Cynic, Lesser Key, We Are The City, When They Invade, Wayfarer
1507 SE 39th Ave.
[PROG METAL WIZARDRY] We’re only halfway through 2014, and the amount of quality metal already released this year is staggering. There are a ton of albums destined to pepper end-of-year lists, and Cynic’s Kindly Bent to Free Us will be among them. Kindly Bent to Free Us is like peering through a musical kaleidoscope. It's a jazzed-out 41-minute journey into the prog-metal nebula. The songs are intricate and engaging, yet not overwhelmingly dense or oppressive. It’s an extremely satisfying record, one that is technical enough for those versed in the subject, and accessible to those who aren’t.
Where: Hawthorne Theatre
Address: 1507 SE 39th Ave.