Pain of Salvation is a Swedish band and great referent of the genre Progressive Metal centered on the multitalented Daniel Gildenlöw. The music of the band stands out for great vocal ranges, powerful guitars, complex bass lines, abundant protagonism of keyboards and a solid rhythmic base on the drums.
There are abrupt changes between strong, calm, emotional passages and experiments with polyrhythms. Lyrically, the band tends to tackle current issues such as sexuality, war, environment, nuclear pollution, God’s nature, humanity and existence. Another characteristic of the band, is the fact that each album is a conceptual album with quite emotional and complex lyrics.