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Studio Album, released in 1997

Songs / Tracks Listing

1. Hell Written (4:35)
2. Uncontroll Me (5:55)
3. No Destiny (3:35)
4. Demon I (4:16)
5. Not of This World (3:50)
6. Dead I Walk (3:26)
7. Born, Breed, Bleeding (4:30)
8. Bleed You Dry (5:23)

Total Time: 35:30

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Line-up / Musicians

- Andreas Axelsson / Guitar
- Robert Krlasson / Vocals
- Benny Larsson / Drums
- Anders Lindberg / Bass
- Sami Nerberg / Guitar

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CD Black Mark Records (1997)

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1.58
(21 ratings)
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Review by UMUR
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2 stars Cryptic is the seventh full-length studio album by Swedish death metal act Edge of Sanity. Lead vocalist Dan Swan÷ has been replaced by former Pan.Thy.Monium vocalist Robert Karlsson.

The music is primitive old school Swedish death metal and a departure from the progressive death metal that Edge of Sanity had been known to play on the last couple of albums. Many people seem to forget that Cryptic is actually an Edge of Sanity album and I can┤t really blame them because this is pretty far from the high quality death metal that Edge of Sanity usually compose.

Personally I don┤t enjoy this album one bit but as such the quality isn┤t really bad and a 2 star rating is warranted.

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Review by Bonnek
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1 stars The previous album had shown a band on the verge of a split. Completely different ideas on where to take their music had created a very inconsistent album. Dan Swan÷ left and was replaced by new singer Robert Karlsson. Although mr. Karlsson has a remarkable throat, the absence of Dan Swan÷ is really felt in the unremarkable song writing, a standard death metal fare that had been around for at least 10 years.

A small exception can be made for Uncontrol Me, which has a decent brutal groove but rips of Sepultura. Everything else comes straight out of the book of melodic death metal. I'm no specialist in that area, but I think I've heard enough of it to say this album is substandard and won't even please fans of the style. Formulaic and uninspired, 1 star.

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Review by J-Man
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1 stars Edge of Sanity Without Dan Swan÷?

Let me just say this from the start of my review - Dan Swan÷ is the heart and soul of Edge of Sanity. People might argue against that, but Cryptic proves that I'm right. This album is generic and uninspired death metal, and is a huge disappointment in the band's discography. Edge of Sanity's previous album, Infernal was an awkward and flawed release, but the album had many high quality moments thanks to Dan Swan÷. With this album it's very obvious that Edge of Sanity is struggling without their frontman.

On Cryptic the compositions are noticeably weaker than on any other Edge of Sanity release, and that is the biggest problem here. Without Dan Swan÷'s songwriting, the band can only create rather uninspired music. On Infernal, many of the compositions without Dan's help were poor, but on this album all of them are severely lacking.

I don't consider these songs bad just because they're not prog. Unorthodox is pure death metal, but it's a really great album from the band. This album is just disastrous, and there's really no other way of putting it. When you compare this to masterpieces like Crimson, and great albums like Crimson II and Purgatory Afterglow, this is far below the quality of those albums.

The album is not a complete failure, though. Songs like "No Destiny" (my favorite from the album) and "Uncrontroll Me" are pretty good by death metal standards, though they are far below the usual standard from Edge of Sanity. Many of the songs aren't very memorable, and that's one of the biggest flaws from this album. When I finish listening to this album I can only recall 2 or 3 riffs, and that just shows how uninspired this album is.

Conclusion:

Cryptic is a really disappointing effort from Edge of Sanity, and it isn't worth more than 1 star. The lack of memorable compositions really destroys this album, even though the musicianship is tight and the production is great. Even if you're interested in Edge of Sanity, there really is no reason to own this album. This holds no interest to fans of progressive metal, and this isn't even a quality death metal release. This is only for die-hard collectors.

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Posted Thursday, February 25, 2010

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