Cynic RPG Party

Cynic RPG Party

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Cynic RPG Party

Title: Cynic RPG Party
Pixel Artist: gawrone  (Level 11 Dimetrodon :: 70032 points)
Posted: 7/24/2021 01:29
Palette: 16 colors
Statistics:  10 comments    6 faves    0 avatars

From the left:

Name: Sean Malone
Race: Half-God
Class: Scholar
Weapon: Music Theory Book
Power: Mind (knowledge)
Role: Support
Modifer: +Intelligence
Perks: Introversive, Kind
Description: Probably the most theoretically advanced composer ever emerged in metal scene.

Name: Paul Masvidal
Race: Half-Elf
Class: Mystic
Weapon: Soulstone
Power: Soul (spirituality)
Role: Caster
Modifer: +Faith
Perks: Enlightened, Calm
Description: Probably the most spiritualy enlightened guitarist and lyricist in heavy music.

Name: Sean Reinert
Race: Half-Dryad
Class: Druid
Weapon: Drum and Sticks
Power: Heart (pulse)
Role: Support
Modifer: +Agility
Perks: Laid Back, Humble
Description: Probably the most influental drummer for the entire prog metal genre.

This started as a fun weekly challenge but unexpectedly turned into a time consuming tribute to the two of my greatest musical heroes, Sean Malone and Sean Reinert, who both sadly passed in 2020 (Reinert in january and Malone in december).

Sean Malone was a university professor of Music Theory. He was an author of academic papers and conference presentations along with bass course books. He was a multiinstrumentalist, fretless bass and Chapman Stick virtuoso, and session player on over 50 records. In his compositions he combined elements of classical music, jazz, metal, ambient, latin and traditional indian music, and many other genres. His opus magnum - two Gordian Knot albums of instrumental music which escapes any genre classifications are incomprehensible masterpieces and endless journey to esthetical and intelectual enjoyment.

Sean Reinert was a "game changer". His groundbreaking debiut performance on Death "Human" 1991, inspired not only the entire following generations of drummers, but also those, who were much more experienced and already established as greats. He was only 19 years old at that time. His jazz fussion approach to composing and playing opened metal drumming to completely new grounds and changed it forever.

Together they were probably the best rythym section in heavy progressive music, even if neither of them would identify themselves as "metal musicians", becasue they both started their musical journey form classical and jazz direction and later found they are also comfortable in progressive metal, and secured their positions as masters. Their connection started on Cynic "Focus" album 1993 and since then they continuously worked together on music, which includes Gordian Knot or Aghora.

Together with Paul Masvidal they were a returning core of Cynic, a band that precursored incorporating jazz fusion elements into progressive/technical metal (alongside with Atheist and Pestilence). Masvidal since young age became invested (besides guitar) into Buddhist philosophy, practicing yoga and meditation, spirituality and esotheric ideas, which contributed into his deep philosophical lyrics and composing on all Cynic albums, and all his other work, which included music for television shows, movies and children albums. He is a vegetarian for over 30 years.


This image was made with my favorite palette Equpix15 by Night.

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Xenero (Level 5 Star) @ 9/27/2021 16:35

gawrone (Level 11 Dimetrodon) @ 7/27/2021 02:19

Thank you. If you like the palette you can try it for yourself. It is brilliant.

BrianEasthouse (Level 3 Topaz) @ 7/26/2021 06:16

Wow, I love colors and the animation of the little objects.

gawrone (Level 11 Dimetrodon) @ 7/26/2021 03:04

Probably the most pacifistic RPG party ever. 0 fighters, close nor ranged combat, so they probably couldn't last long in real

Hapiel (Level 11 Bonsai) @ 7/26/2021 02:28

What a great set!!

gawrone (Level 11 Dimetrodon) @ 7/24/2021 09:30

Thank you all! I wanted to make few bands but it's definately not happening.

Drea (Level 7 Teleporter) @ 7/24/2021 06:53

Nice colours and love the animation on the weapons 

Jo (Level 9 Nidan) @ 7/24/2021 04:25

Shoot man great use of the canvas available!! It looks so crispy and crunchy, fantastic job! 

vrine (Level 8 Megalodon) @ 7/24/2021 02:11


sjd_sjd_ (Level 9 Leftovers) @ 7/24/2021 02:07

It is MAMMOTH! Top stuff!

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