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THE PERFECT ELEMENT PART 1

Pain Of Salvation

 

Progressive Metal

4.26 | 900 ratings

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Progdrummer05
4 stars This would be the album that would really bring into another world of progressive metal as The Perfect Element Part 1 would be my first album from the amazing Pain of Salvation. I gotta be honest at first I wasn't sure about these guys cause my listen of POS was BE and i gotta say BE totally turned me off big time i didn't know what it was about it i mean it had some nice riffs but it just didn't grab my attention. luckily my local record store had the last copy of TPE: Pt.1 and i just couldn't let this slip through my hands since i gave there other albums a chance and decided to give them a try. WOW never before have i heard such a great combination of music. POS have been able to combine some great genres of metal, prog, thrash, goth and even rap and jazz. Not to mention the album flows so well together since it is a concept album which POS are the masters at doing. I basically could say that the concept of this album deals with a story of someone's childhood it seemed obvious to me cause of the cover but hey i could be wrong. But still this is a wonderful record with lost of great songs like the In the Flesh, Ashes, Morning On Earth, Ideoglossia, Her Voices, King of Loss, and the title tracks. Shoot almost all the songs are just grand as to me this is one of those albums you have to listen from beginning to end. And i can't forget about the amazing musicians with great riffs and solos from the twin guitar duo of Gildenlow and Hallgren, amazing rhythm section of Gildenlow and Landgren, and probably the best background keyboards i've ever heard not to mention BEAUTIFUL piano playing from Hermansson. But the one thing that makes me look forward to listening to POS is the vocals and i must say WOW where do these guys get the way they sing especially from Daniel as this guy can wail. But i have to be honest this was a very different record for me so it took some time for it to grow on me but i love this album just not as much as I love Remedy Lane but don't let that influence you cause if you want a great album with amazing vocals and harmonies, lots of crazy rhythms and time signatures, down to earth lyrics, great concept, and melodic and SHREDDING guitar soloing, then you'll find yourself at home with The Perfect Element Pt. 1.
Progdrummer05 | 4/5 |

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