Pain of Salvation Remedy Lane

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Artist Pain of Salvation
Year 2002
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Studio Album
Play Time 1:08:06
Added by Mike 15 years ago
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Heavy Technical Prog Rock/Metal
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26 users rate this album 7.0 or better, nobody rates it lower. 12 users think it is prog, two users think it is merely related to prog and nobody thinks that it's not prog. show details
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Comment by J-Man 11 years ago
9.8
Prog Metal
This is often overshadowed by their previous effort, The Perfect Element, but this is still a masterpiece that is almost as good. It has excellent playing and songwriting, along with a special feel only Pain of Salvation can create. Highly Recommended!
Review by Lofcaudio 13 years ago <Permalink>
9.3
Prog Metal
I am somewhat new to this creative prog metal group from Sweden, Pain of Salvation. So far, I have found their music very enjoyable to listen to. This particular album is outstanding from start to finish. Daniel Gildenlöw’s impressive vocal talents are in full display accompanied by some very well-crafted songs. For purposes of this review, I will ignore the overriding theme (concept) of the album and focus instead on what really moves me: the music.

“Beginnings” is the first song and really gets the listener ready for what is to come. The music fades in with mellow acoustic sounds providing a solid foundation before the guitars come roaring in to remind us that Pain of Salvation plays some mighty nice metal. The stage has been set for Remedy Lane.

The album is divided into three chapters with “Beginnings” being treated as an introduction. Chapter 1 begins with “Ending Theme”, a fabulous tune with a very memorable melody line highlighted by crunchy guitars and Daniel’s layered vocals covering numerous octaves (as he is frequent to do in many of the band’s songs).

“Fandango” is next and is probably the least accessible song on the album with its crazy time signature changes and syncopation. Though I really like this song, it took me a while to be able to digest it and enjoy it to its fullest.

“A Trace of Blood” follows and provides a truly amazing dichotomy in that the music is so very very good and the lyrics are so very very gut-wrenching. I get excited with the catchy melody and emotive vocals, yet the words are so painful that it makes me feel guilty for enjoying this music so much. Daniel and his wife suffered greatly (and still do) so that we could be blessed with such a fascinating song. “A Trace of Blood” is a huge highlight on this ... -> show full review
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