Cynik Scald – Aged Spirit

January 2021
December 27th, 2019 / Self-Release
Rating: 3.5 / 5.0
Reviewer: John Haseltine


Motorcycles, metal, and harmonicas! Oh My!

So when I thought I was listening to a newly released album by the multicultured Cynik Scald from Cyprus, I was wrong. It did take a little digging, but I got it all figured out now. I think. “Lullaby” is a new track just released as a single on November 27th, 2020. A couple of other songs come up as newly released singles this year, taken from 2019’s AGED SPIRIT album.

Cynik Scald seems to be a studio project with the members hailing from 5 different countries, from what I can gather. Genre-wise is where things can get a bit tricky. Cynik Scald has done a tremendous job covering most bases here. We are talking from straight-up heavy metal to Viking, groove, folk, and power to prog.

With Ivan being the principal lyricist, there is a mix of tracks sung in Russian and English. As an English speaking bloke, I enjoy the Russian sung tracks just as much as the English. And as I stated a couple of sentences ago, musically, AGED SPIRIT is aimed to please all and is a good listen. While cranking it now, it makes me want to up the rating a bit.

Comparatively speaking, this album will appease fans of Ghost, Lamb of God, Crematory, Grave Digger, and so many more. Head over to their Band Camo page to give them a listen for yourself. Cynik Scald, do not disappoint.

1. When The Sun Goes Down
2. Silent Rainbow
3. Storm
4. Asgard
5. Last Dragon
6. My God
7. Angel
8. Cynik
9. Can Dance Without You
10. Lullaby

Ivan – (Russia) Vocals
“Death” – (Nevada) Keyboards, harmonica, backing vocals
Kazuchiza – (Japan) guitar
Azra – (Turkey) guitar
Jean – (France) bass