that he was doing nothing, just stating lol

PitchforkArms
July 15th 2014

1328 Comments


wow, this is actually incredible. im really glad they dropped the elastic string sound from intrinsic. lessard is a pretty damn fitting

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IronGiant
July 15th 2014

728 Comments


new vocalist kicks ass. gives off major cynic vibes

MO
July 15th 2014

18261 Comments


lol come on omaha, ilu but that second paragraph is terrible well done

song is ok i guess

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FearThyEvil
July 15th 2014

12286 Comments


not bad but a little boring

IWillReturn
July 15th 2014

396 Comments


Awesome song. Hasn't lost any of the hype for me yet.

FranticDisemboweler
July 15th 2014

4 Comments


Its a build up song for sure. I do kinda want to hear what they come up with, but then again so much other music to listen to this year, so i kinda wish this song had grabbed me a little more.

TooManyFriends
July 15th 2014

498 Comments


soooooooo much better than Intrinsic

FrozenVain
July 15th 2014

2372 Comments


Band is ass

Insurrection
Contributing Reviewer
July 15th 2014

20655 Comments


love the song, love the art, cant wait for this

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Omaha
Staff Reviewer
July 15th 2014

10011 Comments


lol thanks for the heads-up MO i edited it around just for you

feel special honey

Drummerboy123
July 15th 2014

2312 Comments


YES!

This is what I was hoping their sound would become! A lot softer, really organic with fantastic production.

FUCKING STOKED! Tho I feel this is gonna be a divisive album, some will find it boring and bland while others will find entrancing. That guitar lead in the intro is hypnotising.

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icatchthirtythree
July 15th 2014

300 Comments


2nd listen of this made it really click for me. Damn it's good.

OwMySnauze
July 15th 2014

774 Comments


Album of the Beepn Year

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loveisamixtape
July 15th 2014

5914 Comments


i was a little disappointed by this tbh but it's not bad

edit: it's much better the second time

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trilogique21
July 15th 2014

376 Comments


boring cynic knock off

JaySpiral
July 15th 2014

749 Comments


Sounds very Oceansize-y to me. Not bad. But I don't think they'll ever top Exoplanet, unfortunately.

Omaha
Staff Reviewer
July 15th 2014

10011 Comments


I honestly didn't hear much Cynic in the song.

cvlts
July 15th 2014

8954 Comments


lol those dual clean/screams are blatant cynic ripoffs but this track is tight

OwMySnauze
July 15th 2014

774 Comments


It's a shame that there's only 9 tracks on this... Hope there aren't any fillers.

MasBarHigeuoris21
July 15th 2014

1537 Comments


This is pretty boring. Hopefully this is the only song like this on the new album

IWillReturn
July 15th 2014

396 Comments


Right at the end of the song you can hear a heavy part coming in. Language II will be beastly.

m/

Koffiiing
July 15th 2014

1057 Comments


F U C K Y E A

RiffOClock
July 15th 2014

987 Comments


first sentence made me lol for some reason

botb
July 15th 2014

9560 Comments


production is so much better than intrinsic thank god

Futures
July 15th 2014

8208 Comments


song is better than everything on intrinsic except geocentric confusion maybe

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SourAK
July 15th 2014

451 Comments


am i the only 1 feelin a hard tesseract vibe

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botb
July 15th 2014

9560 Comments


yes

Trebor.
Contributing Reviewer
July 15th 2014

49802 Comments


This is so fucking boring

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Futures
July 15th 2014

8208 Comments


ok

Trebor.
Contributing Reviewer
July 15th 2014

49802 Comments


wasn't this band deathcore or whatever what the fuck is this snooze fest

PitchforkArms
July 15th 2014

1328 Comments


yeah i really second the oceansize vibes which is a great thing. I really think this band has grown up

RyanSmithers
July 15th 2014

70 Comments


Great song, since this is a two part song according to the track listing, I'm guessing Part II is going to be heavier. Also, I think Intrinsic is great. Don't understand why fans dislike it. Admittedly, I haven't heard anything before Exoplanet, but I think Exoplanet and Intrinsic are both great. Seems like Language is going to be another great chapter in this band's career. Keep it up guys.

