Crimson II

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Crimson II
EdgeOfSanity CrimsonII.jpg
Studio album by Edge of Sanity
Released August 26, 2003 (2003-08-26)
Recorded May – July 2003
Genre Progressive death metal, melodic death metal
Length 43:00
Label Black Mark
Producer Dan Swanö
Edge of Sanity chronology
Crimson II
When All Is Said
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars[1]

Crimson II is the eighth and final full-length studio album by Swedish death metal band Edge of Sanity. The album continues the story first heard on the album Crimson (1996).[citation needed]

The album, released to positive reviews,[citation needed] was dedicated to the memory of Chuck Schuldiner.[citation needed] It is the only Edge of Sanity release that does not feature Andreas Axelsson or the rest of the original lineup. Instead, it features contributions from guest musicians Mike Wead, Jonas Granvik, and brothers Roger and Simon Johannson.

The album was remixed and slightly edited for the compilation When All Is Said (2006).

Track listing[edit]

All lyrics written by Clive Nolan, all music composed by Dan Swanö.

No. Title Length
1. "Crimson II"   43:00
Total length:

Although the album consists of one 43-minute-long song, it really is split up into 9 movements.

  • I – The Forbidden Words – 1:40
  • II – Incantation – 6:00
  • III – Passage of Time – 9:51
  • IV – The Silent Threat – 3:20
  • V – Achilles Heel – 2:27
  • VI – Covenant of Souls – 7:31
  • VII – Face to Face – 3:27
  • VIII – Disintegration – 3:18
  • IX – Aftermath – 5:26


  • Roger Johansson − lead vocals
  • Jonas Granvik − backing vocals
  • Mike Wead − lead guitar, engineering
  • Simon Johansson − lead guitar