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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.   Infinite Shapes
  6.   Crawl Above
  7.   Integral Birth
  8.   Uroboric Forms
  9.   Karma's Plight
  10.   Bija!
  11.   Cosmos
  12.   True Hallucination Speak
  13.   Celestial Voyage
  14.   Gitanjali
  15.   Mirror Child
  16.   Circle
  17.   Hieroglyph
  18.   Adam's Murmur
  19.   I'm But a Wave To...
  20.   The Eagle Nature
  21.   Evolutionary
  22.   Road To You
  23.   Costumed In Grace
  24.   Integral
  25.   Evolutionary Sleeper
  26.   Moon Heart Sun Head
  27.   King
  28.   How Could I
  29.   Holy Fallout
  30.   Elves Beam Out
  31.   Wheels Within Wheels
  32.   Nunc Fluens
  33.   Textures
  34.   Not the Same
  35.   Nunc Stans
  36.   Endless Endeavors
  37.   Belong
  38.   Amidst the Coals
  39.   Space
  40.   The Unknown Guest
  41.   Carbon-Based Anatomy
  42.   The Circle's Gone
  43.   Sentiment
  44.   King Of Those Who Know
  45.   Endlessly Bountiful
  46.   Box Up My Bones
  47.   The Space For This
  48.   The Uknoown Guest

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