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Pain Of Salvation


Progressive Metal

3.92 | 548 ratings

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4 stars PAIN OF SALVATION - One Hour by the Concrete Lake

This is a great music which conveys an important issue! If you care nothing of the global issues of war and irresponsible use of our earth's resources, the music itself offers vast amount of great progrock musical moments.

Daniel Gildenlow is probably the greatest singer in the contemporary progrock world. Not only he has a remarkable voice and great range, he uses his voice as a musical instrument which really inseparable to the unity of the music. He knows when to hit high notes, when to growl or when to deliver dramatic narration. No vocalist has done that before! Elsewhere I read that he was nicknamed as Josh Groban of progrock, I guessed it has a lot of truth in it.

The first time I played this CD, I fell in love with the music just within the first few seconds. Some says that Pain of Salvation sounds almost like Queensryche on the ground that Daniel Gildenlow's tone is much like that of Geoff Tate or a bit like Vanden Plas, particularly during the second track "Inside". To me, PoS is a prog metal band with its own signature, so unique that you will recognize its music in less than one minute.

All the musicians deliver a great technique and musicianship with a lot of fantastic guitar parts and essential keyboard moments. "Water" (track 6) and "Inside Out" (track 11), are probably summed up what is this album has to offer, with powerful yet dynamic vocal delivery, nice time breaks, great keyboards, amazing drumming and guitar playing. These two tracks are my favorite, although I have to admit that -with the exception of the first track, being a mere 0:43 mood-setting track-the other tracks are not too far behind.

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