Cynic The Portal Tapes
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KILL
April 2nd 2012


71795 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

i cant take all the credit no

conesmoke
April 2nd 2012


5217 Comments


me too


DarkSideOfLucca
April 2nd 2012


3273 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Not new, that's true-but I've never heard it so I'm counting it as new material aha

Gmork89
April 2nd 2012


5510 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Really really good, vocals rule.

AtomicWaste
Staff Reviewer
April 2nd 2012


1992 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

I'd call this and Re-Traced the Cynic Apocrypha. The demos too, if you want to count them.

But this is very different from your standard Cynic, imo.

KILL
April 2nd 2012


71795 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

thats why they split up and formed portal, cos its not cynic

Willie
Moderator
April 2nd 2012


15979 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.

Digging: Necropoli - I

CaptainDooRight
April 2nd 2012


29146 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

riff on "Road To You" at 3:07 is suuuuupppeeeeerrrr legiiiiiiiit

Digging: Kangding Ray - Solens Arc

DarkSideOfLucca
April 2nd 2012


3273 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


5510 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


71795 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

arunas keyboard solo in circle rapes all

dammets
April 2nd 2012


2035 Comments


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

KILL
April 2nd 2012


71795 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

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

CaptainDooRight
April 2nd 2012


29146 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

oh shit am I hearing a fretless bass[dick semi hard]

AtomicWaste
Staff Reviewer
April 5th 2012


1992 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.

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


71795 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

sexist

balcaen
April 20th 2012


3183 Comments


sexist


look at my dig. LOOK AT IT.

KILL
April 20th 2012


71795 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



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