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Pain of Salvation

"Pain of Salvation" is a Swedish Metal band featuring Daniel Gildenlöw, who is the lyricist, chief composer, guitarist, and lead vocalist. Their sound is characterised by powerful, accentuated guitar work, broad vocal range, abrupt switching between heavy and calm passages, intense syncopation, and polyrhythmic experimentation. Another trademark of the band is that each album is a concept album. Some examples of the topics addressed in the band's albums are: war and its effect on family and humanity, environmental issues (e.g., nuclear power), the forming of the individual, and the nature of God, humankind, and existence.


* Daniel Gildenlöw — vocals, Rhythm guitar (from 1984)

* Johan Hallgren — lead guitar, backing vocals (from 1998)

* Fredrik Hermansson — keyboards (from 1996)

* Johan Langell — drums, percussion (from 1990)


* Daniel Magdic — guitar, backing vocals (198?–1998)

* Kristoffer Gildenlöw — bass, backing vocals (1994–2006)

The name "Pain of Salvation" was devised by Daniel Gildenlöw, whose intention was to incorporate the notion of balance, which he believed to be of vital significan...

country Sweden
years active 1991–present
music genre Progressive Metal, Melodic Metal
current members (clockwise from centre)
Daniel Gildenlöw
Kristoffer Gildenlöw
Fredrik Hermansson
Johan Hallgren
Johan Langell
license: GNU FDL
source: Wikipedia