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Pain Of Salvation


Progressive Metal

4.23 | 1218 ratings

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5 stars I was skeptical when my friend first told me I needed to listen to this album because I was not a huge fan of progressive metal and I knew Pain of Salvation would be heavier than most of the music I liked. I was surprised then, when I fell in love with this album and spent the next few days listening to it over and over. Unlike many prog metal albums in the past, I liked it because of its heaviness and not despite it. Remedy Lane tells a powerful emotional story that in some parts is autobiographical for Daniel Gildenlow.

This is the most emotional album I have, both musically and lyrically. The best song in my opinion is A Trace of Blood, a song about Gildenlow's wife's miscarriage. He has an amazing ability to make the listener feel his emotions and this song has brought me to tears. Musicaly this album is intersting and progressive, but the highlight for me has to be the emotional factor. Sit and listen to this album with no distractions and listen to the words and you would have to have a heart of steel not to feel affected by it. Do not take this to mean you will just sit feeling depressed the whole time, it is an amazing emotional ride featuring many complex feelings. To be honest, I was fairly indifferent to this album after the first listen, but once I sat and gave my full attention to pain of salvation I was hooked. This is must-listen for any prog metal fan and even if you arent a big metal fan (like myself) I strongly recommend you give it a shot. It is a masterpiece of progressive metal.

rpe9p | 5/5 |


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