New York’s progressive death metal band Contrarian is a band I been following for quite sometime around last year after hearing 2017’s sophomore release of To Perceive Is to Suffer and I absolutely enjoyed it front to back. Now with the latest chapter of these musicians, Their Work Never Dies is basically taking Influences from Death specifically the Human album. This release has original, filthy brutal sound and arguably one of the most cleaned productions to the band’s catalog. From it’s translucent vocals, incredible lyrics and relenting mid-priced typical death metal speeds, it’s definitely heavier as tracks range a ensuring, unique and prominent interspersed significant improvements prior to past Contrarian releases.
Musically speaking, Contrarian takes melodic and artistic intelligence that showcases progression and decorated structures that’s not insanely technical but does have some incredible moments both calmly, aggressively and successively craves the listener’s mindset to have knowledge and paralleled 90’s old school death metal sound making the album be filled with creativity and artistic talent. Their Worm Never Dies takes its toll to combine technical and progressive death metal to new heights as the craftsmanship, musical structures and the atmosphere passages that penetrates the album’s presentation is undeniably fresh and absolutely natural.
From the glorious song variations, engaging atmosphere and instrumentals viciously aggressive, this album does a incredible job rotating signatures to such great heights. With these New Yorker’s they’ve ultimately created massive destructive sequences that contributed a positive outcome to move progression elements and a stylistic barrier of intricate compositions have never sounded fiercer. Perhaps the highest highlight of Their Worm Never Dies is the magnificent passages continue to give variety and attractiveness for many factors. While the vocal deliveries are quiet within the production mixing, the record doesn’t necessarily stray away within the album’s lyricism and offered more complexion and stylistic formulas making this release a much more compressed record. If you enjoyed their previous installment of To Perceive Is to Suffer, Their Worm Never Dies will promise progressive death metal fans to find something at home.
Overall Score: 9.0/10
Review by Jake Butler