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SCARSICK

Pain Of Salvation

 

Progressive Metal

3.21 | 624 ratings

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Behemoth
4 stars I think the main problem is that Scarsick shouldn't be considered as it is itself, but concept- bound and transitional. I think that what Daniel was trying to do is tieing this second part of TPE to both the previous one, and to its own specific themes. If the character has to denounce something, he has to do it in the target's own ways. Therefore he raps to those "trapped in the mould of the rap" or he creates a disco beat for the disco queen. And in my humble opinion it worked quite well, because this is not only done greatly in terms of actual quality, but also because it gives Daniel a wider range of things to talk about, since using the same lyrics or simply same topics with a metal song or PoS song (do PoS style even exist after all?), even if it's typical PoS style music, would not have been as effective, I'd say. My prediction, though, is that this is transitional, since it's hard to believe that TPE won't have a third episode, at least not after witnessing to Enter Rain's "incomplete" feeling (the song itself seems to be about to take off, but this never happens) and the same song's ending sounds. I say let's wait for the third instalment and a lot of people will start to re-evaluate this very Scarsick, under a new light, perhaps.
Behemoth | 4/5 |

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