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5.0 out of 5 stars Another great chapter for Cynic
Kindly Bent To Free Us is another great album by Cynic. Paul, Sean and Malone's musicianship is excellent as always, full of amazing melodic, intricate guitar & drum-work, beautiful progressions and odd time signatures. The bass is more pronounced than ever and it's a welcomed change as in my opinion as you can appreciate Malone's contribution the record.

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3.0 out of 5 stars In my opinion their worst album
First average Cynic album. I love Focus and Portal Tapes. Traced in Air has some good songs on it too. But this is regress. Diluted "density" and "complexity" on one hand and rather average melodies on the other. On top of that vocals are nothing special. Male vocals were never a strong point in their music but now Masvidal's mannerisms are unbearable for...
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3.0 out of 5 stars In my opinion their worst album, 24 Mar 2014
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First average Cynic album. I love Focus and Portal Tapes. Traced in Air has some good songs on it too. But this is regress. Diluted "density" and "complexity" on one hand and rather average melodies on the other. On top of that vocals are nothing special. Male vocals were never a strong point in their music but now Masvidal's mannerisms are unbearable for me. I listened to this few times but don't really like it. If for some people "kindly...." is brilliant than more power to them.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Every new album from these guys is a whole new world, 11 May 2014
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Deserves to be played a million times as it gets more and more interesting the more you listen to it.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Another great chapter for Cynic, 14 April 2014
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Kindly Bent To Free Us is another great album by Cynic. Paul, Sean and Malone's musicianship is excellent as always, full of amazing melodic, intricate guitar & drum-work, beautiful progressions and odd time signatures. The bass is more pronounced than ever and it's a welcomed change as in my opinion as you can appreciate Malone's contribution the record.

My favourites are Moon Heart Sun Head, Gitanjali & Holy Fallout but all the songs are great. It has a far more natural sound compared to the highly polished releases like Traced In Air and Carbon Based Anatomy, but I'd say it was intentional and adds to the atmosphere and dynamics of the songs.

Overall a very solid release by Cynic showcasing their constant evolution and musical prowess. A classic no doubt.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Take a Trip, man., 1 Mar 2014
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Sophisticated guitar, bass and drum playing melodic and erratically enchanting along with the soft delicate vocals... this is an album which makes me feel good. Prog Rock at it's finest and most dazzling... certainly a trip I am glad to have took and will take many more times

Highly recommend, softer than previous albums but all the more enchanting.
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