Cynic post first reworked track
2010-04-24 by Magnus Altkula STAFF | 69 Comments

Cynic have made their first reworked song, called 'King Of Those Who Know', available for free download.

The song is off Cynic's upcoming Ep Re-Traced, which features 4 reworked songs from Traced In Air and a previously unreleased track.

http://www.metalstorm.net/events/news_comments.php?news_id=10916

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Piglet
April 24th 2010

4653 Comments


Eh.

Mordecai.
April 24th 2010

8276 Comments


WTF !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Zip
April 24th 2010

5312 Comments


crap

Relinquished
April 24th 2010

24878 Comments


huh is this a remake?

bloozclooz
April 24th 2010

1770 Comments


didn't this song already happen? what what?

Xenophanes
Emeritus
April 24th 2010

10592 Comments


mleh

TheSpirit
April 24th 2010

17641 Comments


Apocalypse= a mediocre Cynic song

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HenchmanOfSanta
April 24th 2010

1857 Comments


This is a remix. Not a new song. Change the headline.

AtomicWaste
Staff Reviewer
April 24th 2010

1984 Comments


It's the re-visioning of the song for "Re-Traced." Definitely not bad. Not really ground breaking, but I like the prominence of the bass and the phaser at the end.

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bloozclooz
April 24th 2010

1770 Comments


oh, this is one of the re-traced songs?

not that great, at all

Demonicgman
April 24th 2010

417 Comments


not so good

jasonslfl
April 24th 2010

97 Comments


Contrary to most opinions it would seem, I love this. I might be biased due to the fact that KOTWK is my favorite song off of Traced. I still think this is great though.

iwrestledabigmaconce
April 24th 2010

251 Comments


I like it?

KILL
April 24th 2010

71167 Comments


rather listen to traced in air version dno

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Wizard
April 24th 2010

19304 Comments


You guys should have known that Cynic were never really great to begin with.

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TheSpirit
April 24th 2010

17641 Comments


Oh shi wiz is layin it out

TeamExcelcior
April 24th 2010

246 Comments


Not bad, but not what I wanted to hear.

Crysis
Staff Reviewer
April 24th 2010

16299 Comments


haha that was funny

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KILL
April 24th 2010

71167 Comments


yea cynic are def no chimaira huh

thediamondcanopy
April 24th 2010

510 Comments


^lol'd.

Chud55
April 24th 2010

33 Comments


Oh wow, i really like it. Dunno why you guys dont. Obviously you guys dont like anything different or new, or not really cynic fans. Their music has always been spiritual and I see it more in this. Obviously id like to hear more kind of Cynic stuff, but I like this. Its a mix of Cynic and Aeon Spoke, but I enjoyed it. And as Atomic waste said, re-vision of their songs.

HenchmanOfSanta
April 24th 2010

1857 Comments


Obviously you guys dont like anything different or new, or not really cynic fans.
If people don't like what you like, they must not like anything different or new (how is a remake of a song that the band put out two years ago different or new, again?). Excellent judgment.

OllieS
April 24th 2010

2030 Comments


' Obviously you guys dont like anything different or new, or not really cynic fans. Their music has always been spiritual and I see it more in this.' Lol at the two sentences next to each other

Comatorium.
April 24th 2010

4103 Comments


I mean... its okay.

I'd rather have another record though.



DoctorNurse
April 24th 2010

475 Comments


Cynic suck balls

bloozclooz
April 24th 2010

1770 Comments


oh dang

SavageCore
April 24th 2010

84 Comments


Meh

TheAJMetal
April 24th 2010

61 Comments


Yes! New Cynic material!
Guys, this is just a simple EP, don't be expecting anything insanely good. They are just proving to themselves that they can play more than just metal. I personally think the original King of Those Who Know is their best song yet, and being a jazz-fan also, I like like this one. It isn't quite as good, but it's still great.
Also, after they make this EP, they are going to be touring, and soon after they're going to make a new record, Paul said in an interview. I expect it will be heavier. Anyway, definitely looking forward to the release of Re-Traced!

bloozclooz
April 24th 2010

1770 Comments


heavier? right

ThyCrossAwaits
April 24th 2010

3050 Comments


took me about 30 seconds to dislike this.

Willie
Moderator
April 24th 2010

15900 Comments


I've got the promo for this, but haven't listened yet. I expect it to be good, just not the stereotypical Cynic.

Shadow17
April 24th 2010

67 Comments


Dunno, this is my cup of tea. Loving it so much. Nothing gound-breaking or mind-boggling and that's why it might be disappointing to some, but really, it's a solid track. At least for a remix/re-imagining I think it succeeds wildly. Definitely a great ambient feel to it. Never gets overbearing or too out there. But hey, maybe I don't really know anything about music. I like to think I know a little, haha. Maybe not. But I do really love it.

I think people are, A, having too high expectations for a remix EP that isn't meant to be more than that (an experimentation with previously made songs out of interest in other areas of music and the background of the songs) and B, overlooking the fact that you might not dig this style of music to begin with. After all, Cynic wants Cynic, not Cynic meets Aeon Spoke. But I'm okay with it, it's an EP and I'm enjoying the material in this song, whilst staying true to a lot of what Cynic is at its core.

In the end, don't fuss so much. Just enjoy it or don't. Cynic is not one to sloppily put out material or to just. It's not that type of band I believe. So, just see it as what it is. Nothing more, nothing less. I'm just glad to have some new material.

