Edge Of Sanity - Crimson II


8.7 | 387 votes |
Release date: 26 August 2003
Style: Progressive death metal

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01. Crimson II
    1 - I - The Forbidden Words
    2 - II - Incantation
    3 - III - Passage Of Time
    4 - IV - The Silent Threat
    5 - V - Achilles Heel
    6 - VI - Covenant Of Souls
    7 - VII - Face To Face
    8 - VIII - Disintegration
    9 - IX - Aftermath

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Additional info
Produced by Dan Swanö
Executive produced: Börje Forsberg
Written, recorded and mixed by Dan Swanö at "The Room" May-July 2003
Drums recorded at "The Store" (special thanks to Ulgnor)
Vocals recorded at "The Office" (special thanks to Perry)
Lead guitars written and recorded by Mike and Simon.
Cover artwork by Kristian Wåhlin.

This album is dedicated to the memory of Chuck Schuldiner and Lillänga.

Staff review by
Undercraft
Rating:
9.5
Dan Swanö returns with his dreadful crimson queen, and of course, Edge Of Sanity , don't think this is a Edge Of Sanity reunion, because is not, no past members are involved in this project, and practically all instruments and vocals duties are handled by Mr. Swanö.
This time the setting is a little less wider, is a convent, were a nun reads the unholy book that can freed the evil queen from her sleep, and once again, make the world bow to her.

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published 01.04.2004 | Comments (13)

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12.08.2010 - 23:31
dodstink
Some songs of this album are still fast and well-structured
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19.07.2011 - 00:16
Rating: 9
BaneConall
Fart Enthusiast
This album is an absolute masterpiece along with Crimson
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29.02.2012 - 11:04
Rating: 10
MetalButt
Seriously dan swano is god...his solo project is amazing and this leaves me speechless..:')
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05.03.2012 - 20:56
Korah
A masterpiece again. I prefer the first concept, with 1 unique song, than 45 songs over, but this is still really great !
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20.03.2012 - 18:04
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In fact, not many people really owned Crimson II, as they thought Crimson I has reached the peak and Crimson II was just another commercial option. Wrong to the core, Crimson II is The Best Edge of Sanity's studio album. Crimson II rectified all the weaknesses, omissions and mistakes in Crimson I.
Crimson II (9)
Crimson I (7)
Purgatory Afterglow (6)
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20.03.2012 - 19:09
!J.O.O.E.!
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Written by ( invisible ) on 20.03.2012 at 18:04

In fact, not many people really owned Crimson II, as they thought Crimson I has reached the peak and Crimson II was just another commercial option. Wrong to the core, Crimson II is The Best Edge of Sanity's studio album. Crimson II rectified all the weaknesses, omissions and mistakes in Crimson I.

I don't know anyone who thinks Crimson II was a "commercial option."

As for correcting the weaknesses, omissions and mistakes of "Crimson I" I tend not to agree there. This is clearly a more keyboard driven album (the lack thereof in "I" should never be regarded as an omission or a mistake if you ask me) and as excellent as this is it doesn't quite live up to a unified entity like "I" was.

Crimson I - 10
Crimson II - 9.5
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20.03.2012 - 19:29
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....This is clearly a more keyboard driven album (the lack thereof in "I" should never be regarded as an omission or a mistake if you ask me) and as excellent as this is it doesn't quite live up to a unified entity like "I" was.

Crimson I - 10
Crimson II - 9.5

What's wrong with using keyboard ? I think listening these two albums by analysing the distributions of instruments are not quite right. After all music has to be listening by heart.

Point 1 - Crimson I is a bit harse to me, the harseness is not Immortal kind of harshness, but not that comfortable kind of harshness.
Point 2 - Crimson I has a lot of "waiting slots", I expected something good happened, but I have to wait for quite a while to realize that....it bored me a lot.

May be Swano was using keyboard to rectify these two mistakes (my own opinions), I really find this album smoother. Slightly Avantgarde does no harm to the Death genre. Samael's Passage is a good example.
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27.05.2012 - 11:06
Rating: 10
MetalButt
I so want a crimson 3...!!!
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22.10.2012 - 16:10
Rating: 10
qlacs
"The Quaker"
Written by MetalButt on 27.05.2012 at 11:06

I so want a crimson 3...!!!

Just though about the same, II is such a masterpiece, my fav actually.
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22.10.2012 - 16:55
Rating: 9
Ag Fox
Angel No More
Written by qlacs on 22.10.2012 at 16:10

Just though about the same, II is such a masterpiece, my fav actually.
me too. I thought I'm the only one to prefer II over I
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23.03.2013 - 21:16
Rating: 10
Dead Eternity
Hahahahahahahahahaha

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27.07.2013 - 16:39
Rating: 9
Erik M.
Yep, while this isn't as good as Crimson, it remains an incredible album. Brilliant stuff.
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21.01.2014 - 23:47
Rating: 10
Dentura
Shadow King
I think this is just as good as Crimson I personally. I love how both albums really seem to compliment each other, listening to the more doomy, murky, and dank first album, then going into the more melodic and upbeat successor, which still has haunting and gloomy moments of its own. If I had to nitpick, the sound of the drums seems a bit flimsy compared to those on the first (I heard they were electronic or something), and the production doesn't sound as organic. Also, I personally would have preferred it if this was just one huge track like the first and not just a bunch of little interlude pieces (never been a fan of that kind of structure), the first one flowed more smoothly that way. Regardless of that though, this is still a masterpiece.
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...And so death to the falsity of thy former rulers. Thy kingdom of "heaven" burns in a field of fire, and Dentura is the one true God thou must yield thy hearts and souls to in absolute submission. It is his ultimate decree and will unto thee..
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28.09.2015 - 23:18
Rating: 6
Zaph
The Nothingth
I don't think it's even in the same league as Crimson. It has parts that could rival the first, but then most other parts can't, and it all feels disjointed and lacks flow.
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29.09.2015 - 13:04
Dima
Written by Zaph on 28.09.2015 at 23:18

I don't think it's even in the same league as Crimson. It has parts that could rival the first, but then most other parts can't, and it all feels disjointed and lacks flow.


FIRST ONE HAS FLOW?!? M9 you need a good sense filled smack across the noggin from a trve Pearl of Wisdom.
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29.09.2015 - 13:31
Rating: 6
Zaph
The Nothingth
Written by Dima on 29.09.2015 at 13:04

FIRST ONE HAS FLOW?!? M9 you need a good sense filled smack across the noggin from a trve Pearl of Wisdom.

Wow. "Random and nonsensical" is a bit extreme even for this album. I wonder what he thinks of stuff like Unexpect.
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06.04.2016 - 17:29
Rating: 9
Reaper_Redeamer
What I like most in this album is the way they mixed and reproduced the crimson I melodies. Nothing less from the best producer in our music. Around the middle of the track there are some great, well-structured standalone melodies. But of course it cannot be compared to the first crimson, I can't understand how people even rate this as better. In my opinion crimson II is just the conclusion of Crismon.
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