New Cynic Track
2014-01-14 by Thompson D. Gerhart STAFF | 91 Comments
Experimental progressive metal outfit Cynic have released the title track from 2014's upcoming release Kindly Bent to Free Us via Revolver magazine's website. The track is the second to debut from the highly anticipated 2014 release, following the earlier release of "Lion's Roar."

Listen to "Kindly Bent To Free Us" here:

www.revolvermag.com/news/exclusive-cynic-premiere-lyric-video-for-new-song-kindly-bent-to-free-us.html
Tagged: Cynic

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wwf
January 14th 2014
1091 Comments


I'm really digging this track.

BigPleb
January 14th 2014
39069 Comments


I have hope for Cynic once more.

Great track, lyric video sucks but the rest is great.

MO
January 14th 2014
19205 Comments


hmmmm it's ok

pedro70512
January 14th 2014
3798 Comments


I'm still hung up on the line "Hobbit-sized"...


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BigPleb
January 14th 2014
39069 Comments


Na this actually rulez.

JasonCarne
January 14th 2014
448 Comments


Real good. The song, not the video, that blows.

Gwyn.
January 14th 2014
15391 Comments


what an amazingly ok song

FrozenVain
January 14th 2014
2514 Comments


owns

Gmork89
January 14th 2014
5602 Comments


Not digging what I have heard from this so far

mindleviticus
January 14th 2014
8351 Comments


what are they doing

MO
January 14th 2014
19205 Comments


bringing the zzzzzzzzz's

Gmork89
January 14th 2014
5602 Comments


A weird mix and lyrics about hobbits.

JS19
January 14th 2014
4497 Comments


I predict this thread will be a train wreck

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TheHamburgerman
January 14th 2014
1314 Comments


Shame you have to wait almost 3 minutes for the good stuff to begin :/

woodensheets
January 14th 2014
23 Comments


Bass is mixed annoyingly high.

conesmoke
January 14th 2014
5317 Comments


I want to hear this so bad, I bet the bass is amazing.

conesmoke
January 14th 2014
5317 Comments


But can't cos my phone won't acknowledge the video..0.o

oltnabrick
January 14th 2014
31973 Comments


wow really sucks

conesmoke
January 14th 2014
5317 Comments


"Shame you have to wait almost 3 minutes for the good stuff to begin"

I agree the last half is awesome ham-man, but the first is great too. The bass was, as expected, amazing.

Iluvatar
Staff Reviewer
January 14th 2014
16089 Comments


3.5/5

AtomicWaste
Staff Reviewer
January 14th 2014
2058 Comments


Didn't dig it too much, honestly.

Uranium
January 14th 2014
7344 Comments


way better than the other single

KILL
January 14th 2014
72545 Comments


bass is so gd, songs alright but

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EvoHavok
January 14th 2014
1598 Comments


I like this.

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Scoot
January 14th 2014
17946 Comments


big ole pile o meh

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KILL
January 14th 2014
72545 Comments


bro malone back in attack come on

Progger6009
January 14th 2014
1129 Comments


I think his singing sounds a bit more lazy than previous releases, fuck I still dig it though.


Mabbitt
January 14th 2014
1387 Comments


I actually really dig this. I wish it was a bigger progression from Traced in Air, but then again the first song they released was a bit different and I didn't like it as much. Still, album is gonna be sweet

icatchthirtythree
January 14th 2014
372 Comments


nice! I dug it, definitely excited for the full album. Also hoping the mix will sound a bit crispier, I'm betting youtube quality has a lot to do with it too.

SpeachImpediment
January 14th 2014
95 Comments


holy hell that video was shit

song's aight tho

Hypochondria
January 14th 2014
64 Comments


Better than Lion's roar

icatchthirtythree
January 14th 2014
372 Comments


I did think the video was a little all over the place, but did anyone else dig the car windshield freakout shit like me?

KILL
January 14th 2014
72545 Comments


why would u watch a lyric video GOSH

NonApplicable
January 14th 2014
2020 Comments


Who said that this thing takes 3 minutes to get good?

That is factually incorrect information

GringoSuave89
January 14th 2014
1068 Comments


Not bad, but the mix is a bit off putting. Hell, I'm a bassist and I think it's too loud. But great track.

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tacos N stuff
January 14th 2014
408 Comments


pretty good

Necrotica
January 14th 2014
10270 Comments


luv

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YouthCat
January 14th 2014
261 Comments


I really hate the bass tone in these two songs. Too overpowering

yourgodisinferior
January 14th 2014
1131 Comments


i just don't know

Madbutcher3
January 14th 2014
1172 Comments


why is this produced like poo

whyyyyy

Myrkur
January 14th 2014
164 Comments


I won't be saying anything good or bad about this until the whole album comes out, but these two songs are strange as hell.

Sauce
January 14th 2014
724 Comments


that production is horrible. the drums and bass sound like demo quality.

TheMoreira
January 14th 2014
7182 Comments


hmmmm..... idk. Once again, not a bad song but the mix is plain fucking weird
Decent song i guess, the lyrics i agree, wtf

omgraptors
January 14th 2014
823 Comments


lol everyone is so confused
cute

Drummerboy123
January 14th 2014
2437 Comments


Yeah seriously what's with people sayin its overproduced? It's underproduced to fuck. Not liking where this is going, its just decent and for cynic that's terrible.

