Cynic - The Portal Tapes [Compilation]


8.3 | 34 votes |
Release date: 23 March 2012
Style: Progressive metal

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01. Endless Endeavors
02. Karma's Plight
03. Circle
04. Costumed In Grace
05. Cosmos
06. Crawl Above
07. Mirror Child
08. Road To You
09. Belong
10. Not The Same

Additional info
5000 digipak CDs.
1000 vinyl LPs.

Recorded in 94/95 as pre-production demos for a new project named Portal.
Mastering by Eric Koondel.
Artwork by Robert Venosa.

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Comments: 8   Visited by: 156 users
10.01.2012 - 22:49
Rating: 9
Opethshed
I want your ALBUM!!!

Not EPs or DEMOs.....

But the release of this demo makes me more excited to anticipate the new album in this december
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10.01.2012 - 23:02
Troy Killjoy
perfunctionist
Should be limited more, but I forget 6k copies sells more than 1k so why limit your chance to profit on a total bs release.
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Prettier than BloodTears.
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11.01.2012 - 00:33
Veil of Maya
Why Paul? WHY!
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23.03.2012 - 09:35
Rating: 7
JēkabsFiļi
If the female vocal is replaced with some robotic Pauls vocals, it would have been great cynic-ambient album. Actually female vocals are the only thing that irritates me.
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24.03.2012 - 06:55
Rating: 8
Grody2themax
Written by Opethshed on 10.01.2012 at 22:49

I want your ALBUM!!!

Not EPs or DEMOs.....

But the release of this demo makes me more excited to anticipate the new album in this december


Its their old demo after Cynic disbanded in '94. Its not even meant to be same band and it doesn't sound like them too much either. Though, through listening to it I hear hints of Cynic's style. Just saying, they didn't just record this demo recently to make the fans happy. Its been around for a while, and for a long time there was pretty much nowhere to buy a physical copy. I actually bought it last summer when they said they had some extra copies or something on their facebook page. Luckily I bought the legit copy that says Portal on it, lol.

This album has some really good tracks on it, despite it not being metal at all.
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01.04.2012 - 23:26
Rating: 7
tea[m]ster
Au Pays Natal
Not a big fan of the band but this is pretty cool. Reminds me a bit of a mellow-er Echosilence
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rekt
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20.08.2012 - 00:44
Giza
Written by Troy Killjoy on 10.01.2012 at 23:02

Should be limited more, but I forget 6k copies sells more than 1k so why limit your chance to profit on a total bs release.


Well it's clearly aimed towards hardcore fans, and isn't an essential release.
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06.07.2013 - 18:18
Rating: 7
NocturnalStalker
Metal Addict
Curious release to listen to. Even though it has Paul and Sean in the line-up, it still sounds different from Cynic. To be honest, I'm not even sure how this kind of music is called, but it's quite pleasant.
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"And we are not who we think we are
We are who we're afraid to be"
- Lux Occulta "The Opening of Eleventh Sephirah"
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