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Edge Of Sanity recommendations...

Discussion in 'Dan Swanö' started by KiwiCam, Feb 24, 2006.

  1. KiwiCam

    KiwiCam Member

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    Hi,

    I have found Evolution, Cryptic and Infernal for sale relatively cheap.

    Can someone give me a run-down of these albums?

    I've listened to and love Crimson, so I consider myself a fan of Swano. I'm also an Opeth nut, so I don't have any trouble listening to death metal.
     
  2. Stilgar

    Stilgar Berzerker

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    First of all, I wouldn't call Opeth death metal. I'd say they're progressive metal with death metal influences, so even if you do like Opeth, there's a chance you won't like "classic death metal" so to speak. But then again, maybe you do listen to other death metal bands, and only mentioned Opeth as an example, what do I know? ;) Anyway... For the albums...

    Infernal is a good album, but you can kinda hear that the band is torn between going in two different directions.

    Cryptic is an album where the other guys (except for Dan) decided to basically go back to classic death metal. It's not a bad album, but I don't enjoy it nearly as much as all the other EoS albums (even if I do enjoy classic death metal).

    As for Evolution... I can't say much, since that's the only EoS album that I don't own (Blasphemy!), but as I understand it, it's got a lot of demos and unreleased tracks etc... So it sounds interesting...Damn! Now I have to try to find it. Heh...

    If you haven't already, I'd suggest you also check out at least "Purgatory Afterglow" and "Unorthodox". They did a lot for the death metal gengre.
     
  3. KiwiCam

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    Well, I went straight from Nirvana and Metallica to EoS's Crimson.

    I think if I can handle Crimson, and Nile (the brutal death metal band), I should be ok.

    Other 'death metal' I listen to:

    Dark Tranquillity
    In Flames
    Amon Amarth
    Arch Enemy
    Nile

    And because I love Sunn O))), Dream Theater and Fates Warning, I have most other metal covered.
     
  4. cenzu

    cenzu Ain't that a bitch.

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    evolution is as said a compilation containing reworked songs, some demos, covers and stuff like that and, of course, a few actual songs from the albums...

    It's an ok 2cd pakage which gives you a good insight on their career...
     
  5. Dan Swanö

    Dan Swanö The Watcher

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    get Unorthodox..it my proudest EOS moment...
    Thank you
     
  6. KiwiCam

    KiwiCam Member

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    I don't wanna be rude or anything, but...

    *whispers* ^^^ is that him?
     
  7. Kenneth R.

    Kenneth R. Cináed

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    it sure is. He is very friendly. :wave:
     
  8. Stilgar

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    Yup. That's the man. :)
     
  9. Naglfar

    Naglfar As Naglfar devours us all

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    Now you know. Go get Unorthodox. ;)

    Although my favorite is Purgatory Afterglow... why didn't you do a remake of Black Tears on Nightfall Overture, Dan? *pouts*
     
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    Tumn baptized in blood

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    I hope Dan redoes Gypsy Eyes like he said something about a while ago, I love that song.
     
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    Priest of Evil Adores the Number 666

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    Listen to Dan! Get Unothordox and burn your bible while you are at it ;)
     
  12. Forever Crimson

    Forever Crimson New Metal Member

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    Other than the mandatory Crimson I and II, the Purgatory Afterglow album is well worth checking out. :)
     
  13. Kenneth R.

    Kenneth R. Cináed

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    just the first part :p
     
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    AnTz0r Crimson King

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    man... I just listened to "Hell is where the heart is" for the first time... for an hour or something :D

    Man this owns... this is what death metal should be like.

    edit: of course it doesn't come close to the epic feel of crimson or the majestic feel of moontower, i like the prog sides to it... but for straight death metal this is good.
     
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    bass_lover1 \m/ metal head \m/

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    Heh, how could anyone ignore that reccomendation? lol.

    *buys on ebay right now*
     
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    GET MOONTOWER!:headbang: And Crimson II...ktnxbye
     
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    It took a music store almost one month to get me Unorthodox. I found crimson in an FYE almost pissing my pants in happiness

    My favorite EoS cds

    Crimson 1/2
    Unorthodox
    The Specral Sorrows

    The guitar tone on Unorthodox is awsome.
     
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    Purgatory Afterglow and The Spectral Sorrows always were my favorite EoS albums.
    Taking one of the three from above, i'd take infernal. "hell is where the heart is" and "the last song"(i don't know, somehow emotional for me...and these lyrics...) are imo two of the best songs ever written.
     

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