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ONE HOUR BY THE CONCRETE LAKE

Pain Of Salvation

 

Progressive Metal

3.91 | 488 ratings

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ZowieZiggy
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3 stars This album is a more personal offering as their debut "Entropia" even if some loudly "Dream Theater" riffs are included in here as well. At least this is not too much of a cloning affair. Daniel Gildengl÷w (who shortly collaborated with TFK) is holding the pieces together and is doing quite a good job both on the vocals as on the guitar.

Most songs are a combination between heavy and symphonic prog like during "Water", even if the symphonic parts only last for a short while, unfortunately. Still, it is one of my fave tracks from this album.

Each DT fan should like POS. In essence, they are pretty much similar. But POS has this definite European touch and feeling which is quite remarkable in such a track as "Home" which is one of the highlights. A very special flavour indeed.

The band won't forget to display some gloomy and Sabbath exercise either. "Black Hills" is there to remind us that POS is no pussycat type of bands. Heavy and metal are genuine here. But progressiveness is not alien either. A good combination.

Prog metal is of course not my fave genre, but this Swedish band has a definite and special sound. As Led Zep, they also combine the most heavy tracks with some acoustic ones ("Pilgrim").

Another great number is the closing Inside Out which again combines brilliantly these heavy music sounds and the melodic ones. The guitar work is incredible and this wall of music quite astonishing. Another highlight.

Three stars for this good album..

ZowieZiggy | 3/5 |

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