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The Portal Tapes

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maxwell Reinbachs This album may not be what a lot of the more 'metal' cynic fans are really looking for, but this is a really well written collection of great music by one of the best (imo) bands around. These songs are diverse, engaging, and absolutely beautiful.
The vocals, instrumentation, and production all make for a very unique experience I would recomend to any music lover. (Along with everything else Cynic)
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asdfasdfnj Yeah this weaboo is killer ahahahah Favorite track: Endless Endeavors.
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liquid3AM Funky bass, reinert drums, cool solos and bubblegum vocals - what more do you need?

Ah, that premium 80s feel on my Favorite track: Mirror Child.
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  • The Portal Tapes 2LP Limited Edition
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    Limited to 1,000 copies worldwide!

    The US band is finally presenting an official release of their famed and reverently discussed Portal tapes! After splitting up, CYNIC members Paul Masvidal, Sean Reinert and Jason Gobel formed the short-lived project PORTAL together with Chris Kringel on bass and stunning vocalist Aruna Abrams. Aruna’s beautiful and haunting voice combined with Paul’s clean vocals is the perfect fit for these laid back and subtle songs that have more in common with the sound of PORCUPINE TREE and THE GATHERING than their original Progressive Death Metal roots. This genre was shaped by CYNIC’s full-length debut “Focus” (1993). Yet since their reunion in 2006, CYNIC have moved via the Progressive Metal of their highly acclaimed second album “Traced in Air” (2008) towards ever more open soundscapes combining many stylistic influences. With “The Portal Tapes” the missing link in CYNIC’s evolution is now available, but in very limited quantities!

    Includes unlimited streaming of The Portal Tapes via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.

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released March 27, 2012

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Cynic Los Angeles, California

Since re-forming four years ago for their celebrated comeback album "Traced In Air", Cynic have brought their hugely influential approach to fans and musicians the world over.

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