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Posted by !J.O.O.E.! on 20.05.2006 at 17:27
Dan Swano is a god. Just thought I'd get that out in the open. I'd also like to state that 'Crimson' is in my opinion the greatest album/song ever created. 'Crimson II' is also a bonafide masterpiece too and is almost as good as the original. Oddly enough, EOS's other work, apart from perhaps 'Purgatory Afterglow' really don't interest me.

Anyway, the early career of EOS mainly consisted of average death metal before peaking with the highly ambitious concept album 'Crimson' which consists of 40 minutes of pure metal bliss. Perhaps comparable to Opeth, it's of a very progressive nature as it spans a multitude of genres and has some amazing vocal work from Swano and Akerfeldt. It also comprises some very epic storytelling which is expertly performed by the band.



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Misanthrope

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  18.02.2009 at 12:01
Dan Swano is a god indeed.

EOS raped Opeth with just a 40 minutes song . Talk about progressive
albinoman

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  08.03.2012 at 00:05
He's not just a God, he is also a vampire/werewolf/alien
http://www.ultimatemetal.com/forum/dan-swanoe/653539-dan-swanoe-werewolf-explanation-constant-references-moon.html
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nobody

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  26.01.2013 at 00:38
Just quasten does Dan Swanö has a prom pic, or somebody knows how he doe slook today or has some pic from 2011-2012?
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squidrick420

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  30.01.2013 at 19:19
I cant find their music anywhere, and i really hate ordering stuff online! why is it that i can never find good bands like this in stores?
Sunioj

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  11.02.2013 at 15:59
Written by squidrick420 on 30.01.2013 at 19:19

I cant find their music anywhere, and i really hate ordering stuff online! why is it that i can never find good bands like this in stores?


Because... murika though it really depends where you are. When I lived in Missouri the local metal store had almost everything.

I worship both Crimson albums, need to check out their early work too. Lazy..
squidrick420

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  11.02.2013 at 21:20
Written by Sunioj on 11.02.2013 at 15:59

Written by squidrick420 on 30.01.2013 at 19:19

I cant find their music anywhere, and i really hate ordering stuff online! why is it that i can never find good bands like this in stores?


Because... murika though it really depends where you are. When I lived in Missouri the local metal store had almost everything.

I worship both Crimson albums, need to check out their early work too. Lazy..


Yeah ole murika isnt the best place to find awesome foreign metal, although there are some really cool record shops around Asheville NC that have some very unique/hard to find stuff in them. So it could be way worse.
Aristarchos

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  02.03.2013 at 13:58
Have never understood why everybody loves Crimson. For me The Spectral Sorrow is his best album.
burningcaskets

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  07.03.2013 at 04:24
Spectral Sorrows is a freaking amazing album.
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nobody

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  07.03.2013 at 20:59
Written by Aristarchos on 02.03.2013 at 13:58

Have never understood why everybody loves Crimson. For me The Spectral Sorrow is his best album.


well maybe because prev albujms are more made fr pure DM fans who dont like other genres but Crimson is lil avangard
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Sunioj

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  07.03.2013 at 23:50
I've actually only heard Spectral Sorrows just yesterday and today, and yes it is really good. I won't say if I like it more because Crimson is nostaglic to me, yet.
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Thought Police

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  08.03.2013 at 00:01
Come on, Spectral Sorrows is solid at best, but comparing it to the Crimsons is just silly. Even Purgatory Afterglow trounces it.
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nobody

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  08.03.2013 at 01:53
Written by !J.O.O.E.! on 08.03.2013 at 00:01

Come on, Spectral Sorrows is solid at best, but comparing it to the Crimsons is just silly. Even Purgatory Afterglow trounces it.


Yes its true but I like all EoS , I liked when I was listening last time those but Spectral is 1th CD I ever bought so its special...
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Bigpaul

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  14.05.2013 at 21:13
Their Best Of: "When all Is Said" is worth picking up just for the Remastered version of Crimson.....Having both Crimsons on the same disk though is just a ridculous amount of goodness!
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Thought Police

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  15.05.2013 at 11:16
Written by Bigpaul on 14.05.2013 at 21:13

Their Best Of: "When all Is Said" is worth picking up just for the Remastered version of Crimson.....Having both Crimsons on the same disk though is just a ridculous amount of goodness!

