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Pain Of Salvation


Progressive Metal

4.24 | 1206 ratings

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4 stars A very moving album, Remedy Lane has everything i seek in music: emotion, deep lyrics, excellent musicianship and creative arrangements. POS is definetely one of the strongest bands out there now, making true prog music and never being pretentious while giving no direction to their music. Their songs have a goal, transmit feelings to the listener through DANIEL's amazing vocal performances and the general beautiful and complex arrangements which make this band one of the few ones who should be considered "prog metal".

There's not a bad song here, but there sure are some weaker ones mixed with real amazing masterpieces. "Beginings" and "Ending Theme" open the album just taking your breath away, with crying guitar solos a la Gilmour and dramatic vocals/melodies never falling into cheesy or overly tear-jerker territory, though. "Fandango" will just blow you away with its complexety, a very fast tempo and a song like i've never heard before. "Chain Sling" and "Dryad of the Woods" are also very worthy of attention, as well as the beautiful "Second Love". Yes my friends, this is a ballad on a prog metal album that is actually effective and not a commercial filler. The other songs are good, but i'm not a fan of the title track and i don't like some of the too heavier parts, like in the intros of a couple of tracks here.

Overall, a stunning album that deserves to be appreciated by fans of all genres, since it is definetely not made to people go "headbanging", it is a very intelligent and complex piece of music that even fans of the mellower side of prog (CAMEL, GENESIS, PF) will be able to enjoy and admire.

Eclipse | 4/5 |


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