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    Posted: August 30 2009 at 13:56
I've been an Edge of Sanity fan lately, in addition to loving his other projects. Dan truly is one of the most talented and diverse musicians around. I couldn't find an appreciation thread still around for him, so I figured I'd start this one.

So what is your favorite Dan Swano associated band or solo project?

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: August 30 2009 at 14:11
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: August 30 2009 at 14:18
Even I'm an educated metalhead, I must confess having only listened to Edge of Sanity. This man must have produced the same amount of records as John Zorn.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: August 30 2009 at 14:22
Yeah, he has an unreal amount of albums. I own most of them, but you have to be quite the fanboy to have all of them. If you like Edge of Sanity, I recommend Nightingale. They have some great albums.

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: August 30 2009 at 14:24
...Well Edge of Sanity was a favorite of mine for many years. I got into Edge of Sanity through their demo tapes and I remember purchasing Their debut album on LP. Later on I learnt of his Nightingale project which I am also really fond of. Pan.Thy.Monium is pretty new to me but definitely a great project too. I´m actually a bit surprised I didn´t get any of those albums before recently ( within the last year or so). Maceration is another of his projects I listened to back in the nineties. It´s a Dan Swanö project with members from the danish death/ thrash act Invocator and it was via their involvement in the projects that I heard about Maceration. Dan operates under his pseudonym on the debut Maceration album.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: August 30 2009 at 14:29
I have never checked out Maceration. What album would you say is their best?

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: August 30 2009 at 15:30
I wouldn´t actully recommend their music. Pretty standard nineties death metal. I enjoyed it back then but never listen to the album I have anymore. You can read about them here: http://www.metal-archives.com/band.php?id=3472
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: August 30 2009 at 16:21
i am curently listing his contribution in various bands on wikipedia, the list is toooooooo long and INCOMPLETE ! i didn't know he took part in Diabolical Masquarade , very good band. Edge of sanity is my favourite Dan Swano project. and i'am getting into Bloodbath, excellent death metal..and on two albums also Mikeal Akerfeldt sings..
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: August 30 2009 at 16:22
Originally posted by UMUR UMUR wrote:

I wouldn´t actully recommend their music. Pretty standard nineties death metal. I enjoyed it back then but never listen to the album I have anymore. You can read about them here: http://www.metal-archives.com/band.php?id=3472


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Direct Link To This Post Posted: August 30 2009 at 18:58
Bloodbath are awesome.Super star line-up playing old school death metal.
 
Besides Edge of Sanity I like Nightingale and his one-off experimental project Karaboudjan.


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Direct Link To This Post Posted: August 31 2009 at 01:48
I would very much like to hear Karaboudjan. haven´t heard about this act before. I agree about Bloodbath. Absolutely great old school Swedish death metal. I listen to their albums frequently. Especially Nightmares Made Flesh.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: August 31 2009 at 07:22
Bloodbath is some of the best death metal I've heard. Dan Swano and Mikael Akerfeldt really are awesome together.

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: August 31 2009 at 07:33
Originally posted by UMUR UMUR wrote:

I would very much like to hear Karaboudjan. haven´t heard about this act before. I agree about Bloodbath. Absolutely great old school Swedish death metal. I listen to their albums frequently. Especially Nightmares Made Flesh.
 
Karaboudjan is a pretty weird project.Swano only made the one 3 song EP and it's very experimental.The only other thing he has done that I can compare it to is Pan.Thy.Monium.


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Direct Link To This Post Posted: August 31 2009 at 10:46
I really need to listen to something Dan Swano at some point.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: August 31 2009 at 11:21
Katatonia and Diabolical Masquerade are really fun
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: August 31 2009 at 11:25
Originally posted by Equality 7-2521 Equality 7-2521 wrote:

I really need to listen to something Dan Swano at some point.


Yes you do. His solo "Moontower" album is incredible, and so is Edge of Sanity's "Crimson". That's only if you're into growled vocals, though. Nightingale has some great heavy prog/prog metal in their discography if you're not into more of a death metal sound. He really is one of my favorite prog musicians.

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: August 31 2009 at 12:51
I only need to listen to EOS to know he's a metal genius. I love the band with a passion. They are so progressive, yet so METAL at the same time, the music is just perfect. I still can't figure out which one I prefer out of Purgatory Afterglow, Crimson and Crimson II as they are all magnificent.
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