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Purgatory Afterglow

TypeStudio Full-length
GenresProgressive Death Metal, Melodic Death Metal
LabelsBlack Mark Production
Ranked#56 for 1994 , #2,826 all-time
Reviews :  1
Comments :  6
Total votes :  7
Rating :  83.3 / 100
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Submitted by level Eagles (2005-10-04)
Last modified by level Besi Karat (2013-11-01)
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Purgatory Afterglow Information

Track listing (Songs)

2.Of Darksome Origin5:02801
5.Black Tears3:1591.73
7.Velvet Dreams7:10751
8.Enter Chaos2:24751
9.The Sinner and the Sadness3:06751
10.Song of Sirens2:3382.52

Line-up (members)

  • Dan Swanö : Vocals, Keyboards, Guitars, Acoustic Guitar
  • Sami Nerberg : Guitars
  • Dread : Guitars, Backing Vocals
  • Anders Lindberg : Bass
  • Benny Larsson : Drums
Produced by Edge of Sanity
Recorded and mixed in Unisound, Sweden in July 1994
Photography: Fiction Photos
Layout & typography: The Graphic Beat, Berlin

"...to the memory of Kurt Cobain"

Two version of this CD exist:
with mirror like disc and black letters
with black disc and gold letters (USA edition distributed by Cargo Records)
The Japanese version has two bonus tracks from the "Until Eternity Ends" MCD:

11. Until Eternity Ends
12. Eternal Eclipse

Also released on tape by Morbid Noizz Productions (031).

Originally Edge of Sanity wanted to release two separate EP's: ''Purgatory''; the more traditional death metal oriented songs & ''Afterglow''; the experimental/hard rock songs. However Black Mark warned them it would be a huge financial & career risk so the band opted to release all of the material together as a full length.

Re-released by Black Mark Production in 2011 on orange vinyl.

Purgatory Afterglow Reviews

Reviewer :  level   (78/100)
Date : 
영세적인 퀄리티를 지녔던 1991년의 데뷔작 Nothing But Death Remains 이후 꾸준한 업그레이드를 보여주던 Edge Of Sanity가 드디어 일을 내고야 만 정규 4집음반 Purgatory Afterglow 이다. Death Metal에서 보여줄 수 있는 멜로디의 묘미와 짜임새있는 구성의 맛을 확인시켜주었다. 데뷔시절부터 지속적으로 Black Mark의 지원사격을 받아온 Edge Of Sanity의 실력이 일취월장하였음을 느낄 수 있는데, 탄탄한 연주력을 바탕으로 한 박력있는 리프전개와 프로그레시브적인 구성으로 대그룹으로 올라섰다. 귀에 착 감귀는 멜로디를 지닌 Twilight 같은 곡에서 Melodic Death Metal의 번성을 예고하였다면 조금 과장된 표현일까.

Best Track  :  Twilight , Elegy

Purgatory Afterglow Comments

level   (75/100)
Twilight,Black Tears 등의 멜로딕데스메탈씬에 길이남을 명곡들이 수록되어 있다.
level   (95/100)
댄 스와노는 천재 맞다
level   (90/100)
멜로딕 데스 메탈의 중요한 이정표 중 하나
level   (80/100)
이후 멜데쓰에 지대한 영향을 끼친 앨범이 아닐까 싶다. 들어보면 그 비범함을 어렵지 않게 느낄수 있다.
level   (90/100)
level   (75/100)
black tears에서 놀랐다. 왜 클린보컬이?? 물론 수준높은 멜데스~

Edge of Sanity Discography

Album titleTypeRelease dateRatingVotesReviews
preview Studio 72.5 21
preview Studio 87.4 73
preview Studio 88.3 32
preview EP - 00
preview Studio 83.3 71
preview Studio 92.8 253
preview Studio 80 10
preview Studio - 00
preview Studio 82.8 80
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