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.



Tracks:
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

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

Contact:
www.cynik-scald.com