The Contortionist - Clairvoyant



7.3 | 40 votes |
Release date: 15 September 2017
Style: Progressive deathcore

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01. Monochrome (Passive)
02. Godspeed
03. Reimagined
04. Clairvoyant
05. The Center
06. Absolve
07. Relapse
08. Return To Earth
09. Monochrome (Pensive)

Line-up
Michael Lessard - vocals
Eric Guenther - keyboards
Robby Baca - guitars
Cameron Maynard - guitars
Joey Baca - drums
Jordan Eberhardt - bass

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22.07.2017 - 01:23
Alex F
Slick Dick Rick
The released tracks sound really nice, but there's virtually no "deathcore" left in their sound. Pretty much just melancholic, slightly ambient-influenced, prog. Seems like a natural progression from their previous album.
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22.07.2017 - 03:55
VIG
Dweller
Written by Alex F on 22.07.2017 at 01:23

Pretty much just melancholic, slightly ambient-influenced, prog. Seems like a natural progression from their previous album.


Yeah, I am pretty excited for this one. I liked the last one a lot, but their early deathcore stuff is really shitty.
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22.07.2017 - 04:08
Alex F
Slick Dick Rick
Written by VIG on 22.07.2017 at 03:55

Yeah, I am pretty excited for this one. I liked the last one a lot, but their early deathcore stuff is really shitty.

I actually consider Exoplanet one of the best deathcore albums ever tbh haha. The songwriting is surprisingly mature and incredibly diverse, and from a purely technical standpoint it was immediately obvious that they were/are highly talented and skilled musicians. Some of the chord progressions on their first album already showed signs of genre blending, and the diversity in song structure with tons of "fancy" time signatures and strange rhythmic patterns doesn't come across as forced much like it does with shitty tech death or djent bands. Granted I started listening to The Contortionist when Exoplanet came out so it holds a sort of nostalgic appeal to me that it may not to many other people (especially Primal Directive, I fuckin love that song). even given that, I do still think that Language is their best and I'm crazy excited for this album
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22.07.2017 - 05:47
VIG
Dweller
Written by Alex F on 22.07.2017 at 04:08

I actually consider Exoplanet one of the best deathcore albums ever tbh haha. The songwriting is surprisingly mature and incredibly diverse, and from a purely technical standpoint it was immediately obvious that they were/are highly talented and skilled musicians. Some of the chord progressions on their first album already showed signs of genre blending, and the diversity in song structure with tons of "fancy" time signatures and strange rhythmic patterns


I can understand what you are saying. I will have to re listen I guess. I think there are probably a lot of deathcore bands are pretty talented and skilled, but just make bad music.
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15.09.2017 - 17:07
Rating: 9
iMorphball
Pretty great atmosphere throughout this one. Synths sound great. Some songs are a bit long but I thought it was a great album.
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19.09.2017 - 19:28
Rating: 8
musclassia
I never fully got into Language - I like the title track and really like The Parable, but multiple revisits to the album as a whole (including just this past weekend) haven't convinced me of its alleged greatness as a whole package. As such I wasn't expecting too much from this, despite the r/progmetal hype. Well, I'm shocked, this is really damn good. I was fully on board pretty much throughout the entire thing, with Godspeed, Clairvoyant, and Absolve amongst the best tracks. One of the strongest albums from this year so far
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28.09.2017 - 06:06
Rating: 9
Gelati
Make no mistake this is a prog album but man oh man is a beauty. Absolutely incredible. This band has kind of a BTBAM / Opeth-ian progression. I don't want to say they "grew out" of their previous sound but since day one where I heard that middle section of 'Flourish' I knew these guys were capable of more, different things. Since then they've had more and more of those kinds of magical moments with each new album. This is still fresh so I don't want to say it was better than Language but I'm certainly open to it. Language is one of my favorite albums of all time ALREADY.
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28.09.2017 - 23:16
Alex F
Slick Dick Rick
I seriously can't stop listening to this. It's pretty much exactly the album I wanted them to release
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10.11.2017 - 00:09
VIG
Dweller
Written by Alex F on 28.09.2017 at 23:16

I seriously can't stop listening to this. It's pretty much exactly the album I wanted them to release

One of my favorites of the year.
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