Remedy Lane

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Remedy Lane
Studio album by Pain of Salvation
Released 15 January 2002
Recorded Roasting House Recording Studio; Malmö, Sweden, autumn 2001
Genre Progressive metal
Length 68:12
Label InsideOut Music
Producer Daniel Gildenlöw and Anders "Theo" Theander
Pain of Salvation chronology
The Perfect Element, Part I
(2000)
Remedy Lane
(2002)
12:5
(2004)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars[1]

Remedy Lane is the fourth album by Swedish progressive metal band Pain of Salvation, released in Spring 2002. It is a concept album focusing on a character's search for self-discovery. It was described by Allmusic as Pain of Salvation's breakthrough album.[1]

Outline[edit]

While both Remedy Lane and Pain of Salvation's second album, One Hour by the Concrete Lake, feature a protagonist searching for self-discovery, Remedy Lane addresses a wider variety of themes, including love, loss, lust, sex and self-understanding. The album, written by guitarist and vocalist Daniel Gildenlöw, is semi-autobiographical in nature.[citation needed] The liner notes include poems and photos related to the concept as well as date markings to signify the chronological order of the album.[citation needed] Gildenlöw has said that the inspiration for Remedy Lane was an era of his life in which he wished to understand the nature of freedom.[citation needed]

The album's production is similar to its predecessor, The Perfect Element, part I.[citation needed] While its mood is dark, there are some moments of happiness.[citation needed]

Track listing[edit]

All lyrics by Daniel Gildenlöw. All music by Daniel Gildenlöw, except instrumental part of "Rope Ends" by Daniel Gildenlöw and Fredrik Hermansson.

  1. Of Two Beginnings – 2:24

Chapter I:

  1. Ending Theme – 4:59
  2. Fandango – 5:51
  3. A Trace of Blood – 8:17
  4. This Heart of Mine (I Pledge) – 4:01

Chapter II:

  1. Undertow – 4:47
  2. Rope Ends – 7:02
  3. Chain Sling – 3:58
  4. Dryad of the Woods – 4:56

Chapter III:

  1. Remedy Lane – 2:15
  2. Waking Every God – 5:19
  3. Second Love – 4:21
  4. Beyond the Pale – 9:56

The Japanese edition of this album also contains a bonus track titled "Thorn Clown" that is sequenced between "This Heart of Mine (I Pledge)" and "Undertow". However, the Official Pain of Salvation Website shows the song as inserted between "Dryad of the Woods" and "Remedy Lane".[citation needed]

Personnel[edit]

Additional personnel
  • Anders "Theo" Theander - producer, engineering
  • Pontus Lindmark - engineering
  • Jörgen Tannander - editing
  • Johanna Iggsten - photography

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Taylor, Robert (2011). "Remedy Lane - Pain of Salvation | AllMusic". allmusic.com. Retrieved 22 August 2011.