Customer Review

4.0 out of 5 stars Stepping forward in big strides., 5 April 2014
By 
Verified Purchase(What is this?)
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.
Help other customers find the most helpful reviews 
Was this review helpful to you? Yes No

Be the first person to comment on this review.

[Add comment]
Post a comment
To insert a product link use the format: [[ASIN:ASIN product-title]] (What's this?)
Amazon will display this name with all your submissions, including reviews and discussion posts. (Learn more)
Name:
Badge:
This badge will be assigned to you and will appear along with your name.
There was an error. Please try again.
Please see the full guidelines ">here.

Official Comment

As a representative of this product you can post one Official Comment on this review. It will appear immediately below the review wherever it is displayed.   Learn more
The following name and badge will be shown with this comment:
 (edit name)
After clicking on the Post button you will be asked to create your public name, which will be shown with all your contributions.

Is this your product?

If you are the author, artist, manufacturer or an official representative of this product, you can post an Official Comment on this review. It will appear immediately below the review wherever it is displayed.  Learn more
Otherwise, you can still post a regular comment on this review.

Is this your product?

If you are the author, artist, manufacturer or an official representative of this product, you can post an Official Comment on this review. It will appear immediately below the review wherever it is displayed.   Learn more
 
System timed out

We were unable to verify whether you represent the product. Please try again later, or retry now. Otherwise you can post a regular comment.

Since you previously posted an Official Comment, this comment will appear in the comment section below. You also have the option to edit your Official Comment.   Learn more
The maximum number of Official Comments have been posted. This comment will appear in the comment section below.   Learn more
Prompts for sign-in
 


Review Details

Item

4.5 out of 5 stars (2 customer reviews)
5 star:
 (1)
4 star:
 (1)
3 star:    (0)
2 star:    (0)
1 star:    (0)
 
 
 
Add to basket Add to wishlist
Reviewer


Location: UK

Top Reviewer Ranking: 1,881