Portal's only release was a demo tape (here called "The Portal Tapes" and released under the Cynic moniker) which emphasized the jazz and ambient traits of. "The Portal Tapes" is a full-length studio album by US progressive metal act Cynic. The album was released through Season of Mist in March Discover releases, reviews, credits, songs, and more about Cynic - The Portal Tapes at Discogs. Complete your Cynic collection. View credits, reviews, tracks and shop for the CD release of "The Portal Tapes" on Discogs. Cynic is an American progressive metal band formed in Miami, Florida in which where it was released as The Portal Tapes under the Cynic name. Cynic - The Portal Tapes () Full Album Abonne toi ici: "The Portal Tapes" is an official release, under the CYNIC banner, of songs that Paul Masvidal and Sean Reinert worked on as a side project with. The Portal Tapes is an album-length collection of demos, limited to 5, copies, from Portal, a project involving several Cynic musicians who recorded. Elements of Portal's sound are immediately familiar to any Cynic fan. Reinert's signature drumming style, the jazzy chord phrasing and fretless. Cynic - The Portal Tapes review: Despite being nearly twenty years old, The Portal Tapes fit perfectly into Cynic's current musical.