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ROAD SALT TWO

Pain Of Salvation

 

Progressive Metal

3.56 | 297 ratings

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RGXII
4 stars So, after road salt I here's part II

If you like Road salt I you'll probably like this album as well. I started listening to Pain of Salvation at the release of the album Remedy Lane. I think the band has changed a lot. The latest albums sound very different from there earlier albums. I started to listen to early Genesis albums and other 70ies prog and Road salt 1 was released. I like the change Pain of Salvation made but I can imagine some people don't like the way Pain of Salvation sounds today.

Road Salt theme, the album opener returns at the end of Softly she cries. Softly she cries had a very catchy chorus. I realy like that the Road salt theme is used in the middle of this song. It's making this song so much better, It realy makes this song.

Conditioned is a very catchy song. Even if you don't like it the tune will get stuck in your head. Healing now is a song I can't get used to right now, I skip it. Most times I appreciate a song later. It must still grow on me.

To the shoreline. This song caught my attention right away. The intro reminds me a bit of the Flower kings. Daniel's Vocals sound like Sisters from Road salt I.

Eleven needs to grow on me like Healing now. 1979, the intro will return in the end credits. I wasn't born in '79. But you hear how he reflects on this great time in his life.

The deeper cut. One of the highlights of this album. it's a darker song with a little aggresion in it. It second half of this song is different from the first half. I realy like this song. Mortar Grind is a song I already knew from the EP. Through the distant sounds realy fragile. ( in a positive way) The fysics of Gridlock starts a little bit harder than the other songs. The best part is that they sing French at the end of this song.

This album reminds a lot of Road salt one. But I think it's better then Road salt one. Road salt one sounds a little bit boring compared to road salt two. I think the use of ''synthesisers'' make this album much more appealing. The songs are better constructed and there's more variation in the songs. 4 stars.

RGXII | 4/5 |

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