Progarchives, the progressive rock ultimate discography
Pain Of Salvation - The Perfect Element - Part 1 CD (album) cover


Pain Of Salvation


Progressive Metal

4.23 | 1285 ratings

From, the ultimate progressive rock music website

5 stars I am very surprised to observe that, despite the high rating of this album, only 3 permanent collaborators of progarchives have reviewed this album up to now, most of them being rather young. I am 32 years old and I listen to progressive rock since I was 15 years old. I very much appreciate prog music of the 70's and I like prog bands as: Pink Floyd, Rush, Yes, VDGG, Queensryche to name just a few. On the other hand, from the progmetal field, I was not especially attracted by the Dream Theater music which, in my opinion, lacks a bit of feeling. Well, when I listen for the first time Pain of Salvation's TPE1 (my first album of the band) I imediatly remarked the originality of their music as well as their instrumental skilful. After few listenings, I have became addicted to this great album. This is PoS at their best. The only (small) shortcomings for me are the length of the song "In the flesh", which is a bit too long, and some guitar parts from "The king of loss" ... Otherwise, this album is a masterpiece, flowing perfectly from the first to the last song. In my opinion it deserves 5 stars. I would really like to read an review about this album done by the collaborators who likes bands of 70's ... or they want to avoid the climb of the PoS in the top100 ??? ;-)
misiu | 5/5 |


As a registered member (register here if not), you can post rating/reviews (& edit later), comments reviews and submit new albums.

You are not logged, please complete authentication before continuing (use forum credentials).

Forum user
Forum password

Share this PAIN OF SALVATION review

Social review comments () BETA

Review related links

Copyright Prog Archives, All rights reserved. | Legal Notice | Privacy Policy | Advertise | RSS + syndications

Other sites in the MAC network: — jazz music reviews and archives | — metal music reviews and archives

Donate monthly and keep PA fast-loading and ad-free forever.