Cynic - Kindly Bent To Free Us CD (Mega Blowout Sale)

This is the second full-length album that has come out by the reformed Cynic, the band who nearly single-handedly invented the technical metal genre.

Now 20 years later, (almost all of) the original band return and this is a great, modern technical metal disc with good singing and good musical ideas. I'll let Ken take over now...

"Kindly Bent To Free Us is the long awaited third album from Cynic. It finds the core trio of Paul Masvidal, Sean Reinert, and Sean Malone intact. Just as Traced In Air was an evolution from Focus, so is Kindly Bent To Free Us a natural sounding progression from Traced In Air. There is a common underlying sound which is clearly Cynic. The music still maintains metallic and jazz roots but it serves as a foundation for a sound that owes more to prog rock. If you are expecting Focus you will be disappointed. This probably owes more to Porcupine Tree and Riverside as its not quite as technical as in the past, relying more on atmosphere. But don't get me wrong, there is some unbelievable playing going on. Once again Sean Malone demonstrates that he is the most underrated bassist in the world. Highly recommended."-Ken Golden
  • LabelSeason of Mist
  • UPC822603130027
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