Cynic and Obscura co headline The Underworld with support from Cryptosis
Cynic’s music is resistant to summary descriptions associated with “genre” and “style”. Cynic belongs more to a principle than a genre: one determined to pursue truth, is dedicated to integrity, and bears the two with all its strength. If we must, the pioneers of “breath-metal” is considerable. Cynic should be understood not so much alongside any metal bands, but along with such radical harmonic progressives in the last 45 years of pop and jazz as Milton Nascimento, the Beach Boys or Pat Metheny - Ben Ratliff, New York Times Cynic's legacy challenges the listener to comprehend, by opening more doors than it closes and posing more questions than obvious answers -- and what could be more "progressive" than that? - Billboard The restraint, complexity and vocal melodies heard on Traced In Air rivaling Discipline-era King Crimson and exuding the otherworldliness of Allan Holdsworth, yielding the most exciting prog album in years - Decibel If you listen to Focus now, it’s difficult to tell which era it was recorded in. It has no hallmarks of any particular time, drawing, as it does, from things going all the way back to jazz’s ‘60s renaissance, while feeling like music being beamed to Earth by some distant future race. At whatever present point you’re in, it holds up there too - Jeff Wagner, writer/journalist Kindly Bent to Free Us is an album that transcends all the limitations of genre and era… there are few albums which can claim such a remarkable hold - Prog Magazine UK
Founded in 2002 German progressive death metal band OBSCURA caused a stir when they – out of nowhere – toured as support for the legendary Suffocation on the band’s European tour in 2006 and independently released their debut album Retribution that same year. In 2009, after being acquired by Relapse Records, the band released Cosmogenesis, a marvel of technical and progressive metal that firmly established OBSCURA as one of modern extreme metal’s leading lights. In addition to cracking the US Billboard charts, the release of Cosmogenesis saw OBSCURA embark on their first worldwide tour, which included visits to North America, Europe, and Japan. Cosmogenesis was followed in 2011 by Omnivium. That album entered the US and German charts while enabling the band to conduct another run of extensive touring across the globe. In 2016, the chart breaking Akróasis (Greek for “hearing” or “listening”) draws on all the various elements of OBSCURA‘s signature sound and combines those qualities into a cohesive and mind-blowing whole. In 2018, OBSCURA complete their long-running, four-album conceptual circle with the release of Diluvium, their most evocative, diverse and vibrant release to date. Complete with all the band's signature elements plus groundbreaking polyrhythms, dramatic songwriting, and jaw-dropping virtuosity, OBSCURA raise the bar once again with an album that will go down in the annals of metal history as one of the most astonishing performances the genre has to offer.
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