Kindly Bent to Free Us

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Kindly Bent To Free Us
Studio album by Cynic
Released February 14, 2014
Recorded 2013, Perfect Sound Studio, Los Angeles
Genre Progressive rock, jazz fusion, progressive metal
Label Season of Mist
Producer Paul Masvidal, Sean Reinert, Sean Malone
Cynic chronology
Carbon-Based Anatomy
(2011)
Kindly Bent to Free Us
(2014)
Singles from Kindly Bent to Free Us
  1. "Kindly Bent To Free Us"
    Released: December 13, 2013


Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
Source Rating
Metacritic 66/100[1]
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[2]
Exclaim! 8/10[3]
MetalSucks 4/5 stars[4]
Loudwire 4/5 stars[5]
Pitchfork Media 4/10[6]
Popmatters 7/10 discs[7]
Revolver 4/5 stars[8]
Sputnikmusic 2.5/5[9]

Kindly Bent to Free Us is the third full-length album by the progressive metal band Cynic. It was released on February 14, 2014.

History[edit]

The album was talked about in more detail during the writings sessions in February 2012. Masvidal gave a following statement for the Irish magazine Molten:

[10]

The album was made available for streaming on the 6th of February, 2014. [11]

Track Listing[edit]

No. Title Music Length
1. "True Hallucination Speak"   Masvidal, Reinert, Malone 6:03
2. "The Lion's Roar"   Masvidal, Reinert, Malone 4:34
3. "Kindly Bent to Free Us"   Masvidal, Reinert, Malone 6:27
4. "Infinite Shapes"   Masvidal, Reinert, Malone 4:57
5. "Moon Heart Sun Head"   Masvidal, Reinert, Malone 5:21
6. "Gitanjali"   Masvidal, Reinert, Malone 3:58
7. "Holy Fallout"   Masvidal, Reinert, Malone 6:35
8. "Endlessly Bountiful"   Masvidal, Reinert, Malone 3:56
9. "Earth Is My Witness (deluxe CD book exclusive bonus track)"   Masvidal, Reinert, Malone 4:32
Total length:
41:51

Personnel[edit]

Lineup[edit]

Technical Staff[edit]

External Links & References[edit]

  1. ^ "Kindly Bent to Free Us – Cynic". Metacritic. CBS Interactive. Retrieved January 24, 2015. 
  2. ^ Heaney, Gregory. [1]. Allmusic.com. 2014- 14-02. Retrieved on 2015-14-01.
  3. ^ Sanfilippo, Peter (February 14, 2014). "Cynic: Kindly Bent to Free Us". Exclaim!. Retrieved January 24, 2015. 
  4. ^ O'Hagar, Sammy. [2]. metalsucks.net. 2014-01-03. Retrieved on 2015-14-01.
  5. ^ Hartmann, Graham. [3]. loudwire.com 2014-19-02. Retrieved on 2015-14-01.
  6. ^ Haver Currin, Grayson (March 10, 2014). "Cynic: Kindly Bent to Free Us". Pitchfork Media. Retrieved January 24, 2015. 
  7. ^ Hedge Olson, Benjamin (April 14, 2014). "Cynic: Kindly Bent to Free Us". Popmatters. Retrieved January 24, 2015. 
  8. ^ Chichester, Sammi. [4]. revolvermag.com 2014-11-02. Retrieved on 2015-14-01.
  9. ^ Royal, Jacob (February 11, 2014). "Review: Cynic – Kindly Bent to Free Us". Sputnikmusic. Retrieved January 24, 2015. 
  10. ^ http://www.blabbermouth.net/news/cynic-kindly-bent-to-free-us-track-listing-revealed/
  11. ^ http://www.progrockmag.com/stream/cynic-exclusive-premiere-kindly-bent-to-free-us/