Psalms of Extinction

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Psalms Of Extinction
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Studio album by Pain
Released April 16, 2007
Genre Industrial metal
Length 48:00
Label Roadrunner
Producer Peter Tägtgren
Pain chronology
Dancing with the Dead
(2005)
Psalms Of Extinction
(2007)
Cynic Paradise
(2008)

Psalms Of Extinction is the fifth studio album by Swedish Metal band Pain, released on April 16, 2007 in Europe's Nordic Territories and May 7, 2007 in the rest of Europe. The first Pain album since their debut to lack a charting single, it hit #21 on the Swedish charts but dropped off after only two weeks.[1] "Zombie Slam" is the first song from the album to receive a video. The track "Play Dead" is a Björk cover.

Musicians featured on the album include Mikkey Dee (Motörhead, ex-Don Dokken, King Diamond) on "Zombie Slam" recording drums, Children of Bodom frontman Alexi Laiho on "Just Think Again" (guitar solo), and Peter Iwers of In Flames on the first two songs (bass guitar).

Track listing[edit]

All songs written by Peter Tägtgren except where noted.[2]

  1. "Save Your Prayers" – 3:43
  2. "Nailed to the Ground" – 4:11
  3. "Zombie Slam" – 3:32
  4. "Psalms of Extinction" – 4:09
  5. "Clouds of Ecstasy" – 3:16
  6. "Play Dead" (Arnold, Björk, Wobble) – 4:03
  7. "Does It Really Matter" – 4:06
  8. "Computer God" – 3:25
  9. "Just Think Again" – 6:15
  10. "Walking On Glass" – 3:51
  11. "Bottle's Nest" – 3:36
  12. "Bitch" – 3:47

Russian & United Kingdom [tour] Edition Bonus Tracks[edit]

  1. "Behind the Wheel" (Depeche Mode Cover) – 4:10
  2. "Here is the News" (Electric Light Orchestra Cover) – 3:54
  • "Behind the Wheel" also appears as a bonus track on the Japanese version.

Reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars [3]

Allmusic praised the album for being both more exciting and more genuinely metal than Pain's previous albums, and also complimented its frequent stylistic shifts. However, they concluded "All in all, this clearly makes for a varied set... But while it may intrigue his metal-focused following as a nice stylistic departure, Psalms of Extinction is unlikely to wow serious industrial music freaks as anything remotely groundbreaking."[3]

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