Decibel Magazine has premiered Their Worm Never Dies, the forthcoming new album from U.S. progressive Death Metal squad CONTRARIAN.
Stream Their Worm Never Dies HERE!
A new school of old school death metal. Creating death metal that is authentically new while have a natural memory and understanding of the old. Rooted in early 90’s progressive death metal, but with an unrelenting forward thinking approach, CONTRARIAN return with their third full-length release Their Worm Never Dies.
Spearheaded by guitar player Jim Tasikas, alongside George Kollias (Nile) simultaneously handling drum and vocal duties, CONTRARIAN is not a super group, but a unit of like-minded musicians that coincidentally converged on a vision of what a modern death metal band should sound like.
Organic sounding, yet aggressive and melodically complex, Their Worm Never Diesis packed with snake-like Schuldinerian-style riffage and atmospheric variations that will provide a wholly enticing listen to all those willing to take in its eccentricity.
1. Vaskania (The Evil Eye)
3. My Curse
4. The Petition
5. Among The Misled
6. Their Worm Never Dies
7. Whomsoever Worships the Whiteworm
Jim Tasikas – Guitars
Brian Mason – Lead Guitars
Ed Paulsen – Bass
George Kollias – Drums/Vocals
Additional Backing Vocals by George Bokos
Recorded at Watchmen Studios, Lockport, NY USA and Burnt Orange Studiosm Brandenton, FL USA
Produced, Mixed and Mastered by George Bokos at Grindhouse Studios Athens, GR
“Contrarian should please both old-school heads and modern death metal fiends equally.”– Metal Injection
“Progressive tech-death that bridges the divide between Death, Cynic, and new school manifestations Obscura and Beyond Creation.” – Decibel
“CONTRARIAN’s sound pays homage to the Tech/Progressive Death Metal forefathers DEATH, ATHEIST, CYNIC. The musicianship is excellent, the compositions are tight, and you have to love the riffs.” – Metal Temple
“Any band that can soar to these heights, while bringing in old school, classic guitar tones, then make those tones and vibes relevant in 2019 is instantly worthy of boundless recognition. 10/10 for a beautiful record.” – The Metal Webzine
“Contrarian’s best release yet, a full unfurling of their potential to the heights of death metal a lot of us suspected they could always achieve.” – Heavy Blog is Heavy