Cynic (2) ‎– Focus

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Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
RR 9169-2 Cynic (2) Focus(CD, Album) Roadrunner Records RR 9169-2 USA & Canada 1993 Sell This Version
RR 9169-2 Cynic (2) Focus(CD, Album) Roadrunner Records RR 9169-2 Europe 1993 Sell This Version
APCY-8144 Cynic (2) Focus(CD, Album) Far East Metal Syndicate, Roadrunner Records APCY-8144 Japan 1993 Sell This Version
APCY-8144 Cynic (2) Focus(CD, Album, Promo) Far East Metal Syndicate APCY-8144 Japan 1993 Sell This Version
RR 9169-4 Cynic (2) Focus(Cass, Album) Roadrunner Records RR 9169-4 US 1993 Sell This Version
MASS 0055 Cynic (2) Focus(Cass, Album) Metal Mind Records MASS 0055 Poland 1993 Sell This Version
RR 9169-4 Cynic (2) Focus(Cass, Album) Roadrunner Records RR 9169-4 Canada 1993 Sell This Version
RR 9169-1 Cynic (2) Focus(LP, Album) Roadrunner Records RR 9169-1 Netherlands 1993 Sell This Version
JRCD-1067, 9407-L28089-L28096, RR 9169-2, 9407-L28 Cynic (2) Focus(CD, Album) Jigu Records Corporation, Jigu Records Corporation, Roadrunner Records, Jigu Records Corporation JRCD-1067, 9407-L28089-L28096, RR 9169-2, 9407-L28 South Korea 1994 Sell This Version
RR 9169-4 Cynic (2) Focus(Cass, Album) Roadrunner Records RR 9169-4 Poland 1997 Sell This Version
MASS CD 0834 Cynic (2) Focus(CD, Album) Metal Mind Productions MASS CD 0834 Poland 2001 Sell This Version
MASS 0834 Cynic (2) Focus(Cass, Album, M/Print, RE) Metal Mind Records MASS 0834 Poland 2001 Sell This Version
RRCY-23059 Cynic (2) Focus(CD, Album, RE, RM) Roadrunner Records RRCY-23059 Japan 2002 Sell This Version
RR 9169-4 Cynic (2) Focus(Cass, Album, RE) Roadrunner Records, Ukrainian Records, Moon Records (2) RR 9169-4 Ukraine 2002 Sell This Version
168 618 258-2 Cynic (2) Focus(CD, Album, Club, RM) Roadrunner Records 168 618 258-2 US 2004 Sell This Version
168 618 258-2 Cynic (2) Focus(CD, Album, RE, RM) Roadrunner Records 168 618 258-2 US 2004 Sell This Version
RR 9169-2 Cynic (2) Focus(CD, Album, RP) Roadrunner Records RR 9169-2 Germany 2005 Sell This Version
CYN001 Cynic (2) Focus(LP, Album, Ltd, RE, RM) Roadrunner Records CYN001 USA & Canada 2013 Sell This Version
CYN001 Cynic (2) Focus(LP, Album, RE, RM, RP) Roadrunner Records CYN001 USA & Canada 2018 Sell This Version
CYN001 Cynic (2) Focus(LP, Album, RE, RM, RP, Ora) Roadrunner Records CYN001 USA & Canada 2018 Sell This Version
4690355001782 Cynic (2) Focus(CD, Album) Никитин, Roadrunner Records 4690355001782 Russia Unknown Sell This Version
RR 9169-2 Cynic (2) Focus(CD, Album, RE) Roadrunner Records RR 9169-2 Europe Unknown Sell This Version
168 618 258-2, 1686-182582 Cynic (2) Focus(CD, Album, RE, RM, RP) Roadrunner Records, Roadrunner Records 168 618 258-2, 1686-182582 US Unknown Sell This Version
RR 9169-2 Cynic (2) Focus(CD, Album, RP) Roadrunner Records RR 9169-2 Europe Unknown Sell This Version
RR 9169-2 Cynic (2) Focus(CD, Album, RP) Roadrunner Records RR 9169-2 US Unknown Sell This Version
none Cynic (2) Focus(Cass, Album, Unofficial) Cynic (3) none Bulgaria Unknown Sell This Version

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SirMeatwad

SirMeatwad

May 13, 2018
referencing Focus, LP, Album, RE, RM, RP, Ora, CYN001
Does anyone know if this release uses original 1993 mastering or the awful 2004/2013 remastering? Or maybe a brand new mastering? Would love to buy this, but not if it uses that terrible remaster
McKb

