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

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