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Pain Of Salvation


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3.52 | 413 ratings

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1 stars 1,5 star. In my opinion this is the worst PoS album. All songs are slaves to Daniel (beautiful) voice, but you know, there is an only instrumental dedicated part (in Eleven, and that part it's quite amusing, but nothing to remember to me). So now tell me where are the elements of variations in these songs... 90% they are from voice and choir. Give me some beautiful riffs, a tasty crescendo, an awesome climax! there arent any. Daniel, you cant write songs all alone, that's the result. Ugly, repetitive, mediocre. You are PoS, you can and you should do better then this soup without a direction. A song as "in the flesh" beat this album 10 to 0. PoS are now a rock band with little grain of prog.

I cant find a song where the element of variation isnt the voice. Let's take an example: Softly she cried: Trivial themes. Many repetition of instrument section: no fantasy. Voice kicks but this isnt enought to make a good song.

Conditioned: Trivial themes again. Guitars, bass and keyboards are UGLY. Voice kicks vut this isnt still enought to make a prog song good. And stop with those re-intro themes.

Healing now: nice little song remembering me some led zepp's old approach, but voice is the only thing that is placed above.

To the shoreline: Finally a nice song i told me when it started the first time. At first I said with this kind of songs I can give 3 stars! But man, it's really repetitive, and the voice is still the main variation in all the song. AT THE END DANIEL ran out of ideas and rise up a tone the main theme (the last weapon of a composer!). then the song ends. better as this, short and good.

Eleven: This is quite a good song. First part: repetitive themes, but some little variations of instruments makes it precious. the chorus is ridicolous imo. Second part: nice instrumental, finally, after 20 minutes. a little porcupine tree stile. the single parts of instruments are futile, but togheder the result it's nice. so chorus again.

1979: Nice one. nice choices, there is inspiration in the flute, soft piano, bass, guitar, electronic drums too. And Daniel's voice is perfect. Short and essential. Good as this.

The Deeper cut: Another nice song. The use of themes and the scheme it's repetitive once again, and the voice is the first elements of variation, but the instruments here are well worked and amalgamated. Daniel or who the hell write for you these keyboard parts: he is not able to manage the timbre. Ask another. With this song the beauty of this album ends.

Mortar grind: there is nothing new in this song. arrived here the I'm really bored.

Through the distance: a little futile song.

The physic of gridlock: still nothing new, but the french.

I really apreciate only "to the shoreline", the second part of "eleven", "1979" and "The deeper cut". Maybe RS1 its even better than RS2. I almost forgot: I dont like this drummer.

Christabel | 1/5 |


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