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Pain Of Salvation


Progressive Metal

3.32 | 504 ratings

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3 stars Pain of Salvation: Road Salt One

Is this album progressive? That is the question. And I am not sure of the answer. It mostly feels like a cross of the Rolling Stones and Foo Fighters with some blues thrown into the mix. Thats not saying there aren't hints of the classical Pain of Salvation sound because there are, it's just hidden at times. It is a concept album in away because there seems to be a unifying theme about people moving through life which is obviously symbolized as the road that is mentioned many times throughout the course of the album, and the cross roads that all the people come to. For some reason several of the songs are about sex, which is okay. There is a nice ballad in this album called "Sisters". and there are also great, smart popish rock tunes like "Darkness Of Mine" and "Linoleum". "Where It Hurts" and "Innocence" are more like songs off of Scarsick, which I know many of Pain Of Salvation Fans didn't like but, I still found them interesting. "No Way" is probably my favorite track on this album, it is bluesy, yet there are nice rhythms. This is not a metal album and not for metal fans. It took multiple listenings to actually like or come to an understanding of this album, but now i really enjoy it. I would give this four stars but, I feel going back to the 70's style sound that it has is not a progression but a regression. Sense my favorite genre of music is Progressive Rock, Which i believe is the search for the new and interesting. Make no doubt this album is interesting, and it may be new for the band. It is not new for music in general. So therefore i gave it a 3.

kawkaw123 | 3/5 |


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