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ROAD SALT ONE

Pain Of Salvation

 

Progressive Metal

3.39 | 357 ratings

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DeKay
4 stars What is progressive music about? Who can blame this band for changing style? If someone can't see metal in "Road Salt One" is one thing, but prog is not absent here. The song structure is different, much more simple and straight-forward, but the bright ideas and the flexibility of Pain of Salvation are present in most songs.

The sentimental singing of Daniel Gildenl÷w is in a more leading role. Most of the songs are written on the voice of the band's leader and how could this have a bad result? "Road Salt" is a great piece, "Sisters" includes japanese musical elements, "Linoleum" is one of the best prog rock songs I've heard this year, "Tell Me You Don't Know" is a slow blues, "No Way" is extroversive and funny (or not).

The keyboards of Fredrik Hermansson are reminiscent of 70's progrock, as well as the front cover. However, I have to admit that Leo Margarit is not Johan Langell and this may limit the band's future ambitions, unless it won't be necessary. Time will tell...

Favourite tracks: "Sisters", "Linoleum", "Salt One".

DeKay | 4/5 |

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