Cynic The Portal Tapes
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conesmoke
March 29th 2012


5333 Comments


Cynic owns. Will definitely get this. It would be nice if they wrote music faster...

D41V30N
March 29th 2012


949 Comments


Meshuggah, High on Fire, and now this. I'm finally starting to enjoy this year. HARD.

Great review. Going to check this out ASAP!

fish.
March 29th 2012


22257 Comments


Wasn't going to listen to this but if it's closer to C-BA I will

Willie
Moderator
March 29th 2012


16194 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

Just so you're aware, the Portal in your review links to the death metal band.
Fixed. It's the way the site's link feature works. I'd have to put Portal (Cynic) in order to get it to link to the right band and that would look weird in the review.



Did you mean relying?
I most certainly did. Sometimes I get too reliant on Word's spell check.



Meshuggah, High on Fire, and now this. I'm finally starting to enjoy this year. HARD.
I went into that Meshuggah album with low expectations, but was very surprised.

GhettoHmbrglr
March 29th 2012


649 Comments


i came blood once. horrifying experience, couldn't get it up for weeks after that.

AngelofDeath
Staff Reviewer
March 29th 2012


16138 Comments


Goddamnit, Trey, now my Presto reference makes no fucking sense.

Wizard
March 29th 2012


19791 Comments


Gonna give this a listen seeing as it's NOT their new crap. Good review Willie.

I went into that Meshuggah album with low expectations, but was very surprised.

I should have done that too. Really not that great up next to the rest of their discography.

Poet
March 29th 2012


5940 Comments


I've always enjoyed the ethereal softer stuff better so I'll probably love this.

bloc
March 29th 2012


35257 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Whoa, just a re-master? At times this thing sounds so modern it's like it was re-recorded.

Flyboy
March 29th 2012


395 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

The sound quality on this is great you can hear all the instruments really, really well. When I heard they were finally going to release this I flipped for joy. They (Portal) should get back together and record an EP of songs. I think I would prefer that over a new CYNIC album right now.

MO
March 29th 2012


19397 Comments


gotta listen to this

Gmork89
March 29th 2012


5690 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

It's very good indeed.

dcha
March 29th 2012


990 Comments


What the hell is this and how did I never hear about it before?

YUJOS
March 29th 2012


971 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

If this album was released under the Cynic "name" i dont't think many metalheads would really care about Traced in Air imo. This re-release i think makes more sense with the bands current music direction, than it would make back in the middle 90's.

KILL
March 29th 2012


73037 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

been wanking to her voice for many moons bro

Digging: Sandrose - Sandrose

StormChaser
March 29th 2012


368 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

How can ANYONE give this an objective awful rating?

krig9412
March 29th 2012


794 Comments


How the fuck did I not know about this until I saw this review? Either way I'll most likely be getting this.

Nomos
March 30th 2012


886 Comments


Ditto - didn't know this was getting a re-release.

I did some three-second comparisons with the older 2004 releases, and I couldn't hear a difference. I
think I can when I listen carefully to the whole songs though. Damned crisp....

Hard to believe these aren't re-recordings at times.

Scoot
March 30th 2012


18034 Comments


nice i liked the original portal release need to get this

Digging: The Wrens - The Meadowlands

ohfoxxxycole
March 30th 2012


4352 Comments


i came blood once. horrifying experience, couldn't get it up for weeks after that.

best post ive read in a while, posd



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