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Pain Of Salvation


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3.33 | 477 ratings

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3 stars What a nice album! I never was a fan of this band, but this new album is different. Especially when we're speaking about metal band ( or even progressive metal band).

Some songs still have some traces of heaviness. Musicianship is simple though, and for sure you wouldn't find there many traces of progressive metal. Not at all!

But ... you can find whatever you want! Songs , influenced by early Rolling Stones. Songs, influenced by Tom Waits and Cpt. Beefheart. Some early psychedelic compositions ( I mean - with sound from 70-s). Many different and melodic songs. Some funk and disco elements. Some syncopated rhythms and polyphonic melodies.

No strange, with these new songs they participated in National Swedish competition for the Eurovision Song Contest. Really very different and not boring work, with strong vintage feeling.

P.S. Almost forgot - this album has not too much relations with progressive rock of any form (and for sure not related with prog metal at all). But really nice album for pop-heavy-funk rock fans. Especially if you're a bit sentimental and don't like complexity in music.

For change of direction - 2,5.

snobb | 3/5 |


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