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Subrick
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 10, 2013 2:21 pm 
 

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The wait is soon over. Here's your look at the cover of Cynic's new album, "Kindly Bent to Free Us." Available worldwide on Valentine's Day, 2-14-14.


Been too freakin' long for a new Cynic album.
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Cheezay
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 10, 2013 2:24 pm 
 

I'll have to check it out. I enjoy me some Cynic. :headbang:
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 10, 2013 2:25 pm 
 

I must be one of the 4% of people here that really enjoyed Re-Traced and Carbon Based Anatomy, so I'm especially looking forward to this release.

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henkkjelle
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 10, 2013 2:49 pm 
 

Awesome news. Traced In Air is one of my all time favorite albums, and while I found Re-Traced to be a pretty much vapid exercise, I also really liked Carbon Based Anatomy. This is going to be great, I'm sure of it.
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u_sir_r_a_faggot
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 10, 2013 3:03 pm 
 

Carbon Based Anatomy is really cool. 2014 is gonna be an epic year. I am so excited
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MARSDUDE
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 10, 2013 4:13 pm 
 

They always know how to do album covers. That's for sure.
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adace
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 10, 2013 4:24 pm 
 

Sweet. Really excited for this.

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henkkjelle
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 10, 2013 4:24 pm 
 

Indeed. I like how they always use the same godlike light being/alien for their full length album covers.

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Though I like these first two more.
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 10, 2013 4:39 pm 
 

Very cool! While I enjoyed Traced in Air, I really liked where they were going with Carbon Based Anatomy. Sure they seem to continue to dial back the metal, but it just sounds so good. Really excited to see where they go with this album.

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GuntherTheUndying
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 10, 2013 5:20 pm 
 

I'll check this out, but Carbon Based Anatomy and Retraced were pale shadows of a once great band. Hopefully they'll get the heavier elements back.
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 10, 2013 5:27 pm 
 

Looks like half of a pizza.

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Subrick
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 10, 2013 5:38 pm 
 

...Holy shit, it does...
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 10, 2013 5:44 pm 
 

Looks like another overrated shitty album for people to circle jerk on.

Ohh wait they've alread done that...
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MARSDUDE
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 10, 2013 5:45 pm 
 

I don't want any of the pizza you guys eat.
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Subrick
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 10, 2013 5:45 pm 
 

Not even if it has BBQ chicken?
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 10, 2013 7:06 pm 
 

It looks like a kidney to me.
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 10, 2013 7:09 pm 
 

To me it looks like if you cut a human brain in half and stick a golf ball in the middle.
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 10, 2013 8:57 pm 
 

I kindly bent over this young woman and freed her in a different way. :P
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 10, 2013 10:04 pm 
 

Wilytank wrote:
I kindly bent over this young woman and freed her in a different way. :P


Bingo. It's a butt-flower.
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693
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 10, 2013 10:17 pm 
 

Hope they've dropped the vocoder... I like their other albums and EP's, but they need to do something new.

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BeholdtheNicktopus
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 10, 2013 10:26 pm 
 

All their album covers look pretty (cosmically) vaginal to me... I think it goes with the music though, and I don't mean that disparagingly.
Although I agree, "Focus" was their peak for me... the recent stuff is okay, I guess. Not intelligent enough to be fusion, not aggressive enough to be good otherwise.
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shouvince
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 11, 2013 1:54 am 
 

Sweet. I always preferred their full lengths to their half-hearted demos and EPs. The album title is kinda :ugh: though.

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SolracV
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 11, 2013 9:57 am 
 

Fuck yes! Cynic is one of my top bands, really looking forward to this! I enjoyed all of their albums, especially Traced in Air! And I also liked the direction they were going with Carbon Based Anatomy.

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Kveldulfr
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 11, 2013 9:50 pm 
 

Sounds lame. I really like Focus and some songs from Traced in Air but they have been lightening their sound too much for my taste.

Btw, at work we eat some vegetable omelettes that look like the cover. I knew Malone was getting into the vegetarian realm.
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volutetheswarth
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 13, 2013 1:20 am 
 

We'll see how this turns out. I was less than impressed with Re-Traced and Carbon Based Anatomy, too much of a departure of their signature sound in my opinion. I doubt they'll ever return to how they sounded on Focus but hopefully it's at least on the same level of Traced in Air and not further removed from metal.

