Edge of Sanity was one of the few bands alongside Opeth, to fuse melodic death metal with progressive rock. With Dano Swano on vocals, Andreas Axelsson and Sami Nerberg on guitars, Anders Lindberg on bass, and Benny Larsson on drums, Edge of Sanity know's how to rock the house! They went They released their first debut album, Nothing but Death Remains in 1991, which asserted them as a solid death-metal band. They came out with a few more albums and swiched things up a bit, experimenting with their style. These bad boys began drifting away from their roots and by 1996's Crimson, their sixth album, which was actually a concept album consisting of a single 40 minute track themed in a post apocalyptic world where mankind could no longer breed. They realized what bad asses they were and began recording all out hardcore progressive metal! This drifting from the band's roots was also seen by many as a decline in their quality. After 1997's Infernal, Dano Swano left the band and was seen as proof of this decline. Although he was replaced, and Edge of Sanity mustered up one more album named Cryptic that same year, they called it quits and split up in 2003. Swano revived Edge of Sanity as a one man band and with some new session musicians, he recorded Crimson II. Immediately after he re-dissolved it and it was believed for many that Edge of Sanity would never return.
Despite not being so popular among it's diehard fans, Edge of Sanity's fusion of melodic death metal and progressive rock was a very successful feature. Beside their Swedish counterparts Opeth, they were the first band to accomplish such a unique fusion. Edge of Sanity also released 8 albums in a very short time, something very impressive considering most bands leave 2 or more years in between their albums.