EDIT: Looks like MetalInjection pulled the video :(
The marriage of Cynic and acoustic instruments is an idea I had never thought about much, despite hearing it on their Re-traced EP. Now that it’s out there, it seems like a pretty awesome idea that really needs to happen more often. Apparently they thought so too, as the band performed a short acoustic set at Idle Hands in NYC, which was captured by the diligent videographers at Metal Injection. You can watch them perform “Veil of Maya” and “Evolutionary Sleeper” above.

Also, it’s apparently hard to stay on the ball when bands release new songs that we on this side of press machine have already heard. Case in point: Cynic debuted their haunting new song “Box Up My Bones” on the always awesome NPR. It’s grown to be one of my favorite Cynic songs, as you’ll no doubt hear why. Their new EP Carbon-Based Anatomy is excellent work, and you can purchase it next week on November 15th when it sees its North American release on Season of Mist.

– JR

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