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The Contortionist — Language

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★★☆☆ Look, I get that this is a highly anticipated piece of prog metal, and clearly the band put a lot of care and thought and musicality into making it. It makes for an interesting and unpredictable ride… but as much as I want to, I just can’t get too worked up about this album. The indulgences here are a bit too self-involved, anti-metal, and post-interesting.