Combining progressive metal with elements of death metal and jazz fusion, Cynic has a sound all its own. On their current tour the band hopes to draw listeners in with their hypnotic clean guitars before breaking out into metal that deserves to be moshed to. Having been around a few years in the early nineties, Cynic are no strangers to playing a great show. They play the Bowery Ballroom on Aug. 6. 7 p.m. $20. 18+.