Edge Of Sanity - Purgatory Afterglow


8.6 | 271 votes |
Release date: 1 October 1994
Style: Progressive death metal

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01. Twilight
02. Of Darksome Origin
03. Blood Colored
04. Silent
05. Black Tears
06. Elegy
07. Velvet Dreams
08. Enter Chaos
09. The Sinner And The Sadness
10. Song Of Sirens
11. Until Eternity Ends [Japanese bonus]
12. Eternal Eclipse [Japanese bonus]

Top 20 albums of 1994: 14

Line-up
Dan Erland Swanö - vocals, guitars, keyboards
Andreas "Dread" Axelsson - guitars, vocals
Sami Nerberg - guitars, vocals
Anders Lindberg - bass
Benny "Winter" Larsson - drums

Additional info
Produced by Edge Of Sanity.
Executive producer: Börje Forsberg.
Recorded and mixed in Unisound, Sweden by Dan Swanö in July 1994.
Mastering: Peter In De Betou.

Photography: Åsa Jonsén/Fiction Photos.
Artwork: Necrolord.
Layout & typography: The Graphic Beat, Berlin.

"...to the memory of Kurt Cobain"

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Comments: 19   Visited by: 511 users
30.10.2010 - 22:52
Yugosaki
Can someone review this please?
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05.03.2012 - 20:58
Rating: 9
Korah
The only Edge of Sanity album that can look the Crimson brothers in the eyes (for one second).
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18.10.2012 - 23:42
Illog1cal
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The Iron Maiden of death metal. Epic melodies, grandiose songs.
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25.11.2012 - 23:23
Rating: 8
Dentura
Shadow King
Written by Guest on 18.10.2012 at 23:42

The Iron Maiden of death metal. Epic melodies, grandiose songs.


Dan Swanö actually sort of looks like Bruce Dickinson in a few photos too!
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...And so death to the falsity of thy former rulers. Thy kingdom of "heaven" burns in a field of fire, and Dentura is the one true God thou must yield thy hearts and souls to in absolute submission. It is his ultimate decree and will unto thee..
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28.12.2012 - 08:13
Rating: 8
Dentura
Shadow King
This is a great album, I sort of prefer Crimson more, but this album has so many damn awesome songs. Dan is the man.
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...And so death to the falsity of thy former rulers. Thy kingdom of "heaven" burns in a field of fire, and Dentura is the one true God thou must yield thy hearts and souls to in absolute submission. It is his ultimate decree and will unto thee..
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11.02.2013 - 23:44
Rating: 9
Dead Eternity
Who is the guy that sings Song Of Sirens? It sounds A LOT like Max Cavalera!
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19.08.2013 - 17:29
Rating: 9
NocturnalStalker
Metal Addict
My favourite melodic/progressive death metal album of all time. Along with Crimson, for sure, but Crimson sounds more consistent while Purgatory Afterglow sounds more diverse.

Written by Dead Eternity on 11.02.2013 at 23:44

Who is the guy that sings Song Of Sirens? It sounds A LOT like Max Cavalera!


The album booklet says that vocals were recorded by Sami Nerberg and Dread.
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"And we are not who we think we are
We are who we're afraid to be"
- Lux Occulta "The Opening of Eleventh Sephirah"
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31.08.2013 - 20:12
Rating: 9
Dead Eternity
Written by NocturnalStalker on 19.08.2013 at 17:29

My favourite melodic/progressive death metal album of all time. Along with Crimson, for sure, but Crimson sounds more consistent while Purgatory Afterglow sounds more diverse.

Written by Dead Eternity on 11.02.2013 at 23:44

Who is the guy that sings Song Of Sirens? It sounds A LOT like Max Cavalera!


The album booklet says that vocals were recorded by Sami Nerberg and Dread.

Thanks for the info.
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01.09.2013 - 05:34
Rating: 9
NocturnalStalker
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Written by Dead Eternity on 31.08.2013 at 20:12

Thanks for the info.