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androdion
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 13, 2013 11:50 am 
 

Don't get your hopes too high. Carbon-Based Anatomy was already an evolution of the sound present on Traced In Air, giving much more room to an ethereal and almost world music vibe that was already slightly present in TIA. It's going to end up sounding closer to Gordian Knot but with the Cynic trademark sound, which by the way has been present in every work they made aside from Re-Traced. But that was a train wreck really so it can be ignored.

My point being that they're going to keep moving away from the metallic aspects of their sound, although they'll most likely still maintain a bit of weight on the drums occasionally and some more or less heavy guitars here and there. But I wouldn't be surprised if they'd continue their route towards sounding closer to Mahavishnu Orchestra, as that seems to be where they're going for. Can't say that I'd be troubled with such an evolution, although I'd love to see the metallic elements at least partially retained as to give it a more up-to-date sound.

Now... why the hell on Valentine's Day?! :D
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henkkjelle
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 13, 2013 12:28 pm 
 

I dunno, maybe they want us to only date people who also likes Cynic. Metal purity and all.
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 13, 2013 2:06 pm 
 

I wish I could get excited about this but I prefer the older (more metallic) CYNIC style that they pioneered. Luckily we have MINDWORK who are doing good things along those lines and hopefully a good ATHEIST record with Choy back on bass. Not to mention, if you want something a bit more like their demos we have EXOCOSM.
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 13, 2013 10:26 pm 
 

henkkjelle wrote:
I dunno, maybe they want us to only date people who also likes Cynic. Metal purity and all.



Wilytank wrote:
I kindly bent over this young woman and freed her in a different way. :P
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this jewel of music,which honestly made me sit on my ass.


I hit play, and was overcome with the urge to be physically inactive! Great music!

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693
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 13, 2013 11:55 pm 
 

Wilytank wrote:
Wilytank wrote:
I kindly bent over this young woman and freed her in a different way. :P


You find yourself so funny that you had to quote yourself?

Anyway it will probably be even further departure from the earlier albums, but if it is good music I doesn't really matter. Bands that don't evolve become boring anyway.

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Wilytank
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 14, 2013 12:04 am 
 

It's a stupid fuckin' title. What am I supposed to do?
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this jewel of music,which honestly made me sit on my ass.


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Deathstalker1985
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 14, 2013 3:36 am 
 

speaking of Atheist does anyone know the status of their upcoming album? I haven't heard anything about it in awhile

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veyita88
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 14, 2013 6:33 am 
 

I guessed that because it will be released on Valentine's Day it would be some sort of concept album about love. Its probably a good thing that im wrong.
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vengefulgoat
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 14, 2013 9:33 am 
 

693 wrote:

You find yourself so funny that you had to quote yourself?

Anyway it will probably be even further departure from the earlier albums, but if it is good music I doesn't really matter. Bands that don't evolve become boring anyway.

Can't think of a single band that would get lamer than new Cynic due to "not evolving", to be honest.

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androdion
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 14, 2013 12:00 pm 
 

Wilytank wrote:
It's a stupid fuckin' title. What am I supposed to do?

The "bent" on the title isn't related to "bending", it's related to "resolute". As in "Kindly determined to free us". At least that's how someone knowing Cynic's "spiritual path" would read it. ;)
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 14, 2013 12:21 pm 
 

Is this still a metal band? Thought they ditched that ages ago.

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693 wrote:

You find yourself so funny that you had to quote yourself?

Anyway it will probably be even further departure from the earlier albums, but if it is good music I doesn't really matter. Bands that don't evolve become boring anyway.

Can't think of a single band that would get lamer than new Cynic due to "not evolving", to be honest.


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PvtNinjer
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 14, 2013 3:04 pm 
 

Naw, I wouldn't really necessarily call them metal if we are going by Carbon-Based Anatomy. I love it, but I could see how people wouldn't like it. I was never a huge fan of Focus, though, so maybe that's why I've warmed up to new Cynic so much.

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Dudemanguy
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 14, 2013 3:54 pm 
 

I love Focus and Traced in Air. Carbon-based Anatomy is pretty cool, but it's too short (well, it's just an EP after all). Anyways, I can't wait for this.

Though, if they go the softer route, I'd like it better if they put more fusion in their sound as opposed to prog rock. Although that's just how I feel.

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PhilosophicalFrog
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 14, 2013 7:44 pm 
 

this....fucking...band....man.
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 10, 2013 12:41 pm 
 

Here's a new track from the album.


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