Pain of Salvation is a progressive rock band from Eskilstuna, Sweden. The band centres on lead vocalist, guitarist, composer, and writer Daniel Gildenlöw. Trademarks include concept albums focusing on social, environmental, philosophical, and emotional issues as well as songs that incorporate complex rhythms and time changes but retain flowing melodies. The band was formed by Gildenlöw in 1984 under the name Reality. The band used to participate in many music contests in their homeland of Sweden. Read more on Last.fm
Who are Pain Of Salvation?
Pain of Salvation is a swedish metal band with Daniel Gildenlow as main composer and lyrics writer. Daniel is mainly behind the concept of every Pain of Salvation album.
One Hour by the concrete lake is their second album, released in 1998 in Asia and Daniel’s least favorite album. One Hour by the Concrete lake is about the weapons industry, war, nuclear waste, water, nature and sacred lands of the Natives.
The title “One Hour by the Concrete Lake” is inspired from lake Karachay in the former USSR where nuclear waste was disposed in huge amounts to the point that the lake was so infected. Its was deicided that the lake would be all covered with cement to decrease the nuclear radiation coming from it. Few years later the concrete cracked and nuclear emission measured was far higher than any point on earth. It is thought that standing for one hour next to the lake will cause death few days later.