Cynic Demo 1991
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Willie
Moderator
October 7th 2008


15965 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

I haven't listened to Atheist yet, something I should get around to. I don't mind the robot vocals, I'm just indifferent about them. I might as well put this on the list.
I have it (obviously). If you don't want to search it out just let me know. There's only three songs so I can just e-mail them as three seperate attachments (usually).
Alien vocals are the best part about this band. The music just kind of bores me. Sure they are technical and switch it up a bit, but something that lacks alot about Focus.
I like the robot vocals too, but I don't think they'd work as well if it wasn't for the music. What don't you like about the music?This Message Edited On 10.07.08

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StreetlightRock
Emeritus
October 7th 2008


3767 Comments


They are missing elements from Focus, but if they sounded just like the album versions then this demo would be pointless to listen to


Sure, but I still don't think this is that strong of a demo, probably like a solid 3.5.

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Wizard
October 7th 2008


19389 Comments


What don't you like about the music?

Alot of wank around the mulberry bush type of stuff. Too scatter brains for me (hence my bad Focus. joke hahaha). Too much good stuff happening all at once. I'm more of a music listener who likes stuff to be highlighted through builds and the individual showcasing of instruments. Hope that helps. I've given Focus enough chances (19 according to my Ipod count) and I just don't get it.


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AngelPhoenix
October 7th 2008


2764 Comments


Focus is amazing, Traced in Air is even better (imho). But Wizard, I have to say that's the one of the best explanations of taste and preference I've seen jammed into 2 sentences. Let's me know a sight better why you're such a huge fan of bands like Neurosis, Moonsorrow, and Burst.

Lunarfall
October 7th 2008


3179 Comments


It took me 5 months or so of on/off listening to Focus before it clicked. Listening to Cynic takes a lot of patience but well worth it once you "get" it.

AngelPhoenix
October 7th 2008


2764 Comments


It took me a while to "get" Focus as well. Great thing about that was I didn't need any time to "get" TIA.

I'm sure I'll get to this eventually, too much damn metal.

Iluvatar
Staff Reviewer
October 8th 2008


16088 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

Not a big fan of these tbh.

AngelPhoenix
October 8th 2008


2764 Comments


Still though, it's cool to see where a great band got their start. Even if it was a bumpy one.

Iluvatar
Staff Reviewer
October 8th 2008


16088 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

Yeah its better than a few of their earlier demos and I mean its still pretty good but I never listen to these like I believe Ill still do with the new demos.

Willie
Moderator
October 8th 2008


15965 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

I'm more of a music listener who likes stuff to be highlighted through builds and the individual showcasing of instruments.
That makes a lot of sense and definitely explains your musical tastes. I like some chaos, but things like Unexpect and Genghis Tron push it a little too far for me.

Wizard
October 8th 2008


19389 Comments


But Wizard, I have to say that's the one of the best explanations of taste and preference I've seen jammed into 2 sentences. Let's me know a sight better why you're such a huge fan of bands like Neurosis, Moonsorrow, and Burst.


Thank you for the kind words.

I like some chaos, but things like Unexpect and Genghis Tron push it a little too far for me.


I love chaos too, but in an organized fashion (even Genghis Tron sometimes hahaha). Grind especially was really difficult to get into, but the madness that is going on can be listened to as a whole and listened to one instrument at a time.




Emim
December 29th 2009


26621 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Nice to see the more aggressive side of Cynic.

KILL
January 4th 2010


71743 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

brilliant they were fuckin awesome like this

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Willie
Moderator
January 6th 2010


15965 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

Yeah. I almost wish they had released a longer demo that was similar to this before they did Focus.

Islandjam2990
February 20th 2010


19 Comments


Where exactly can one buy the demos?

Insurrection
Contributing Reviewer
February 20th 2010


21041 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

I would give anything to hear Cynic make a pure death metal album.

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FadeToBlack
February 20th 2010


10926 Comments


its a long shot but I would imagine it would sound something like Piece Of Time by Atheist

Insurrection
Contributing Reviewer
February 20th 2010


21041 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

Haven't heard it. In fact, I only listened to Unquestionable Prescence a couple times. I gotta listen to it again.

BeeRu
April 5th 2010


1 Comments


Just an FYI - Tony Choy played bass on this demo, not Sean Malone

Willie
Moderator
April 5th 2010


15965 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

Well, fuck me with a rubber dick...



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