They have a sound that I like to describe as being like a cross between Dream Theater and Faith No More with a little Nevermore thrown in for good measure. There is a lot of confusion in the song, a lot of questions and open tails, it's about someone who's looking for answers, who's prepare for a meeting, a lot of stress and confusion. At times it is so emotional and heartfelt that you may even be moved to tears but at the same time unable to move away from this record because of how rapturous it is. 2) Great song variety The writing is stellar, and the focus is on the story, not prog for prog's sake. It makes sense though, because the events of Remedy Lane are anything but epic. 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On 12 May 2003, Pain of Salvation recorded an acoustic concert in their hometown of Eskilstuna before a crowd of 80. album: "Remedy Lane" (2002) Of Two Beginnings. Pain Of Salvation Lyrics. Word of warning: if you follow the lyrics properly, that will probably happen. Don't ignore it because it is one of the best prog album from our current decade. The song structures are wild and complex in their dissonance, the instruments are performed with technical ease, and the vocals of singer/guitarist Daniel Gildenlow range from passionate to absolutely insane. 'This Heart Of Mine' is a kinda cheesy love song, it isn't a real progressive song, it has two verses, chorus and little c-part. Stand-Outs: "Chain Sling", "Beyond the Pale", "Ending Theme". 'Fandango' is kinda clumsy, especially when you compare it to the rest of the album. Even after more than ten listenings I felt different experiences that I didn't noticed earlier. Remedy Lane Pain of Salvation. It continues with sweeping vocals, sometimes delivered with double layered vocals which increases more emotion to the song. It is a concept album focusing on a character's search for self-discovery. I have to say that compared to the other prog bands (namely Symphony X, Dream Theater, Opeth, Fates Warning and the like) I got into these maestros rather late. WHAT HE (de)SIRED IMO, Labrie's vocals pale in comparison to some other bands in the genre that I've heard. Gildenlow is a prime example. As the tracks are more complex and more progressive, Pain Of Salvations have proven that they are one of the leading exponents of today's progressive metal scene. There are no hard hitting riffs (well, just a few) or overwhelming virtuosic guitar displays either. Think of any mood you can think of: sadness, happiness, disappointment, fear, rage, love, pain... he can put you there easily. In the Passing Light of Day strikes that same chord for me, but in a way that I … While the story is one that is hard to get around at times, the topics of each song are capable of effectively speaking to the listener on their own terms. 'A Trace Of Blood' is an amazingly breathtaking song. It sucker punched me right in the feels. The amount of emotion and feel he puts into his vocals are second to none. ), the man displaying an almost hyper-sexual need to be around females and more worrying, for being around females who are shrouded in disaster. Quite similar to Ayreon's The Human Equation, the story is about a man's journey to discover himself, and dealt with love and passion. I mean with lyrics like “Ending theme, Ending theme, Ripping at the seams for an opening (To be honest, I don't know what I'm looking for)” and “And I have always tried to calm things down, swallow down, swallow down, It's just another small thorn in my crown, But suddenly one day there was just too much blood in my eyes, and I had to take this walk down remedy lane of when's and why’s...” if that fact is still not evident then you should probably get your ears checked. Albums include Remedy Lane, The Perfect Element I, and Be. Read Full Biography. The chorus is also quite long and hazy, and there is a spoken section with two voices, high and low, each one shouts different words at some kind of combination and it ends up sounding very sloppy. It begins with keyboards playing the chorus theme and then the guitar comes with quite solid solo. Fandango. Along with bands like Dream Theater and Symphony X, Pain of Salvation continues to help drive the progressive metal movement with releases that are thought provoking and filled with great songwriting and superior musical achievements. Széles témakört ölel fel, úgymint szerelem, veszteség, vágyakozás, szexualitás és megértés. So much emotion within the vocals and the instrumentation and it has a great structure which creates a wonderful atmosphere and flows perfectly. Genres: Progressive Metal, Progressive Rock, Acoustic Rock. A lot of concept albums end up being quite corny and boring when taken as a whole, but each of their albums till BE deals with real issues and diverse subjects like war, environmental issues and the building of the self. This particular album is often seen as being the band's best and has become one of my personal favorites after it was recommended to me by an old college buddy. However, this album unlike their previous ones doesn’t have a central theme rather focusing