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Pain Of Salvation - The Perfect Element - Part 1 CD (album) cover


Pain Of Salvation


Progressive Metal

4.23 | 1148 ratings

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5 stars whew. after owning this magnificent album for quite some time now, i finaly feel right about putting into words my emotions/feelings on this album, because thats what pain of salvation finally boils down to... emotion pure and unrestrained. I wont bore you with a play-by-play account of all the songs since its already been done numerous times (read Gatot's). the Perfect Element is a concept piece revolving around childhood, love, pain, guilt, etc. Though the concept is not quite clear untill you read the jacket, it doesnt matter. i find that sometimes a concept can get in the way of the music not help it, but that clearly doesnt happen here. From the agressive yet moody "Used" to the grand finale "The Perfect Element", everything about this album is majestic. Soaring emotions bring you up and then suddenly crash you back to earth and make you sob with joy, pain and sorrow all kind of wrapped into one. if you get a chance to listen to 2 songs off this album only, listen to "In The Flesh" and "king of Loss". If your not too interested at first and blow them off somewhat, as i did, dont worry. i thought, to put it frankly, that they sucked when i heard the first three songs. However, it grows and builds on you and you start to get caught up in everything thats happening. I used to be a huge Dream Theater/Symphony X fan and although i still enjoy them ocasionly, i find there music kind of bland now, hollow even, after listening to POS. now im sounding like a fan boy. Oh well... i am one now and ill flaunt it : ). i genuinly hope you are as moved and touched by this album as i was. enjoy the experience...


Mikeypoo | 5/5 |


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