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Pain Of Salvation


Progressive Metal

3.52 | 382 ratings

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1 stars Though I stopped listening to POS 4 years ago, since releasing "Scarsick" which was the first brick in my pain of salvation wall, I couldn't prevent myself from dropping by and leave my anger here especially after releasing road salt 2 which was really over salty for me.. And with this detouring and whole new approach (musically, production wise, singing effects and fan base...etc) the disappointments pour like rain by the years gone by.....

I don't have the desire to discuss the new album in itself, yet to give an opinion about the whole new approach and the fact that the last couple of albums are akin without any unique or tangible difference. Still their newest album "Road Salt Two" was by all means the worst album I've ever heard long time ago!!!

I'm seeing a band like a flower losing its leafs one by one... and with Johan Hallgren's departure I think they should release the three deaths next year (hope not to be the four deaths) and though daniel is the brain and the master mind of pain of salvation but it seems that pain of salvation is losing its sheen with the departure of its members starting with the brother Kristoffer ending by the unique talented Hallgren.

And what the hell about rejuvenate 70s production and music!! Man.. the 70s legacy are so rich and immortal and don't need to be resurrected, simply we can pick one of the greatest bands in that era and listen to... Daniel you are better with your own soul and music I blindly believe in your skill, and who's invented remedy lane and perfect element can do more than what we've heard last couple of years!!! Few moments in remedy lane can beat all the past three albums en-bloc...

If I want to say something about the new album I would literally say that I find nothing interesting in any of the songs; repeated, boring, ugly arrangements poor production (failed to carry me to 70s) and i hope it can sale as many copy as it can, at least this will console me...

I may sound harsh but it's all coming from an old fan that grew up listening to your albums, reading your poems and enjoying every moment of your music which was in a certain point a healing weapon in a lot of the crossroads that I've been through in my life...


Tarek | 1/5 |


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