Cynic stream new album
2014-02-06 by Voivod STAFF | 64 Comments

US progressive rock act Cynic are streaming their new album Kindly Bent To Free Us at Blabbermouth.

The album will be released on February 14 through Season of Mist Records.

You can stream the album here: http://www.blabbermouth.net/news/cynic-entire-kindly-bent-to-free-us-album-available-for-streaming/

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1drummer
February 6th 2014

324 Comments


In b4 outrageously mixed opinions..

SitarHero
February 6th 2014

4607 Comments


Fuck, I was planning on going to sleep. I guess that's not gonna happen for a little bit.

Greyvy
February 6th 2014

4089 Comments


you will fall asleep listening to this album

Digging: Trance To The Sun - Atrocious Virgin

Amebix
February 6th 2014

240 Comments


This will be remembered as their opus magnus, by far the best they have ever done, everything they ever did comes together here. AOTY 2014!

EyesWideShut
February 6th 2014

3099 Comments


THE ROBOT VOCALS ARE BACK !!!!!

SitarHero
February 6th 2014

4607 Comments


2 songs in and the album sounds alt rock/pop as fuck. What happened to the jazz/metal? It's not necessarily a bad thing, just very surprising.

DrHouseSchuldiner
February 6th 2014

5643 Comments


nice

Greyvy
February 6th 2014

4089 Comments


the lion's roar is the best song on here imo

MO
February 6th 2014

18263 Comments


this is a pretty shitty album holy

Digging: Immolation - Dawn of Possession

EvoHavok
February 6th 2014

1338 Comments


Expecting outburst of reviews in 3...2...

Digging: Ningen-Isu - Burai Houjou

SirDrumsalot
February 6th 2014

1459 Comments


I have a feeling this would sound a lot better live.
For some reason its not hitting like it should here...maybe after a few listens.

MO
February 6th 2014

18263 Comments


so far Gitanjali is the best song from this

SitarHero
February 6th 2014

4607 Comments


Yeah, Gitanjali is tight, but the way Masvidal pronounces "Gitanjali" is getting on my nerves.

MortimusPrime
February 6th 2014

3025 Comments


I predict at least 3 staff reviews for this by the end of the week

Digging: Secret Band - S/T

Voivod
Staff Reviewer
February 6th 2014

5921 Comments


I think the band is getting closer and closer to what were Gordian Knot back in the day, which is great of course.

Digging: Essence Beyond - Carnivalism

TheSpirit
February 6th 2014

17196 Comments


is really worth listening to

Digging: vhmnt / blsphm - vhmnt / blsphm

BigPleb
February 6th 2014

34318 Comments


Yes, its p good.

Infinite Shapes is my fave track, but Masdival pulled a fast one releasing the worst songs on here as singles.

Digging: Opeth - Pale Communion

JokineAugustus
February 6th 2014

5722 Comments


Was this jizz worth squirting out?

Digging: Renaissance - Scheherazade and Other Stories

KILL
February 6th 2014

70670 Comments


vocals are really ugh

Digging: Gal Costa - Gal Costa

BigPleb
February 6th 2014

34318 Comments


They are less irritating than CBA dude, bass sounds sweet too.

SitarHero
February 6th 2014

4607 Comments


This is pretty good, for a Smashing Pumpkins album. As a Cynic album, I don't know yet.

SirDrumsalot
February 6th 2014

1459 Comments


Hmm...made it all the way through now...not sure what I think about it.
Its not terrible, but it all seems like its being played way too slow. Sean Reinerts talents almost seem wasted.

KILL
February 6th 2014

70670 Comments


nah everything about CBA was better than this, especially the production

TheGreatQ
February 6th 2014

1278 Comments


Damn it my internet is too slow to stream this I want to hear it.

Digging: Empty Yard Experiment (E.Y.E.) - Kallisti

BigPleb
February 6th 2014

34318 Comments


I'll agree that the production here is flat but I like this about the same as CBA.

Rowan5215
February 6th 2014

24415 Comments


So you like this now Pleb huh

BigPleb
February 6th 2014

34318 Comments


It grew on me ye

Rowan5215
February 6th 2014

24415 Comments


wag

Relinquished
February 6th 2014

24480 Comments


not wag at all tbh

Pheromone
February 6th 2014

3412 Comments


good album agreed guys

Digging: The Flaming Lips - Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots

Rowan5215
February 6th 2014

24415 Comments


4.0

Dummit
February 6th 2014

342 Comments


no pause button on the stream thing ugghhhhh

decoyoctopus
February 6th 2014

103 Comments


The whiney poppy boyish vocals killed it for me.
The instrumentation was not terrible, at some points it was pretty good, but not consistent enough.

