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KILL
April 2nd 2012



70621 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

i cant take all the credit no

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conesmoke
April 2nd 2012



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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



5485 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Really really good, vocals rule.

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AtomicWaste
Staff Reviewer
April 2nd 2012



1982 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.

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KILL
April 2nd 2012



70621 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

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

Willie
Moderator
April 2nd 2012



15887 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.

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CaptainDooRight
April 2nd 2012



28355 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

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

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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



5485 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



70621 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



70621 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

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

CaptainDooRight
April 2nd 2012



28355 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

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

AtomicWaste
Staff Reviewer
April 5th 2012



1982 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



70621 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

sexist

Fluttertrank
April 20th 2012



17098 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

nah. its pretty great in here

balcaen
April 20th 2012



3183 Comments


sexist


look at my dig. LOOK AT IT.

KILL
April 20th 2012



70621 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

isnt she a qt



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