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12:5

Pain Of Salvation

 

Progressive Metal

4.41 | 325 ratings

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MadcapLaughs84
5 stars 5:5

I'm not so into Pain of Salvation's music, I've already heard three of their studio albums and I enjoyed some tracks, but not too much, but I have to admit this is one of the most amazing Live Albums I've ever heard.

The album is totally acoustic and it has some kind of divisions: The Brickwork, Pt. 1, followed by some Pain of Salvation classics such as "Undertow" and "Chainsling", and returning to the second and last part of The Brickwork. So, I'm going to review the album in these three fragments.

Generally, the album has an excellent vocal effort by Daniel Gildenl÷w and the choruses that background his excellent vocal color are the perfect couple, they sound like they've been done in a Studio.

In "Genesis" (First Section), Pain Of Salvation shows their creativity, showing an excellent performance and execution of the acoustic instruments. They also have a mix of gipsy rhythms that fit perfectly with the album's goal. The atmosphere created by Fredrik Hermansson with his keyboard playing takes to a comfort zone to relax and then the voice of Daniel makes the rest

"Genesister" (Second Part) follow the Gipsy Flamenco Style, the arrangements made for the previously released tracks are awesome. "Chainsling" is the one that stands out of the crowd, the nuances added are excellent.

"Genesinister" (Third Part) the album has its climatic point since the beginning to the last note. It starts a little bit faster. The instrumental passages have a beautiful sound, the mix of the keyboard and the guitar in a very symphonic way make of this part the most interesting progressively speaking.

This album is an excellent addition to any progressive collection, definitely Pain of Salvation put all their talent and creativity in this album and it shows the maturity they have achieved through the years. The fact of releasing new stuff in a Live Album makes this a masterpiece.

MadcapLaughs84 | 5/5 |

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