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This review is from: Unorthodox (Audio CD)
Unorthodox is the second album from Edge of sanity and it was released in 1992. Coming out in the peak years of the extreme metal genre, the band were able to compile a rather lanquished and versatile death metal album. Unlike their future albums, this CD is more-or-less straight down the line death metal, characterised by a nice imprint of the swedish death metal sound. So whilst a little short of the classic EOS stuff there is still a huge amount of enjoyment to be found.
The first thing that strikes the listener when picking up the CD:- is the fabulous and really thoughtful artwork. (Reminicent of some of the best artworks of the legendary Dan Seagrave); and then there's the 14 strong tracklisting. Most of which are brief and short to an extended highlight, and that is probably for the best as progressive tendancies mostly take the back seat in these compilements. Still this is still a great EOS album. Dan Swano's vocals are gutteral and the album ihas a doom, dark and eerie feel to it.
There are some enlightening moments and some cool riffs here and there, "Unorthodox" is ultimately a great CD as it was far better than the debut album but a little short off the map compared to their more immediate follow up discs which began to show the band working with other experiemental lines and sub-genres. Melodic progressive death metal, in my opinion suited the band in the best -est way, but this album is still certainly a must hear and have album for both old school nuts and EOS fans a-like. 8/10.