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Pain Of Salvation


Progressive Metal

3.92 | 548 ratings

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3 stars This sophomore album starts more stereotypically like a progressive metal band.

The second track has the voice is so versatile and incredible flexible from conveying angry and tender feelings. The keyboards and rhythm section remind me of Dream Theater. "New Year's Eve" has a killer riff with rhythm changes, while "Handful of nothing" is the closest to heavy metal that the band has written until that point. "Home" has 75% of the song quite many mellow passages to be balanced by speedy drumming during the guitar leads. Digital piano decorates the song towards the end. "Black Hills" has a fantastic instrumental 2 minute section with killer guitar and semi-oriental chords. "Inside Out" looks promising at first sight, however, brings a motive that could be heard in another song already and the last 4 minutes are composed of silence and some demo-sounding section. Recommended to all fans of the band, however the band hasn't bring much new with this effort.

sgtpepper | 3/5 |


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