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LINOLEUM

Pain Of Salvation

 

Progressive Metal

3.29 | 93 ratings

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peccatum
3 stars Pain of Salvation is my favorite Progressive Metal band, and I expected very much this EP. After the Scarsick album, I realy would like to know what would lay ahead. This EP is interesting and has good songs, but don't expect so much. "Linoleum" opens this EP with interesting passages, the second half is very good and has a retro atmosphere. Fortunately the scream vocals are very rapidly. I think "Mortar Grind" is the most similar to Scarsick songs, and is the poorest music on this EP, although it's a good song. The song has a dark atmosphere, but the chorus is a problem for me because I think it's very cliche, and there are also lots of distorted vocals. "If you await" is a more diferent music and serves as a prelude for the next and best song on this EP, "Gone". "Gone" is a very good song, with variable elements and moments, but I highlight the great interpretation of Gildenl÷w, although I feel uncomfortable with the vocals on the chorus. The next song is a joke, and I disconsidered that. The last song is a Scorpion's cover. "Yellow Raven" is a good music, and has a good interpretation of PoS, ending the EP in a satisfactory maner, in my view. Besides the EP has good songs, and a good interpretation of Gildenl÷w on "Gone", this EP is no big deal. So, I think that three stars are the best for PA website.
peccatum | 3/5 |

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