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The Contortionist

Based out of Indianapolis, Indiana, progressive metal quintet the Contortionist draw from influences as diverse as Meshuggah, Dream Theater, Isis, Rush, and Pat Metheny. Formed in 2007, the initial lineup of the Contortionist featured Jake Morris on vocals, Robby Bacca and Cameron Maynard on guitars, Cameron Maynard on bass, and Joey Bacca on drums. The band made its recording debut with the 2007 EP Sporadic Movements. A second EP, Shapeshifter, followed in 2008. By the time the Contortionist dropped their third EP, 2009's Apparition, lead singer Morris had left the group, and Dave Hoffman had joined as vocalist and keyboard player. The group earned positive reviews for its first full-length album, Exoplanet, which was released in 2010 by way of eOne/Good Fight Music; it was also the first release featuring vocalist and keyboardist Jonathan Carpenter, who replaced Hoffman. The Contortionist's sophomore outing, Intrinsic, arrived in 2012. Two years later, the band returned with its third full-length release, Language, as well as a new lead vocalist, Michael Lessard. By 2015, Jordan Eberhardt came aboard as the Contortionist's bassist after Cameron Maynard left the band, and they added a full-time keyboard player, Eric Guenther. That same year, the Contortionist released an alternate, reworked version of Language, titled Language Rediscovered. The Contortionist's fourth album, Clairvoyant, arrived in 2017. ~ James Christopher Monger & Mark Deming
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Top Songs by
The Contortionist

  1.   Song
  2.   Godspeed
  3.   Return to Earth
  4.   Exoplanet II: Void
  5.   Cortical
  6.   Primal Directive
  7.   Absolve
  8.   Advent
  9.   Relapse
  10.   Reimagined
  11.   Primordial Sound
  12.   Thrive
  13.   Integration
  14.   The Source
  15.   Language I: Intuition
  16.   Dreaming Schematics
  17.   Sequential Vision
  18.   Vessel
  19.   Expire
  20.   Axiom
  21.   Exoplanet III: Light
  22.   Exoplanet I: Egress
  23.   Monochrome (Passive)
  24.   The Parable
  25.   Oscillator
  26.   Language II: Conspire
  27.   Arise
  28.   Anatomy Anomalies
  29.   Clairvoyant
  30.   Parallel Trance
  31.   Flourish
  32.   Ebb & Flow
  33.   Feedback Loop
  34.   Solipsis
  35.   Causality
  36.   Holomovement
  37.   Geocentric Confusion
  38.   Language (Rediscovered)
  39.   The Center
  40.   Contact

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