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Witherscape - The Inheritance

8.4 | 309 votes |
Release date: 26 July 2013
Style: Atmospheric death metal, Extreme progressive metal


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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]

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

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

Additional info
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
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.

published 13.08.2013 | Comments (16)

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07.02.2014 - 21:20
Rating: 8
Schnabeltier 24

Didn't expect something so varied !
Dan's creativity seems to be boundless
Hey there, tiny wench !
10.04.2014 - 06:49
China was a neat
Amazing album indeed, didn't expect something this good and the album has a lot of replay value.
17.04.2014 - 14:12
Rating: 5
Dr. Strawberry

This album bored me a lot.
26.06.2014 - 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.
"Be water, my friend" (Bruce Lee)
02.11.2014 - 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.
17.09.2015 - 15:08
Bad English
Tage Westerlund
Great one, I like this one since I heard song from MS news. I like this I like how dan sings he should do clean vox, it works just fine, emotionally it works, IMO band should replace name prog whit something else , many cases name prog scares away, I have no intense listen DT , never works, as many prog, some works as this and FW... prog should be judged individually, rest of genres 80% can be good, in prof maybe 5% , anyway this is good one
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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
15.09.2016 - 20:58
China was a neat
I kinda always thought, back from when I listened to this album that Swano is the one who is playing the guitars here considering how insanely cool and un-fucking-believable it is. But whoever that Ragnar guy is, I'd say he showed how good Swedish progressive melodic death metal can really be. /Respect.
31.01.2019 - 09:47
Rating: 8
Mountain King
K i K o
Damn, I am surprised how good this project is. Really good music, heavy and proggy riffs, cool vocals and even the growls are great. Nice oriental and exotic melodies in some songs.
31.01.2019 - 12:39
Rating: 8
i c deaf people
Written by Mountain King on 31.01.2019 at 09:47

Damn, I am surprised how good this project is. Really good music, heavy and proggy riffs, cool vocals and even the growls are great. Nice oriental and exotic melodies in some songs.


I am quite sure Swanö is one of the most talented songwriters and multi instrumentalists ever - and I am very sure he is the most diversified metal vocalist of all time.
The compass of his voice and his range of vocal styles are nothing but unbelievably impressive:
signatures = SPAM
21.10.2019 - 04:35
Rating: 8
Cuervo Raven

Amazing album!

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