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Release date: 10 February 2014
Style: Progressive metal


7.5 | 108 votes


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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
09. Earth Is My Witness [special edition bonus]

Lyrics (8)

Paul Masvidal - vocals, guitar
Sean Reinert - drums

Session musicians
Sean Malone - bass

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ylside - 08.03.2014 at 23:38  
Rating: 8 "Moon Heart Sun Head" totally captivates me. I didn't expect it.
Marcel Hubregtse - 08.03.2014 at 23:41  
Written by ylside on 08.03.2014 at 23:38

"Moon Heart Sun Head" totally captivates me. I didn't expect it.

But then again you are quite a Cynic fanboy
Lit. - 08.03.2014 at 23:41  
  So it is Cynic's Heritage...
ylside - 08.03.2014 at 23:43  
Rating: 8
Written by Marcel Hubregtse on 08.03.2014 at 23:41

Written by ylside on 08.03.2014 at 23:38

"Moon Heart Sun Head" totally captivates me. I didn't expect it.

But then again you are quite a Cynic fanboy

well yes, I am sure you can understand hahaha
Luneth - 14.03.2014 at 10:59  
Rating: 7 I've been relistening to Focus and it makes me upset to hear how much they've changed, but Kindly Bent to Free Us is definitely a grower, I'm started to kind of enjoy it.
Kuroboshi - 29.03.2014 at 01:05  
Rating: 9 Kindly Bent to Free Us is definitely a grower. The guitar riffs are just amazing, and the drums do their part to. It's not as good as their best, Traced In Air, but it's close.
musicalkaratekid - 31.03.2014 at 17:37  
Rating: 6 This is probably one of those albums which everyone wanted so hard to like, but couldn't because of various things. For me, the band here sound tired on various songs, as if they left their energy back on "Carbon-Based Anatomy". Some of the songs are really disjointed too, feeling like the band tried to shove as many experimental sounds as possible into a five-minute song. It doesn't really feel like a logical progression on songs such as "Infinite shapes" and "Holy fallout".

Yet I do like it somewhat, if only because of how harmonic Masdival's voice and guitar playing is. Sometimes it's so harmonic that it feels more like a bubbly pop song than a progressive/experimental one, but because of that I felt like I was nodding my head to the beats and rhythms of the album's two highlights, "True hallucination speak" and "The Lion's roar". Not saying that Cynic should ditch the whole jazz fusion/prog metal/avant-garde thing, but if they carried on writing songs like the aforementioned (in this same paragraph obviously), then they could work on it so the next album is more cohesive and fluent as a result.
RavenEffect - 24.04.2014 at 22:50  
  It was quite enjoyable but I couldnt help but feel there is a strong pull towards Post Metal and even some Psychadelic/Indie elements here. Just strange, not sure how to rate it, I'm not sure if I even liked it

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