The Spectral Sorrows

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The Spectral Sorrows
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Studio album by Edge of Sanity
Released November 1993
Recorded July–August 1993 at Unisound Recordings
Genre Melodic death metal, progressive death metal
Length 54:02
Label Black Mark
Producer Dan Swanö
Edge of Sanity
Edge of Sanity chronology
Unorthodox
(1992)Unorthodox1992
The Spectral Sorrows
(1993)
Until Eternity Ends
(1994)Until Eternity Ends1994
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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 Production 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 death metal sound, with a greater focus on clean vocals than the album's predecessor. One example of this progression is the track "Sacrificed", which shows the band abandoning metal completely in favor of a cleanly-sung goth rock style.


Track listing[edit]

No. Title Length
1. "The Spectral Sorrows" (instrumental) 1:44
2. "Darkday" 4:28
3. "Living 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. "Feeding 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