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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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Stations Featuring
Cynic

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    Progressive Rock
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Albums by
Cynic

Top Songs by
Cynic

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

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