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Release date: 26 July 2013
Style: Atmospheric death metal, Progressive death metal

Rating:

8.4 | 248 votes

Owners:

207 have it
25 want it


01. Mother Of The Soul
02. Astrid Falls [feat. Eddie Risdal]
03. Dead For A Day
04. Dying For The Sun [feat. Joel Selsfors & Paul Kuhr]
05. To The Calling Of Blood And Dreams
06. The Math Of The Myth
07. Crawling From Validity
08. The Wedlock Observation [feat. Eddie Risdal, Morten Jørgensen & Paul Kuhr]
09. The Inheritance
10. Last Rose Of Summer [Judas Priest cover] [Mediabook bonus]
11. A Cry For Everyone [Gentle Giant cover] [Mediabook bonus]

Top 20 albums of 2013: 16

Review
Lyrics (5)


Line-up
Dan Erland Swanö - drums, keyboards, vocals
Ragnar Widerberg - bass, guitars

Guest musicians
Morten Møller Jørgensen - vocals
Eddie Risdal - vocals
Paul Kuhr - vocals
Joel Selsfors - moogsolo


Additional info
Release dates:
July 26th: Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Finland, Norway, Australia, New Zealand
July 29th: UK, BeNeLux, France, Greece, Denmark, Portugal, Rest of Europe
July 30th: Spain, Italy
July 31st: Sweden, Hungary
August 6th: USA

Available editions:
Jewelcase CD with enhancement: two alternative album mixes (Full Dynamics & MP3 mix)
Mediabook CD with enhancement, extended artwork and two bonus tracks:
 10. Last Rose of Summer (Judas Priest cover)
 11. A Cry for Everyone (Gentle Giant cover)
LP version including enhanced CD
 - transparent blue
 - transparent purple
 - transparent pink (USA exclusive)
 - regular black

Mixing and mastering by Dan Swanö.
Artwork by Travis Smith.
Lyrics by Paul Kuhr.

Staff review by
R'Vannith

Rating:
8.3
Witherscape is yet another Swanö project and one which offers progressive death metal thematically and aesthetically caste in a gothic atmosphere. With a keyboard rich texture The Inheritance naturally receives the wealth of inspiration the name Swanö has come to guarantee, as it benefits from a structural integrity shown in the likes of Moontower and Edge Of Sanity's releases.

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published 13.08.2013 | Comments (15)

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BaneConall - 29.07.2013 at 18:34  
Rating: 9 Really excellent!
sovietpower - 01.08.2013 at 09:29  
Rating: 10 I might be Dan's fanboy, but he hasn't really put out anything worth mentioning in a while. This album is excellent, there isn't a song that I don't like on this! It has influences from all of his previous project/bands (EOS, Nightingale, Moontower). I think the addition of another musician rounded the sound quite nicely.
quisableed - 02.08.2013 at 14:03  
  Swanö
Wildhoney - 03.08.2013 at 19:52  
Rating: 8 Really great album!
hadriel - 03.08.2013 at 21:49  
Rating: 9 Fantastic
Mika - 04.08.2013 at 11:33  
Rating: 10 These kind of stuff are quite rare today.. the successful mix of old and new. technical prog rock metal jazz with elements of black, beautiful
tea[m]ster - 05.08.2013 at 03:40  
  Yep, I'm in...
PocketMetal - 05.08.2013 at 18:30  
Rating: 9 You gotta Swano when you gotta Swano ...
BloodJuNkie - 05.08.2013 at 18:50  
Rating: 8 I loved 4 songs .. the rest are not too bad .. didn't like the covers! .. but well done for the 1st album!
Korah - 06.08.2013 at 02:36  
Rating: 9 Thanks again Mr Swano, great job!
Northern Danger - 08.08.2013 at 14:16  
  Sounds Swänö,but isn't best release for him. Still good stuff...
Zaphod - 08.08.2013 at 16:38  
Rating: 6 Quality stuff, but it didn't blow me away. Happy I found the album for a very reasonable price
psykometal - 08.08.2013 at 17:04  
  With all the different vocal styles/techniques employed, and the concepts, the album sounds to me like if Arjen were to decide to employ some more death-y material with Ayreon. Good album.
Traezeus - 09.08.2013 at 06:42  
Rating: 9 Really good album. Been enjoying it quite a bit.
Kuroboshi - 14.08.2013 at 05:41  
Rating: 9
Written by Northern Danger on 08.08.2013 at 14:16

Sounds Swänö,but isn't best release for him. Still good stuff...

