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

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