The Spectral Sorrows

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The Spectral Sorrows
Studio album by Edge of Sanity
Released November 1993
Recorded July–August 1993 at Unisound Recordings
Genre Death metal, melodic death metal
Length 54:02
Label Black Mark
Producer Dan Swanö
Edge of Sanity
Edge of Sanity chronology
Unorthodox
(1992)
The Spectral Sorrows
(1993)
Until Eternity Ends
(1994)
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The Spectral Sorrows is the third full-length studio album by the Swedish death metal band, Edge of Sanity, recorded by Börje Forsberg in July–August 1993 and released by Black Mark Productions in 1993. Unfortunately, the bassist Anders Lindberg could not record the album due to mandatory military service. This album begins Edge of Sanity's progression from pure death metal to a more progressive and melodic sound. For instance, clean vocals and melodic passages are now more prominent in the band's music with one track, "Sacrificed", being sung entirely in clean vocals, in a track which exemplifies more of a goth rock direction. The album is still mostly rooted in death metal, however.

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Length
1. "The Spectral Sorrows" (instrumental) 1:44
2. "Darkday"   4:28
3. "Livin' Hell"   4:19
4. "Lost"   4:35
5. "The Masque"   6:38
6. "Blood of My Enemies" (Manowar Cover) 3:29
7. "Jesus Cries"   4:49
8. "Across the Fields of Forever"   6:07
9. "On the Other Side"   5:43
10. "Sacrificed"   3:51
11. "Waiting to Die"   3:11
12. "Feedin' the Charlatan"   2:45
13. "A Serenade for the Dead" (instrumental) 2:23
Total length:
54:02

Personnel[edit]

Edge of Sanity
  • Dan Swanö - Vocals, Piano, Guitars
  • Benny Larsson - Drums, Percussion
  • Sami Nerberg - Guitars
  • Andreas Axelsson - Guitars, Bass, Vocals (on 12)
Production
  • Dan Swanö - Engineering
  • Åsa Jonsén - Photography
  • Dan Seagrave - Artwork
  • Peter in de Betou - Mastering
  • Börje Forsberg - Executive producer
  • Maren Lotz - Layout, Graphics