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Pain Of Salvation - The Perfect Element - Part 1 CD (album) cover


Pain Of Salvation


Progressive Metal

4.23 | 1148 ratings

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5 stars I COULD write a one word review for this album (MASTERPIECE), but they wont let me, so lets get to where it gets me

Why is Pain Of Salvation the only progressive metal band that's been doing something nice in the last few years(okey okey, Opeth has been nice the last years)? simple, they haven't been around copying Dream Theater in everything they do, and this shows this in the BEST way.

This one has a few New Metal influences, but dont worry, it wont frighten you, in fact, you only will realize this when you stop and start playing close attention in the rythm guitar, wich can get pretty cluded by the BRILLIANT vocals by Gildenlow. The thing that makes him so great, is that he is extremely expressive, he dont fear to shout, or to growl or whaterver it takes to get the thing real nice(just like Gabriel used to do in Genesis, But this one is quite the agressive tipe), he also makes GREAT vocal melodies, very different from those we're used to hear, very originals. All that and also his extremly wide vocal range. If this guy wanted to just sing he could, but as you can see in other bands he also plays keyboards, and drums(not that this changed anything in my rating for this album).

They could have changed a bit of the keyboard sounds (the sounds on the beggining of the tracks, "Her Voices" and "Morning on Earth" didn't quite fit them), but really nothing that can get in the way of this one. Just listen to "In The Flesh" and you know what i'm talking about so nice in this album

| 5/5 |


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