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Pain Of Salvation


Progressive Metal

2.52 | 28 ratings

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2 stars Great little compilation for its time - I picked up "The Painful Chronicles" from the Greek Metal Hammer and at the time I was utterly impressed with Pain of Salvation. The 6 songs in here represent the style of their 2 first albums which is heavier and rawer than anything they have done subsequently. Saying that, Oblivion Ocean is a stunning melodic track among the rest. The tracks are generally as excellent as the respective albums (One Hour by the Concrete Lake and Entropia) and this compilation would be a great introduction for people who want to discover the early steps of PoS when they were less famous.

Saying that, I doubt you can find this easily and is rather pointless for people who already own the 2 albums. Those looking for the early stages of PoS should go for the full albums instead. A great treat at its time and works great as an EP, but sort of "surplus to requirements" now. Fans may still want to look for it in terms of completion.

aapatsos | 2/5 |


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