You're always welcome.
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"And we are not who we think we are
We are who we're afraid to be"
- Lux Occulta "The Opening of Eleventh Sephirah"
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23.06.2014 - 15:28
Rating: 10
andj
For me one of the best metal album ever, still wondering why nobody did review, generaly i like it more then Crimson . Still remember Times when EOS, Cemetary, Sentenced, Amorphis, Anathema , The Gathering, Paradise Lost and Tiamat with genial WILDHONEY ruled the world between 1992 - 1996 !
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23.06.2014 - 19:25
Lit.
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Written by andj on 23.06.2014 at 15:28

Still remember Times when EOS, Cemetary, Sentenced, Amorphis, Anathema , The Gathering, Paradise Lost and Tiamat with genial WILDHONEY ruled the world between 1992 - 1996 !

I sure don't.
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24.06.2014 - 18:05
Rating: 10
andj
Lit man this is the profit of being born in 1977 i am really proud to buy freshly recorded and reviewed longplays in early 90's, i will create my list of favourite probably will be interested for you.
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24.06.2014 - 22:06
!J.O.O.E.!
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Not a particularly special album in their discog imo. Suffers very much from the fact the first couple of songs are great but plummets rapidly after. Generally not a good sounding album either I don't think.
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25.06.2014 - 02:09
Lit.
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Written by andj on 24.06.2014 at 18:05

Lit man this is the profit of being born in 1977 i am really proud to buy freshly recorded and reviewed longplays in early 90's, i will create my list of favourite probably will be interested for you.

Tempting, but I'd have to decline. I don't care for... any of those bands, really, sans Edge Of Sanity. I mean it in terms of not remembering those bands you listed "ruling the world between 1992-1996." What dimension are you living in that those bands were suddenly popular?
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25.06.2014 - 15:00
Rating: 10
andj
Lit i checked you profile and understand that you are from US and mostly you are interesting in your region so european market can be a little bit wild for you Trust me that in Europe this bands had more respect than Rob Zombie, W.A.S.P., or Queensrÿche
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25.06.2014 - 19:45
Lit.
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Written by andj on 25.06.2014 at 15:00

Trust me that in Europe this bands had more respect than Rob Zombie, W.A.S.P., or Queensrÿche

While I still find that incredibly difficult to believe, I don't live in Europe so I really couldn't care less.
Here in the greatest country on earth, they were barely recognized then and they're only recognized by the trve metalheads now. Deservedly so in some cases. The above mentioned bands are much more respected than most Eurodeath. So stop being a know-it-all, know-it-all.
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25.06.2014 - 20:11
Rating: 10
andj
Peace man !
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13.02.2015 - 08:00
Joe Zombie
This has got to be my favorite death metal album. I don't have a single criticism. The riffs, vocals, songwriting, lyrics, the eerie ambient bits, etc. What a masterpiece. Truly a hallmark of the genre.
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19.03.2017 - 00:28
Rating: 8
anathema_1977
Written by andj on 23.06.2014 at 15:28

Still remember Times when EOS, Cemetary, Sentenced, Amorphis, Anathema , The Gathering, Paradise Lost and Tiamat with genial WILDHONEY ruled the world between 1992 - 1996 !

+1
And you are right, thats really the merits of being a 1977 vintage.
Also have to lol at the comments that followed from "the greatest country on earth" in terms of "incredibly difficult to believe" that the mentioned Doom/Gothic/Death bands that all originated in Europe have been widely recognised in the European metal scene back in the mid nighties. Man, this clearly was the case, I have eye-(and ear-)witnessed it.

Regarding the album at stake here: It is their second best for me (by far). In fact, next to their masterpiece, this is the only decent album EOS have ever produced. It comprises all-time death metal classics, such as Black tears (man, we adored this song back in the nighties) and Twilight. That said it sadly also contains several pretty bad songs.
Scores around 8.4 after all for me.
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