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Pain Of Salvation - Remedy Lane

8.9 | 597 votes |
Release date: 15 January 2002
Style: Progressive metal


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01. Of Two Beginnings
02. Ending Theme
03. Fandango
04. A Trace Of Blood
05. This Heart Of Mine (I Pledge)
06. Undertow
07. Rope Ends
08. Chain Sling
09. Dryad Of The Woods
10. Thorn Clown [Japanese bonus]
11. Remedy Lane
12. Waking Every God
13. Second Love
14. Beyond The Pale

Top 20 albums of 2002: 2
Top 200 albums of all time: 55

Daniel Gildenlöw - vocals, guitars
Fredrik Hermansson - keyboards
Johan Hallgren - guitars, vocals
Johan Langell - drums
Kristoffer Gildenlöw - bass, backing vocals

Guest review by
Staying true to what they have done in the past, Pain Of Salvation's "Remedy Lane" sounds like a Pain Of Salvation disc, but sounds completely different than anything the band has done before. Both lighter and more straightforward than their previous two discs, "Remedy Lane" is simply difficult to take out of the CD-player, because most other discs from other bands seem boring after listening to this.

published 04.03.2004 | Comments (2)

Staff review by
Dream Taster
2002's "Remedy Lane" was my first encounter with Pain Of Salvation's music and although I heard that the band had an excellent reputation, the only thing I knew about the combo was its name. The truth is that I wasn't prepare for something as beautiful as "Remedy Lane". I'm no stranger to progressive metal, one of my favorite bands being Dream Theater, but oddly I missed the Pain Of Salvation phenomenon until now and do I regret to have discarded an opportunity to listen to "The Perfect Element" years ago? So you guessed it, this album is something so unique, so pure and so authentic that it's a insurmountable task for me to be neutral. At least, I'm warning you?

published 26.09.2004 | Comments (3)

Guest review by
Real. The story of a person's life set to music with nothing held back. Outside of feeding base pleasures and trying to escape from a past that didn't go as hoped, where is life going? Are these desires in the mind just a wish to escape to a time when life was simpler or an attempt at moving on? What brings two people together and can they pull one another from the depths they have both fallen into? Remedy Lane is the voyage of two lost souls trying to find their way in a merciless world, but unlike in most concept albums, Pain Of Salvation doesn't delve into the world of fantasy; they have no need to. Reality takes more cruel twists and disturbed turns than the mind could ever hope to make up.

published 30.09.2016 | Comments (1)

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04.03.2012 - 21:58

By far their best album!
Don't cry for my English
13.11.2012 - 17:41
Rating: 10

Used to be a 9 ... now it's a 10 !
02.07.2015 - 21:37
Rating: 10

Pain of Salvation's best album
22.07.2019 - 16:16
Rating: 10
Definitely my favorite Pain Of Salvation album. So many brilliant tracks, an album that I can listen to again and again and again and still feel like it hasn't given everything away or revealed all of its brilliance yet. Songs like "A Trace Of Blood", "Undertow", "Rope Ends" and especially "Beyond The Pale" haunt my soul. A rare 10/10 album for me.
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03.09.2020 - 19:20
Rating: 6
Mountain King
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The instruments are good in most parts but the vocals are so annoying. I still enjoy "Fandango", "Thorn Clown" and "Dryad Of The Woods". The Perfect Element, Part I was so good, way better than this one imo.
04.09.2020 - 12:15
Rating: 9

Written by Mountain King on 03.09.2020 at 19:20

The instruments are good in most parts but the vocals are so annoying. I still enjoy "Fandango", "Thorn Clown" and "Dryad Of The Woods". The Perfect Element, Part I was so good, way better than this one imo.

I love this album, but there are defintiely moments with the vocals that are jarring; I've come to be able to appreciate them, but they were difficult to swallow for a while. It's a lot less frequent with The Perfect Element, so I do prefer that record as well
30.12.2021 - 21:01
Rating: 10

Um, Dois, Três, Quatro! Yeah! PORRA!!!
02.03.2022 - 12:52
Rating: 9

Very good, maybe not as outstanding as the 8.9/10 rating suggests, but still a fantastic Prog Metal album.

8.6/10 for me - 'Ending Theme' and 'Undertow' are the standout songs. 'Rope Ends' and 'Dryad Of The Woods' are both also good. 'Waking Every God' is probably the weakest song on this album.

A lot of people class 'Beyond The Pale' as Pain Of Salvation's best song, but I don't agree - there are at least 4 songs that are better on this album alone IMO.
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