on 18 April 2013
The problem with Pain of Salvation is that their entire back catalogue is so strong, it skews the curve wildly when assessing which is their best work. It all depends on what you're into, I suppose, as they can vary subtly-to-wildly on any given album. If you're into no-nonsense progressive metal (as far as those two terms can be used together) in the style of, say, Opeth, then I highly recommend this album. Musically audacious and with a strong anti-nuclear/environmental message, this is a classic.