New Pain of Salvation album
2011-08-05 by Voivod STAFF | 24 Comments

Pain of Salvation - the progressive rock/metal outfit from Sweden - are going to release their new album, Road Salt Two, in October 11th, 2011 from Inside Out Records.

The tracklist is as follows:

1. Road Salt Theme
2. Softly She Cries
3. Conditioned
4. Healing Now
5. To The Shoreline
6. Eleven
7. 1979
8. The Deeper Cut
9. Mortar Grind
10. Through The Distance
11. The Physics Of Gridlock
12. End Credits

In other news for the band, PoS have been confirmed as the support act of Opeth, during the upcoming massive tour of the latter in Europe.

http://www.roadrunnerrecords.com/blabbermouth.net/news.aspx?mode=Article&newsitemID=160960



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FilthyBorgir
August 5th 2011

1334 Comments


cool

DoubtGin
August 5th 2011

6748 Comments


you could edit in the tracklist

Part One was pretty cool; I hope this will be as good (I don't expect them to go back to their former roots).

Dreamflight
August 5th 2011

1760 Comments


Awsome.

Rhaegar23
August 5th 2011

8 Comments


Modern progressive music is crap.


For the most part, yeah. Not these guys.

One of my favorite bands. Looking forward to this.

Voivod
Staff Reviewer
August 5th 2011

5910 Comments


Added the tracklist.

So amped about this.

Digging: Essence Beyond - Carnivalism

Yazz_Flute
August 5th 2011

18764 Comments


Didn't enjoy Road Salt 1 much at all honestly. Shame because most everything else by them I love.

Digging: Cormorant - Dwellings

Voivod
Staff Reviewer
August 5th 2011

5910 Comments


The tracklisting of the limited digipack edition is as follows:



1. Road Salt Theme

2. Softly She Cries

3. Conditioned

4. Healing Now

5. To The Shoreline

6. Break Darling Break (Bonus track)

7. Eleven

8. 1979

9. Of Salt (Bonus track)

10. The Deeper Cut

11. Mortar Grind

12. Through the Distance

13. The Physics of Gridlock

14. End Credits

Dreamflight
August 5th 2011

1760 Comments


Is this 1979 just a coincidence? It would be awsome to hear POS covering the Pumpkins.

FearThyEvil
August 5th 2011

12241 Comments


Nice I'll have to check it out

G3N3R1C
August 5th 2011

1945 Comments


So how high do these guys rank on the cornyness meter? Are they as bad as Dream Theater?

Yazz_Flute
August 5th 2011

18764 Comments


They don't sound like Dream Theater at all. Much more subtly skilled at their instruments. Check out The Perfect Element or Remedy Lane.

Voivod
Staff Reviewer
August 5th 2011

5910 Comments


@ G3N3R1C


Check Entropia as well, their first album, awesome stuff.

Acre
August 5th 2011

847 Comments


Hoping this will be better than Road Salt One. They don't even have to go back to actually being progressive, just as long as they write music that's actually compelling.

Dreamflight
August 5th 2011

1760 Comments


They have nothing to do with Dream Theater, POS approach is much more emotional, and they rarely drift into useless wankery. The perfect element is much closer to acts such as Anathema or Riverside than the likes of DT or Symphony X.

Jethro42
August 5th 2011

12375 Comments


I haven't heard Road Salt One, yet. I want to hear Road Salt One and Two

Esky
August 5th 2011

166 Comments


'Hoping this will be better than Road Salt One. They don't even have to go back to actually being progressive, just as long as they write music that's actually compelling.'

Pretty much. Remedy Lane, TPE and BE (if you can stand the pretense there) are fantastic albums - shame they couldn't keep it going.

Remedy Lane is one of my favourite albums, but I've learned my lesson lately - will look for a stream before buying this one.

beefshoes
August 5th 2011

2865 Comments


I can't imagine seeing these guys and Opeth live.
I am pretty excited.

Digging: Ulver - Messe I.X-VI.X

Jethro42
August 5th 2011

12375 Comments


their ex drummer was such an inspiration

scissorlocked
August 5th 2011

3508 Comments


let's see

Digging: John Roberts - Ausio

Mabbitt
August 6th 2011

1324 Comments


some of the older stuff sounds like dream theater or fates warning kinda stuff, but without the cheesiness or endless wankery.

new stuff sounds like prog foo fighters. i was really surprised to hear "linoleum" after hearing about these guys in prog metal discussions.

Voivod
Staff Reviewer
August 6th 2011

5910 Comments


Pain of Salvation have literally nothing to do with either FW or DT.

FW and DT core influences begin and end in the Genesis/Rush/Pink Floyd triptych.

PoS, on the other hand, are influenced from Broadway musicals (that explains their obsession with concept albums all the way through) and bands that crossover genres, such as Faith No More.

Furthermore, the conviction of PoS to stretch or completely alter their sound is perpetual, something that does not hold in the same extent for DT and FW.

Dreamflight
August 6th 2011

1760 Comments


^^Couldn't say it better man.

Mabbitt
August 7th 2011

1324 Comments


Listening to a song like A Trace of Blood makes me think of those kind of prog metal bands. I'm not
saying they sound exactly the same, but I can hear some similarities. Mostly in the vocals, though
nowhere near as cheesy as DT

jrowa001
August 7th 2011

8750 Comments


Road Salt One took a few listens to really enjoy. once i did it became a great album . cant wait for this one



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