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SPECTRAL SORROWS

Edge of Sanity

 

Tech/Extreme Prog Metal

3.28 | 23 ratings

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UMUR
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3 stars The third album from Edge of Sanity is a pretty mixed affair. There are great prog moments and lots of Death Metal Brutality. On top of that there are a cover of a classic Manowar tune: Blood of my Enemies that Swanö sings with his clean voice and a goth rock like song: Sacrificed which sound like Sisters of Mercy ( Swanö sings in Eldrich style)

So in that respect this is a very progressive album, as musical styles are mixed without thinking much about boundaries. I always liked this about Spectral Sorrows, but on the other hand it can be rather confusing as a listener to go from a full on Death Metal assault to classic Heavy Metal to Goth rock all done with Prog leanings.

To those who don´t know much about Death Metal Edge of Sanity plays the old Swedish variant, that is really brutal but still very melodic ( as oppossed to the newer Swedish Death Metal style which is more light and melodic. In this style the vocals are more screaming than growls). the pace is mostly kept mid-tempo to pretty fast ( Not grindcore or black metal fast).

All in all this is a good Death Metal album with some variation. Prog ? No not really. Only Hints.

UMUR | 3/5 |

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