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HUMANOID

Cynic

Tech/Extreme Prog Metal


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3.32 | 12 ratings | 1 reviews | 33% 5 stars

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Singles/EPs/Fan Club/Promo, released in 2018

Songs / Tracks Listing

1 Humanoid 4:08

Line-up / Musicians

Bass - Sean Malone
Drums - Matt Lynch
Guitar, Vocals - Paul Masvidal

Releases information

self-released digital track
released 15 Jan 2018

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CYNIC Humanoid ratings distribution


3.32
(12 ratings)
Essential: a masterpiece of progressive rock music(33%)
33%
Excellent addition to any prog rock music collection(33%)
33%
Good, but non-essential (25%)
25%
Collectors/fans only (0%)
0%
Poor. Only for completionists (8%)
8%

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Review by UMUR
SPECIAL COLLABORATOR Honorary Collaborator
3 stars "Humanoid" is a digital one-track single release by US progressive metal act Cynic. The single was released through Season of Mist in January 2018. Itīs the first release with new original material since the bandīs third full-length studio album "Kindly Bent to Free Us" from 2014. I expected the single to be a successor to a new studio album in 2018 but at this point (January 2019) a full year later, Cynic still havenīt released their fourth full-length studio album. Since the release of "Kindly Bent to Free Us" thereīs been a major lineup change as drummer and founding member Sean Reinert left in 2015. He is replaced here by Matt Lynch, who has some pretty big shoes to fill.

Stylistically "Humanoid" sounds a bit more like the progressive metal oriented material on "Traced in Air (2008)", than the more progressive rock oriented material on "Kindly Bent to Free Us (2014)", but itīs not a particularly heavy track. Paul Masvidal only sings using his clean voice, and his almost sedated and slightly melancholic vocal style is probably as much an aquired taste as always. He has the sort of voice and singing style which would fit perfectly on an alternative rock album.

The musicianship is on a high level on all posts, and the sound production is professional and detailed, so while "Humanoid" to my ears isnīt a mind blowingly great track, as it brings little new to the Cynic palette, and therefore doesnīt stand out much in their discography, itīs still a good quality atmospheric progressive metal track like only Cynic can make them. A 3.5 star (70%) rating is deserved.

(Originally posted on Metal Music Archives)

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