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PostSubject: Cynic   Sun Jan 13, 2008 11:18 pm

I just purchased the album Focus by Cynic, and it is a very challenging listen. I can't bring myself to a full listen, though its short at only 36 minutes. Has this ever happened to you guys, cause i heard all praise this album garnered and i thought i might as well give it a try.

As of right now, its difficult to *enjoy*. Anyone had/has that feeling in regards to this album?
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PostSubject: Re: Cynic   Mon Jan 14, 2008 12:12 am

Some of my favorite albums didn't blow me away right away. This is one of them. Brilliant album.

Another one is "Awaken the Guardian". Wasn't impressed at first, but now is one of my all-time faves.
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PostSubject: Re: Cynic   Mon Jan 14, 2008 7:21 am

there is already a cynic thread cos i made it

i think its a great album after i finally got it
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PostSubject: Re: Cynic   Mon Jan 14, 2008 5:22 pm

I'll just let it grow on me.
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PostSubject: Re: Cynic   Mon Jan 14, 2008 8:52 pm

Focus is an awesome album.
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PostSubject: Re: Cynic   Mon Jan 14, 2008 10:19 pm

It took a while until I could digest this, but it's worth it.
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PostSubject: Re: Cynic   Wed Jan 16, 2008 9:37 pm

Heard the album Focus 10 years ago while in college. Thought it was pretty different and good. Very good stuff - takes a few listens to really appreciate it.
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PostSubject: Re: Cynic   Thu Jan 17, 2008 12:38 am

i can't stand the 'computerized.......make song songs that dehumanize'
gay-arse vocal effects.............

their demos are meant to be LEGENDARY though!!!!!!!!! 🤘
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PostSubject: Re: Cynic   Thu Jan 17, 2008 1:27 am

Vordul wrote:
i can't stand the 'computerized.......make song songs that dehumanize'
gay-arse vocal effects.............

their demos are meant to be LEGENDARY though!!!!!!!!! 🤘

I think it's those vocals that give it its charm, imo.
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PostSubject: Re: Cynic   Thu Jan 17, 2008 1:44 am

EACH TO THEIR OWN

THAT'S WHAT MAKE HUMANITY WORTHWHILE!!!!! very happy
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PostSubject: Re: Cynic   Thu Jan 17, 2008 4:40 am

GrandNational wrote:
It took a while until I could digest this, but it's worth it.

yeah there sure is a lot going on on that album
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PostSubject: Re: Cynic   Mon Jan 15, 2018 5:05 pm

New Cynic!



Kick-ass tune!

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PostSubject: Re: Cynic   Mon Jan 15, 2018 5:17 pm

The music is good, but I don't like his voice.
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PostSubject: Re: Cynic   Mon Jan 15, 2018 6:10 pm

Focus wasn't challenging for me as much as Traced in air or carbon based anatomy were, The vocals rule and sound unlike anything else in my opinion. Focus has the best mix of the experimental to catchy and heavy riff sides of the band.
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PostSubject: Re: Cynic   Mon Jan 15, 2018 6:13 pm

As far as the new track....I don't understand why Paul Masvidal dosn't just keeps Cynic the way it was with the original vocal style. Even a mix of clean and death vocals like Traced in Air would be better. If I wanted to hear this side of him I would just listen to his other project Aeon spoke.
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PostSubject: Re: Cynic   Mon Jan 15, 2018 7:41 pm

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As far as the new track....I don't understand why Paul Masvidal dosn't just keeps Cynic the way it was with the original vocal style. Even a mix of clean and death vocals like Traced in Air would be better. If I wanted to hear this side of him I would just listen to his other project Aeon spoke.

Close your eyes and pretend it's Aeon Spoke.

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PostSubject: Re: Cynic   Mon Jan 15, 2018 9:45 pm

Eyesore wrote:
Close your eyes and pretend it's Aeon Spoke.

There's a joke in there somewhere...... lol!

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PostSubject: Re: Cynic   Mon Jan 15, 2018 10:08 pm

Eyesore wrote:
Stender wrote:
As far as the new track....I don't understand why Paul Masvidal dosn't just keeps Cynic the way it was with the original vocal style. Even a mix of clean and death vocals like Traced in Air would be better. If I wanted to hear this side of him I would just listen to his other project Aeon spoke.

Close your eyes and pretend it's Aeon Spoke.


But I don't like Aeon Spoke, haha.
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PostSubject: Re: Cynic   Mon Jan 15, 2018 11:16 pm

Stender wrote:
Eyesore wrote:
Stender wrote:
As far as the new track....I don't understand why Paul Masvidal dosn't just keeps Cynic the way it was with the original vocal style. Even a mix of clean and death vocals like Traced in Air would be better. If I wanted to hear this side of him I would just listen to his other project Aeon spoke.

Close your eyes and pretend it's Aeon Spoke.

But I don't like Aeon Spoke, haha.

Haha. This new tune is way heavier than Aeon Spoke anyway.


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PostSubject: Re: Cynic   Tue Jan 16, 2018 1:46 pm

Hi I am new here ( really new and I did not find any post to introduce myself ). I am 44, from Brazil , huge fan of metal ( Priest, Saxon, Maiden, Savatage, Motorhead, meshuggah, old and latest queensryche, etc ) and prog rock ( my avatar is taken from the cover of hatfield And the North s/t cover.

I love Cynic "Focus" but could not get into the last albums because they lack the heaviness of Focus although they have this omnipresent experimental/jazzy atmosphere common to all their works, except the demos ( I remember the band made them available at their old web site ).
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PostSubject: Re: Cynic   Wed Jan 17, 2018 12:05 am

zlogdan wrote:
Hi I am new here ( really new and I did not find any post to introduce myself ). I am 44, from Brazil , huge fan of metal ( Priest, Saxon, Maiden, Savatage, Motorhead, meshuggah, old and latest queensryche, etc ) and prog rock ( my avatar is taken from the cover of hatfield And the North s/t cover.

I love Cynic "Focus" but could not get into the last albums because they lack the heaviness of Focus although they have this omnipresent  experimental/jazzy atmosphere common to all their works, except the demos ( I remember the band made them available at their old web site ).

Focus was progressive death metal. The new stuff is progressive metal with some death metal vocals.

Welcome, by the way! =)

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PostSubject: Re: Cynic   Wed Jan 17, 2018 6:57 am

Eyesore wrote:


Focus was progressive death metal. The new stuff is progressive metal with some death metal vocals.

Welcome, by the way! =)

Thanks for the welcome :-)

I am a big fan of progressive death metal, specially Death and Gorguts.
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