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Member Profile: Cynic

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Title Senior Reviewer

Real Name Metal J.

Location South of Heaven, New Zealand


Hello fellow metalheads! I'm a longtime visitor and headbanger at MU, now part of the crew as a reviewer and contributor for the site.

I enjoy almost all subgenres of metal, thrash, death, prog, doom, black, funeral doom, drone, viking, power - everything apart from metalcore and deathcore.

My favourite acts include Cynic, Metallica, Watchtower, Hammers of Misfortune, At The Gates, Emperor, Death, Type O Negative, Slough Feg etc. and a whole bunch more.

Bands I'm really digging at the moment are Therion and The Chasm.

I work as a computer programmer for a scientific company and in my precious spare time I try and fit in some shredding, writing music and reviews, supporting local music and supporting the underground metal scene worldwide. Keep it underground and feel free to throw me an email at cynic AT metalunderground.com for any reason.

If you want material reviewed, check the submission link at the bottom of the page.

Member Since March 26, 2005

Last Updated February 10, 2017