Pain Of Salvation - Scarsick

7.8 | 284 votes |
Release date: 30 January 2007
Style: Progressive metal


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01. Scarsick
02. Spitfall
03. Cribcaged
04. America
05. Disco Queen
06. Kingdom Of Loss
07. Mrs. Modern Mother Mary
08. Idiocracy
09. Flame To The Moth
10. Enter Rain

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

Additional info
Music by D. Gildenlow.
Lyrics by Daniel Gildenlow.
Concept by Daniel Gildenlow.
Artwork by Daniel Gildenlow (Entropia Productions), based on photos by Lars Ardarve.

Special notes: The album is the second part of the Perfect Element concept, of which the first part - The Perfect Element, part I - was released in 2000.

Staff review by
"We will be the first band ever who will make the Prog Metallers dance!". It was the words that Johan Hallgren told me when I had the luck to meet him the other day in Paris to talk about the new album of Pain Of Salvation, "Scarsick". Of course it was not so serious but it is for me a good way to show you that it will be a really disturbing album for the fans of the already cult band of Progressive Metal. Different, special but always extremely deep and beautiful, "Scarsick" will maybe be a "hate or love" album for some of you, but I can tell you that with time, you'll learn to love it. One more time with the band, we're in front of a really good album.

published 11.02.2007 | Comments (21)

Guest review by
An extraordinary diverse and interesting album.
I don't think any other progressive metal album has received as much hate as this one, and maybe that's what Daniel Gildenlöw wanted? Still it's their greatest commercial success (6th on the Swedish album list, most sold copies of any PoS album). How come? Lets find out.

published 15.11.2007 | Comments (14)

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20.12.2009 - 14:35
LeChron James
Heaviest album cover ever.
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Music was my life, music brought me to life and music is how I will be remembered long after I leave this life. When I die there will be a final waltz in my head that only I can hear.
25.05.2010 - 22:27
Rating: 8
The album reminds me a lot of evergrey at some points. good thing
26.06.2012 - 14:22
Rating: 7
It has taken me 3 years, but now I can finally appreciate this album. This is by no means an accessible disc, and sure there are some weaker moments, but when it clicks - it won't let go.
16.07.2013 - 21:50
Rating: 10
Talk about a grower. This one took even longer than FWX. Definitely up there with PE Part One, potentially even better.
26.10.2014 - 21:26
Rating: 9
High Fist Prog
Quite an underrated album - simplistic (for their standards), yet brilliantly so.

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