Cynic: Focus vs Traced in air



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Which do you prefer, Focus or Traced in Air?

Focus
18
Traced in Air
4

Total votes: 22
08.06.2010 - 06:22
whatsacow
Cynic were the kings of progressive/technical death metal back in the day. Their new album however was a massive departure from their old style.
So what do you think of their new style, is it a welcome change or not?
So give your oppinions, but don't just album bash, explain why you prefer one album to the other.
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08.06.2010 - 20:21
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No doubt Focus, because there even no need explain why,
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09.06.2010 - 15:44
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Traced In Air still stands as one of the worst records I've ever heard. Was never a raging fan of Focus but it was a decent album nonetheless.
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09.06.2010 - 15:47
Marcel Hubregtse
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Written by Guest on 09.06.2010 at 15:44

Traced In Air still stands as one of the worst records I've ever heard.


I was starting to think I was the only one.
But I do LOVE Focus,
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09.06.2010 - 15:49
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Written by Marcel Hubregtse on 09.06.2010 at 15:47

Written by Guest on 09.06.2010 at 15:44

Traced In Air still stands as one of the worst records I've ever heard.


I was starting to think I was the only one.
But I do LOVE Focus,

There were many "wtf?!" moments when I saw all the 9's and 10's pop up in metal publications.
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09.06.2010 - 15:50
vezzy
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Traced in Air wasn't that bad, but Focus is definitely far superior.
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09.06.2010 - 15:51
Marcel Hubregtse
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Written by Guest on 09.06.2010 at 15:49

Written by Marcel Hubregtse on 09.06.2010 at 15:47

Written by Guest on 09.06.2010 at 15:44

Traced In Air still stands as one of the worst records I've ever heard.


I was starting to think I was the only one.
But I do LOVE Focus,

There were many "wtf?!" moments when I saw all the 9's and 10's pop up in metal publications.


I was baffled by all thse marks as well. Traced In Air is most probably the worst come-back album EVER, even worse than Nuclear Assault's.
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09.06.2010 - 15:52
Marcel Hubregtse
Grumpy Old Fuck
Written by Guest on 09.06.2010 at 15:44

Traced In Air still stands as one of the worst records I've ever heard. Was never a raging fan of Focus but it was a decent album nonetheless.


Btw if you want to listen to somethign even worse than listen to Cynic's Re-Traced. Now THAT truly is abysmal
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09.06.2010 - 15:57
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Written by Marcel Hubregtse on 09.06.2010 at 15:52

Written by Guest on 09.06.2010 at 15:44

Traced In Air still stands as one of the worst records I've ever heard. Was never a raging fan of Focus but it was a decent album nonetheless.


Btw if you want to listen to somethign even worse than listen to Cynic's Re-Traced. Now THAT truly is abysmal

I actually considered that not too long ago but saw the comments to it and thought it best not to. I agree, worst comeback ever. It must have sucked big time for the die-hard fans of Focus. I had no real expectations and was still offended by it.
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09.06.2010 - 16:01
Marcel Hubregtse
Grumpy Old Fuck
Written by Guest on 09.06.2010 at 15:57

I agree, worst comeback ever. It must have sucked big time for the die-hard fans of Focus. I had no real expectations and was still offended by it.


Well, most die-hard fans actually seemed to love Traced In Air. I am one of the very very very very few die-hard fans that was utterly disappointed by it and felt as if his heart was ripped out, cooked, and hung to dry on his back.
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10.06.2010 - 04:04
Introspekrieg
Totemic Lust
Traced in Air is pretty much un-listenable for me, I couldn't believe how wrong they went with the vocal sound this time around. I must admit though that I think Pestilence's comeback was slightly worse...
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10.06.2010 - 05:25
whatsacow
I thought traced in air was ok. the vocal performance sucked, but there was still teh experimentation and technicality they were known for. It wasn't a bad album, but compared to focus, it wasnt great either.
But then again, trying to come back after focus would be damn hard. I was just really glad to hear from them again.
And unknown guest has one of the most awesome guitar licks ever.
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13.06.2010 - 04:45
worship_non
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Traced in Air is pretty horrible, haven't listened to Focus in ages but I remember liking it, hence voted for that.
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19.06.2010 - 10:27
BloodTears
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Focus would be my choice. But I do like Traced in Air, maybe it's because I actually don't hate the vocals. Don't know, it seems to have thrown some people off.

But Focus was their masterpiece and it was a very influential album as well.
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11.10.2011 - 23:25
Panterica
I, on the contrary, didn't like Cynic untill Traced In Air. I just can't stand the vox on Focus and I found its heavy parts and solos quite bland. But Traced In Air caught me immediately- still, the processed vox aren't very great either, but tolerable. What I find as the biggest advantage of TIA over Focus is that its music seems much more expressive, experimental, and my I say, stimulating.
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