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Traced in Air

by Cynic

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ganondox They revolutionized progressive death metal, and they do just as well with straight progressive metal Favorite track: Integral Birth.
Cephalic Miasma
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Cephalic Miasma A highly unique album. Sean's creative and complex drumming never feels excessive and Paul delivers a highly emotive vocal performance over his excellent guitar structures and melodies. Favorite track: Evolutionary Sleeper.
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UbuntuStudioUser Masvidal's continued thematisation of humanity just underlines his inhuman writing skills. Favorite track: King of Those Who Know.
Joel Garcia
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Joel Garcia Classic. A staple in progressive metal.

Brings me back to college. Favorite track: Integral Birth.
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GreenCamel96 Themes, music and imagery blend together in a surprisingly light, pleasing and flowing work of art. One of my favourite albums, it feels just right (in medio stat virtus) Favorite track: Integral Birth.
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HN Thank you so much for making amazing music. I met you guys in the summer of 2010 in Chicago at the Re-Traced/Re-Focus VIP tour. Favorite track: Evolutionary Sleeper.
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    When the legendary US band announced their reunion in 2007, all hell broke loose: a myriad of offers for festivals and tours immediately arrived on their desk and their dedicated fans as well as the press sang their praises. An obvious reaction for anybody versed in the history of progressive Death Metal. When guitarist Paul Masvidal and drummer Sean Reinert founded CYNIC in 1987, they had more in mind than just another brutal sound. Extreme Metal riffing was fused with Jazz and Progressive Rock gaining the Americans recognition far beyond the "scene". Their debut and until now only album “Focus” (1993) soon became a sought after cult classic. Now CYNIC come back stronger than ever: “Traced in Air” witnesses the band ascending to an even higher spiritual level of musicianship. Mathematical melodies pearl over oscillating soundscapes in glorious moments of pain and joy joining somewhere out in space: a monument of pure fascination!

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Nunc Fluens 02:56
Nunc Stans 04:12


released November 17, 2008


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