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Release date: 26 August 2003
Style: Progressive death metal

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01. Crimson II
    1 - I - The Forbidden Words
    2 - II - Incantation
    3 - III - Passage Of Time
    4 - IV - The Silent Threat
    5 - V - Achilles Heel
    6 - VI - Covenant Of Souls
    7 - VII - Face To Face
    8 - VIII - Disintegration
    9 - IX - Aftermath

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Produced by Dan Swanö
Executive produced: Börje Forsberg
Written, recorded and mixed by Dan Swanö at "The Room" May-July 2003
Drums recorded at "The Store" (special thanks to Ulgnor)
Vocals recorded at "The Office" (special thanks to Perry)
Lead guitars written and recorded by Mike and Simon.
Cover artwork by Kristian Wåhlin.

This album is dedicated to the memory of Chuck Schuldiner and Lillänga.

Staff review by
Undercraft

Rating:
9.5
Dan Swanö returns with his dreadful crimson queen, and of course, Edge Of Sanity , don't think this is a Edge Of Sanity reunion, because is not, no past members are involved in this project, and practically all instruments and vocals duties are handled by Mr. Swanö.
This time the setting is a little less wider, is a convent, were a nun reads the unholy book that can freed the evil queen from her sleep, and once again, make the world bow to her.

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dodstink - 12.08.2010 at 23:31  
  Some songs of this album are still fast and well-structured
BaneConall - 19.07.2011 at 00:16  
Rating: 9 This album is an absolute masterpiece along with Crimson
dark.scream - 29.02.2012 at 11:04  
Rating: 10 Seriously dan swano is god...his solo project is amazing and this leaves me speechless..:')
Korah - 05.03.2012 at 20:56  
  A masterpiece again. I prefer the first concept, with 1 unique song, than 45 songs over, but this is still really great !
( invisible ) - 20.03.2012 at 18:04  
  In fact, not many people really owned Crimson II, as they thought Crimson I has reached the peak and Crimson II was just another commercial option. Wrong to the core, Crimson II is The Best Edge of Sanity's studio album. Crimson II rectified all the weaknesses, omissions and mistakes in Crimson I.
Crimson II (9)
Crimson I (7)
Purgatory Afterglow (6)
!J.O.O.E.! - 20.03.2012 at 19:09  
Rating: 9
Written by ( invisible ) on 20.03.2012 at 18:04

In fact, not many people really owned Crimson II, as they thought Crimson I has reached the peak and Crimson II was just another commercial option. Wrong to the core, Crimson II is The Best Edge of Sanity's studio album. Crimson II rectified all the weaknesses, omissions and mistakes in Crimson I.

I don't know anyone who thinks Crimson II was a "commercial option."

As for correcting the weaknesses, omissions and mistakes of "Crimson I" I tend not to agree there. This is clearly a more keyboard driven album (the lack thereof in "I" should never be regarded as an omission or a mistake if you ask me) and as excellent as this is it doesn't quite live up to a unified entity like "I" was.

Crimson I - 10
Crimson II - 9.5
( invisible ) - 20.03.2012 at 19:29  
 
Quote:
....This is clearly a more keyboard driven album (the lack thereof in "I" should never be regarded as an omission or a mistake if you ask me) and as excellent as this is it doesn't quite live up to a unified entity like "I" was.

Crimson I - 10
Crimson II - 9.5

What's wrong with using keyboard ? I think listening these two albums by analysing the distributions of instruments are not quite right. After all music has to be listening by heart.

Point 1 - Crimson I is a bit harse to me, the harseness is not Immortal kind of harshness, but not that comfortable kind of harshness.
Point 2 - Crimson I has a lot of "waiting slots", I expected something good happened, but I have to wait for quite a while to realize that....it bored me a lot.

May be Swano was using keyboard to rectify these two mistakes (my own opinions), I really find this album smoother. Slightly Avantgarde does no harm to the Death genre. Samael's Passage is a good example.
dark.scream - 27.05.2012 at 11:06  
Rating: 10 I so want a crimson 3...!!!
qlacs - 22.10.2012 at 16:10  
Rating: 10
Written by dark.scream on 27.05.2012 at 11:06

I so want a crimson 3...!!!

Just though about the same, II is such a masterpiece, my fav actually.
Ag Fox - 22.10.2012 at 16:55  
Rating: 9
Written by qlacs on 22.10.2012 at 16:10

Just though about the same, II is such a masterpiece, my fav actually.
me too. I thought I'm the only one to prefer II over I
LordHypnos - 23.03.2013 at 21:16  
Rating: 10 Hahahahahahahahahaha

Erik M. - 27.07.2013 at 16:39  
Rating: 9 Yep, while this isn't as good as Crimson, it remains an incredible album. Brilliant stuff.
Dentura - 21.01.2014 at 23:47  
Rating: 10 I think this is just as good as Crimson I personally. I love how both albums really seem to compliment each other, listening to the more doomy, murky, and dank first album, then going into the more melodic and upbeat successor, which still has haunting and gloomy moments of its own. If I had to nitpick, the sound of the drums seems a bit flimsy compared to those on the first (I heard they were electronic or something), and the production doesn't sound as organic. Also, I personally would have preferred it if this was just one huge track like the first and not just a bunch of little interlude pieces (never been a fan of that kind of structure), the first one flowed more smoothly that way. Regardless of that though, this is still a masterpiece.

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