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Pain Of Salvation


Progressive Metal

4.09 | 887 ratings

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5 stars BE. When I saw the album cover, I thought it may be a masterpiece. When I read the rewiews, I thought it's likely to be a masterpiece. When I heard the first sounds with the breathtaking, I thought it must BE a masterpiece! And it is, the astonishing kind of. Very different from the former PoS albums, lots of influences, including classical music - the opening part of Deus Nova, then Pluvius, Iter Impius and Omni, which could be played in a church. With the first dialogue we enter a thinking mind, this continues after Deus Nova, which contains a population census while rather complex and irrestible riffs.(Reprise in Nihil Morari!) Then Imago comes with full pastorale tunes, flute, banjo and electronic percussion. The vocals are quite different from earlier songs, very natural.

BUT as the album goes on, I had problems: with the rap parts of Lilinum Cruentus, and especially with the long rock opera mass scene of Mr Money, which I found out-of-place and too long, but after a couple of weeks I thought these parts are just all right, and they fit. Iter Impius is a cool song that leads to the bombastic conclusion with the drums again, but now much more powerful, it's even stronger then the ending of Perfect Element. Very memorable Mr Langell! And what about the long pause and nonsense last seconds? I said that in the rewiew of OHBTCL. So, this is one of my all-time favourites, probably in the top 10.

klvin | 5/5 |


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