Unorthodox (album)

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Studio album by Edge of Sanity
Released July 8, 1992
Recorded December 1991-January 1992
Genre Death metal
Length 57:35
61:16 (bonus track)
Label Black Mark
Producer Tomas Skogsberg
Edge of Sanity chronology
Nothing But Death Remains
The Spectral Sorrows
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars[1]

Unorthodox is the second full-length studio album by the Swedish death metal band Edge of Sanity. It was recorded in between December 1991 and January 1992 with Tomas Skogsberg and released by Black Mark Records on July 8, 1992. Dan Swanö has claimed that this is his favorite Edge of Sanity album, and even went as far as to call it "perfect". Though primarily death metal, some tracks on this album foreshadow the shift to more melodic sounds which would take shape on 1993's "The Spectral Sorrows". This is also the first Edge of Sanity album (and arguably the first death metal album) to feature clean vocals, which appear briefly in the track "Enigma".

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "The Unorthodox" Andreas 0:38
2. "Enigma
  • I: The Blessing
  • II: Celestial Dissension
  • III: The Loss of Hallowed Life"
Andreas "Dread" Axelsson, Sami Nerberg, Dan Swanö 7:06
3. "Incipience to the Butchery" Nerberg, Swanö 2:00
4. "In the Veins / Darker Than Black" Axelsson, Nerberg, Swanö 4:42
5. "Everlasting (Epidemic Reign Part III)" Axelsson, Swanö 5:34
6. "After Afterlife" Sami Nerberg, Swanö 4:37
7. "Beyond the Unknown" Axelsson, Nerberg, Swanö 3:51
8. "Nocturnal" Axelsson, Nerberg, Swanö 5:36
9. "A Curfew for the Damned (...Blind Belief)" Axelsson, Nerberg, Swanö 4:31
10. "Cold Sun (Epidemic Reign Part IV)" Nerberg, Swanö 2:54
11. "The Day of Maturity" Axelsson 3:45
12. "Requiscon by Pace" (Instrumental)   1:24
13. "Dead But Dreaming" Axelsson, Nerberg, Swanö 4:04
14. "When All Is Said" Pellow, Swanö 6:53
15. "Human Aberration" (Japanese Bonus Track) Edge of Sanity 3:41
Total length: 61:16


Edge of Sanity
Guest musicians
  • Mattias Axelsson - Photography
  • Bart Meganck - Cover art
  • Lasse Hoile - Logo art
  • Gunnar Swanö - Logo art
  • Boss - Executive producer
  • Rex Gisslén - Engineering, Mixing
  • Dread - Logo art concept
  • Dan Swanö - Mixing
  • Dogger Tralce - Drawing