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  • Audio CD (November 15, 2011)
  • Original Release Date: 2011
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Season of Mist
  • ASIN: B005OF7Z8G
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (20 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #123,852 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. Amidst the Coals 2:11
2. Carbon-Based Anatomy 6:24
3. Bija! 2:27
4. Box Up My Bones 5:32
5. Elves Beam Out 3:59
6. Hieroglyph 2:27

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Cynic do it again, putting their own brand of progress to the music world.
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All in all I have to admit that just six songs by Cynic blows away a full length album by most of today's Metal scene and that is truly saddening.
C. M. Gillum
I don't think I had high expectations for this album, but nothing about it was special.
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful By C. M. Gillum on November 20, 2011
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Cynic should need no introduction. Traced in Air was and remains a masterpiece proving that even a decade plus hiatus can't halt good musicians from making good music. Carbon Based Anatomy continues in the tradition of extremely well written music, well above average musicianship and progression as we see the band again evolving into something more. This time around we have 23 minutes and 38 seconds of one of the greatest Metal bands ever to grace us with their music. I don't see where their is a point to complain about the price, I would have easily paid the true full price of more obscure bands such as Cynic and shelled out well over ten dollars to hear just a taste of what is to come on the next full length album. Though I suppose I must say that for some the given product is not worth the price, so only devoted Cynic fans are recommended to purchase.

The overall sound of the album still clings to the futuristic tranquility heard on Traced In Air, only here it is pushed further with the inclusion of some very well done and extremely ambient instrumentals. Though I feel I got my fill of Metal as the band decided to split them up equally, three instrumentals and three traditional tracks. The three traditional tracks feature a far more ambient spacey sound then heard on previous releases though still hold the technicality and musicianship that Cynic fans have come to love. I especially have to give credit to drummer Sean Reinert whom puts down some truly stellar beats that stand out significantly more then on the previous album. Expect everything you loved about the last album to return except maybe the rare growls/yelling that were scattered throughout the album, but they are not missed.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By D. Blanchard on January 1, 2012
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I remember when I first heard Cynic when Focus was initially released. I literally heard about 20 seconds of the end of a song on the radio and ran out to get a copy as soon as I could. Needless to say I was blown away. Then they dropped off the face of the earth for almost 20 years! Man was I disappointed. I was stoked to finally hear Traced In Air and now, not much time later we get Carbon Based Anatomy. These guys are just fantastic! I'm a musician myself and listen to all sorts of stuff for inspiration. I also really enjoy the Cynic side project Aeon Spoke. I would recommend you check them out as well. Thanks guys for all of the great music and I look forward to more!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By S. Paige on February 16, 2012
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I want to start by saying that I love Cynic. Many people freaked out about the differences between "Focus" and "Traced in Air", acting as if the band sold out, or were just being grumpy at the lack of Death Metal elements compared to their first album. That said I adore TIA, and the fact that it is more mellow and is more like Prog Rock with Metal elements is completely fine to me. I love clean singing, atmosphere, and mellow moods in music, so those things do not detract from an album for me. I also realize that alot of Metal fans act extremely self important and selfish, acting as if the band "owes" it to them to make music a certain way (in other words, music they like, music they've done before). I however do not, they're artists and can express themselves however they like (within reason), and if I just don't plain like it, that is MY problem and NOT the bands. Those things said, this EP really let me down.

To start it is even more mellow than TIA was. Which as I said before, I like mellow music; but one wonders now what the difference really is between Aeon Spoke and Cynic, this EP is almost completely devoid of any really noticeably solid Metal elements, and has no Death Metal elements at all. I just don't understand why this sort of feeling and music isn't kept directed in his band Aeon Spoke. In addition to just about being an AS album with the Cynic name on it, this albums songs are kind of weak. They're not bad at all, it's just that they don't seem to have much pull on my mind or heart, unlike alot of Foucs and most of Traced in Air, the songs here just seem eccentric and spastic.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Richard Madrid on December 29, 2011
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if you are a Cynic fan you will be surprised and very pleased, Cynic never disappoints no record is the same as the last one, I only wish that their disc's were longer with more music to enjoy. Great Band Great Music.
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful By C. Nile Dementia on February 2, 2012
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I recently became a Cynic fan after hearing Paul Masvidal and Sean Reinert on Death's amazing Human album. I really loved Foucus and Traced In Air, so I was anxiously awaiting this release, and I must say, Cynic have changed the game yet again. Being completely honest, I hated this EP on first listen. It shares little in common with any of Cynic's previous releases, aside from Masvidal and Reinert's usual great musicanship. I felt that it was missing the death metal and voccoder effects that Cynic had established. In fact, the EP has almost nothing metal about it. It has more in common with ambient and alternative music than metal. After my inital shock and distaste, I continued to listen in the hopes that I would find something I liked. Then it hit me: Cynic is the very defintion of progressive music. I had always asscoiated them with progressive metal and that was what had blinded me. If you look at the EP through the prism of Progressive MUSIC than the EP will make more sense. The songs are very ethereal and spacey, bringing to mind early Pink Floyd. The musicianship, as I have mentioned before, is awesome. The guitar solo in "Box Up My Bones", in particular gives me chills every listen. Although I do find it strange that Sean doesn't play very fast, his sparse drumming really adds to the atmosphere. The only reason I give the EP four stars is because, altough I have gained greater respect for Cynic because of this release, I can't help missing the days of Foucus and Traced In Air. Also only three of the six tracks on the EP are actually songs, the others being short ambient pieces. Other than these gripes, the Ep is a very daring effort from a band who has never stuck with the norm to begin with. A very rewarding listen.
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