With the release of 1993's Focus, Florida metallers Cynic successfully re-wrote the progressive metal blueprint, and in the process reached a new technical benchmark in extreme music. Widely heralded as a masterpiece, Focus showcases Cynic's seamless meshing of death metal, progressive rock, jazz, eastern mysticism and computerized vocals, interspersed with ethereal harmonies and aggressive vocals.

Listen to "How Could I" from the now-classic album below, and check back every Friday for more Roadrunner legends and obscurities as we open the crypts!