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2 Ratings: 5.0
An album by Cynic

1993 album for U.S. progressive/death metal act.

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2 reviews about Focus
review by . January 03, 2013
posted in Music Matters
Please note that this review is for Roadrunner's reissue of "Focus," released in 2004.      I got Cynic's "Focus" back in January of 2007, and honestly, it felt like an awkward listen at first. It was awkward because it's not everyday that you hear a death metal album that had more laid back jazz fusion elements, clean singing, and electronic vocals. However, it was another one of those albums that I would grow to love within a year and soon would …
review by . March 22, 2003
posted in Music Matters
This has been out for about 10 years now and there is still nothing like it. While there are fragments of Cynic's sound appearing in the later works of Sean Malone and Sean Reinert (namely Gordian Knot and Aghora), Cynic remains a unique proclamation among progressive metal.Although commonly associated with death metal, it sounds nothing like Morbid Angel or Cannibal Corpse. A comparison to Death would probably be closer to the mark, but even that is pretty dubious. The music of _Focus_ is fast …
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Label: Roadrunner Int'l
Artist: Cynic
Release Date: September 14, 1993

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