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CRIMSON

Edge Of Sanity

 

Tech/Extreme Prog Metal

4.27 | 537 ratings

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Boi_da_boi_124
4 stars Review #111!

'Crimson' is a great prog metal epic/album full of heavy guitar riffs and the occasional groovy, spacey interlude. Musically, this album is close to, if not perfect, but the vocals not so much. I am used to the tones of metal singers like Ozzy Osbourne, but I always took deep, grumbling death metal vocals as over-the-top and ridiculous. For an album within the prog sub-genre of 'Tech/Extreme Prog Metal', I would assume this would be more prominent. And it wasn't, so I'm satisfied. Dan Swano does a great job with both his 'normal' and growling vocals and he had perfected a blend of when to use either one. But back to the music. That drummer (Benny Larsson) sounds great too. He knows to lose his shit when the time is right and to melodically hit the high hats in the slower sections. The guitar is just amazing. Both Axelsson and Nerberg have achieved the perfect blend of technical and groovy (cause sometimes it's hard to have both). This is a great album, and I think I would probably recommend it to any fan of death metal (cause I don't like death metal but I loved this). Prog on.

Boi_da_boi_124 | 4/5 |

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