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Another product of the prolific Florida death metal scene, Cynic distinguished themselves for their unique experiments in combining technically proficient death metal with progressive rock touches, bordering at times on jazz fusion. Cynic was formed in 1987 by vocalist/guitarist Paul Masvidal, guitarist Jason Gobel, bassist Mark Van Erp, and drummer Sean Reinert. With the arrival of bassist Tony Choy, the band began recording their first demos, which, for the most part, contained the prevalent death metal/thrash tendencies typical of the Florida scene. Then, in 1991, the band went on temporary hiatus while Masvidal and Reinert performed on Death's Human album and Choy departed to join Atheist. A year later, they reconvened with new bassist Sean Malone and signed with Roadrunner records, who described them as "the most famous underground band yet to record an album." This they finally did with 1993's classic Focus, a groundbreaking release in the field of progressive thrash. Besides the band's unquestionable technical prowess, the album also displayed their awesome talent for improvisation and inventive songwriting. Singer Tony Teengarden (who had contributed some vocals to the album) was brought on board for a European tour with Pestilence, but this was cut short when the latter broke up. Cynic, too, would decide to go their separate ways shortly after returning home to Florida. The band eventually reunited in 2006, announcing a handful of tour dates and, eventually, a new album. Fifteen years after the release of their debut, the band delivered their long-awaited sophomore effort, Traced in Air, in 2008, an album that found the band moving away from death metal towards a more traditionally progressive sound. Two EPs, Re-Traced and Carbon Based Anatomy, arrived in 2010, and their third full-length effort, Kindly Bent to Free Us, followed in 2014. ~ Eduardo Rivadavia
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  1.   Song
  2.   The Lion's Roar
  3.   Kindly Bent to Free Us
  4.   Veil of Maya
  5.   King
  6.   Uroboric Forms
  7.   Endlessly Bountiful
  8.   The Unknown Guest
  9.   Endless Endeavors
  10.   Carbon-Based Anatomy
  11.   How Could I
  12.   Road To You
  13.   The Eagle Nature
  14.   Holy Fallout
  15.   Gitanjali
  16.   Moon Heart Sun Head
  17.   True Hallucination Speak
  18.   Not the Same
  19.   Belong
  20.   Mirror Child
  21.   Crawl Above
  22.   Circle
  23.   Karma's Plight
  24.   Box Up My Bones
  25.   Bija!
  26.   Space
  27.   Evolutionary
  28.   The Space For This
  29.   King Of Those Who Know
  30.   Integral Birth
  31.   Cosmos
  32.   I'm But a Wave To...
  33.   Sentiment
  34.   The Circle's Gone
  35.   Hieroglyph
  36.   Integral
  37.   Nunc Stans
  38.   Nunc Fluens
  39.   Adam's Murmur
  40.   Infinite Shapes
  41.   Celestial Voyage
  42.   Elves Beam Out
  43.   Textures
  44.   Amidst the Coals
  45.   Evolutionary Sleeper
  46.   Wheels Within Wheels
  47.   Costumed In Grace
  48.   The Uknoown Guest

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