New Cynic song
2013-12-10 by Robert Davis CONTRIBUTOR | 136 Comments

Experimental extreme metal band Cynic have released new song "Lion's roar" i the form of a lyric video, taken from their upcoming new album Kindly bent to free us. The new album will be released on February 14. You can watch the lyric video here:

http://www.metalsucks.net/2013/12/10/cynic-return-mighty-lions-roar/

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RangerTaffles
December 10th 2013

256 Comments


Cynic kinda goes pop, but still great

Yazz_Flute
December 10th 2013

18770 Comments


Not sure how I feel about this

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KILL
December 10th 2013

71372 Comments


i dig it and im a close minded retard!!1

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alpherbethegamow
December 10th 2013

32 Comments


Surprising......sounded very different

Mabbitt
December 10th 2013

1350 Comments


Yeah, i'm really not sure how I feel about this either.

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Steven28
December 10th 2013

85 Comments


I'm liking the direction they've taken, but I'm not so sure about the production -- I think I preferred the dense, slightly cleaner production of CBA. The melodies are definitely there, though, and it certainly seems like a logical extension of both Cynic and Aeon Spoke.

Edited to add: And the bass, I'm really not liking the sound of those repeating quavers.

SnailTRAIL
December 10th 2013

903 Comments


PAUL I LOVE U

BlackLlama
December 10th 2013

1650 Comments


Outstanding. The vocal harmonies play insanely well off the instrumentation. Different, but the common thread is there. If this is indicitive of the entire release shit's gonna jam hard in 2014.

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demigod!
December 10th 2013

44130 Comments


"extreme metal" lol


song rules, restored my faith in Cynic and this album being good

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Drummerboy123
December 10th 2013

2338 Comments


Yeah this sounds quite different. Love the verse and the way the vocals sound. It's kike half robot half human. Everything after 2:35 owns hard as well.

Hyped for this!

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Decapod
December 10th 2013

1006 Comments


Song is fucking awesome.

Hyperion1001
Staff Reviewer
December 10th 2013

18284 Comments


sucks surprise

It's kike half robot half human.


woah there bud

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KILL
December 10th 2013

71372 Comments


hyp do u even celestial voyage

Wadlez
December 10th 2013

3883 Comments


I liked Traced in Air less than most.

Digging this though.

AtomicWaste
Staff Reviewer
December 10th 2013

1985 Comments


Bass is easily the tightest thing on this track. But this is really an extension of CBA + Aeon Spoke and doesn't feel that "Cynic"-y. It's still good, though.

Hyperion1001
Staff Reviewer
December 10th 2013

18284 Comments


hyp do u even celestial voyage


nope

BigPleb
December 10th 2013

35805 Comments


Song is good but nothing special, c'mon Paul.

BloodSweatandBeers
December 10th 2013

1006 Comments


so bad

yourgodisinferior
December 10th 2013

802 Comments


hmm let me just rinse the taste of that out with focus

demigod!
December 10th 2013

44130 Comments


yall are homophobes

Gmork89
December 10th 2013

5510 Comments


That bass I don't know. Mix is weird. Still pretty enjoyable to me though.

BigPleb
December 10th 2013

35805 Comments


Giving it a repeated listen the bass is definitely a highlight, still have high hopes for the album.

Steven28
December 10th 2013

85 Comments


I agree, I'm actually starting to like the bass the more I listen to it.

demigod!
December 10th 2013

44130 Comments


its just so catchy

Yazz_Flute
December 10th 2013

18770 Comments


This kinda sounds like if Cynic covered an Incubus song to me.

TheSlenderMan
December 10th 2013

606 Comments


Ehhh

TheGreatQ
December 10th 2013

1340 Comments


I liked it

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trainofconsequence
December 10th 2013

1433 Comments


rules


Sauce
December 10th 2013

684 Comments


mix does sound off. maybe it's just the shitty headphones i'm using.

climactic
December 10th 2013

18667 Comments


idk

CrimsonFireCF
December 10th 2013

78 Comments


Not as groundbreaking as I was hoping, but the upbeat sound is a welcome change.