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snerefedsav
July 15th 2014

813 Comments


will listen to this after work. exoplanet was very cool but i thought intrinsic was pretty boring. based on these new titles, it sounds like they've moved on from the space-themed shit right?

IWillReturn
July 15th 2014

396 Comments


Sorry they don't sound like blink 182 treb.

Agree with Smithers, Intrinsic gets too much flak on here and yes Part II will be heavy.

peartnoy
July 15th 2014

1153 Comments


This is pretty great on first listen.

Motiv3
July 15th 2014

8920 Comments


Good song, enjoyed it a lot.

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DatBeefPudding
July 15th 2014

1243 Comments


What the fuck is this news article? [3]

song is pretty good

TheMoreira
July 15th 2014

6955 Comments


Song droped, k. Did it break doe?

Song brings my expectations to new heights!

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DatBeefPudding
July 15th 2014

1243 Comments


but seriously i cant stress how unprofessional this artical read. i wish you guys would stop trying to change the format of the titles and content and instead just focus on the style being professional, brief, and informative.

DatBeefPudding
July 15th 2014

1243 Comments


yeah i agree moreira, this song has me excited for the full release.

Torii
July 15th 2014

805 Comments


Love it. Fucking love it. Also, production is so much better than intrinsic thank god [2]

Calc
July 15th 2014

12028 Comments


the thingy says to make the title catchy

that's what it SAYS!!!!

Kronzo
July 15th 2014

991 Comments


Catch a glimpse of The Contortionist's new song above, and leave a comment with your thoughts. Or don't, if you want to keep your thoughts to yourself like a proper member of a music discussion community.


Calc
July 15th 2014

12028 Comments


if I could glimpse a song without reading anything I'd be a millionaire

IWillReturn
July 15th 2014

396 Comments


but seriously i cant stress how unprofessional this artical read. i wish you guys would stop trying to change the format of the titles and content and instead just focus on the style being professional, brief, and informative. [2]


TooLateToGoBack
July 15th 2014

1755 Comments


Loved this.

GibTG
July 15th 2014

279 Comments


Excellent. High production value. Amazing clean vocals, very well done.

DatBeefPudding
July 15th 2014

1243 Comments


yeah i can't stop listening to this song... it's very beautiful, and relaxing

PitchforkArms
July 15th 2014

1328 Comments


Here's to hoping that the "heavy" parts aren't open string based

TheDepravedPelican
July 15th 2014

94 Comments


I'm tired of reading "Cynic ripoff". You guys can be super fuckin' dense sometimes. People complain there's no bands as good as Tool out there, but a band comes along that is influenced by them and they're "a ripoff" that gets a bad rating when they're super talented (even if they have mother-fuckin' Steve Digiorgio on bass).

People complain there's no bands releasing albums like Traced In Air, but a band writes an influenced song and they're a "ripoff".

Good lord.

Nomos
July 15th 2014

808 Comments


Between the Oceanize and Contortionist


Oh man. Pure relief. This is amazing. The new Last Chance to Reason was just like the recent Contortionist: airy, odd production, no feeling.

This though....love it.

SlMBOLlC
July 15th 2014

4833 Comments


defs one of the least gay and contrived-sounding modern prog metal whatevers

bloc
July 15th 2014

34679 Comments


REALLY liking this. Kinda relived about it too.

Move over Cynic...

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Groink
July 15th 2014

765 Comments


Awesome stuff. I love the vocalist. This band is heading in the right direction. They have the ability to make something really good.

Kris.
July 15th 2014

12152 Comments


zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

Derkyle
July 15th 2014

178 Comments


This is really good. A little slow at times but it definitely builds into something cool. Also this sounds much more like a Last Chance to Reason than it does Cynic.

