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    Posted: August 19 2010 at 10:02
These are the two most quintessential jazzy prog thrash/death metal bands around, both of which have reunited recently. These two bands are widely appreciated in the technical death metal scene, and their albums from the early 90's are on the rise to legendary status. For me, it's Atheist easily, but there are plenty of Cynic fans around here as well.

May the voting begin!

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Cynic definitely.

I liked their techdeth stuff, as with Atheists, but their newest album is a much better change of pace.
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Call me a Cynthecist - I like them both. Big smile
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Cynic! Awesome concert at Metaltown in gothenburg months ago. was blown away by the band. Traced in air and Focus is metalclassics


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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote dan_awesome Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: August 19 2010 at 10:26
Cynic all the way! They play steinbergers. I mean, come on! 
Even though I live in the town where Atheist is from... haha
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Tursake Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: August 19 2010 at 10:27
I might regret this later but I'll go with Atheist cause I've never heard anything by Cynic

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Not another cynical atheist thread!  Disapprove
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Anthony H. Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: August 19 2010 at 10:36
Cynic because of Traced in Air and an awesome live performance. It's hard to vote against the band that made Elements, though.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Klogg Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: August 19 2010 at 12:57
Atheist is far better, they are a very inovative band, and Cynic's musical style irritates me
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Negoba Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: August 19 2010 at 13:03
Cynic is definitely on a higher level than Atheist. Traced in Air is beauty. One of the best metal albums ever made.
 
Atheist is a good band and I enjoy their stuff. But easy choice for me.
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Heater valve kicking on.
Snotty noses being blown.
Griping.
Maybe cookies coming out of the oven???

C is for cookie, and it is good enough for me.

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote LaughingMadcap Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: August 19 2010 at 14:38
Cynic is fantastic and seeing them preform traced in air was beautiful.
although i do love Atheist quite a bit.
i mean unquestionable presence is amazing in every sense of the word
it's a tough decision
but i have to go Cynic
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote b4usleep Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: August 19 2010 at 16:01
Atheist but honorable mention of Cynic
Really don't mind if you sit this one out.
My words but a whisper, your deafness a shout.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote JJLehto Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: August 19 2010 at 17:52
Atheist.

All 3 of their albums are brilliant, and each was a little better.

I liked "Focus" but not really "Traced in Air" from cynic
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote cronholm Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: August 24 2010 at 07:54
Cynic. I was listening to Atheist just two days ago and I realized it sounded a bit dated these days. Some bands are better remembered than rediscovered...
Open your eyes, it's full of surprise, everyone lies,
like the fox on the rocks,
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote horsewithteeth11 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: August 24 2010 at 11:37
Originally posted by Anthony H. Anthony H. wrote:

Cynic because of Traced in Air and an awesome live performance. It's hard to vote against the band that made Elements, though.

This. I can't wait for Jupiter in November though.


Edited by horsewithteeth11 - August 24 2010 at 11:39
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I have never listened to Cynic. So my vote goes to Atheist.
I haven't really listened to Elements yet, but Unquestionable Presence is the best metal album i have ever listened to.
BTW does anyone know what time that wacky riff at the beginning of Mother Man is in?
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Atheist Absolutely!!! Jupiter is INSANE!


Edited by Dedhed2112 - October 14 2010 at 22:35
I can't think of anything worse than waking up next to someone & not being able to remember their name, or how you met, or why they're dead
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Cynic...mostly for Focus. Man I love that album.

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote sleeper Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 15 2010 at 07:20
Cynic eaily. Its disheartening to see so many people voting for Atheist befor they've even listend to Cynic. 
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Dedhed2112 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 15 2010 at 09:10
They are both excellent bands, but the reverse is also true. Many votes for Cynic with comments about not ever listening to Atheist. Me - just excited for some new Atheist after 17 years!!!!!
I can't think of anything worse than waking up next to someone & not being able to remember their name, or how you met, or why they're dead
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