MeatSalad
December 10th 2013

14430 Comments


So not metal in the slightest is what im taking away from these comments

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demigod!
December 10th 2013

44130 Comments


not metal but still awesome

fr33convict
December 10th 2013

11687 Comments


not digging the production much but the song is sweet

Makemebad35
December 10th 2013

745 Comments


i can dig

CaptainDooRight
December 10th 2013

28791 Comments


oh shii gotta check

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TenSecondsToThink
December 10th 2013

1219 Comments


It's Cynic writing happy music.

MosesMalone
December 10th 2013

1836 Comments


Snoooooooore.
I'm starting the think that I might've never actually liked Cynic in the first place.

ShadowRemains
December 10th 2013

20521 Comments


meh

Uranium
December 10th 2013

7078 Comments


oh god why did they come back oh yeah to tarnish their classic album

InFiction
December 10th 2013

3651 Comments


It was okay. Will probably sound better in the album's context though.

ManintheBox
December 10th 2013

867 Comments


I dig it, but I admit I do have some issues with the production and how happy it sounds. Hopefully it works in the context of the album.

Minus.
December 10th 2013

2680 Comments


It's really catchy, but damn it sounds so upbeat

EvoHavok
December 10th 2013

1353 Comments


Didn't expect this, but it's nice.

tacos N stuff
December 10th 2013

352 Comments


neat

Progger6009
December 10th 2013

1082 Comments


Good song, album will be great!!

Thealwaysopenedmind
December 10th 2013

81 Comments


This is good. Still very much Cynic in my eyes. It's like Focus, mixed with Traced in Air, mixed with the soul of beauty and happiness.

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fish.
Contributing Reviewer
December 10th 2013

21778 Comments


and we laughed when that guy posted that cynic were gonna do a Heritage

ProtestTheLegacy
December 10th 2013

34 Comments


Bass sounds great. Something just sounds off, though with Masvidal I can never tell if it's his vocoders or the mix.

NonApplicable
December 10th 2013

1950 Comments


I love it. Doesn't sound very much like Cynic, but I don't care.

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StormChaser
December 10th 2013

322 Comments


anyone know where i can get Aeon Spoke in 320? it's near impossible to find and i doubt any record
store within a 500 mile radius of where i live has them in stock

TenSecondsToThink
December 10th 2013

1219 Comments


This is really really really realllylyllylyly good

Static
December 10th 2013

1730 Comments


@stormchaser
sorry m8 only got it in 128 kbps :|

Futures
December 10th 2013

9589 Comments


I have never listened to Cynic somehow but I really enjoyed this. I should probably check them out.

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bloc
December 10th 2013

34752 Comments


Liking this, but for how long? Who knows...

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Funeralopolis
December 10th 2013

11195 Comments


twas alright

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zxlkho
December 10th 2013

3460 Comments


this is great

Spag
December 10th 2013

1733 Comments



underwhelming as ever

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TheMoreira
December 10th 2013

7173 Comments


What the hell is going on with the production?

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Eunuch
December 10th 2013

1237 Comments


Not unexpected based off the direction of CBA. Sounds like Aeonspoke [2]. It is what it is I guess.

Monstar1790
December 10th 2013

130 Comments


Production is seriously weak...can't judge the song quite yet.

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Multifarious
December 10th 2013

97 Comments


Honestly haven't heard any Cynic, but this is a stark contrast to what I understood them to sound like. I enjoy it nonetheless. Definitely need to check out the new album when it drops as well as dig through their back catalog.

Anthracks
December 10th 2013

3733 Comments


the hell is this shit

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J0ckstrapsFTW
December 10th 2013

3652 Comments


Well absolutely nothing like it should sound

Insurrection
Contributing Reviewer
December 10th 2013

20767 Comments


its ok

TheSpaceMan
December 10th 2013

2270 Comments


at least you can hear the bass this time around

Notaflower
December 10th 2013

135 Comments


this is cool


ThyCrossAwaits
December 10th 2013

3051 Comments


huh.

Dummit
December 10th 2013

349 Comments


Def has that Aeon Spoke vibe.

In Cynic I trust.

FearThyEvil
December 10th 2013

12480 Comments


Starts off great but doesn't really continue to be great. Still stoked for the album none the less.

Jacquibim
Contributing Reviewer
December 10th 2013

14012 Comments


Song is okay but "okay" is not what we've come to expect from Cynic.

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Funeralopolis
December 10th 2013

11195 Comments



Song is okay but "okay" is not what we've come to expect from Cynic. [2]

facupm
December 10th 2013

7383 Comments


lets see what cynic does.