Digging: Fallujah - The Flesh Prevails

GringoSuave89
July 15th 2014

1011 Comments


not bad at all, but I think I'll enjoy it more in the context of an album.

Digging: Opeth - Pale Communion

AtomicShane
July 15th 2014

1756 Comments


wheres the fucking junz. i still dig tho

InFiction
July 16th 2014

3639 Comments


Wow. Very impressed.

I hope this stays this good after a few listens. God knows Intrinsic had a hold on me the first time around. I hope it's not a repeat of that.

Digging: Braid - No Coast

DatBeefPudding
July 16th 2014

1243 Comments


Wow. Very impressed.

I hope this stays this good after a few listens. God knows Intrinsic had a hold on me the first time around. I hope it's not a repeat of that.


agreed, feel the same way. i think that because this has such high production quality it will stick though.

deathofasalesman
July 16th 2014

5812 Comments


Sounds decent.

sspedding
July 16th 2014

4751 Comments


superb

fromtheinside
July 16th 2014

17714 Comments


OMG

as soon as it started... i fucking knew this would be amazing.

SOOOOO STOKED

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BigPleb
July 16th 2014

34237 Comments


lol, even Gospel is more interesting than this...

Futures
July 16th 2014

8208 Comments


lmao

fromtheinside
July 16th 2014

17714 Comments


not rly a fan of the new vocalist tho

also, pleb, fuck off

BigPleb
July 16th 2014

34237 Comments


mayh > rise against = sylosis >>> gospel

TheMoreira
July 16th 2014

6955 Comments


LOL @ ppl talking about Cynic here cmon guys, just enjoy the song and don't go looking for something to compare it to. I won't say that's a completely wrong comparison but i hadn't even thought of that tbh

Funeralopolis
July 16th 2014

11033 Comments


pretty meh

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cmaitland421
July 16th 2014

85 Comments


Competent, but very dull track. Hopefully the rest of the record isn't like this.

fromtheinside
July 16th 2014

17714 Comments


not even close to dull. this. fucking. rules.

Apollo
July 16th 2014

10266 Comments


"but seriously i cant stress how unprofessional this artical read. i wish you guys would stop trying to change the format of the titles and content and instead just focus on the style being professional, brief, and informative."

Get a life. Who gives a shit? It's a news article it's not affecting you in some monstrously negative way is it?



Kris.
July 16th 2014

12152 Comments


ya this is boring af

Tyrael
July 16th 2014

20740 Comments


This is way better than Cynic's last 'effort' so who gives a flying fuck

TheSpirit
July 16th 2014

17192 Comments


First song I've heard by these guys, and it's pretty good. I know their last album wasn't well received by fans, so I'll probably spin Exoplanet a few times before the new one drops.

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Relinquished
July 16th 2014

24478 Comments


it's nice but boring by itself, gotta hear it within the album's context

and fuck you omaha you unproper fuck

fromtheinside
July 16th 2014

17714 Comments


this just sounds so much more alive.

idk but those first few notes really got me excited

BigPleb
July 16th 2014

34237 Comments


The Junjortionist just became the Conboretionist.

fromtheinside
July 16th 2014

17714 Comments


nah

BigPleb
July 16th 2014

34237 Comments


Ily!

Tyrael
July 16th 2014

20740 Comments


that 'pun' gave me cancer

TheMoreira
July 16th 2014

6955 Comments


Oh pleb

tempest--
July 16th 2014

12652 Comments


pleb

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PFsr2cybfk8

bloc
July 16th 2014

34679 Comments


Who even reads these articles?

I jump straight to the link.

TheMoreira
July 16th 2014

6955 Comments


[2]

IWillReturn
July 16th 2014

396 Comments


F U pleb and -1 bloc

TomAkaVeto
July 20th 2014

1600 Comments


It's just the intro to another song, really.

DatBeefPudding
July 20th 2014

1243 Comments


honestly i read all the articles and lately 9/10 times they are complete cringe.



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