on Daniel’s own conflicts and personal struggles during his childhood. And so it settled down with clean guitar and continue to flow but stops and conitnue to the second verse, which is the same but has a bit more heat in the vocals and leading to the powerful short chorus. It was described by Allmusic as Pain of Salvation's breakthrough album. Released in 2002, “Remedy Lane” is perhaps the definitive album from the band, hailed as an absolute masterpiece by many. Another marvelous song is 'Dryad Of The Woods'. My first experience with progressive rock/metal(not counting bands that have broken into the mainstream yet still retain prog sensibilities such as Pink Floyd) was with Dream Theater, an exceptional band, but one that is overhyped. Let’s get one thing straight here folks - Daniel Gildenlow is one of the BEST, if not THE best vocalists in prog. There's nothing you can do to ease my pain I am so, so sorry but if you love me you must let go Two young souls in the dance of a chain sling Love once born from the ink of Solitude Bidding to dance in the swing of a rope end Walking their Remedy Lane through this interlude of pain Who will be there now When I lose my one true love? Remedy Lane is a chronicle of events in the life of Daniel Gildenlow, and as such his emotion and lyrical genius shines through in every song (save perhaps "Second Love"). All lyrics by Daniel Gildenlöw. (to) BE TOUCHED (but) TOO SCARED (of) It doesn’t have the lyrical depth of Remedy Lane.It doesn’t have the genre defining feel of The Perfect Element.It doesn’t have the ‘70s aspect of … 06. All music by Daniel Gildenlöw, except instrumental part of "Rope Ends" by Daniel Gildenlöw and Fredrik Hermansson. Daniel does seem to get around, because this album recounts an astounding number of tragedies involving women starting from the age of 10 (! "ALL HIS (life) HE WAS (just) WISHING Talk about catharsis and how it can serve as one of the best influences in making a piece of pure art. You shouldn't listen to it until you've gotten used to their style. My advice, get this album. Pretty simple song for this type of album, but very intense and flowing just great.  The liner notes include poems and photos related to the concept as well as date markings to signify the chronological order of the album. In any case the lyrics should make that point clear enough. Standout tracks: All but anyway “Ending Theme”, “Trace Of Blood”, “This Heart Of Mine”, “Dryad Of The Woods” “Waking Every God” and “Beyond The Pale”. Of course this is a band that prides itself on some of the best concept albums, at least in their past catalogue. Discover more music, concerts, videos, and pictures with the largest catalogue online at Last.fm. Furthermore, most of the rest of the group sing as well, and they help carry the load passably. One Hour by the Concrete Lake (1999) Pain Of Salvation’s sophomore effort One Hour By The Concrete Lake is an often overlooked record when compared to the rest of the band’s discography. It is a concept album focusing on a character's search for self-discovery. I think "Be" is a bit too intense for a first listen. And they do this a bunch of times throughout the album, though never as irritatingly. Often the music seems to take a backseat to the lyrics, and often is quite subdued. The vocals are outstanding of course. It's becomes a bit cheesy at times with it's lyrics, but overall the lyrics are very deep written and connects perfectly with the music, helps to deliver the emotions behind it easily. These problems were fodder for Remedy Lane, a replacement to the darkly epic CD The Perfect Element Pt. During the Remedy Tour, Pain of Salvation opened for Dream Theater. Genres: Progressive Metal, Progressive Rock, Acoustic Rock. Remedy Lane is the fourth album by Pain of Salvation, released in Spring 2002. This album is the exact opposite of one one dimensional music, it just varies so much without strain itself even a bit, it's just real emotive album. It's confusing and it sucks. Pure metal fans might scoff at the previous sentence but such is the power and beauty of music. It soon proved itself to be a masterpiece and has remained one of … You can feel the emotion and pain oozing out of every note that he hits. Another thing that prog fans should keep in mind is that if you go into this album expecting the kind of prog Symphony X or Dream Theater play, you will probably end up disappointed. I will say that I don't love this record, don't take it as dogma as some quite level-headed metalheads I know do. Wonderful instrumental piece, without any techinchal masturbation, just chilling atmosphere which keep on interest for the whole time. Albums include Remedy Lane, The Perfect Element I, and Be. . Very little of this is really metal though to be quite blunt about it. Remedy Lane is the fourth album by Swedish progressive rock band Pain of Salvation, released in January 2002. (now) THEY MUST (try) TO WORK (their) After you've listen to a few different albums (I'd reccomend Perfect Element after Remedy Lane), definitely check out their acoustic album 12:5. Best viewed without Internet Explorer, in 1280 x 960 resolution or higher. The album turned the personal level up to ten with an incredible look at grief and ruin, all in the guise of a damaged sexual affair. But once I started I just couldn’t stop listening to them nor believe that I had overlooked a band this amazingly good for so long. 1) The album's actual storyline is a little hard to figure out at times Oh well. Led by the multi-talented Daniel Gildenlow, this album marks another huge step for PoS to the point of being one of the leaders of the current progressive scene. 