You know, it's Swanö.

Anyways, just in a couple of songs on my first listen, and it is really promising! Never liked Moontower, but this seems to be a good version of that, plus some Nightingale, whom I love.
JÄY - 14.08.2013 at 05:56  
Rating: 8 Good album but it just makes me want to listen to Edge of Sanity and Moontower :/
phanto - 24.08.2013 at 05:41  
Rating: 8 Excellent album. Definitely has a Swanö Seal of Quality.
I prefer Moontower however, and I would rate both the top EoS and Nightingale stuff above this.
Valaskjalf - 28.08.2013 at 21:36  
Rating: 7 The music is good but the vocals annoy the living fuck out of me!
Unhealer - 29.08.2013 at 05:58  
Rating: 7 Ah, it works. Won't be listening to it much but it's quality material definitely.
M C Vice - 12.09.2013 at 10:09  
Rating: 9 Which of the guest singers was the black voice on The Wedlock Observation?
qlacs - 23.09.2013 at 18:01  
Rating: 8 Great comeback from Swanö after all these years. I like it a lot, but the songwriting seems a bit rusty at times, although maybe I want to see another EoS album in it..
katacrack - 25.11.2013 at 09:30  
Rating: 9 Great album, very good voice
Pankar95 - 25.11.2013 at 13:45  
Rating: 9 This is really good.
Might even buy it soon.
The Galactican - 12.01.2014 at 22:52  
  My first experience with the band and the main creative dude. Pretty cool, but his voice reminds me too much of Trey Parker: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tx1mryKqvT8#t=38
JÄY - 14.01.2014 at 08:24  
Rating: 8
Written by The Galactican on 12.01.2014 at 22:52

My first experience with the band and the main creative dude. Pretty cool, but his voice reminds me too much of Trey Parker: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tx1mryKqvT8#t=38

Just when you thought you've heard the craziest comparisons....this
The Galactican - 17.01.2014 at 02:51  
 
Written by JÄY on 14.01.2014 at 08:24

Written by The Galactican on 12.01.2014 at 22:52

My first experience with the band and the main creative dude. Pretty cool, but his voice reminds me too much of Trey Parker: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tx1mryKqvT8#t=38

Just when you thought you've heard the craziest comparisons....this


You're welcome.
Alondate - 18.01.2014 at 03:00  
  Dan Swanö strikes again
Michaelis - 27.01.2014 at 11:36  
Rating: 9 I hope Dan Swanö and Ragnar Widerberg won't stop and they release something from time to time. This album is just great.
LeKiwi - 28.01.2014 at 05:30  
Rating: 9 Dan is a fucking vocal monster. So much respect for this guy
Lit. - 28.01.2014 at 07:11  
  Got a lot of good stuff on it. I also appreciate that Last Rose of Summer cover.
Schnabeltier 24 - 07.02.2014 at 21:20  
Rating: 8 Didn't expect something so varied !
Dan's creativity seems to be boundless
3rdWorld - 10.04.2014 at 06:49  
  Amazing album indeed, didn't expect something this good and the album has a lot of replay value.
God Buster 鬼 - 17.04.2014 at 14:12  
Rating: 5 This album bored me a lot.
yeah1980 - 26.06.2014 at 12:46  
Rating: 8 Dan Swanö cannot be a surprise. But I didnt know about this project until a few weeks ago, my fault...
This album i a very good summary of what Dan did in his unbelievable career, and the quality of song in definitely hi.
The only "Dead For A Day" is worth the purchase of the album.
Lokasenna - 02.11.2014 at 23:20  
Rating: 9 Sounds like Dan woke up one day and said "Alright, let's pretend to be Opeth". Can't really complain about that.

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