Cynic (2) ‎– Carbon-Based Anatomy

Season Of Mist ‎– SOM 236
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Sticker reads: "Digipak edition limited to first pressing".

Issued in a 2-panel Digipak.

Recorded over July / August 2011.
Drums recorded at NRG.

Track 1 in memoriam to Robert Venosa (1936 - 2011).

All songs © Cynic 2011
Masvidal Music (Ascap) Reinert Music (Ascap).
© & ℗ MMXI Season of Mist

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (String): 822603123623
  • Barcode (As printed): 8 22603 12362 3
  • Matrix / Runout: ['Sony DADC' logo] A0101843813-0101 18 A00
  • Mastering SID Code: IFPI L558
  • Mould SID Code: IFPI 94Y7
  • Rights Society: ASCAP

Other Versions (5 of 7) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
SOM 236LP Cynic (2) Carbon-Based Anatomy(10", EP) Season Of Mist SOM 236LP Europe 2011 Sell This Version
SOM 236 Cynic (2) Carbon-Based Anatomy(CD, EP) Season Of Mist SOM 236 Europe 2011 Sell This Version
SR0715 Cynic (2) Carbon-Based Anatomy(CD, EP) Scarecrow Records (2) SR0715 Mexico 2011 Sell This Version
SOM 236LP Cynic (2) Carbon-Based Anatomy(10", EP, Ltd, Blu) Season Of Mist SOM 236LP Europe 2011 Sell This Version
none Cynic (2) Carbon Based Anatomy(6xFile, MP3, EP) Season Of Mist none US 2012



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November 22, 2011

This is a gorgeous release, and another perfect step in their path.
it's a really interesting evolution:
they went from hardcore/crossover-thrash in the late 80s, to technical-deathmetal/prog-fusion in the early 90s, to proggy alternative rock/soft metal in the mid-90s (as Portal), to prog-metal w/ deathmetal influences in the 00s, to prog-metal w/ world music influences in the 10s.

Even though I miss the vocoder and death growls a lot, this is still perfectly crafted. ...and it fits in line with each release being different.
The Indian influence here fits really well (with Paul's philosophies AND his production style).

"Box Up My Bones" is one of the most powerful, beautiful songs I've ever heard.
(Though "King Of Those Who Know" on their 2nd LP, Traced In Air will always be my favorite, and also possibly the most perfect thing they'll ever do.)

and the outro track here, "Hieroglyph" puts me in a very emotional yet peaceful place.
It really feels like it's overall underlying message or mood is: things are what they are, always and forever, don't fight it, accept it, it'll be o.k.