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Pain Of Salvation


Progressive Metal

3.33 | 477 ratings

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Andy Webb
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3 stars No way it's true.

Pain of Salvation have lost their charm. PoS for a while was at the premier of the creative progressive metal scene, with incredible classic albums like The Perfect Element Part I and Remedy Lane. They seemed destined to stardom. However, with the album BE, they began a slow decline. The subsequent album, Scarsick, was vastly different than what listeners were used to, had a very cold and experimental feel, and the concept was horribly uninviting and the album alienated countless fans. The next album, this album, Road Salt One, was different from Scarsick, but not in an entirely good way. The album had a much softer feel, a heavily jam oriented sound, and an almost poppish leaning, with very accessible melodies and the kind of music one would see on a grunge band's album. The album still had a slightly appealing, Pain of Salvation-esque vibe, but it was vastly different from any of the material that really made PoS one of the more inventive bands of their time. Sadly it's true: Pain of Salvation have lost their charm. 3- stars.

Andy Webb | 3/5 |


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