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THE PERFECT ELEMENT PART 1

Pain Of Salvation

 

Progressive Metal

4.25 | 926 ratings

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5 stars Pain of Salvation. The future of progressive rock. Another masterpiece. We should kneel before such a creative and genious band which continues to innovate in a decade where music is starting to take it's fall. Six albuns, all masterpieces of their own. Someone's on fire here I believe. And that one is no one less than Daniel Gildenlöw, the vocalist and mind behind all the well-crafted concepts and melodies of POS. I can't stop paying my regards to this band. It was POS that brought me into the prog world and although I met a huge variety of bands, it still remains as my favorite one. Now enough with the crap, let me tell you something about this genious masterpiece that is "The Perfect Element Pt. 1". It is much more mature and focused than its predecessors, like they finally created an identity of their own. It mixes the progressive feel of the early 70's with a huge quantity of influences from our current musical word. Yes, Daniel has done it. Listen to "Used", where Daniel makes some really creative rap in his own style, yes, he can turn water into wine. Messias anyone? Or even Song for The Innocence, with a very Marillionish feel. I love every song the same, but if I had to choose one song to listen before I die, it would surely be Idioglossia. Such a beautiful and varied song, with its light and heavy parts.. You just need to give this album a chance and you will surely love it, just like Daniel said in an interview: "If they dive into this complex piece of art unconditionally they will most likely find a friend for life". Five stars.
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