Upon seeing the name Cynic , I immediately figured they would be your typical screaming, extremely loud and barely distinguishable music type of band. Fortunately, this metal-meets-jazz group was nearly the exact opposite. With their intense mix of soft vocals and darker growls combined with their fast and extremely technical guitar licks, Cynic is sure to please fans of death metal and progressive rock alike. Cynic will be playing at The Fillmore New York at Irving Plaza on Jan. 30. Scale The Summit, Devin Townsend and Between The Buried And Me will also be playing. Ages 16 and over. myspace.com/cyniconline.