On 12 May 2003, Pain of Salvation recorded an acoustic concert in their hometown of Eskilstuna before a crowd of 80. I'd recommend it to anyone interested in hearing some strange, complex, and emotionally powerful music. (while) ALL HER (life) SHE WAS (an) OBJECT You shouldn't listen to it until you've gotten used to their style. Remedy Lane is Daniel Gildenlöw's semi-autobiographical meditation on love, lust, and life. 'Fandango' is kinda clumsy, especially when you compare it to the rest of the album. 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. 90%) Songs; ... "Remedy Lane" begins with track one, and goes into three chapters: Chapter One: tracks two through six. Only when you get to the point wheneverything is integrated in your mind you can fully appreciate this album, and of course, enjoy it greatly. album: "Remedy Lane" (2002) Of Two Beginnings. The album, written by guitarist and vocalist Daniel Gildenlöw, is semi-autobiographical in nature. In the Passing Light of Day strikes that same chord for me, but in a way that I … 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. It ends up slowly after two minutes and a bit, and leads to the next song 'Ending Theme'. It makes sense though, because the events of Remedy Lane are anything but epic. Pain of Salvation is uniquely their own: a big serving of enigmatic metal, a dash or two of progressive rock, all on top of emotionally powerful lyrics. 1) The album's actual storyline is a little hard to figure out at times 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 … Read Full Biography. 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. 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. No false bravado, no forced melancholy, no faux-gloomy suicidal claptrap. Gildenlow is a prime example. Such a damn shame him and Kristoffer (Daniel’s younger brother) felt the band. Remedy Lane. Pain of Salvation discography and songs: Music profile for Pain of Salvation, formed 1984. Beautiful Spanish style acoustic guitars, ridiculously catchy chorus, and a handful of brilliant vocal performances. My first Pain of Salvation album, and it showed me how great the band was, and is still great until today. 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 Salvation is truly one of the most unusual bands that I have ever listened to. Hell, it's even lacking in traditional epics outside of sporadically crushing closer "Beyond the Pale", lengthy cuts barely passing seven minutes, the majority not even glancing in that direction. UNFORGOTTEN sexuality OUT! " 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. “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”. Of Course, the music itself is a expertly distilled concoction of a hard rock template with an array of sounds and nuances from across the musical spectrum. I honestly don’t think mere words can describe the sheer artistic brilliance of this record, but hey at least I tried. I highly recommend this CD to anyone that's a fan of emotional progressive rock/metal but with a low tolerance for wankery, for this CD has few guitar solos, and the ones that are present are minimalistic and strictly adhere to the song structure. Type: Full-length Release date: January 15th, 2002 Catalog ID: IOMCD 092 Label: InsideOut Music Format: CD Reviews: 6 reviews (avg. . (to) BE TOUCHED (but) TOO SCARED (of) Probably the best vocalist most of you have never even heard of. It sucker punched me right in the feels. It continues with sweeping vocals, sometimes delivered with double layered vocals which increases more emotion to the song. 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. ), the man displaying an almost hyper-sexual need to be around females and more worrying, for being around females who are shrouded in disaster. It's really one of the best acoustic songs ever written in my book. Current Favorites: It sucker punched me right in the feels. On 12 May 2003, Pain of Salvation recorded an acoustic concert in their hometown of Eskilstuna before a crowd of 80. 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. This is a doomy melancholic record full of gorgeous sorrowful melodies married with absolutely stellar songwriting that most prog bands out there would kill to have. 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. It soon proved itself to be a masterpiece and has remained one of … Even after more than ten listenings I felt different experiences that I didn't noticed earlier. If you want to listen to an album that is more melancholic and emotional that your usual prog metal and will literally move you and make you think and explore the deepest and darkest recesses of your mind, this is the album to get. "Ending Theme," "Fandango," "This Heart of Mine (I Pledge)," "Undertow," and "Beyond the Pale". There are no hard hitting riffs (well, just a few) or overwhelming virtuosic guitar displays either. It's that good. Think of any mood you can think of: sadness, happiness, disappointment, fear, rage, love, pain... he can put you there easily. So much emotion within the vocals and the instrumentation and it has a great structure which creates a wonderful atmosphere and flows perfectly. 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. I first heard of Pain of Salvation shortly after the release of ‘Remedy Lane’ in 2002. '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. The recurring riffs where they appear are quite good, and there are some nice solos to be found ("Waking Every God" has a classic) but generally this is a prog that has overcome a fascination with playing all technical all the time. A Trace Of Blood. ), there are some... odd writing choices musically. I've listened to this album maybe ten times (more might cause clinical depression) but I've listened to "Chain Sling" maybe 100 times. 