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(1980 – present)

There are three artists called Cynic.

1. Formed in Florida, United States in 1987, Cynic is a band that recorded a few demos before moving to a highly complex form of influenced / , manifested in their seminal album, 1993’s Focus, which for over a decade was the band’s only official release.

Cynic disbanded in 1994 due to artistic differences while working on their second album, but regrouped in 2007 to perform a series of shows. The reunion was successful, with the group also performing a new song, entitled Evolutionary Sleeper, a composition in the unique style of Focus. This was a harbinger of things to come, as the group recorded two additional tracks, Integral Birth and Adam’s Murmur and then signed a contract with Season of Mist for two albums. Their second album, Traced in Air, was released on November 17, 2008 in Europe and November 25, 2008 in North America.

They released Re-Traced, a collection of re-workings of songs off Traced in Air, in 2010. This album features a different style that has been described as “space science fiction prog-folk”. The album also includes the new track Wheels Within Wheels, which Cynic felt fit better on this album than Traced in Air.


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  • DrinkTillWeDrop

    No matter what Cynic do, for all of you is never good enough...

    21 Apr 5:55am Reply
  • DarkAndOminous

    The incredibly averse reactions to this album are so weird. I thought it was pretty nice. They're not a metal band anymore, and haven't been one for a while. Get over it.

    20 Apr 7:31pm Reply
  • LoneReaper

    Kings of Those Who Know

    19 Apr 8:49pm Reply
  • Vuk92

    that's true

    10 Apr 12:06am Reply
  • DDevilized

    can't escape the baby blocks tho

    6 Apr 10:27pm Reply
  • bebop8929

    Fuck it. I love this album. Maybe it's because I don't mind the nonsense lyrics and focus mostly on Reinert doing his thing

    6 Apr 4:34am Reply
  • nnnienke


    31 Mar 4:16pm Reply
  • Vuk92

    gotta love Nightwish tho

    26 Mar 1:52pm Reply
  • Kingmichael_IV

    I knew this shitty band had gone downhill when they started making songs about homo sapiens. Who wants to listen to that shit?

    24 Mar 10:13pm Reply
  • usaidwotm8

    @btbam27 what are you even trying to say, in 2014 cynic only make 8.5/10 albums? tell us m8, what can we expect for 2016?

    23 Mar 2:41am Reply
  • DDevilized

    Kindly bent is definitely my least favorite LP of theirs, but I can still listen to it (drunk)

    18 Mar 9:27pm Reply
  • Poisonnation

    Kindly bent is definitely my least favorite LP of theirs, but I still somewhat enjoyed it.

    18 Mar 8:29pm Reply
  • MichaelSnoxall

    Didn't expect something different, didn't expect it to be good either.

    18 Mar 9:37am Reply
  • BtBaM27

    kindly bent is 8.5/10 if anyone expected something different from cynic in 2014, they're dumb

    18 Mar 5:41am Reply
  • MichaelSnoxall

    Oh yeah I forgot I started talking shit about Nile here. Let's all begin a Kollias worship thread here. Hey, remember that song when he played the generic blast beat and fill combination?

    14 Mar 5:03pm Reply
  • MichaelSnoxall

    But honestly if you think I'm trolling, you're mistaken. Trolling is behaviour used solely to get a rise out of people. I'm just giving my honest opinions of the new album. Worse than holes in socks.

    14 Mar 5:00pm Reply
  • MichaelSnoxall

    u guys just don't g3t my music!1!!!!!!

    14 Mar 4:57pm Reply
  • Dehumanizerperu


    12 Mar 9:46pm Reply
  • pervavor

    @PetitSagittaire: you should check out his shitty bandcamp page then you'd probably understand where the low iq trolling is coming from. hell, just listen to "damp moon" and end it there rofl

    12 Mar 6:41pm Reply
  • DDevilized

    V holy fallout, I can't believe you just said that!

    11 Mar 6:22pm Reply
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