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ROAD SALT ONE

Pain Of Salvation

 

Progressive Metal

3.34 | 473 ratings

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Aldebaran_Well
4 stars There have always been contradictions between metal fans through the years about the major sound changes of some bands. This is very reasonable if you are a die-hard metaller but..it doesn't make sense for a prog fan to be negative in ''changes''. POS have created some prog masterpieces during the last 13 years that always had to do with heavy riffs, dark atmospheres and complexity. Some realized in 2007's Scarsick the band's tendency to simplify its structures. Therefore, Road Salt one,yes,has major changes but no shocking ones. Surely,there is no complexity at all but a wider and deeper 70's feeling, mainly influenced by late Beatles and Queen. Any musician can understand that POS members have decided to approach their music into a much more organic and analogue way, with fuzzed guitars, killer Rhodes pianos and dry drums,adding a new dimension to their material than their digital, overdubbed past. And what about the songs?The songs are beautiful! You can hear everything, rock n' roll, bluesy tones, soundtrack and gospel influences, even musical themes! And just when you think that the songs are a bit lighter than they should, there are dramatic epics like ''Sisters'' (one of their best songs ever) in the well known POS tradition. I strongly recommend this to everyone who likes 70's oriented music as a whole and I steadily believe that POS will never release a bad album.I will be shocked if they ever do so.Definetely 4 stars!
Aldebaran_Well | 4/5 |

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