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Pain Of Salvation


Progressive Metal

3.92 | 548 ratings

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5 stars PAIN OF SALVATION are a Swedish Progressive Metal band that sounds like a mixture between DREAM THEATER, FAITH NO MORE and QUEENSRYCHE. This is their second CD, but their debut album "Entropia" has up 'til now only been released in Japan on the Avalon label. Now it's finally available for the rest of the world with its re-release on the InsideOut label. "One Hour By The Concrete Lake" is a concept album with intelligent lyrics. The story is too long and complex to be told here, but it's about subjects such as the environment, the military industry, the global water consumption and nuclear weapons, power and how it's all connected to each other. The highlights are: - "Inside", with many instrumental passages, rhythm changes and powerful vocals. - "Handful Of Nothing" and "Water", dealing with the global water consumption. - The epic masterpiece is the dark "Black Hills", with its mixture of incredible heavy electric guitars and acoustic guitars, and a wonderful instrumental passage. - The dramatic "Shore of Serenity" that reminds of QUEENSRYCHE, and the closing track "Inside Out". The musicians are maestros on their instruments. A special mention to Patrik Larsson who have done the wonderful front cover. A very thought-out and musically enjoyable album that has an important message to tell. Highly recommended!
Greger | 5/5 |


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