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Pain Of Salvation


Progressive Metal

4.23 | 1225 ratings

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5 stars I always avoid writing a review of a Pain of Salvation album because i know i can't be neutral enough for it. I really love this band, it is my favorite band ever, i am a total fan of Daniel Gildenl÷w and really really think that this is the best band in the world.

Well, even avoiding write reviews about them, i belive this album must be among the top 10 progressive albuns ever, so i will make my contribution to it.

I will not talk about every track because i don't like that way of reviewing and because this album as a conceptual album and a piece of art, must be analyzed as a whole and not in parts.

The concept of the album is kind of an analysis of the adolescence and it's social, psicological and emotional problens. Daniel Gildenl÷w treated it in a so complex, introspective and poetic way, that i can't ignore the fact that he is actually is a genius. He can show all the feelings in his lyrics through his compositions and through his unbelievable feeling in his singing. The arsenal of voices and vocal techniques that he hides inside his throat is completely unbelievable.

Besides his incredible concepting and singing, this guy can make very complex music, in a so flowing and pleasant way, which i never heard in anywhere else.

Highlights? Yes... the entire album is a highlight from the first second of "Used" 'till the very last second of "The perfect Element" (which is my favorite song). The album has no weak points, not even a defect, it is so perfect that i was afraid to review it 'till now.

Well, I don't have much more to say... but will repeat again:

Daniel Gildenl÷w is a genius in every way, Pain of Salvation is the best band I ever heard in my entire life, this album HAVE to be among the top 10 progressive albuns ever and everybody should listen to Pain of Salvation at least once, specially the ones against prog metal, this album will prove you that progressive metal deserves to be in this forum as much as symphonic prog.


Perfect... really perfect.


Benjamin_Breeg | 5/5 |


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