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Release date: 31 October 2000
Style: Progressive metal


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Disc I
01. Used
02. In The Flesh
03. Ashes
04. Morning On Earth
05. Idioglossia
06. Her Voices
07. Dedication
08. King Of Loss
09. Reconciliation
10. Song For The Innocent
11. Falling
12. The Perfect Element
13. Epilogue [Japanese bonus]

Disc II [Limited Edition Bonus]
01. Beyond The Mirror
02. Never Learn To Fly
03. Timeweaver's Tale
+ Multimedia Section

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

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The new "Perfect Element" from Pain Of Salvation is a dark, dramatic, melodic, and masterfully intense gem of modern progressive-metal. Influences from Pink Floyd to Queensrÿche and Savatage can be heard in its sound. But even these lofty comparisons discredit the album's breathtaking originality. Pain of Salvation are real geniuses, their music is totally different, more original and unique.

published 04.03.2004 | Comments (9)

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SceneryOfLoss - 23.06.2011 at 19:49  
Rating: 9 Masterpiece!
MechanisT - 10.07.2011 at 18:19  
  One of the finest in prog country, without any doubt.
Metal_4Ever - 13.07.2011 at 00:20  
Rating: 10 Masterpiece!
one of the greatest prog Metal albums
Cynic Metalhead - 19.07.2011 at 00:45  
Rating: 8 Epiccccccccccccccccc!!
Korah - 04.03.2012 at 21:56  
  Wonderful album!
K†ulu - 30.11.2012 at 17:17  
Rating: 9 I have been totally engulfed by this album in the last week or so. I was not familiar with The Perfect Element, Part I as I am with Remedy Lane and Entropia, so I decided to give it a try. It totally hooked me. I completely dived into it trying to comprehend and understand every song. What a journey, what an album, what a band! I am in awe...
Unhealer - 04.12.2012 at 05:06  
Rating: 8 Just got it in my mail along with Remedy Lane. Only missing "One Hour..." to complete the discography
Gotta love the album liner notes, "All music by Daniel except for the first half of "Her Voices" by Fredrik and Daniel and the "Once" part in the middle of "the Perfect Element" by Daniel and Johan."
What a guy
Dentura - 22.12.2012 at 02:48  
Rating: 9 This album is a brilliant masterpiece! Daniel Gildenlöw is a master of concept albums!

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