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Pain Of Salvation- The Perfect Element

Discussion in 'ProgPower USA' started by The_Q, Aug 12, 2004.

  1. The_Q

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    I just dusted off this disc and played it for the first time. WOW!!! Where the hell have I been? Any recommendations on their other albums if I like this one and have no other ones? Thanks! BTW I went to PP 3 and totally missed them, DAMN!!
     
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    lady_space Porno kitty

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    Get Remedy Lane. ASAP! :) I think it's much better than TPE--more cohesive, better flowing--and I like TPE a lot. I'll be interested to hear what you think.

    POS fangirl and Queen of Butt Metal,
    Shaye
     
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    General Zod Ruler of Australia

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    Interesting that you don't make mention, in your sig, of the fact that you're the Queen of Butt Metal.:D

    Zod
     
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    I'm probably in the minority but I think One Hour by the Concrete Lake and Remedy Lane are both better than TPE (which I still think is a very good album). Can't wait for Be...
     
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    Demonspell cheating the polygraph

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    Buy them all, but make Remedy Lane your next purchase and pick up Be on the day of its release. I know I will.
     
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    dargormudshark Senior Member

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    agreed!
     
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    ashaman7122 Crazy on a ship of fools

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    Alright, Q...I've already chastised you for being behind the 8-ball on your Aina review (great review...great album...great website...good for you, by the way)...but come on!

    You've never checked out TPE part 1? You "just dusted off this disc?"????

    If you even remotely like it...go buy Remedy Lane...listen to it once...then listen to it again while following along with the booklet...

    That's all you need to know...

    Oh...and by the way...

    BUY THE REST OF THE POS CATALOG AS WELL!!!!!!

    Good luck!

    Rock on!
     
  8. lady_space

    lady_space Porno kitty

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    Now I did. ;)

    QoBM
     
  9. WithinAnother

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    I'm really psyched for the new one. The track listing alone is mind-boggling. Gildenow is a genius. I've been waiting to see these guys forever. Best prog-metal band out there in My opinion.:headbang:
     
  10. dargormudshark

    dargormudshark Senior Member

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    Even though they are not my favorite band, I don't think you can put them up against anyone. It is so genius it is just in it's own world.
     
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    With only 4 albums out its not too tough to pick a PoS CD to get. Granted some people really love some of their albums and hate others, but I love them all and find it kind of impossible to pick a favorite. I sort of think I like Remedy Lane and TPE ever so slightly more than One Hour and Entropia, but by a pretty small margin. Like all good prog metal bands every album sounds fairly distinct and yet unmistakably like Pain of Salvation. I always recommend people start with the most recent, but that's probably somewhat my personal bias in liking the last two slightly more than the first two.

    So I guess what I'm trying to say is: Buy them. Buy them all. I'm just hoping there's some european copies of BE at Prog Power since its not hitting the US til October.

    -Matt
     
  12. Pellaz

    Pellaz Tigron of Immanion

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    Yeah.... It'd be nice to find some early copies at PP.

    I have a soft spot for One Hour By the Concrete Lake and Entropia since they were my first exposure to them. At ProgPower Europe in 1999 (the first-ever PP) they had run out of Entropia, so I had to "settle" for bringing home a copy of One Hour. Of course they've progressed (in almost all the good connotations of that word) since those days, and you can't go wrong with any of their releases IMO, but 5-year old allegiances die hard. :D

    --Paul C. PoS sponsor for PPUSA 2004
     
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    KingsGene God of Thunder

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    16 year bump...

    PAIN OF SALVATION Announce Upcoming Release Of The Perfect Element, Pt. I (Anniversary Mix 2020)

    "...Following the release of their new studio album Panther, Sweden’s progressive metal innovators Pain Of Salvation are announcing a special reissue edition for The Perfect Element, Pt. I album from 2000. Celebrating the 20th anniversary of the band’s third album, the reissue is entitled The Perfect Element, Pt. I (Anniversary Mix 2020) and will be released on November 20 via InsideOutMusic.

    A first taste of the release is available as of today with the launch of its first digital single, “Ashes" (Anniversary Mix 2020). Listen on Spotify ..."
     

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