Cynic’s New Year - KILL ROCK STARS
FILTER Grade: 82%
By Bailey Pennick on April 18, 2012
The moniker “Horse Feathers” seems to fit the music of Justin Ringle and Nathan Crockett’s latest album pretty well: wispy ornamentation disguising the uneasy power beneath. Lighthearted melodies and delicate instrumentations mask Cynic’s New Year’s darker lyrics, adding a layer of complexity that requires multiple listens. Following the fear that comes with the realization you are powerless against your own aging, the album allows us to approach the terrifying ideas of the uncontrollable with the gentle hand-holding of Americana.