1993. The Spectral Sorrows
is the third album by band, Edge of Sanity, recorded by Bِrje Forsberg in July–August, the bassist Anders Lindberg could not record the album due to mandatory military service.
This album begins Edge of Sanity’s progression from pure death metal to a more progressive and melodic sound. For instance, clean vocals and melodic passages are now more prominent in the band’s music with one track, “Sacrificed”, being sung entirely in clean vocals, in a track which exemplifies more of a goth rock direction. The album is still mostly rooted in death metal, however.
The guitars on this album play an almost solely rhythmic role; there is very little soloing or guitar trickery used throughout. However, a wide range of techniques are used in the riffing, from tremolo picking to huge palm muted sections that challenge the listener not to turn the volume up to max and break things.Swano’s hoarse death shout is still powerful as the last two albums but feels more controlled and audible.
Dan Swanِ Benny Larsson Sami Nerberg Andreas Axelsson