4) Powerful lyrics Pain of Salvation discography and songs: Music profile for Pain of Salvation, formed 1984. It's not an album for easy listening of course, it's a pretty complex one with it's Though I don't consider 'Remedy Lane' as the best effort of this band, nor an excellent album, this is a real great album and it has some real brilliant moments within that takes some time to comprehend. I was floored by the emotional intensity and raw honesty of the album, and the rather unique take they had on progressive metal. And those moments are worth the world. Don’t say I didn’t warn you. Though I don't consider 'Remedy Lane' as the best effort of this band, nor an excellent album, this is a real great album and it has some real Though I don't consider 'Remedy Lane' as the best effort of this band, nor an excellent album, this is a real great album and it has some real brilliant moments within that takes some time to comprehend. Maybe the later albums don’t show it but there is no doubt that underrated axeman Johan Hallgren does play a vital part in making the music as insanely good as it is and is not merely a ‘filler’ guitarist just being there while Daniel shows off his chops. Every album from Entropia to BE has been in my everyday rotation list for several years now, but also the sad truth of the matter being that whenever I would have discussions with my other prog metal friends and bring up these guys, I would be greeted by blank stares all around. It sucker punched me right in the feels. Remedy Lane. Sweden's Pain of Salvation had been flirting with a breakthrough sound on each of its previous releases and finally achieved it on Remedy Lane.The true definition of the term progressive is often debated in musical circles and a solid case can be made that too many "prog" bands have relied on a proven formula rather than musical exploration and boundary pushing. Let's not talk about "Second Love", a song that sounds like (and may've been) written by Daniel when he was roughly twelve. Remedy Lane has long been lauded as Pain of Salvation’s finest hour, it’s their Close to the Edge, if you like, and as per the latter, there was often the question asked, “why don’t they do something like it again”.Well, Daniel Gildenlöw has obviously been listening and has gone one better than that by bringing something exactly like Remedy Lane, almost note for note, in fact. I'm not sure Daniel is the singer some people think he is as his voice is often overly high-pitched without being forceful, but he certainly knows how to emote and alter his tone as the song demands. 3) Amazing vocals and technical instrumental work Remedy Lane is a chronicle of events in the life of Daniel Gildenlow, and as such his emotion and lyrical genius shines through in every song (save perhaps "Second Love"). (while) ALL HER (life) SHE WAS (an) OBJECT Highlights of the CD include the rollicking piano in the chorus of Fandango, the relentless groove of Trace of Blood, the poignant brevity and lyrics of This Heart of Mine(I Pledge), the soaring chorus of Rope Ends, the Arabianesque ditty Chain Sling, and the haunting closer Beyond the Pale. "Rope Ends", with it's schizoid unconventional riff is the only song that rocks from end to end, and it is written in such a way that it could just easily be called prog rock. It's really one of the best acoustic songs ever written in my book. The album, written by guitarist and vocalist Daniel Gildenlöw, is semi-autobiographical in nature. Cons: The 2-CD set includes a new mix of the record by longtime Pain of Salvation collaborator and mixing engineer Jens Bogren at Fascination Street Studios, as well as a live recording of the entire album from Pain of Salvation's performance at the ProgPower USA Festival in 2014. Pain of Salvation. It's not an album for easy listening of course, it's a pretty complex one with it's wide variety of emotions and approaches, you can't judge it by several listenings. It’s easy to see why. During the Remedy Tour, Pain of Salvation opened for Dream Theater. A Trace Of Blood. Pain of Salvation’s Daniel Gildenlöw commented as follows about the re-mix project: “Jens Bogren approached us a few years after the release of “Remedy Lane”, saying he was a fan of the band and kindly offered his services. No kidding. Pain of SalvationRemedy Lane. On July 1, 2016 the band released a reissue of the album. In conclusion, Remedy Lane is a worthy successor to The Perfect Element Part I. Koncepcióalbum, középpontjában egy önmagát kereső férfi áll. I’m truly ashamed to admit that this band till today is still not spoken in the same breath as any of the top-notch prog bands out there in today’s scene. Pain Of Salvation's 4th installment:- 2002's opus of 'Remedy Lane' remains the best album of this thought provoking and key progressive rock/metal band in my opinion. The album was released in January 2002. UNFORGOTTEN sexuality OUT! " The lead guitar has a soft solo which keeps on beautiful mood and later there is another section which flows softly and slowly fades in and leaves you amazed. 