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

4647 Comments


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

Greyvy
February 6th 2014

4251 Comments


you will fall asleep listening to this album

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

3120 Comments


THE ROBOT VOCALS ARE BACK !!!!!

SitarHero
February 6th 2014

4647 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

4251 Comments


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

MO
February 6th 2014

18451 Comments


this is a pretty shitty album holy

Digging: Immolation - Dawn of Possession

EvoHavok
February 6th 2014

1353 Comments


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

SirDrumsalot
February 6th 2014

1527 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

18451 Comments


so far Gitanjali is the best song from this

SitarHero
February 6th 2014

4647 Comments


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

MortimusPrime
February 6th 2014

3381 Comments


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

Digging: A Day to Remember - Homesick

Voivod
Staff Reviewer
February 6th 2014

5992 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: Lisa Gerrard - Twilight Kingdom

TheSpirit
February 6th 2014

17651 Comments


is really worth listening to

Digging: Venus Star - Nigredo Expulsion

BigPleb
February 6th 2014

35581 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.

JokineAugustus
February 6th 2014

5858 Comments


Was this jizz worth squirting out?

Digging: Renaissance - Scheherazade and Other Stories

KILL
February 6th 2014

71284 Comments


vocals are really ugh

Digging: Invisible - El jardin de los presentes

BigPleb
February 6th 2014

35581 Comments


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

SitarHero
February 6th 2014

4647 Comments


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

SirDrumsalot
February 6th 2014

1527 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

71284 Comments


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

TheGreatQ
February 6th 2014

1328 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

35581 Comments


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

Rowan5215
February 6th 2014

25242 Comments


So you like this now Pleb huh

Digging: Shihad - FVEY

BigPleb
February 6th 2014

35581 Comments


It grew on me ye

Rowan5215
February 6th 2014

25242 Comments


wag

Relinquished
February 6th 2014

24880 Comments


not wag at all tbh

Pheromone
February 6th 2014

3463 Comments


good album agreed guys

Digging: Early Day Miners - Placer Found

Rowan5215
February 6th 2014

25242 Comments


4.0

Dummit
February 6th 2014

349 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

3463 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

10043 Comments


Vocals are the least frustrating thing about the record.

Rowan5215
February 6th 2014

25242 Comments


Vocals are fine

KILL
February 6th 2014

71284 Comments


theyre kinda gay

Rowan5215
February 6th 2014

25242 Comments


so r u BOOM

KILL
February 6th 2014

71284 Comments


i no u r bt wt am i

Devastator
February 6th 2014

2478 Comments


4.3

Spag
February 6th 2014

1730 Comments


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

Digging: Power of Omens - Eyes of the Oracle

Myrkur
February 6th 2014

164 Comments


Moon Heart Sun Head is the best song

AtomicWaste
Staff Reviewer
February 6th 2014

1985 Comments


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

climactic
February 6th 2014

18644 Comments


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

Ire
February 6th 2014

41753 Comments


is this worse than traced

fromtheinside
February 6th 2014

17937 Comments


yes

Digging: Coroner - No More Color

KILL
February 6th 2014

71284 Comments


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

mryrtmrnfoxxxy
February 6th 2014

12851 Comments


hmm

Digging: Dinosaur Jr. - J Mascis Live at CBGB's

KILL
February 6th 2014

71284 Comments


wow great dig every1 listen to that instead

Mabbitt
February 6th 2014

1348 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

740 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: Mick Jenkins - The Water[s]

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

321 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

Catatonic
February 6th 2014

123 Comments


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

BlackLlama
February 6th 2014

1644 Comments


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

CrimsonFireCF
February 7th 2014

78 Comments


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

tacos N stuff
February 7th 2014

351 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

1236 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

1236 Comments


souvle posta

Evreaia
February 7th 2014

4009 Comments


disappointing...

Digging: Dornenreich - Freiheit

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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