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Release date: 11 November 2011
Style: Progressive metal

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01. Amidst The Coals
02. Carbon-Based Anatomy
03. Bija!
04. Box Up My Bones
05. Elves Beam Out
06. Hieroglyph

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Label: Season Of Mist

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Cynic seem to have a good quality: courage. They were brave enough to release something like Carbon-Based Anatomy, for better or worse. So what do they have for us this time? In a nutshell, they grab some of Traced In Air's peaceful and dreamy sounds, add some ethnic/tribal elements, a touch of world music, plus very rare incursions through their heavier side, which is currently at the risk of extinction. Maybe that is the meaning of this incredible artwork, some of the textures are being scraped off in order to create a new painting. But everything is still blurry at this stage.

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published 08.11.2011 | Comments (26)

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DjentDude - 06.03.2011 at 21:55  
  ..not sure if want
whatsacow - 07.09.2011 at 10:22  
  Seriously want. So far I've loved all albums, prefer focus, but still don't see why Traced in Air get bagged on so much. The music is still amazing.
Angelic Storm - 07.09.2011 at 10:38  
 
Written by whatsacow on 07.09.2011 at 10:22

Seriously want. So far I've loved all albums, prefer focus, but still don't see why Traced in Air get bagged on so much. The music is still amazing.


I loved "Traced In Air", but I can see why a lot of people didn't like it. Obviously I think most people were expecting another "Focus", and weren't excpecting "Traced In Air" to be so different compared to it. It was a very daring album, but when you make something so different, then some people are bound to not like it.
whatsacow - 07.09.2011 at 10:51  
 
Written by Angelic Storm on 07.09.2011 at 10:38

Written by whatsacow on 07.09.2011 at 10:22

Seriously want. So far I've loved all albums, prefer focus, but still don't see why Traced in Air get bagged on so much. The music is still amazing.


I loved "Traced In Air", but I can see why a lot of people didn't like it. Obviously I think most people were expecting another "Focus", and weren't excpecting "Traced In Air" to be so different compared to it. It was a very daring album, but when you make something so different, then some people are bound to not like it.

Thats true, but then everyone ripped the fuck out of Atheist for sounding the same... people just need to get over themselves.
BloodTears - 07.09.2011 at 11:03  
  Definitely want this. In fact, can't wait! It's not too far away.
Angelic Storm - 07.09.2011 at 11:08  
 
Written by whatsacow on 07.09.2011 at 10:51
Thats true, but then everyone ripped the fuck out of Atheist for sounding the same... people just need to get over themselves.


I actually remember arguing that exact point when people were complaining about the new Athiest for sounding the same... No matter what a band does, there will be some people who will complain about it. Bands get criticised for changing, but bands also get criticised for not changing, so you can''t win! You can't please everyone, it's just impossible.
qlacs - 07.09.2011 at 21:30  
  The cover makes me think it will be a mixture of the both the Focus-era and Traced In Air.
Grody2themax - 07.09.2011 at 22:27  
  "Sean Malone - bass, chapman stick"

Yes, the chapman stick!

I think the album art usually says a lot as its purpose is usually to capture the energy or feeling an album has in a picture. This album art is being dark, mysterious looking and the title is scientific yet philosophical sounding. From the looks of it, it should be an good release.
Introspekrieg - 08.09.2011 at 02:22  
  I love how people are scrying through the artwork and album/song titles to try and predict what the music will sound like... hippies.
Grody2themax - 08.09.2011 at 03:38  
 
Written by Introspekrieg on 08.09.2011 at 02:22

I love how people are scrying through the artwork and album/song titles to try and predict what the music will sound like... hippies.


Well, album art is usually meant to serve as something that represent the music, to the listener or someone thinking about picking up the album. It just doesn't seem right to put a pink unicorn and rainbows on brutal gore themed death metal album. Just my speculations though, and considering the last album wasn't very metal, it looks like this one might be more metal....and this intrigues me as I sort of lost hope for some metal metal from cynic.
Veil of Maya - 08.09.2011 at 22:53  
Rating: 8
Written by Grody2themax on 08.09.2011 at 03:38

It just doesn't seem right to put a pink unicorn and rainbows on brutal gore themed death metal album.


I think pink unicorns and rainbows are one of the most brutal things there are!
Cynic Metalhead - 31.10.2011 at 06:45  
Rating: 7 I was very impressed with their last EP Re Traced which was having quite a good smashing songs but CBA is like Uhm...Ahh...Satisfactory imo. Not that killer stuff which I was looking for up but still due a full length CD hitting in 2012. That I am actually looking forward and excited what they gonna do from their last spectacular release Traced In Air.
TrollandDie - 05.11.2011 at 19:33  
  I can't wait for this to be released.

From what I've heard so far , I'm glad that they constantly expand their sound. They are one of the few bands that can execute experimentation perfectly, unlike others *cough* Lulu *cough*.

It's very tranquil and hopefully they will keep up with this variety.
musicalkaratekid - 06.07.2012 at 16:07  
Rating: 9 If Cynic keep heading in this direction, I think i'll love them even more.
opeth771 - 06.11.2012 at 18:31  
  Wow, this is a very interesting change of direction. I am LOVING the progression in this EP ! I think I will like Cynic even more now!

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