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Cynic

Type:
Full-length
Release date:
September 13th, 1993
Catalog ID:
RR 9169-2
Label:
Roadrunner Records
Format:
CD
Reviews:
23 reviews (avg. 87%)
1. Veil of Maya 05:23   Show lyrics
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2. Celestial Voyage 03:40   Show lyrics
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3. The Eagle Nature 03:31   Show lyrics
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4. Sentiment 04:24   Show lyrics
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5. I'm But a Wave To... 05:31   Show lyrics
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6. Uroboric Forms 03:32   Show lyrics
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7. Textures 04:42   instrumental
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8. How Could I 05:29   Show lyrics
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Band members
Jason Gobel Guitars, Guitars (synth)
Sean Malone Bass, Chapman stick
Sean Reinert Drums, Drums (electronic), Keyboards
Paul Masvidal Vocals, Guitars, Guitars (synth)
Guest/Session
Steve Gruden Vocals (additional)
Sonia Otey Vocals (additional)
Tony Teegarden Vocals (growls)
Miscellaneous staff
Monte Conner A & R
Robert Venosa (R.I.P. 2011) Cover art, Logo, Design
Mike Fuller Mastering
Scott Burns Producer, Engineering, Mixing
Ula Gehret Liner notes (reissue)
Jason Gobel Guitars, Guitars (synth)
Sean Malone Bass, Chapman stick
Sean Reinert Drums, Drums (electronic), Keyboards
Paul Masvidal Vocals, Guitars, Guitars (synth)
Steve Gruden Vocals (additional)
Sonia Otey Vocals (additional)
Tony Teegarden Vocals (growls)
Monte Conner A & R
Robert Venosa (R.I.P. 2011) Cover art, Logo, Design
Mike Fuller Mastering
Scott Burns Producer, Engineering, Mixing
Ula Gehret Liner notes (reissue)
Read One of a kind 95% SoundsofDecay November 24th, 2013
Read Out Of Focus 65% televiper11 March 5th, 2012
Read Balance every joy with a grief 88% autothrall April 22nd, 2011
Read Cynic - Focus 70% ConorFynes April 11th, 2011
Read An Amazing Display of... 94% phibzy October 5th, 2010
Read A Masterpiece of... 97% __Ziltoid__ April 8th, 2010
Read The First (But Not Last)... 93% Akerfeldt_Fanboi April 5th, 2009
Read Original? Yes. Overrated?... 65% bayareashredder February 19th, 2009
Read One of the best metal has... 100% Technical101 December 24th, 2008
Read Completely original. 96% Empyreal July 5th, 2008
Read Cynic - Focus 90% mentalselfmutilation May 2nd, 2008
Read Technical and Enjoyable! 95% Chrispaks August 6th, 2007
Read A very important album 90% Noktorn December 20th, 2006
Read Cynic - Focus 95% asmox December 9th, 2006
Read One of Metal's Greats 98% invaded November 8th, 2006
Read The peak of originality in... 100% Luka_Carvalho December 6th, 2005
Read What is there to focus on... 17% Funeral_Shadow September 28th, 2005
Read To sail through cosmic... 98% Ritual August 29th, 2004
Read The greatest album of all time 100% GS_Abbath August 6th, 2004
Read Perfect in every way... 100% Skullhammer July 26th, 2004
Read Best Prog./Death album EVER. 100% Dead_As_A_Door_Nail October 13th, 2003
Read Other then the stupid robot... 90% megafury August 8th, 2003
Read Is this it...? 60% capeda May 21st, 2003

Tony Teegarden did the death vocals for the album due to Paul Masvidal being in danger of losing his voice at the time. He was also a fifth member for a time, handling the death vocals and keyboards for the European leg of the tour with Cynic opening for Pestilence.

All songs written by Cynic. Produced by Cynic and Scott Burns.
Recorded & mixed at Morrisound Recording, Tampa, Florida.
Mastered at Fullersound, Miami, Florida.
A&R : Monte Conner.

Reissued in '04 by Roadrunner. The album was remastered, has 6 bonus tracks, including three '04 remixes, and three Portal songs, a deluxe booklet containing new artwork, new liner notes, previously unseen pictures and a personal message from Paul Masvidal.

Bonus tracks:
9. Veil of Maya [2004 Remix] (5:21)
10. I'm But a Wave To... [2004 Remix] (5:21)
11. How Could I [2004 Remix] (6:19)
12. Cosmos (4:21)
13. The Circle's Gone (5:20)
14. Endless Endeavours (9:55)

Recording information:

Recorded and mixed at Morrisound Recording, Tampa, Florida.
Mastered at Fullersound, Miami, Florida.

Identifiers:

Barcode: 0 16861-9169-2 3
Matrix Code: SONOPRESS USA RR9169-2 01# + + 30493

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