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TheMoreira
January 14th 2014
7182 Comments


I agree, if anything it's under-produced. Ok, not well produced is also acceptable though

ThyCrossAwaits
January 14th 2014
3075 Comments


Yeah this sounds too much like "Evolutionary Sleeper" guys

DeathGrinder
January 14th 2014
152 Comments


Yeah seriously what's with people sayin its overproduced?

No one said that.

Wizard
January 14th 2014
19712 Comments


This was worse than the first song.

zaruyache
January 14th 2014
7617 Comments


^


I did like the first song, though.

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Gmork89
January 14th 2014
5602 Comments


First time hearing a song have too much bass and not enough bass at the same time. Bass is in your
face but it still sounds thin overall.

TheMoreira
January 14th 2014
7182 Comments


True ^^^^

Wizard
January 14th 2014
19712 Comments


You guys realize this probably isn't the final studio cut? I love reading bullshit about production upon first time sample songs. These guys are way too into themselves to put out mediocre production.

Thor
January 14th 2014
10203 Comments


HOBBIT SIZED

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Jacquibim
Contributing Reviewer
January 14th 2014
15505 Comments


Dunno why people are clamoring to say this is an improvement over the other song, both have been pretty damn underwhelming.

Wizard
January 14th 2014
19712 Comments


Damn suckhola more like it.

laughingman22
January 14th 2014
1975 Comments


Prefer this over the other song released

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DamnVanne
January 14th 2014
1793 Comments


I prefer The Lion's Roar, but this one is phenomenal


fromtheinside
January 15th 2014
19389 Comments


are there riffs?

fromtheinside
January 15th 2014
19389 Comments


oh shit, interest piqued

does it dm?

BigPleb
January 15th 2014
39069 Comments


Growing off me eh this is annoying, looks like this is gonna be a snoozefest.

SlMBOLlC
January 15th 2014
5297 Comments


Pleb Jan 14: this actually rulez

Jan 15: snoozefest

?

Don't know what to make of it

SlMBOLlC
January 15th 2014
5297 Comments



But wtf is reinart doing

BigPleb
January 15th 2014
39069 Comments


I dunno dude I'm confused! I dunno if I dig or not HELP ME :[

Jacquibim
Contributing Reviewer
January 15th 2014
15505 Comments


Pleb jumping the gun and hailing the song an improvement
Pleb sees the continued negative reception
Pleb suddenly doesn't like the song

Nothing's changed in my absence then!! :DD

BigPleb
January 15th 2014
39069 Comments


Dude its Cynic, they warp minds :/

StormChaser
January 15th 2014
362 Comments


Wait for the album, if it blows, then fuck it

fromtheinside
January 15th 2014
19389 Comments


so it doesn't dm

KILL
January 15th 2014
72545 Comments


dm is dead so y would it

TheMoreira
January 15th 2014
7182 Comments


It dm's as much as sleeping with sirens, if that much lol

SlMBOLlC
January 15th 2014
5297 Comments


DM was hands down revived last year here have u been

Jacquibim
Contributing Reviewer
January 15th 2014
15505 Comments


Kill have you heard zealotry yet?!

KILL
January 15th 2014
72545 Comments


heard 1 song and it made me wana listen to immo

Jacquibim
Contributing Reviewer
January 15th 2014
15505 Comments


Eternal unbeliever rip

Keyblade
January 15th 2014
15662 Comments


Way better than the last one. Malone killed it

KILL
January 15th 2014
72545 Comments


for real

Jacquibim
Contributing Reviewer
January 15th 2014
15505 Comments


Kill's an old man set in his ways cap you'll never convince him

BigPleb
January 15th 2014
39069 Comments


He's like 22 or some shit.

What do you think of this track Jacquiqueef?

Jacquibim
Contributing Reviewer
January 15th 2014
15505 Comments


It's pretty good but still extremely disappointing.

BigPleb
January 15th 2014
39069 Comments


Paul got us all :[

conesmoke
January 15th 2014
5317 Comments


Paul's warehouse

ShitsofRain
January 15th 2014
6090 Comments


'Allelujah

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AnEpicDeath
January 15th 2014
194 Comments


To the dumbos hung up on the "hobbit-sized" line:

That's a reference to fairly recently discovered 1m-tall hominid homo floresiensis, which has been often discussed in the popular press as the discovery of a hobbit-sized human specie.

The lyric is not a reference to Tolkien's fictional race, and it's not indicative of a fantasy bend to the lyrics.

Gmork89
January 15th 2014
5602 Comments


Well, a reference of a reference is still a reference...

Iluvatar
Staff Reviewer
January 15th 2014
16089 Comments


It would be a better lyric if it was setting upa fantasy bent

Gmork89
January 15th 2014
5602 Comments


Agreed, it would be less wtf in that case.

Solbrave
January 15th 2014
349 Comments


damn why isn't this good

conesmoke
January 15th 2014
5317 Comments


dude it rulz, they're all just plebean pervert derelicts.

dbizzles
January 16th 2014
328 Comments


I thought this was good.
The bass is way loud, yeah, but whatever.

StormChaser
January 18th 2014
362 Comments


Peeps aren't digging it cuz it's good. Cynic isn't a good band. Traced in Air and Focus are fucking mindblowing.

AngloSaxophone
January 18th 2014
10 Comments


Kind of boring. The vocal melodies are pretty much the same as always. Lyrics are pretty much about the same stuff; a bit too cheese ball for me. Bass is too high in the mix. Excellent musicianship. Just not very interesting.



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