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Pain Of Salvation


Progressive Metal

3.21 | 624 ratings

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1 stars Dirt, pure and utter dirt. This is such a disappointing release by the POS boys. I had such high hopes for their latest efforts, and considering the beautiful and masterful "BE" had been such a land mark i was expecting so much more, yet got so so so very little

To be blunt, this is just abysmal. Sure, the average music listener could pick this up and love it, but considering its POS, and they have such a highly respected track record, so because of this i had to give it such a low rating, they could/can do so much better.

Each song feels like its built around 1 riff. They seem to be experimenting in too many different directions, when they have a perfectly good unique sound/style already. They attempt to try rap metal (spitfall) to nu-metal almost emo'like song structures and vocals (Flame to the moth).

Each song is another dissapointment, one after the other

songs like: "Spitfall" (The rap-metal attempt, it made me cringe the whole way though, i almost felt sorry for Daniel) "Disco Queen" (awful song, feels like they tried a disco song, for what reason? i dont know) "America"(they lyrics are just so childish and stupid, so un-imaginative, maybe they ment this, considering they are aimed at America, but i wouldnt be surprised if they'er not) and i could easily just list all the tracks on the album, but i wont go on

the theme running through most of the songs is pretty much just America, and the POS boys taking cheap shots at the people and country, not that i have anything against this, its just very un-POS, the lyrics suffer because of this, each track more un-imaginative then the last, and as ive said very childish, theres no need to make a whole album around it

Overall, all i can say is, as a very big POS fan i was extremely dissapointed and let'down.

In essence, do not buy this.

TR!P | 1/5 |


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