And yes, I'm looking forward to a new Cynic album like crazy, haha.

-Side comment: Everyone enjoys music differently, but Cynic is not like a Trivium or Korn or whatnot. Just curious why some people regard it as crap, besides how much they enjoy it. But to each his own opinion.

andersvisa
April 24th 2010

31 Comments


amazing

TheAJMetal
April 24th 2010

61 Comments


@bloozclooz Just because Traced in Air and Re-Traced aren't that heavy doesn't mean their material after it won't be. Anticipating a Cynic record isn't possible.

BenX02
April 24th 2010

427 Comments


All it takes is a few well known Sputnik-ers that say that they don't like it to make the entire site dislike it. You are all sheep.

Song is good for a re-make. The end is great.

DoctorNurse
April 24th 2010

475 Comments


No I genuinely dislike Cynic

iwrestledabigmaconce
April 24th 2010

251 Comments


reminds me of Æon Spoke

Terria
April 24th 2010

21 Comments


It's actually pretty good, I guess it does go off on a bit of a tangent to the traditional Cynic sound but that is the idea of this EP after all....



KILL
April 24th 2010

71167 Comments


yer but doctornurse you havent heard focus so

AtomicWaste
Staff Reviewer
April 24th 2010

1984 Comments


Yeah, it's pretty much Aeon Spoke material. I mean, Integral Birth was already rewritten in that sense so I guess it wasn't that far a stretch...

Iluvatar
Staff Reviewer
April 24th 2010

16083 Comments


this is perfect.

Athom
Staff Reviewer
April 24th 2010

17204 Comments


I like. Chill as fuck

DoctorNurse
April 24th 2010

475 Comments


yer but doctornurse you havent heard focus so


Just because i haven't rated it doesn't mean i haven't head it

IRAI
April 24th 2010

1567 Comments


Æon spoke-esque versions of their songs are badass.

sorry it takes more of an open mind to appreciate it, but it's Cynic we're talking about.

It is inherently a deeply atmospheric and meaningful endeavor to them, so chillax to it.

Athom
Staff Reviewer
April 24th 2010

17204 Comments


what up heffer

thinking of hittin' up the chokey chicken.

Zipzop5565
April 24th 2010

402 Comments


What the fuck is this

Ire
April 24th 2010

41753 Comments


You guys should have known that Cynic were never really great to begin with.


You take your multi colored Neurosis LPs and get out.

I actually liked this. I don't get the hate.

Athom
Staff Reviewer
April 24th 2010

17204 Comments


YES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Yazz_Flute
April 24th 2010

18769 Comments


I think I liked it more than the original version honestly.

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KILL
April 24th 2010

71167 Comments


Just because i haven't rated it doesn't mean i haven't head it

true but its obvious you havent heard it since you said you dont like cynic

Fugue
April 24th 2010

7352 Comments


Not bad at all, not as good as the original track though.

sleepyhead
April 24th 2010

593 Comments


song is fine. fuck the haters

iamthenightmare
April 25th 2010

754 Comments


this is ridiculously good. Not sure any other band could really get away with this sort of "re-imagining" of their songs

DoctorNurse
April 25th 2010

475 Comments


true but its obvious you havent heard it since you said you dont like cynic


Not that you will care or believe me, but I have heard. I didn't like it either

TheAJMetal
April 25th 2010

61 Comments


I bet this EP will get a low score just because of casual sputnik conformity. :l

FadeToBlack
April 25th 2010

10913 Comments


@bloozclooz Just because Traced in Air and Re-Traced aren't that heavy doesn't mean their material after it won't be. Anticipating a Cynic record isn't possible.


I expect it will be heavier


TheAJMetal
April 25th 2010

61 Comments


Sorry for the misunderstanding.... I meant I just think it will be. However, knowing what they will actually put into a new record is impossible. (Focus/Traced in Air: 100% different. Then look at their old demos, then Gordian Knot, then Portal, the Aeon Spoke. It's all somewhat different.)

sleepyhead
April 25th 2010

593 Comments


EP will get a 3.4 average sputnik rating, although it probably deserves more

zaruyache
April 25th 2010

6147 Comments


Did not like.

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mynameischan
Staff Reviewer
April 25th 2010

17920 Comments


the EP isn't heavy at all but it's pretty great

Scorched
April 25th 2010

16 Comments


Awesome

Lucid
Contributing Reviewer
April 25th 2010

7022 Comments


this was pretty good

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willfellmarsy
April 26th 2010

3849 Comments


song rules...free your minds or the meek will not inherit the earth...

willfellmarsy
April 26th 2010

3849 Comments


little poots? Little poots? The little poots...someguest: ripping off my ironic nickelodeon avatar idea since (i'd assume) last week, classic...

willfellmarsy
April 26th 2010

3849 Comments


really really big man is a fictional character within a cartoon obvi not as cool as the chucker...

Motiv3
April 26th 2010

8921 Comments


Wizard


Comments: 12804
04.24.10


You guys should have known that Cynic were never really great to begin with.


WTF, a comment by Wizard i actually agree with?! *faints*.

Ulsufyring
April 26th 2010

1724 Comments


no that pretty much makes sense, his taste makes no sense and you don't have any to begin with

Ghostechoes
April 26th 2010

1353 Comments


So, yeah, this is awesome.

Torii
April 26th 2010

812 Comments


I actually liked this :D But i was expecting something as epic as the original.



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