Rooted in early 90's progressive death metal, but with an unrelenting forward thinking approach, Contrarian return with their second full length album, 'To Perceive Is To Suffer'! Spearheaded by guitar player and tech death mastermind 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 metal band should sound like. Organic sounding, yet agressive and melodically complex, ‘To Perceive Is To Suffer' is packed to the gills with Schuldinerian-style riffage and atmospheric variations that will provide a wholly enticing listen to all those willing to take in its eccentricity. Guest appearance by Paul Masvidal of Cynic.


Contrarian is a Progressive Death Metal, Avant-Garde Death Metal project. Polemic is our first full length album and it was released November 20, 2015  in collaboration WillowTip Records.



Our first EP, Predestined, was recorded at Watchman Studios in Lockport, NY with all production (engineering, mixing, mastering) done by Doug White.  The artwork for the Predestined album cover was done by Marco Hasmann.


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