McKb

April 22, 2018
referencing Focus, LP, Album, RE, RM, RP, Ora, CYN001
Can anybody tell how this reissue sounds? Especially the orange vs. the black reissue? Thanks!
adamm92

adamm92

April 9, 2018
referencing Focus, LP, Album, RE, RM, RP, Ora, CYN001
Where does this reissue come from, I can’t find it anywhere, it just suddenly appeared. Anyone know anything? Thanks.
rose1978

rose1978

June 9, 2016
edited over 2 years ago
referencing Focus, LP, Album, Ltd, RE, RM, CYN001
I tried to understand this album, many times in the past. Said nothing to me...I prefer Gorguts, Atheist or Morbid Angel..
markok1847

markok1847

September 10, 2015
referencing Focus, LP, Album, Ltd, RE, RM, CYN001
This pressing sounded awful, sold it right after buying it in 2013. Since this was supposedly mastered from the original tapes, the tapes are either almost completely damaged or the vinyl cut was done by an amateur. I had two copies, both sounded the same - very distorted, even the mp3 is 100x times better. I have a decent soundsystem (turntable).
Unbrokenjane

Unbrokenjane

March 29, 2015
referencing Focus, LP, Album, Ltd, RE, RM, CYN001
100 copies were signed by both Paul and Sean. I bought mine off the band at a concert in Toronto. It is a test pressing, too
theodennis

theodennis

June 2, 2014
referencing Focus, LP, Album, RR 9169-1
one of the best jazz fusion records of the last few decades. highly recommend to any fans of death metal, progressive rock, jazz, and other groups with intricate, interlocking guitar melodies (television, king diamond, 80s king crimson, fugazi, fucked up,)
Anesthetized

Anesthetized

January 21, 2014
referencing Focus, CD, Album, RP, RR 9169-2

In Florida, at the beginning of the 90’s, in the middle of death metal explosion, a teenage band tried to deconstruct death metal and to reform it in a liquid and changing entity. Chuck Schuldiner was fascinated by these guys, and he decided to involve two of them in the construction of Human, a masterpiece of progressive death metal. Then, in 1993, Cynic published their debut album, an incredible step forward for the entire metal scene, obviously misunderstood at that time. Focus is a progressive rock album, in its most genuine exence. Beyond every convention, Focus explores spiritual dimensions with originality, both in lyrical and in musical aspects. Songs structure is cerebral and twisted, melodies are fluid and emotional, and solos are amazing, with their jazz fusion taste. King Crimson’s fractal music was here reborn in a metal form.
Oxex.Mahorela

Oxex.Mahorela

October 21, 2011
edited over 7 years ago
referencing Focus, CD, Album, RE, RM, 168 618 258-2
The 1 star rating is for the master. This album is brilliant, as everyone knows. It flows like a true cheese-prog masterwork, the drumming is beatiful, musicianship is masterful all round. Not very Death Metal for a supposed Death Metal band (they did some more Deathy demos) as they changed from all throating to cheesy vocoder robot voices but it works to creat something unique.
But this verison (the roadrunenr remaster with bonus tracks) is a TOTAL PIECE OF SHIT!! Don;t buy it!! They pushed everything up so high that the guitars just sound really harsh and nasty, the drums sound too dense or compressed or something and the bass is pretty much lost, you can feel it but can't hear the notes.
The original master sounded beautiful, really nice and open. This one is a disgrace, as are most remasters. Just leave these albums sounding how they did when the bands and producers were in the studio!!
trivocum

trivocum

November 27, 2008
referencing Focus, CD, Album, RR 9169-2

What can you say about perfection? Tough call. This is, THE, and I would like to stress THE !! progressive Death Metal album. The technical prefection, the mastering of the instruments is only one aspect, what makes this album so brilliant is its "multilayerety", the fact that there is absolutely nothing boring about it even after 16 years! I could hear it every week, and i honestly did so at least 2 years after release, without fatigu. No other album in the genre has ever matched this, or even came within sight. Okay, Atheist were close with their last two albums, and Pestilence somehow starved on half way with "Spheres". But, dear readers, THIS is the real thing. Anyone not completely out of their minds just HAS to give this album 5 points. I definitely do, and would gladly give more if I could.