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DEMO 1991



Tech/Extreme Prog Metal

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3 stars Cynic - 'Demo 1991'

Watch things take form.

This would be Cynic's last demo before they released their debut album Focus. This demo takes a novel direction from the previous outputs. The music has a higher tendency to their technical virtuosity then their trash metal beginnings. To point more of a finger on it; the music takes more of a root in straight death metal then thrash metal. Clearly; the band stays away from fast palm-muted power chords and more to complex riffs, and death growls rather than some low pitched screaming/yelling.

The early forms of 'Uroboric Forms' and 'The Eagle Nature' take region here. The band certainly took these tracks to the next level after two years of keeping quiet (do to many unexpected catastrophes'). The musical performance is high quality from each and every musician, as the guitars have ascended to a higher field of talent and composition, and the bass and drums have improved, but were certainly good enough. The quality of the demo isn't too shabby for the time period.

Better than just a fan item. I'd say this is quite a good addition for a jazz metal or a technical metal fan. This is still a rather short EP.

ProgBagel | 3/5 |


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