Few albums are as influential to modern progressive metal and progressive-leaning death metal as Cynic’s Focus was. An album ahead of its time upon its 1993 release, it was an impressive performance overall from everyone involved – especially the underrated bassist Sean Malone. Seriously, this record is a bass lovers dream, as his work is featured prominently in every track. Surely he was a big influence on Mudvayne bass player Ryan DeMartinie.
Album – Kindly Bent To Free Us
Rating – 8/10
Cynic are a jazz-fusion/progressive rock band based in Tampa, Florida. Kindly Bent to Free Us is the third album in their discography over a course of 21 years.