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Kindly Bent to Free Us

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Deej
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Deej Quintessential prog music, I’ve followed this band for a while now, making a catch up purchase and eagerly awaiting more.

The title track is simply amazing.
Cephalic Miasma
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Cephalic Miasma I think it is safe to say that this is not the overall strongest Cynic release but there are some wonderful moments here. It has this kind of light airy atmosphere (despite the prominent and creative bass-lines) that reminds me of a Saturday afternoon. Drumming and guitar melodies are great as usual but Paul's voice is a little less processed here and is moved behind the music a little more at many points. Still an excellent offering, if not up to what I think are normal Cynic standards. Favorite track: The Lions Roar.
Joel Garcia
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Joel Garcia The anticipation for the next Cynic album always has me on edge. Always a pleasure seeing these guys grow as musicians. They're always incorporating more into their art.
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    CYNIC finally return with their long awaited second full length since their 2007 reunion. ‘Kindly Bent to Free Us’ is at the same time a natural continuation of best-selling album ‘Traced in Air’ (2008) as well as a collection of new ideas incorporating new elements distilled from their musical experiments conducted on the two EPs ‘Re-Traced’ (2010) and ‘Carbon-Based Anatomy’ (2011). The alchemy of frontman Paul Masvidal and rhythmaniacs Sean Reinert and Sean Malone should equally appeal to CYNIC enthusiasts as well as connoisseurs of PORCUPINE TREE, OPETH, THE PINEAPPLE THIEF, KATATONIA, and ULVER. Now these leaders of their genre offer you ‘Kindly Bent to Free Us’. Listen well!

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Over four years in the making, 'Kindly Bent to Free Us' is a new apex in the evolution of progressive rock visionaries CYNIC. The album's eight tracks are rich, vibrant, and evocative, and the mark of a band that are masters of their craft. As "True Hallucination Speak", "The Lion's Roar", and the title track personify, CYNIC 2014 is transcendent. Without a doubt, 'Kindly Bent to Free Us' is CYNIC's tour de force and yet another crescendo in the band's illustrious, ground-breaking career.

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released February 18, 2014

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