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

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