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On disc: Edge Of Sanity



- Crimson II - Amir Djawadi - 7 stars


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Crimson II

Crimson II
(Black Mark - 2003)


Believe it or not, the roots of this Swedish band are going back 15 years in time when four musicians got together to revive the death / thrash metal scene. After the release of the first demo and the review at the famous Kerrang the band got numberless requests from allover the world. About a year later another demo got into the hands of Black Mark Records and got the band a deal. The history continuos and several line-up changes took place, but the band released some very innovative, experimental albums.
Mainman is singer Dan Swan÷, but through personal problems the label told him to leave the band and he did. For a little while the band continued and Swan÷ released a decent solo album. In 2001 the story of Edge Of Sanity ended.
After awhile the record label contacted singer / songwriter Swan÷ and ask to revive the band. The songwriting process ended in the recording of Crimson II. After the first spin of this 10-track album I get the impression that this one can make it. But if the band has a future is unclear. Even if there are talks about doing some shows....
Everybody who likes dark growls combined with melodic guitars, hammering drums and harmonic keyboards should get the latest - probably last - release of Edge Of Sanity.


7 stars

Amir Djawadi
(translation: Claudia Ehrhardt)
 

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