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Poll Question: Which do you prefer?
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    Posted: September 01 2007 at 16:28
Although Focus was wonderful, my vote goes to Atheist for Piece of Time!

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: September 01 2007 at 17:28
Wow, two of the worst named bands of all time, pitted up against each other in a duel of popularity and personal opinion!
 
I have not heard either, I will go check out they're pages in a bit...
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: September 01 2007 at 17:30
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: September 01 2007 at 18:01
Cynic is more prog
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: September 01 2007 at 18:05
Originally posted by schizoid_man77

Wow, two of the worst named bands of all time, pitted up against each other in a duel of popularity and personal opinion!
 
I have not heard either, I will go check out they're pages in a bit...



two of the worst? i always liked their names, however simple... well, atheist is a bit shameless (especially given the fact that their biggest album is "unquestionable presence"). so "yes" is a good band name? or "the beatles"? "emerson lake and palmer"? come on man, if you're gonna pick on names there are far more ripe targets...


as for me, Cynic is better, i always go to sleep for Atheist.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: September 01 2007 at 18:32
Originally posted by schizoid_man77

Wow, two of the worst named bands of all time, pitted up against each other in a duel of popularity and personal opinion!
 
I have not heard either, I will go check out they're pages in a bit...
I believe it always helps to hear a band before passing comment Wink
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: September 01 2007 at 19:17
Even though they only did one album and Atheist came along a couple of years before Cynic,I still pick Cynic.Focus is a landmark album and the musicians on that album are legends,and deservedly so.

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: September 01 2007 at 19:22
calm down guys, just good fun. The name atheist is a bit "in your face, and I dont care" which I find a little rude, but I dont really care.
 
like I said, I will check them out.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: September 01 2007 at 23:01
Cynic because of the Focus album...it's been unsurpassed for me in the jazz-metal genre.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: September 02 2007 at 02:58
Originally posted by schizoid_man77

calm down guys, just good fun. The name atheist is a bit "in your face, and I dont care" which I find a little rude, but I dont really care.
 
like I said, I will check them out.


 ErmmYou should really make up your mind. It's obvious you DO have a problem with their names, so just say so. And if you do, then it means you care. We won't mind. Smile As long as there is no ignorant comment about the music, we can take all other irrelevant comments. LOL

Back on topic, right now I'm with Cynic, maybe because I've seen them live recently. (Though I also had a chance to see Atheist live. I wonder if things would've been different now had I taken that chance... Question)
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: September 02 2007 at 05:12
In my opinion "Focus" by Cynic is a great masterpiece of Jazz Death Metal Prog. This album is a great example of technique, feelings and emotions!
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: September 02 2007 at 05:31
I should give Focus a second chance.. didn't like it the first few times.



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Direct Link To This Post Posted: September 02 2007 at 10:57
^^ You definetely should. It took me quite a while. I had sense there was something there from the very beginning, but for a long time I just didn't completely soak in it.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: September 02 2007 at 11:14
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: September 02 2007 at 13:24
Honestly those 2 bands are not so bad, definitely experimental and technical, but not because of that really progressive, I think they fit the death metal genre much better than the prog genre, so my vote goes null here. Approve
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: September 03 2007 at 10:50
Difficult one, I love both bands so I can't really decide here.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: September 04 2007 at 10:27
Focus is one of those rare albums that really are "one of a kind", but Cynic only released one album, whereas Atheist released three, my two favorites being Unquestionable Presence and Elements.  So even if Focus is amazing, I pick Atheist.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: September 05 2007 at 11:18
I am a huge fan of Cynic, whereas Atheist never really were able to keep my interest. Cynic's genre of music is absolutely unique, I love the mixture of Death Metal with Jazz/Fusion Thumbs%20Up
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: September 06 2007 at 11:08
Atheist for me. Hardcore stuff but it is a masterpiece of its own genre. I like Cynic too but i find their albums a little bit boring..

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: September 06 2007 at 13:55
Originally posted by oracus

Atheist for me. Hardcore stuff but it is a masterpiece of its own genre. I like Cynic too but i find their albums a little bit boring..

They have only released one, Focus that is Wink
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