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"). Széles témakört ölel fel, úgymint szerelem, veszteség, vágyakozás, szexualitás és megértés. Fandango.  While its mood is dark, there are some moments of happiness. Az album jelentős része önéletrajzi események alapján íródott. Pretty simple song for this type of album, but very intense and flowing just great. 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. , 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. The keyboards are also flowing pretty well and increases a lot of heat, the drumming comes in with perfect timing and keeps on a great rhythm for the whole song. (now) THEY MUST (try) TO WORK (their) (be) UNTOUCHED Albums include Remedy Lane, The Perfect Element I, and Be. All lyrics by Daniel Gildenlöw. The fragile introduction to “Remedy Lane”, “Of Two Beginnings” introduces us to the dysfunction, sorrow, and titillation of what becomes a rather fractured story. I was floored by the emotional intensity and raw honesty of the album, and the rather unique take they had on progressive metal. Albums include Remedy Lane, The Perfect Element I, and Be. Ever the sonic tinkerer, Gildenlöw has dived down a defiantly peculiar and disorientating rabbit hole here, imbuing PAIN OF SALVATION's usually grand and … 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. 1) Complex but still memorable songwriting Genres: Progressive Metal, Progressive Rock, Acoustic Rock. 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. It begins with keyboards playing the chorus theme and then the guitar comes with quite solid solo. Pain Of Salvation Lyrics. Pain of Salvation is one of Sweden's reigning progressive bands and after listening to this CD I can see where they get this merit. But this is a more personal one, dealing with different crisis in a relationship. 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. Pros: 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. After listening to the album it is more than evident that the album’s title fits perfectly as Daniel the protagonist quite literally takes a walk down remedy lane to heal and soothe his past wounds. You'll find something on here that speaks to you. 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. If you never heard this band before, I can tell you that Gildenlow has very extensive vocal range, and he surely uses it well. Overview ↓ Biography ↓ Discography ↓ Songs ↓ Credits ↓ Related ↓ 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. 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Pain Of Salvation - Remedy Lane Re:visited (Re:mixed & Re: ... shifts and multi-movement songs, but that's only sauce for the goose. The concept of this CD is based on severe emotional problems affecting Gildenlow and his wife during the summer of 2001. , The album's production is similar to its predecessor, The Perfect Element, part I. 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. . In conclusion, Remedy Lane is a worthy successor to The Perfect Element Part I. Another marvelous song is 'Dryad Of The Woods'. WHAT HE (de)SIRED 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. Koncepcióalbum, középpontjában egy önmagát kereső férfi áll. All music by Daniel Gildenlöw, except instrumental part of "Rope Ends" by Daniel Gildenlöw and Fredrik Hermansson. 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. Well, my internet review anyway. Pain of Salvation has evolved from a Dream Theater-inspired, technical metal band into a stylized, syncopated fusion powerhouse. Let’s get one thing straight here folks - Daniel Gildenlow is one of the BEST, if not THE best vocalists in prog. IMO, Labrie's vocals pale in comparison to some other bands in the genre that I've heard. Listen free to Pain of Salvation – Remedy Lane (Of Two Beginnings, Ending Theme and more). Pain of Salvation. It's just plain prog and the few heavy riffs that sneak in aren't really arranged in a way that screams 'metal' at you. The songs themselves are also packed with a good deal of variety and range from somber mid-tempo tracks ("Ending Theme," "Undertow"), progressive mindfucks ("Fandango," "Rope Ends," "Chain Sling," "Beyond the Pale"), more upbeat songs ("A Trace of Blood," "Waking Every God"), love ballads ("This Heart of Mine (I Pledge)", "Second Love"), and a sweet acoustic instrumental ("Dryad of the Woods"). Cons: Remedy Lane is the fourth album by Swedish progressive rock band Pain of Salvation, released in January 2002. On July 1, 2016 the band released a reissue of the album. Often the music seems to take a backseat to the lyrics, and often is quite subdued. However, there's gotta be a reason for me to like this thing besides the lyrics, and if nothing else Remedy Lane features one of my all-time favourite songs, "Chain Sling". 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. Remedy Lane Pain of Salvation. You can feel the emotion and pain oozing out of every note that he hits. 4) Powerful lyrics 'Of Two Beginnings' comes in slowly with soft vocals and some pleasant keyboards at the background, then it becomes ravenous and gains distortion and heat. 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. These problems were fodder for Remedy Lane, a replacement to the darkly epic CD The Perfect Element Pt. Don't ignore it because it is one of the best prog album from our current decade. It has a main riff that repeats it self quite much that feels very uncomfortable and crude, most of the song built on that riff as the vocals, guitar and keyboards follows it in all the verses. Of course this is a band that prides itself on some of the best concept albums, at least in their past catalogue. 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