1, did just that to me in 2010. Pros: Bottom line, five big stars to Remedy Lane. Probably the best vocalist most of you have never even heard of. I've listened to this album maybe ten times (more might cause clinical depression) but I've listened to "Chain Sling" maybe 100 times. I'm pretty sure that if I ever get married, I'll be using the chorus of "This Heart of Mine" as part of my wedding vows and "Undertow" sounds like it'd be an interesting song to play at one's funeral. As always (except their debut album) 'Remedy Lane' is a concept album. Type: Full-length Release date: January 15th, 2002 Catalog ID: IOMCD 092 Label: InsideOut Music Format: CD Reviews: 6 reviews (avg. "Fandango" features a ridiculously bad break wherein two vocalists literally spit out the lyrics like a group of rappers over an over-fast beat, lyrics that are also a little over-analytical. In the new mix you can hear every word of story, and its chill inducing. Remedy Lane is Daniel Gildenlöw's semi-autobiographical meditation on love, lust, and life. I'm not sure Daniel is the singer some people think he is as his voice is often overly high-pitched without being forceful, but he certainly knows how to emote and alter his tone as the song demands. , While both Remedy Lane and Pain of Salvation's second album, One Hour by the Concrete Lake, feature a protagonist searching for self-discovery, Remedy Lane addresses a wider variety of themes, including love, loss, lust, sex and self-understanding. Beautiful Spanish style acoustic guitars, ridiculously catchy chorus, and a handful of brilliant vocal performances. There are actually a few prog metal break downs the recall a darker Scenes from a Memory, but it actually feels a little out of place when a key/guitar run occurs in the middle of "Rope Ends". Chapter Two: tracks seven through ten. "Ending Theme," "Fandango," "This Heart of Mine (I Pledge)," "Undertow," and "Beyond the Pale". This, Thorn Clown, and Rope Ends are probably my favorite on the disk but as a whole this disk is pretty cool.... From a straight up emotional connection stand-point, this is one of the best records ever made. One of the highlights here, a must have song, you must listen to it if you think you have any idea how emotional prog sounds like. Pain of Salvation has evolved from a Dream Theater-inspired, technical metal band into a stylized, syncopated fusion powerhouse. Listen free to Pain of Salvation – Remedy Lane (Of Two Beginnings, Ending Theme and more). While it's all complex as hell, the songs portray the stories of the lyrics well and offer something for just about any kind of listener. There are so many different emotions here that are driven by the vocals and sounds so real and natural. No false bravado, no forced melancholy, no faux-gloomy suicidal claptrap. It isn't a perfect album but this is a great album with some unbelievable parts which will excite you and sweep you, you'll probably won't forget this album for a very long period. Just like most great concept albums out there, this album is full of repeating motifs and melodies making for a truly enchanting and invigorating listen. Just his voice alone has an omnipresence about it, causing you frequently to ignore the surrounding music and just focus on his singing--which has an alternatingly sinister yet beautiful quality. . Musically, this album really goes all over the place and lives up to its progressive reputation. Remedy Lane certainly operates on a number of levels, and presents a story that is worlds better than say, Scenes From a Memory. From the tragic miscarriage of "A Trace of Blood" to the scarred untouchable love in "Ending Theme", everybody becomes removed from the protagonist in some way. Remedy Lane is Daniel Gildenlöw's semi-autobiographical meditation on love, lust, and life.  While its mood is dark, there are some moments of happiness. All in all, this is one of my personal favorite albums and perhaps one of the strongest progressive works out there. Ending Theme. He got the right voice, the technique and the emotions that needed to become a superior vocalist and to make you feel real emoitons. The concept of this CD is based on severe emotional problems affecting Gildenlow and his wife during the summer of 2001. “And there is nothing/ That we’d rather share/ Than that bodily warmth if we’d dare/ But she’s already twelve and I am/ Just a child/ WARM AND SHY”. It ends up slowly after two minutes and a bit, and leads to the next song 'Ending Theme'. ), there are some... odd writing choices musically. Well, my internet review anyway. 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