Language is the third album of the American band The Contortionist which came out two years after the release of Intrinsic, and marks the debut of singer/song writer Michael Lessard as the band's new vocalist. With Language, the band embarked on a new journey that as of this day, not only resulted in 2 full-length albums and one EP but also in a trademark sound found nowhere else in the genre.
Language reminds the listener that although this incarnation of The Contortionist is mainly focused on being a mellow and atmospheric progressive band, they can still produce heavy material with the same quality as they did in Exoplanet (2010). And once again, we have Lessard delivering a vocal performance that shows why he became a permanent and key piece of this band.
Tracks like Language I and II serve well as preparation for the tracks that continue with this conceptual album, which main theme is to tell the story of a friend of Michael who died to addiction only a year after losing his mother.