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12:5

Pain Of Salvation

 

Progressive Metal

4.40 | 232 ratings

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Tonny Larz
5 stars Ive always thought that PAIN OF SALVATION were a great progmetalband. And then this one arrives titled: " 12:5 " ...and ill have to say, that this is more salvation than pain!!! A live acoustic album from Gildenlow and co. Split into 3 pieces named: Genesis /Genesister /Genesinister....with undertitles example:Book 1:genesis/Brickwork,part 1..etc. The whole album (well..mostly) are acoustic renditons of earlier tracks..with some new songs and themes attached...and its ABSOLUTELY wonderful..its..dare i say it...even for NOT P.O.S freaks.....Gildenlow´s voice have never sounded more convincing or if you please more angelic than on this beautiful recording ( recorded live in "Blå salen" in - Eskilstuna,Sweden sometime in spring 2003)... totally acoustic and exuberant it is !!! You could be fooled by the excellent sound,to believe that this was a studio recording were it not for the outburst of the crowd...now and again. Pain of Salvation and indeed Daniel Gildenlow have proved to be major players in this our wonderful world of progrock/progmetal/progpop and now acoustic prog. The whole album is filled to the brim ..with wonderful themes....beautiful songs and lovely arrangements....pianomusic that fills your mind with joy. Gildenlow allready made his point as a main artist in the prog society when he participated in Transatlantic and Flower kings. What a voice...what a talent....what a charisma. In all....guys and gals....i would be much surprised if this record doesnt make it to the top 10 of prog releases in year 2004. Mark my words!!!
Tonny Larz | 5/5 |

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