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EP by Cynic
Released May 17, 2010
Recorded 2009
Genre Progressive rock, jazz fusion
Label Season of Mist
Producer Paul Masvidal, Sean Reinert
Cynic chronology
Traced in Air
Carbon-Based Anatomy
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
MetalSucks (favorable)[1]
Sputnikmusic 3.5/5 stars[2]

Re-Traced is an EP by the technical metal band Cynic. It is composed of four re-interpretations of songs from their album Traced in Air, as well as one new song. It was released through Season of Mist on May 17.[3]


During the 2010 tour in support of Between the Buried and Me along with Scale the Summit and the Devin Townsend Project, the band performed live "an experiment". Shortly after unveiling this new work, the band announced a new EP coming soon on their MySpace blog. Tymon Kruidenier revealed in an interview the plans for the coming EP:

It was later revealed via a Youtube teaser[5] that the EP was entitled Re-Traced.

More details were announced about the upcoming EP release on their MySpace blog. Paul Masvidal also commented on the new artwork and layout:

The EP was produced by the band with the help of Warren Riker on the mixing and Maor Appelbaum on the mastering.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Space" [a reinterpretation of "The Space for This"] – 5:14
  2. "Evolutionary" [a reinterpretation of "Evolutionary Sleeper"] – 4:25
  3. "King" [a reinterpretation of "King of Those Who Know"] – 4:54
  4. "Integral" [a reinterpretation of "Integral Birth"] – 3:51
  5. "Wheels Within Wheels" – 4:44



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  2. ^ Dolan, Tojes. Cynic Re-Traced 2010-06-04. Retrieved on 2011-05-03.
  3. ^ Soothsayer, Alex. Cynic EP Details. Sputnikmusic. 2010-03-10. Retrieved 2010-03-11.
  4. ^ Domashevich, Grigor. Cynic Working on EP. Sputnikmusic. 2009-11-08. Retrieved 2010-03-11.
  5. ^ Cynic - Re-Traced EPK. Youtube. 2010-02-25. Retrieved 2010-03-11.
  6. ^ Cynic Re-Drawn. Myspace. 2010-03-10. Retrieved 2010-03-11.