Gwyn.
December 10th 2013

15005 Comments


Maybe we won't be bending after all

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facupm
December 10th 2013

7383 Comments


its ok

TheMoreira
December 10th 2013

7173 Comments


It is ok, but that production is killing it for me. It could actually be better with better production.

D41V30N
December 10th 2013

949 Comments


Where's the "Heavy"? If I wanted to listen to Aeon Spoke, I'd listen to Aeon Spoke. Heavily disappointed.

KILL
December 10th 2013

71372 Comments


theres ur heavy ha

Nocturnal
December 10th 2013

1329 Comments


Weaksauce.

Static
December 11th 2013

1730 Comments


theres ur heavy ha [2]

lol

Philalethes
December 11th 2013

245 Comments


If the Beatles made a modern day metal song, it might sound something like this. I love the black versus white, ying versus yang thing going on in the video and the lyrics. I think this album is going to be a game changer for Cynic, and that is most definitely a good thing.

MO
December 11th 2013

18487 Comments


not gonna lie this is kinda dry

Keyblade
December 11th 2013

14678 Comments


Only good thing I can think of is Malone is very much audible. The chorus is kinda lol tho

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Koffiiing
December 11th 2013

1104 Comments


radical with garb production

oltnabrick
December 11th 2013

30603 Comments


wtf that chorus



holy fucking shit is it bad

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Philalethes
December 11th 2013

245 Comments


Paul Masvidal=John Lennon of metal.

This band needs to keep making albums. Each release of theirs is nothing but quality, and a complete adventure. You can never predict what they are going to do next, which is exactly what I want from a band.

RodTFD
December 11th 2013

102 Comments


I got a big zeppelin vibe from the main riff. love it.

oltnabrick
December 11th 2013

30603 Comments


Cynic covering all of your dad's favorite songs

someguest
December 11th 2013

20393 Comments


I love how this band brings out all the wannabe fourth rate 'metalheads'.

Don't you all have an Arcade Fire album to listen to?

SlMBOLlC
December 11th 2013

4950 Comments


only heard first 30 seconds but i can tell that track 5 will be my fav off the album. album is solid 3.96 top 10 2014

SlMBOLlC
December 11th 2013

4950 Comments


"Where's the "Heavy"? If I wanted to listen to Aeon Spoke, I'd listen to Aeon Spoke."

more like

"this song, which is representative of the entire album ofc, is not the sound i wanted ill coimmplain cause im not willing to open my puny brain"

mursu
December 11th 2013

254 Comments


I liked it

JohnFire
December 11th 2013

191 Comments


All you crybabys crying about not liking a new Cynic song, I can't even listen to it because I'm in Germany and it's GEMA blocked. Now you tell me what's worse than that

fish.
Contributing Reviewer
December 11th 2013

21778 Comments


lolmany

Underflow
December 11th 2013

2554 Comments


Not a fan, but it's good to see them branch out (even if they've already sounded like this elsewhere).

TheMoreira
December 11th 2013

7173 Comments


Well its all shits n giggles until THE PRODUCTION IS ANNOYING and that's my one complaint about it.

DamnVanne
December 11th 2013

1772 Comments


youtube compression. youtube compression. youtube compression

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Jacquibim
Contributing Reviewer
December 11th 2013

14012 Comments


Needs more binary junz

SlMBOLlC
December 11th 2013

4950 Comments


Cynic ft. Frankie palmeri: kindly bent to watch you suck his dick

zaruyache
December 11th 2013

6221 Comments


I liked it.

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Koffiiing
December 11th 2013

1104 Comments


why didnt this have a breakdown??!

FadeToBlack
December 11th 2013

10913 Comments


how could you

fromtheinside
December 11th 2013

17999 Comments


this is certainly polarizing

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RenegaDrifter
December 11th 2013

178 Comments


So Cynic has become Aeon Spoke.......

It's catchy......... Not crazy experimental amazingness that I expected of Cynic. It's just one song though.

