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Pain Of Salvation


Progressive Metal

4.24 | 1206 ratings

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4 stars Listen to it on a really sad day: 8/10

Aside from excitement, boredom, enjoyment, or nostalgia, I have never had felt anything while listening to music. For the first time, though, REMEDY LANE's sheer pessimism and darkness touched my heart and changed this hitherto paradigm. I still remember my experience with it: I felt morose for the rest of the day. Never it happened: never music was able to evoke such intense (and dark) emotions to me. The anguish from a year ago feels as vivid and intense as from yesterday. The music is gloomy although nothing too profoundly, but the lyrics, good lord, it feels like staring into an abyss, as its darkness sluggishly and intensely injects grief and anguish in your mind. Maybe its efficiency in being emotionally provocative have something to do with its introspective and truthful nature, being frontman Daniel Gildenlow's "biography" and also viewpoint on several horrible things that happened in his life. Lyrically and conceptually, the album is a devastating - and touching - masterpiece, although musically it is rather lackluster. I can't seem to find material for replayability, mostly because if you listen to this out of context it'll lose its potency. Nonetheless, HIGHLY recommendable. An excellent and highly memorable album. In the end, that's the point of music: to provoke something. And REMEDY LANE does it so masterfully.

Luqueasaur | 4/5 |


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