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A great first album from a now-defunct Swedish death metal band,
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This review is from: Nothing But Death Remains (Audio CD)
I first came across the Swedish death metal band Edge of Sanity back in 2008 when I heard Heaven Shall Burn's cover of "Black Tears". I know this has nothing to do with Nothing But Death Remains, but the original version of "Black Tears" is on Edge of Sanity's 1994 album Purgatory Afterglow, the cover is on Heaven Shall Burn's 2008 album Iconoclast (Part One: The Final Resistance).
Anyway, back to this album, Nothing But Death Remains begins with a keyboard intro to start the opening song "Tales...." and then it all kicks off with some very good catchy riffs and melodic harmonies in the guitar work. Parts of this album remind me very much of the sort of music that bands like Opeth and Heaven Shall Burn had released, especially with the melodic death metal influences in the music. According to the Wikipedia page for Edge of Sanity, the band (who split up twice, for the first time in 1999 and for the second time in 2003) are regarded alongside Opeth as being the first to fuse extreme metal styles like death and black metal with progressive rock, which I think works very well when fused together.
Overall, Nothing But Death Remains is a very good place to start for those new to Edge of Sanity like I am at the moment. Very highly recommended.