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What is mandatory Edge of Sanity?

Discussion in 'Novembers Doom' started by Jasonic, Nov 2, 2006.

  1. Jasonic

    Jasonic Doom On!

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    Hey guys - I am not familiar at all with any Edge of Sanity material.
    Just simply never got around to checking them out.

    Given your relationship with Dan Swano, and the references you have made to EoS, I figured some of you would be able to recommend what you might consider to be mandatory EoS material to check out.
     
  2. NvmbrsDoom5

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    My personal favorites are Crimson and Purgatory Afterglow. The most recent one, Crimson 2, is good as well but I'd suggest picking up those other two first, in my opinion.
     
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    Mort Divine Shrine Maiden of the In-Crowd

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    Unorthodox is for sure their best album, solid as fuck Swedeath. Aside from that I guess go with Purgatory Afterglow. I find the Crimson albums really overrated, even if they are good.
     
  4. Jasonic

    Jasonic Doom On!

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    Cool, I notice there is one without Swano.
    Is this album to be avoided?
     
  5. hibernal_dream

    hibernal_dream A Mind Forever Voyaging

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    I'd advise you to get Unorthodox
     
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    Vex Loser Negative Vibe Merchant

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    "Crimson" is one of the best things I've ever heard.
     
  7. Naglfar

    Naglfar As Naglfar devours us all

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    Their most polished albums are Purgatory Afterglow and Crimson I & II. Note that the rest of the band did not play on Crimson II, Edge's last last album. Dan brought in a bunch of ringers and has a proggier feeling, and it has the best studio quality of all their albums.

    Nothing But Death Remains would be their rawest work; production is kind of messy, and would not recommend it until you develop a taste for the band. Infernal is also risky; there are some great songs, but Dan was about to leave the band when it recorded and it's reflected in the big disparity between songs that Dan wrote and the ones his bandmates put together. Cryptic, the Dan-less EoS album, is pretty bad. Disappointing is a good word for it, since Dread's songs on Infernal have a Hypocrisy-type sound to it and the album should have been better (the guitars on that album blow).

    Spectral Sorrows, Unorthodox, Until Eternity Ends... all highly recommended. Unorthodox is fucking brutal. Their best album, imo, is Purgatory Afterglow. Twilight and Black Tears are EoS' two best songs.

    I'd start with Purgatory Afterglow, Crimson I & II, then work my way through Spectral Sorrows, Unorthodox and Until Eternity Ends. Probably Infernal after that, and if you like the band, Nothing But Death Remains is an interesting listen. I'd just download Cryptic off the net if you're curious. Dan doesn't give a shit about you downloading his music (I'm quoting him on that), and he probably doesn't get any royalties from that album anyway.

    And of course, buy Moontower. Now. Purchase that shit. That's Dan's prog-death metal side project. You can also download an EoS version of Uncreation from his Moontower project off his website, which is really fucking good.

    If you can't get enough of Dan after that, then go for his Nightingale and Unicorn stuff. Highly recommend Nightingale's most recent two albums. On the newest Dan re-recorded Losing Myself from Infernal, so you might want to check that out, too. =)
     
  8. WhiteBeastofWotan

    WhiteBeastofWotan Apostitutes!

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    the first Crimson is definitely my favorite. Actually one of my favorite death metal albums of all time.
     
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    Tumn baptized in blood

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    Crimson I, Crimson II, Unorthodox are my favorites!
     
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    Crimson (one of the best ever) and Crimson 2 + P Afterglow.

    But my suggestion is to buy the upcoming release "When all is said" (http://www.ultimatemetal.com/forum/showthread.php?t=255180)

    "When all is said" will have the complete (maybe a little edited) Crimson 1 & 2 albums on it + 1-2 of the best songs from each of the other albums (the fans voted for those songs at his forum).
     
  11. Jasonic

    Jasonic Doom On!

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    Yes, I had heard about this collection.
    This might be the way to go, considering you get Crimson I and II, as well as the best of the rest...

    Thanks for all your guys input.
     
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    Yeah, picking up the "best of" compilation is probably the smart way to go....

    Knowing what I do about your tastes, Jasonic, I'd say that "purgatory afterglow" would also be a logical purchase
     
  13. Naglfar

    Naglfar As Naglfar devours us all

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    Dan and Dag have a lot of free downloads on their respective websites. You can get like 3 or 4 live versions of Black Tears being playing by Nightingale (Dan's current band), which is my favorite song of all time. The only free EoS download they have is that cover of one of Dan's Moontower tracks, although it's quite rocking.
     
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    Crimson I and II are of course their best material, but after that I much prefer The Spectral Sorrows to Purgatory Afterglow. While the latter has Twiligh, Blood-Colored and Black Tears that sure are better than anything on Spectral Sorrows, overall I find SS much better. But yeah, I suppose every EOS album is worth a listen except Cryptic and maybe Nothing But Death Remains, at least personally I think it might be a bit too brutal/underproduced for my tastes if the pre-NBDR demos are any indication.
     

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