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Willie
Moderator
April 2nd 2012


16194 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

Yeah, but I still stick by my statement that this sounds like it could have easily come after Carbon-Based.

DarkSideOfLucca
April 2nd 2012


3401 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

^ I agree. I find it odd that this is the direction they went in immediately after Focus. This does sound like it belongs right when it was rereleased (post-Carbon Based).

Gmork89
April 2nd 2012


5692 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

"Yeah, but I still stick by my statement that this sounds like it could have easily come after Carbon-Based."



I agree with this as far as the overall vibe/atmosphere goes for sure. I think it has an older feel as far as composition goes though, It's a little more predictable than their other albums I think.

KILL
April 2nd 2012


73050 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

arunas keyboard solo in circle rapes all

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dammets
April 2nd 2012


2035 Comments


some songs here are the same ones from focus remaster right?

KILL
April 2nd 2012


73050 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

yup cosmos, circle and endless endeavors were on the focus remaster

AtomicWaste
Staff Reviewer
April 5th 2012


2087 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

"Circle" rapes hard in general.



I disagree with it being placed as a logical step after Carbon, though. Both are degrees of experimentation away from Traced, but I think they're in different directions.

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balcaen
April 20th 2012


3183 Comments


Would've liked this a lot more without Aruna Abrams' vocals. I find her treatment of melody to be
really boring... Female vocals in metal often seem to have this problem. :/

KILL
April 20th 2012


73050 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

sexist

balcaen
April 20th 2012


3183 Comments


sexist


look at my dig. LOOK AT IT.

KILL
April 20th 2012


73050 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

isnt she a qt

sifFlammable
April 21st 2012


2741 Comments


fuck this is gay what the fuck is the last track

KILL
April 21st 2012


73050 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

not metal 1.6/5

KILL
April 21st 2012


73050 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

agreed everything gets so boring and one-dimensional so you will eventually fall alseep... by BOREDOM!!!



balcaen
April 25th 2012


3183 Comments


It's almost as if you read my mind kill

AllGabrielsAreGlass
April 28th 2012


431 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

Super good, I think I'm probably in the minority in that I really dig mellow Cynic over Hard Rocky Cynic.

Eunuch
November 4th 2013


1385 Comments


just wheeeeeeen the circles draaaaaaaaawaaaawwnnn

SnailTRAIL
November 4th 2013


910 Comments


man what happened to Aruna she like disappeared

facupm
February 17th 2014


9242 Comments


is this exactly the same as portal 1995 demo?

Eunuch
September 2nd 2014


1385 Comments


album goes hard blew out my speakers



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