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


Pain Of Salvation


Progressive Metal

4.23 | 1151 ratings

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5 stars Ok, what to say about one of the greatest progmetal albums ever? I thank PoS for getting me into the progmetal genre and finding that I'm able to accept heavy music. Several years ago I listened to some selection of songs from different progrock bands and that was when I first met the band's music, actually the song "Used". At the first listening I thought it's very similar to FAITH NO MORE but after a few more listenings I realized this is much more complex and I got an interest in the band. So, I bought the album with this song and immediately fell in love with the music. Yes, for me as for a fan of progrock bands like Genesis, Spock's Beard, Porcupine Tree, Kansas etc. some parts were very heavy and it took me more spins than I found that there are strong melodical ideas hidden inside of it. I won't list all the songs and ratings to each one because other reviewers did so but when I want to describe the music, I must highlight David Gildenlow's beautiful voice with many mood changes (he is like an chameleon) and overall the band is instrumentally VERY skilled. After this album I have also gotten into their discography and I must say that every album is quite unique and I wouldn't give to any of them less than 4 stars. I can't say for 100% sure that The Perfect Element is their best because all of them are awesome but because it's my first album from this band, it's still the closest to my heart. RECOMMENDED for all progrockers!!!
KeyserSoze | 5/5 |


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