The remastered versions of the Crimson albums have bits cut from them, which is a massive mistake in my opinion. I'll stick with the originals (which sounded perfect anyway).
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  15.05.2013 at 15:16
'Crimson' is such a masterpiece. I've had it for years, yet it never gets old. It's as fresh-sounding as when I first heard it.
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  31.05.2013 at 19:14
I did not know this group i listened a few songs and i like it i will add this band to my archive
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  13.10.2014 at 16:28
Is this band still active?
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  13.10.2014 at 16:55
Written by Bad English on 13.10.2014 at 16:28

Is this band still active?


No, they split up in 1999, reformed for Crimson II and split up immediately after that album in 2003.
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nobody

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  13.10.2014 at 17:23
Written by Ozman on 13.10.2014 at 16:55

Written by Bad English on 13.10.2014 at 16:28

Is this band still active?


No, they split up in 1999, reformed for Crimson II and split up immediately after that album in 2003.


http://www.metalstorm.net/bands/band.php?band_id=280

then can you put band styles to end as well, since seems to me band is still active here on MS
that's why I was asking
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  13.10.2014 at 19:51
Does Dan already born whit this idea to have so many side projects ? funniest is all his side projects is good and awesome, and even sound similar not so similar as Finish guy from Wolfsheart and also other todays more less comercall mussicans what launch side projects what are more out of metal family as in .. just thinking was all time EoS hos main band or it was like one of ...
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  14.10.2014 at 01:57
Written by Ozman on 13.10.2014 at 16:55

Written by Bad English on 13.10.2014 at 16:28

Is this band still active?


No, they split up in 1999, reformed for Crimson II and split up immediately after that album in 2003.



That reformation was in name only. Other than Dan Swano none of the rest of the band was there. It was a Dan Swano solo project.

I don't even regard it as an Edge of Sanity album as such. It never should've had the EoS logo on it.
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Thought Police

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  14.10.2014 at 03:09
Swano was likely always the creative force behind the band, as evident by the lame album he was not part of where the band couldn't even shit out a half decent old-school Swedish death metal album without him, as well as the other lame album where there were band tensions. For that reason alone it's an EoS album. Way more so than the two albums before it. Lucky Swano was around to save the EoS name before it went away forever, probably.
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nobody

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  14.10.2014 at 12:05
Written by !J.O.O.E.! on 14.10.2014 at 03:09

Swano was likely always the creative force behind the band, as evident by the lame album he was not part of where the band couldn't even shit out a half decent old-school Swedish death metal album without him, as well as the other lame album where there were band tensions. For that reason alone it's an EoS album. Way more so than the two albums before it. Lucky Swano was around to save the EoS name before it went away forever, probably.


Its not lame album good album
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  14.10.2014 at 13:33
Written by Bad English on 14.10.2014 at 12:05


Its not lame album good album

Cryptic is lame, Infernal is probably lame (I couldn't finish the whole thing). No point to them when you can just listen to Unorthodox which has better songs and sound.
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  15.10.2014 at 01:25
Cryptic is pretty good though Infernal can be hit and miss sometimes.

Crimson II was crap and didn't really sound like EoS in my opinion.

the truth is Andreas "Dread" Axelsson and drummer Benny Larson wrote a helluva lot of EoS songs. Without Dread and Larson, Crimson II was a bloated "progressive" mockery of a once great band.


Swano is capable of phenomenal work but I'm convinced that Edge of Sanity is a great example of a band that had great song writing chemistry (if not personal chemistry).

Crimson I was after all a collaborative effort.
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Thought Police

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  15.10.2014 at 01:28
Actually I find a lot of Swano's projects to be not that interesting (Pan.Thy.Monium for example). I'm not afraid to call a turd and turd and it's always been pretty clear where the turds are in EoS. Just so happens it's the ones where Swano was not in control. EoS were always quite diverse, Crimson II was just the other end of the spectrum, before falling out of the style completely and ending up with 'Moontower'.

Yeah, gotta hate "Cryptic II"....
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  15.10.2014 at 12:23
I often forget about Demiurg. Is probably the closest a band has come carrying on EoS's sound. Great stuff.

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^ the competent, ballsy songwriting that was missing from Cryptic and Infernal.
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