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Pain Of Salvation


Progressive Metal

3.22 | 120 ratings

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2 stars Sad!...sad...sad!!!That's all I can say after a first audition of this really uninspired new POS material!Thank GOD it's only an EP,because a whole long play would definitelly kill POS' new musical direction.The drift continues,after the monstrulusly dissapointing SCARSICK and this proves the guys in POS are out of fuel!Finito the inspiration,over the magic...or the magic is over,as you wish!The dissapointement is even bigger for me,because I was fan of this unique band since the beginning!Album after album they have developped an unique way of expression,very tortured and extremelly original,with this fantastic musician DANIEL GILDENLOW in front and his musical vision,called being close to be sonsidered a cult and something like a classical in life!Unfortunatelly,too much drug abuse is not good in the compositional process and the neuronns are the only human cells that are not able to regenerate itself!This new POS material is the culmination of uninspired music and proves that the Sweds are searching new ways of musical expression,being more and more away from the prog rock music!They sound now like stoners,or '70's era music when LSD was king and all was...very coloured!But this LINOLEUM musical mistake is grey...without any form any substance or core!It's weak under all aspects!GILDENLOW's voice is wonderful,-it;s the only light in the dark-he sings like an angel or a devil,depending of the song,but overall POS's music on this album is garbage !Disspointing,boring,senseless,uninspired and a true failure under all aspects!Hardly 2 STARS indeed only for die hard POS fans!Such a shame!
Ovidiu | 2/5 |


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