This album was kind of a snore fest guys.

Pheromone
February 6th 2014

3412 Comments


I really really enjoyed the instrumentation personally but I can see the viewpoints of the vocals; I still personally quite like the vocals. Album is a solid 3.5

Omaha
Staff Reviewer
February 6th 2014

10012 Comments


Vocals are the least frustrating thing about the record.

Digging: Deniro Farrar - Rebirth

Rowan5215
February 6th 2014

24415 Comments


Vocals are fine

KILL
February 6th 2014

70670 Comments


theyre kinda gay

Rowan5215
February 6th 2014

24415 Comments


so r u BOOM

KILL
February 6th 2014

70670 Comments


i no u r bt wt am i

Devastator
February 6th 2014

2453 Comments


4.3

Spag
February 6th 2014

1714 Comments


Already knew this was gonna be more of the same. Underwhelming as fvck.

Digging: Septicflesh - Titan

Myrkur
February 6th 2014

164 Comments


Moon Heart Sun Head is the best song

AtomicWaste
Staff Reviewer
February 6th 2014

1982 Comments


Shit, Voivod, I knew this sounded similar to something. Makes perfect sense.

Digging: Rx Bandits - Gemini, Her Majesty

climactic
February 6th 2014

18354 Comments


who will rush review it first??????? stay tuned

Ire
February 6th 2014

41749 Comments


is this worse than traced

fromtheinside
February 6th 2014

17714 Comments


yes

Digging: Fallujah - The Flesh Prevails

KILL
February 6th 2014

70670 Comments


yea cept gordian knot didnt have the hilariously bad lyrics n annoyin vocals

mryrtmrnfoxxxy
February 6th 2014

12107 Comments


hmm

Digging: Secret Band - S/T

KILL
February 6th 2014

70670 Comments


wow great dig every1 listen to that instead

Mabbitt
February 6th 2014

1328 Comments


I don't have any problem with the band going further away from metal, so if that's all that people don't like about it I'll enjoy this. However...I've heard so many bad things about this album that i'm still worried. I'll listen a bit later and see what I actually think

Digging: Rx Bandits - Gemini, Her Majesty

RivalSkoomaDealer
February 6th 2014

674 Comments


I'm afraid to hear this. Wasn't really big on CBA and the songs i've heard from this sound like a step down from that.

Digging: Perturbator - Dangerous Days

toolguitarkid
February 6th 2014

261 Comments


i dont have a problem with the direction they are taking their music in, but the lyrics are horrible and the vocals range from pitiful to good.
overall the album is pretty good though (except for True Hallucination Speak)
still weakest of their full lengths, and not as strong as Carbon

StormChaser
February 6th 2014

314 Comments


Who ever listened to Cynic for the vocals? This is somewhere between 3 - 3.7 because of the awful production. Maybe when a real 320 rip drops it'll be better

Digging: Musk Ox - Woodfall

Catatonic
February 6th 2014

120 Comments


As someone who has never liked Cynic, I'm kinda okay with this one.

BlackLlama
February 6th 2014

1621 Comments


Aeon Cynic. I dig it, but not totes in love with it.

Digging: Cinderella - Heartbreak Station

CrimsonFireCF
February 7th 2014

75 Comments


This album isn't as good as the last two, but its definitely better than CBA!

tacos N stuff
February 7th 2014

349 Comments


it's a solid 3.5
the singles released made this seem like it was going to be worse
i'm actually quite relieved...

Eunuch
February 7th 2014

1233 Comments


But tracks 1 and 3 are two of the best of the album...

this shit is way too hard to review btw.

Eunuch
February 7th 2014

1233 Comments


souvle posta

Evreaia
February 7th 2014

3955 Comments


disappointing...

Digging: Monarch - Sabbracadaver

MyLittlePenis
February 7th 2014

710 Comments


man wtf is paul talking about

LilLioness
February 7th 2014

2496 Comments


Masdival's singing on "Sumeria" is actually pretty damn fantastic.

I guess I will bite the bullet and listen to an entire Cynic record.

NoXoR
February 7th 2014

25 Comments


Album is an ethereal journey. It hits many moods, and at times manages to sound like something from the future and from the past at the same time. Definitely unique, and therefore worthy of some sputnik attention imo.

decoyoctopus
February 8th 2014

103 Comments


Idk guys, I am really trying my hardest to like this, I've given it countless listens, but I think if
you want a good soft rocking moody and atmospheric prog album, there are just so many better ones out
there. I would rather listen to Agalloch's 'The Mantle' or Opeth's 'Damnation' if I want a gently
treading prog rock album.



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