Edge Of Sanity - Crimson


9.1 | 889 votes |
Release date: 2 April 1996
Style: Progressive death metal

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Line-up
Dan Erland Swanö - vocals, guitars, keyboards
Andreas Axelsson - guitars
Benny Larsson - drums
Anders Lindberg - bass
Sami Nerberg - guitars

Guest musicians
Mikael Åkerfeldt - vocals, guitars
Anders Måreby - cello

Additional info
Music written and arranged by Edge Of Sanity November 1995
Lyrics written by Axelsson/Swanö in January 1996.
Crimson was recorded and mixed in Unisound by Dan Swanö and ProMix 01 December
to January 1996.
Mastered and digitally edited by Peter in de Betou & Dan Swanö in Cutting Room,
Stockholm January 1996.

Cover artwork by Duncan C. Storr.
Cover concept by Dan Swanö.
Design & Layout by Maren Lotz.
Executive Producer: Börje Forsberg.
Promotion: Björn Schrenk

Guest review by
Stalker
Rating:
9.0
I was really surprised to see that this outstanding album didn't have any reviews here. In an effort to make that right, lets start. What we have here is an album that consists of only one, 40 minute long song. For those who are not familiar with Crimson yet, don't be afraid. Songs over 10 minutes long are not so uncommon in metal, but even the most progressive of bands often fall into the trap of making them too dull and not really enjoyable after first few minutes - the story about Crimson Queen is definitely not.

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published 24.06.2009 | Comments (13)

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25.03.2014 - 03:46
Lit.
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I think Purgatory Afterglow is the only album that can touch the Crimson twins. Everything else goes from modest to meh-dest.
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28.03.2014 - 15:29
Constantine
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I'd shit myself If I learned they were making a III
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28.05.2014 - 03:32
Rating: 9
Paw!!

Haaa I almost forgot to declare it. In my personal opinion this album so awesome.
I love the atmosphere in this album that's why i'll give 9/10.
I really didn't understand why once or even more to listen to this not boring at all. Maybe Crimson so gorgeous in my mind
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26.06.2014 - 20:56
Stunning Cactus

Written by Guest on 22.12.2012 at 15:14

This album is one of the most brilliant albums ever made. I still can't understand why this album is in 18th position in the Top 200, it deserves a much higher position. Besides, I think it's just ridiculous the fact that Number Of The Beast is in a higher position. It's like a joke. A BIG joke.


Not as ridiculous as Ride The Lightning being in a higher position.
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~Me, 2013
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27.06.2014 - 05:45
Mattybu

Written by Stunning Cactus on 26.06.2014 at 20:56

Written by Guest on 22.12.2012 at 15:14

This album is one of the most brilliant albums ever made. I still can't understand why this album is in 18th position in the Top 200, it deserves a much higher position. Besides, I think it's just ridiculous the fact that Number Of The Beast is in a higher position. It's like a joke. A BIG joke.


Not as ridiculous as Ride The Lightning being in a higher position.


Obviously everyone's top 200 would be different in some ways, pointing out how "ridiculous" it is when you personally think something is too high or too low is pointless if you ask me.
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27.06.2014 - 06:57
Troy Killjoy
perfunctionist
Mattybu said it. Let's try to keep the conversation about the album in question rather than its position on the Metal Storm charts in relation to other albums. Otherwise we'd be here for a long time with x deserves to be higher than y and so forth.
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12.09.2014 - 08:06
Tyrannical Hero
Super Normal
Best death metal song ever. There's not even one single fucking boring moment in this high class album.
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Crackhead Megadeth reigns supreme.
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06.10.2014 - 00:04
Rating: 10
Erik M.

Yeah, you really got to hate (progressive) death metal if you dislike this album.

Total masterpiece indeed. Spun it a short while ago and even after all these years I still enjoyed as much as I used to. Probably the best concept album ever, as well.
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10.11.2014 - 17:22
quisableed
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All metal concept would be incomplete without this album.
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17.01.2015 - 08:55
Rating: 10
Necrodamus

I still cannot believe this album came out when it did. So ahead of its time. The definition of extreme progressive metal in my book.

Edit: Cannot get enough of this masterpiece. Keeps getting better and better after each listen.
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22.04.2016 - 22:03
Rating: 10
Dave FC

Written by Necrodamus on 17.01.2015 at 08:55

Cannot get enough of this masterpiece. Keeps getting better and better after each listen.


So true.
And I can not believe there' are are 7 votes from a guy from Colombia rating this album 1.
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04.11.2016 - 18:46
Rating: 9
Metren
Chameleon
Not as good as everyone seems to think it is, not in my ears. I'd say there's enough material here for a great 20-25 minute song but not quite enough for 40 minutes, some parts sound uninspired and boring. Strange that this is the highest rated album by one of Dan's projects here. I'd say many of his other albums (Moontower for example) are better by a country mile.

EDIT: This album has grown on me. Like a parasite or a fungus or something. But like a totally badass, but also cute death prog fungus. Hence the 9.
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I am not nor have I ever been a musician or a member of a one-man band, especially a band that has a name that starts with "D".
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19.06.2017 - 06:22
Rating: 10
Ad Noctis

I remember picking this up when i was about 16 and thinking, "I'll have to listen to it in short sessions"; was sure a forty-minute album could not hold my attention especially on a first listen. Needless to say I ended up listening to the album at least 5-6 times that day back-to-back and it didn't leave my CD player in my truck for at least a week all the while telling everyone I knew to check this record out. To this day their are few records that can truly capture me into another world and by god this is one of them.
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22.01.2018 - 06:49
Rating: 10
Kvothe

Great music and amazing story behind
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Here, waiting very quiet right in front of The Doors of Stone...
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17.09.2019 - 20:41
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Tage Westerlund
I might be wrong, but is it 1th one song album in history? Sound Opeth meats Eos DM era and I like it, its great extreme grows mix whit calm vocals, progressive music. I enjoy it a lot.
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Stormtroopers of Death - ''Speak English or Die''

I better die, because I never will learn speek english, so I choose dieing
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26.12.2020 - 16:49
Rating: 10
Redel

When this album came out my friend picked it up immediately and hailed it ever since as his favourite death metal album, by a band the two of us have been completely unaware of before. I on the contrary was not that overwhelmed at the beginning. A great album, for sure, but far from my favourite, too many mediocre parts, I used to say. Look, I told him, I also just found us an album by a band we have never heard of before, it is called Morningrise. And there is even this same guy involved in both albums. This is the new path of death metal I will dig much more, I said. We went on with our choices.

Only several years later -- contact to my friend unfortunetely long lost -- I learned to appreciate the unconditional excellence of Crimson. Since that moment both albums, Crimson and Morningrise, remained among my top 10 favourite metal albums of all time. If only I could tell my friend one day how right he has always been about this masterpiece, I sometimes think.
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03.02.2021 - 06:25
Rating: 10
JavierPaper

One of the best progressive death metal records...
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31.03.2021 - 14:56
Rating: 7
Gikhar Wizard

It's alright
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