So as it stands for me, early 2014 is real congested music wise and this doesn't help that, lol

fromtheinside
December 11th 2013

17999 Comments


i'm still uncomfortable with cynics transition into artpop or whatever it is they're calling it

demigod!
December 11th 2013

44130 Comments


i enjoy it

Spec
December 11th 2013

27107 Comments


Don't be such a









Cynic

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conesmoke
December 11th 2013

5198 Comments


the bass is pushed so far forward on this song.

demigod!
December 11th 2013

44130 Comments


b00m spec b00m

fromtheinside
December 11th 2013

17999 Comments


hey i liked the EP guys

Spec
December 11th 2013

27107 Comments


Yeeeeeeaaaaaahhhh

Jruined
December 11th 2013

1297 Comments


On the fence but I pre-ordered anyway.

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Graveyard
December 11th 2013

5691 Comments


this sucks so bad

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Jacquibim
Contributing Reviewer
December 11th 2013

14012 Comments


whoa a fade sighting

TheMoreira
December 11th 2013

7173 Comments


"Cynic ft. Frankie palmeri: kindly bent to watch you suck his dick"

ok man, i LOL'd

SO HARD


KILL
December 11th 2013

71372 Comments


ya u would

JAV
December 12th 2013

1931 Comments


Just, wat.


TheMoreira
December 12th 2013

7173 Comments


xDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDD

Jacquibim
Contributing Reviewer
December 12th 2013

14012 Comments


Moreira you really are the gayest fucker I know.

TheMoreira
December 12th 2013

7173 Comments


aww, thank you!

Always dem kind werds

KILL
December 12th 2013

71372 Comments


gap

Koffiiing
December 12th 2013

1104 Comments


Masvidal ft. Moreira

GibTG
December 12th 2013

279 Comments


This absolutely ridiculous that this is being released under the 'Cynic' moniker. This is not metal, it's an obvious cash-grab. It's an attempt to stir up enough controversy with the past fans of Cynic's actually interesting brand of metal to con them into buying this plain alternative music. This material has already been released as 'Aeon Spoke' and should be released as that once again, it's definitely insulting to past fans of Cynic.

In regards to the actual song, it's mediocre, and I would presume, mildly entertaining to those that enjoy alternative rock.

D41V30N
December 13th 2013

949 Comments


"this song, which is representative of the entire album ofc, is not the sound i wanted ill coimmplain cause im not willing to open my puny brain"

Reinert did mention their album is going to be along this line, so yes. Cynic pulled an Opeth.

StormChaser
December 13th 2013

322 Comments


Wow so much hate talk. Cash grab? These guys? Give me a fucking break

Balerion
December 14th 2013

522 Comments


"cash grab" are you fucking high...

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FadeToBlack
December 14th 2013

10913 Comments


cash grab, no

gay, yes

Judio!
Contributing Reviewer
December 14th 2013

5333 Comments


"This is not metal, it's an obvious cash-grab."

Who cares if Cynic is not metal on this album? Cynic is Cynic. They play whatever the fuck they want
and they can get away with it because they're Cynic. It's good music, whether it fits within the metal
genre or not.

Digging: Jimmy Eat World - Clarity

conesmoke
December 15th 2013

5198 Comments


Great fuckin song.

TheSpaceMan
December 15th 2013

2270 Comments


The song has really grown on me, but I really hate the lyrics. The second verse about plants and seeds is laughable honestly and the line "Kiss the mouth of realities face" is squeezed into a spot where he has to like speed talk it through to keep a melody. Maybe its just not for me

dbizzles
December 16th 2013

291 Comments


I CAN'T WAIT TO GET THIS ON CASSETTE AND IN FLAC FORMAT!

Just kidding, this is pretty good, but not so much my cup of tea.
I imagine the album will be pretty varied, so I'm not too worried about it.
I better listen to this a few more times.

Eunuch
December 16th 2013

1237 Comments


Song's growing on me already. Album will be awesome. Put yourself in Cynic's shoes, you come back after 15 years, make a metalish album, and everyone collectively jizzes in their own mouths over it... why the fuck would you stick to the same sound? The real cash grab would be TiA part 2.

JustinKing
December 16th 2013

1296 Comments


I'm still looking forward to the record. I wasn't expecting it to sound like Traced in Air, nor did I really want it to. The track is definitely a grower.

Gmork89
December 17th 2013

5510 Comments


I like everything on CBA more than this, hopefully the album is better.

osdm
December 17th 2013

56 Comments


wheres the dm

CynicalComplex
December 21st 2013

54 Comments


'ss OK. Might be a grower, but I really hope this is one of the weaker tracks on the album.

Malone kicks ass as always, though.



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