Album Premiere: Contrarian – Sage of Shekhinah

For those who thrive on confrontation. The name “Contrarian” may call to mind images of a trilby-tipping weirdo sitting in front of a computer playing devil’s advocate online in entirely inappropriate places and citing racial crime statistics from sources that can be charitably called questionable, but our boys here today aren’t here to start fights. No, their take on contrarianism is more from a spiritual approach to the genre in which they play. Prog and tech death are frequently associated with inhumanly precise performance and squeaky clean production, and that is where Contrarian stands in opposition. I’ve lauded their grounded, … Continue reading Album Premiere: Contrarian – Sage of Shekhinah