No customer reviews. The Spectral Sorrows 2. Darkday 3. Livin' Hell 4. Lost 5. The Masque 6. Blood of My Enemies 7. Jesus Cries 8. Across the Fields of Forever 9. On the Other Side Sacrificed Waiting to Die Feedin' the Charlatan A Serenade for the Dead Total Time: The worlds nevermade.
The unmaking, I know them. And now I weep and pray. Whispers, Travelling Now O know, now I see, that evil never dies, it just sleeps. It just sleeps Livin' Hell Twisted mind, malesting your own seed. Yeah, bastard father you make me puke!! She's afraid to tace The outside worl. A well-known hell before an unknown paradise. She's trying to kill her memories, but she ain't got no weapon!! She lives awaiting the end.
Livin' hell She's doomed to descend! The way she's living, the way it is. She doesn't know anyother life. Don't tell anyone "Be daddys little girl" Scared to silence--scared to talk, noone listens, noone hears. They won't believe their livin' lies Lost I have seen eternity I am the king of time I am off the Edge of Sanity My living ain't no crime A soldier of existence chosen to be Protector of the earth I'll last eternally I awake into another sphere reborn into the neverwhere All alone in this space There's no love nor disgrace My body aches, I tremble with fear The sky, the last I saw is no longer clear Water and ice cover the ground I can face reality, the world has drowned I try to move but I am caged in ice Floating bodies looking for their paradise But the truth is no longer fantasy in this world I am the only man to be.
The sun awakes and shine on all the remains The ice that encaged my body now flows in strains Soon I can move, and walk away What the future brings, who can say? My lonely cries, I want my soul to die. I am all alone, the world will now reform. I'm born again, once cold sun now keeps me warm. The Masque Behind these eyes lies a mind controlled by the thrill of a kill.
They've put a price on your head, you don't mind you got a dream to fulfill. It satisfies your every need, there's no way you will stop. I can see how this may annoy some listeners, but I rather like the raw sound that it brings to the album. In conclusion, this is a fantastic album that is vastly under-appreciated.
There is very little wrong with it, bar the poor backing vocals, and I would truly recommend giving it a chance - you might just enjoy it as much as I did. While not as well-known as some other Swedish death metal bands, such as Entombed, Dismember and Grave, Edge of Sanity still released some quality material in the early-'90s, before fading into mediocrity and then obscurity.
The band's third studio effort, The Spectral Sorrows, was released in November and may be the true highlight of their discography. This album eluded me for quite some time, not that I put that much effort into finding it. I had obtained the first Edge of Sanity album, Nothing But Death Remains, back in high school but it failed to make a great impression on me.
It was a solid offering of old school death metal, yet it did not seem to draw me well enough to warrant seeking out more.
The latter was, by far, the more impressive of the two and managed to spend a lot of time in my stereo, alongside Necrophobic's The Nocturnal Silence. Rather than the flimsy jobs given to Marduk and Dark Funeral, among others, this album has a strong production that suits the music quite well.
It is odd to think that only two years separate this from the first record, as the sound quality has vastly improved. There are no random drops in volume and the instruments are quite clear and easy to follow, without being overdone and sterile. The guitar tone is fairly thick and heavy, capable of crushing your skull right in. The drums are a little lower in the mix than one might expect, at times, but this is a good thing and only serves to place more emphasis on the guitar riffs.
The production also worked well to connect each song, remaining consistent enough for the varying material to be tied together, so to speak.
As for the songwriting, itself, there is a lot of variation present on The Spectral Sorrows. There is a solid foundation of old school death metal; however, Dan had worked with so many different bands that he was clearly becoming bored and it shows on this record. Though the core remains the same, this album is much more melodic than its predecessors, which can be heard in nearly every song.
In most cases, this has to do with the guitar melodies, such as the tremolo riffs in "Darkday" and "The Masque". Even songs that seem more traditional and primitive progress to become more introspective and involved, such as the way "Livin' Hell" slows down and features riffs that are more akin to doom than death metal. Not bad by all means… but hardly spectacular when compared to the more melodic and progressive numbers that appear on The Spectral Sorrows.
While The Spectral Sorrows is obviously full of splendid guitar riffs, compositions also benefit from the occasional help of keys and guitar leads. The Spectral Sorrows might not be an ideal gateway record as far as Swedish death metal goes, but it should probably please who are already familiar with the Swedish essentials and yearn for something somewhat similar in style yet differently executed.Jesus Cries. Edge Of Sanity. From the Album The Spectral Sorrows December 13, $ Get a special offer and listen to over 60 million songs, anywhere with Amazon Music Unlimited. Get a special offer and listen to over 60 million songs, anywhere with Amazon Music Unlimited. Renews automatically.