Cynical Existence is the new solo project of Fredrik Croona (Project Rotten, and formerly of Menschdefekt). Started in 2011, Cynical Existence melds âold schoolâ harsh ebm and industrial with more emotional elements. According to Croona, Cynical Existence âdoesnât intend to create something new and unique, just something personal.â Cynical Existenceâs debut EP A Familiar Kind of Pain is due out April 1st on the dark electro label Engraved Ritual- mastered by Stahlblack Productions, the EP contains 8 tracks that span the gamut of electro-industrial: from the stompy âAlways and Foreverâ and âDead Eyes (see no future)â to the introspective âRelease Me.â The album is limited to 100 copies worldwide. Read more on Last.fm. User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply.