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Pain Of Salvation


Progressive Metal

3.21 | 606 ratings

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3 stars Very Frightening indeed, and down to the core as Gildenl÷w said. I seem to have very similar opinion to Cristi on this album, sometimes I enjoy it, sometimes I haven't got the nerve for it.

In style, there is much less Pain of Salvation, and many other, Alternative styles combined like punk, rap, disco. I see they've chosen the worst package of the nowadays popular styles, but that was very concious choice! This album is really Progressive - but not in the usual way, but a in a very ironic, upside-down way. Most of the tracks are parodic in a way, and very ironic.Only Enter Rain is the one honest song, that's not filled with any politics, only emotions.

At the beginning I imagine the crows on the Octavarium folder but turned upside down and spinning round wildly. Spitfall has too much of rap, it's the low point of the album, and the same verse repeated 4 times. Kingdom of Loss picks up the main motiv of America, and is one of the better songs (in the chorus). And Enter Rain is also good as an ending, almost as good as The Perfect Element.

In conclusion the album is convincing, but it's irritating to get through it, and to take it as a whole, you have to listen to a bit of drivel at the beginning...I can't say I recommend it, so buy it if you have got the nerve!

klvin | 3/5 |


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