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CRIMSON II

Edge of Sanity

 

Tech/Extreme Prog Metal

3.64 | 71 ratings

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The Mystical
4 stars I am left haunted by "Crimson ii". The album is heavy as hell, yet it still remains very ominous and atmospheric. The musicianship of Dan Swano is excellent and his production is superb, bringing out all the album's underlying flavours. The texture of this album is incredibly thick; the massive guitar sound, aggressive growls, pounding drums and the dark synths create a wash of sound that is actually rather hypnotic. As dark as this album is, there is a comforting edge to it's sound and it is quite accessible for those who can stomach something as heavy as this.

I personally prefer "Crimson ii" to "Crimson i", because I feel that "Crimson i" tries a little too hard to be brooding and atmospheric. This album is incredibly heavy, but is naturally ominous it's nature. The atmosphere is subtle, which is what makes this album so masterful. Another credit to this album is the album art. I can't think of any album art that better suits the content of the album. The warm colours and shadowy atmosphere beautifully spell out all the feelings that are portrayed musically in this release.

This album is a definite must have for any fan of melodic death metal, or any progressive metal fan looking for a dark listening experience. 4 stars.

The Mystical | 4/5 |

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