The Contortionist

The Contortionist
Played at Graspop Metal Meeting




United States


Formed in 2007 they started out as a pure deathcore band, as illustrated by their critically acclaimed first two full-lengths, ‘Exoplanet’ and ‘Intrinsic’. The evolution that started on ‘Landslide’ (2014) resulted in something no ‘Clairvoyant’ (2017) could have foretold, with Bacas & Co morphing into a progressive/post-rock band that likes to experiment with djent. While this may have been a turn-off for some early fans, the new record opens up a new sonic universe with multi-layered guitars and keyboards. With ‘Clairvoyant’ The Contortionist have staked their claim as one of the driving forces behind the ever more popular progressive rock/metal scene. (#GMM18)