Sean Malone caught everyone’s attention on Cynic’s debut album Focus in 1993. The prog-metal album’s distinct sound came in part to the bassist’s furious fretless work.
Malone’s time with Cynic didn’t last much longer after the album’s release, though he rejoined the band when they started back up in 2008. In 2014, he put out this instrumental play-through of the song “Veil of Maya,” just to blow our minds once again.
The fretless tone and his distinct style are great to witness up close. Be ready to take notes!