Death’s Vault // Master – On the Seventh Day God Created… Master

Last week we premiered the outstanding “Stand Up and Be Counted” from Master’s forthcoming thirteenth full-length Vindictive Miscreant. Now we take a look back at their long-forgotten second album, On the Seventh Day God Created… Master (1991)—a hidden gem, buried among some of death metal’s finest and most foundational records.…

To Prequel or Not? Cynic Provides the Missing Link and has their Revenge of the Sith Moment

Cynic is a legendary and influential band. Since news that drummer and founding member Sean Reinert has left the band, many fans have wondered what is on the horizon, if anything. While there’s still no word on new music from co-founder and guitarist/vocalist Paul Masvidal (who vowed to continue the band), late last year, an announcement from the realm of music archaeologists got nerd minds spinning. Uroboric Forms: The Complete Demo Collection would be released and fans would maybe get some answers about how the hell Cynic went from being in Death (which was basically a Chuck Schuldiner backing gig) to dropping an absolutely groundbreaking gem in Focus. Southern Florida in the late 80s and early 90s is hallowed ground in extreme metal. Would Uroboric Forms rewrite the narrative?

Cynic Call It Quits

It is with great sadness that we announce that Cynic, the technical/death metal/fusion group that influenced countless acts and continued to produce stellar work throughout the years, has come to an end. Their final shows were with Plini and Cyclamen in Japan. The band, via drummer Sean Reinert, announced the…

Cynic – Kindly Bent To Free Us

Cynic Kindly Bent to Free Us 01. True Hallucination Speak 02. The Lion’s Roar 03. Kindly Bent to Free Us 04. Infinite Shapes 05. Moon Heart Sun Head 06. Gitanjali 07. Holy Fallout 08. Endlessly Bountiful [02/14/14] [Season of Mist] It’s been 6 years since progressive metal legends Cynic released…

Members of Death to Tour as Death To All

Alright, this is news of the year for me. As I was walking yesterday, listening to Death’s “new” live album Vivus!, I was thinking to myself, “Would a Death tour work without Chuck?” For those of you who are somehow unaware, Death was one of the first death metal bands,…

Cynic – Carbon-Based Anatomy

Cynic Carbon-Based Anatomy 01. Amidst The Coals 02. Carbon-Based Anatomy 03. Bija! 04. Box Up My Bones 05. Elves Beam Out 06. Hieroglyph [11/15/11] [Season of Mist] There’s no doubt about it; Cynic are absolutely legendary. From their inception, they’ve revolutionized and influenced metal for decades to come. They’re a…