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Pain of Salvation thread, v.2 (merged)

Started by ariich, August 23, 2010, 05:41:11 AM

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NecessaryPain

Quote from: bout to crash on September 16, 2011, 05:58:00 PM
Well, it depends which PoS you like already, but I think TPE and Remedy Lane are awesome starters...

There is not a better back-to-back double in prog history than the TPE and RL.

Both are ridiculously good albums. And I find it very, very hard to seperate the two.

faemir

RL hasn't aged as well as I would have liked.

TPE1
Scarsick
BE
RL
RS1
Entropia
OH

Zantera

RL never really clicked as much as TPE did for me, RL does have A Trace of Blood and Beyond the Pale, but I think TPE as a whole is much better, and has more wow-songs.

ClairvoyantCat

RL is one of my least favorites of theirs.  There's a few too many weak tracks on it compared to the consistency of some of their others.  I know there's a lot of negative energy towards it here, but Scarsick is an album where I find it very difficult to pick a clear weaker track or a favorite.  Same goes for TPE, and even BE, to an extent.  That's probably what makes those three my favorites. 

Zantera

I couldn't really get into Scarsick to be honest, I do love Flame to the Moth, the title-track and America, but the rest doesn't do much for me sadly.
I'm not suggesting that it's bad, but just nothing that clicked really. :/

ClairvoyantCat

Well, for me it was a huge grower.  When it first leaked I wasn't wild about it, I might have even disliked it a bit.  It took a while.  I'm not saying people who don't like it haven't tried it enough, but just keep that mind. 

The King in Crimson

Quote from: Zantera on September 17, 2011, 02:29:54 PM
I couldn't really get into Scarsick to be honest, I do love Flame to the Moth, the title-track and America, but the rest doesn't do much for me sadly.
I'm not suggesting that it's bad, but just nothing that clicked really. :/
It took a while, but I eventually found that the second half of Scarsick is pretty great. Really great actually.

It's unfortunate that, aside from the title-track (and Disco Queen, but I know lots of people hate that song) I really, actively dislike the first half.

NecessaryPain

RL is every bit as good as TPE. Every bit.

Zantera

Time for album-rankings, because why not?

1. The Perfect Element
2. Entropia
3. BE
--
4. Remedy Lane
--
5. One Hour by the Concrete Lake
6. Road Salt One
7. Scarsick (sorry Seth!)

Nick

Road Salt 2
Scarsick
Remedy Lane
The Perfect Element
Road Salt 1
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Entropia
One Hour by the Concrete Lake
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BE

LieLowTheWantedMan


ClairvoyantCat

Scarsick
BE
Road Salt Two
TPE
Road Salt One
Entropia
Remedy Lane
OHBTCL

...not fully comfortable with placing RS2 in the ranking yet, but I did anyway. 

The King in Crimson

Remedy Lane
The Perfect Element
Entropia
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Road Salt One
Scarsick
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Nick


The King in Crimson


pogoowner

TPE
Remedy Lane
Entropia
OHBTCL
Scarsick
Road Salt One
BE

LieLowTheWantedMan


pogoowner


LieLowTheWantedMan


Adami

BE (Live version) is about as good as Entropia and Remedy Lane, not as good as TPE, better than OHBTCL and WAYYYYYYYYYYY better than Scarsick or Road Salt 1.
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TheVoxyn

Road Salt 2 is pretty high for me. But I also really enjoyed the first...

ariich

Be
The Perfect Element
Road Salt 1
(12:5)
Remedy Lane
Scarsick = Entropia
OHBTCL

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Herrick

Quote from: NecessaryPain on September 18, 2011, 12:44:47 PM
Quote from: TheVoxyn on September 18, 2011, 03:16:33 AM
Road Salt 2 is pretty high for me.

I am confused.

Maybe it already leaked. I'm not sure. I've no desire to check it out. I wasn't a fan of Road Salt One or or Scarsick.
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Phoenix87x

Just picked up Entropia and Scarsick. I am very excited.

Zantera

Quote from: Phoenix87x on September 20, 2011, 09:49:05 AM
Just picked up Entropia and Scarsick. I am very excited.

Entropia is one of their best albums IMO, just an amazing experience.  :)

faemir

I'm still not a fan of One Hour of Entropia's production, it really puts me off listening to them. I much prefer the live versions of the songs.

TheVoxyn


faemir


Zantera

Quote from: faemir on September 20, 2011, 01:03:35 PM
I'm still not a fan of One Hour of Entropia's production, it really puts me off listening to them. I much prefer the live versions of the songs.

I don't quite get the complaint about the production on One Hour.
In some ways I can think that it sounds a bit flat, but on the other hand, I don't think it's a problem really.

Oh well.

wolfking

Yeah I agree, I have never had a problem with the production on One Hour either.  I really don't see how it could detract from the listening experience of the album.

faemir

Quote from: Zantera on September 20, 2011, 01:20:12 PM
Quote from: faemir on September 20, 2011, 01:03:35 PM
I'm still not a fan of One Hour of Entropia's production, it really puts me off listening to them. I much prefer the live versions of the songs.

I don't quite get the complaint about the production on One Hour.
In some ways I can think that it sounds a bit flat, but on the other hand, I don't think it's a problem really.

Oh well.

It just sounds...wrong. It's distracting and makes the music far less enjoyable than it should be.

Adami

PoS have never had "great" production. My main issue with the One Hour are the kick drums, and at times the Keys sound too thin.
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ClairvoyantCat

I think that the production has improved exponentially since Daniel took over.  In particular, I love the sound of Scarsick.  Really nicely mixed album, and the guitar sounds are perfect.

Adami

Quote from: ClairvoyantCat on September 20, 2011, 05:35:29 PM
I think that the production has improved exponentially since Daniel took over.  In particular, I love the sound of Scarsick.  Really nicely mixed album, and the guitar sounds are perfect.

Really? I thought the guitar sounds awful on Scarsick. Not so much the tone, but it's just soooooooooooo thin. The drums finally sounded good, but the guitars sounded like awful cheap plug ins. They need to stop using Line 6 and use real amps.


RS1 has awful production as well. In fact the only album who's production I think perfectly suits the style is The Perfect Element.
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