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Pain Of Salvation


Progressive Metal

3.21 | 616 ratings

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5 stars I haven't been on progarchives, much at all lately, but I can't resist and oppurtunity to express what I think of Daniel Gildenlow and Pain of Salvation's latest work, Scarsick.

Scarsick is a completely different animal from the res tof the Pain of Salvation repitoire. Once again, the album is completely concept centered, and there are some odd pieces which are not on the album for musical excellence, but to advance the message of the concept. I really love how Pain of Salvation does this, an album like Be had necessary pieces in songs like Vocari Dei, Nauticus, and Omni which really made the album a unique and special listen.

This time around it's songs like America, Disco Queen, and Spitfall, and although their purpose is that to advance the message and attitude of the concept, they actually have some very interesting moments where the listener can't predict what's coming around the corner.

There are some excellent musical pieces on this album as well. Kingdom of Loss, Enter Rain, and Idiocracy showcase the bands tasteful creativity.

I love the concept. Daniel Gildenlow has shown the ability to make great concepts regarding the fantasy, the metaphysical, the environmental, and now the social and political. He's music's philosopher, and I have nothing but respect for what it is he succeeds in doing.

AtLossForWords | 5/5 |


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