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IN FLAMES new album being released on 1st March, 2019

Discussion in 'In Flames' started by Jabi, Apr 5, 2018.

  1. Jester Slave

    Jester Slave Narcissist

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    Hmmmm, not sure then. I remember the most from CC, but read a lot of "best/worst 3 song" threads as well, and you definitely popped up somewhere. Maybe I'll need to revisit them, but there's a storm coming with that new single, so I have to be ready to get back into action here. What a disappointment it would be if we all agreed that it is good or bad.
     
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    Well, I've stated my relationship with the band through various comments on the past two years, but to sum things up:

    In Flames is definitely my favourite band and the reason I play the guitar, alongside with Metallica. I've been listening to them since CC and Take This Life, the song that got me into screaming. I enjoy in different way everything they 've released from TJR to Battles (with an exception of a few songs). I respect a band that's evolving musically and I'm happy that I have a wide variety of songs from my favourite band to choose from depending on my mood. My only objections is with some of their latest decisions, like recording in LA with Howard Benson, allowing him to involve too much, hiring the American dudes ( nothing wrong with them personally, they just don't seem to fit in or help the band evolve the right way).

    Anders is way too far from the perfect vocalist but he has a distinctive voice which is somehow pleasant to my ears. I can't think of IF with another vocalist and I admire him and Bjorn for what they've done for the band, especially after Jesper's departure. His screams and growls are on point live, I can't say the same about his cleans though.

    I own most of their albums, I haven't seen them live but it's on my list. Probably I will have to travel abroad because I don't see them visiting Greece any time soon.
     
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  3. Vermyn

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    My only complaint I really express when it came to battles is how redundant the lyrics are. With the older albums, the lyrics were so immersive and interesting. With battles it felt like something two children on a seesaw were listening to at times.
     
  4. ciko_gfb

    ciko_gfb Anders Fanboy

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    I'm not really sure when and how this is happened and I didn't even remember your name until Slave wrote it today. Can't argue if I dont even remember the issue but sorry if you were offended. Well if its going to make you feel good, my name is Uğur and I can send you my facebook profile from DM if you want :D

    Haha I think its really small chance to find someone at Facebook like that and I dont remember the issue that eochaid talked about, but if you find me make sure to message instantly! :D

    Also its awesome that new people still joining here to discuss. I dont think any other forum here is that alive.

    I missed IF concert 2 time when they come to Turkey, but if they come here again make sure to travel here neighbor. :D
     
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  5. eochaid

    eochaid Asshole

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    I must apologize to you. It wasn't you but another member called shadow. So there they go... My deepest apologies. I'm very sorry about that.
     
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  6. ThePhobiac

    ThePhobiac be at ease

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    I mean, Siren Charms is one of my favorite IF records, full-stop. Was listening to "The Chase" on my way out of work today and that song still blows me away (that fucking outro!). I'd have a hard time arguing that the album is objectively not shit, but I fucking love it, and that's ultimately what matters most at the end of the day. But it's definitely not well-produced. I get what you mean, though.

    It's always good to get fresh takes. Everyone will come at In Flames from different backgrounds and contexts — it's the same for all music. My brother and I once knew this guy from Norway who claimed that Lunar Strain was IF's only good album, that TJR was their sell-out pop record. I thought they sold out with Battles, but I like the guys enough to give them a chance to course-correct. For every fan that throws their hands up and leaves, another takes their place.

    Too many people get caught up in the arguing and negativity, although let's face it, talking shit about things we don't like anymore can be pretty fun. Not to say I hate In Flames, of course. They're on my shit list for Battles — which isn't even a bad record, just really mediocre — but I can't stay mad at these guys forever.

    If you find yourself getting frustrated with what people online are saying about something you like, the best thing is to just log off and enjoy that thing. Life's too short. We'll all be skeletons three hundred years from now anyway.

    EDIT: Hey, does In Flames have a keyboardist now? Pretty cool if they do. Get some of that sick synth in there, dudes. Depeche it up. Or record the IF version of Projector. Make my dreams come true.

    Speaking of which, really loved that Down, Wicked, and No Good EP they put out last year. "It's No Good" is fucking tight. If I'd heard that when I was first getting into IF in 2004, my head would've exploded.
     
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  7. Ilias7

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    Well, half the songs were about Anders' midlife crisis. According to the small interview we have, the new album will explore different themes and that's a good thing.

    I sure will! :D I've been to Turkey before, it was lovely.

    They have a guy named Niels Nielsen just for the live shows. I'm not a big fan of this EP to be honest.
     
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  8. ciko_gfb

    ciko_gfb Anders Fanboy

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    No problem mate, I was surprised when you mentioned the issue on the other page. I'm glad that my name is off the list :D

    Most of the people here didn't like the EP but I'm with you, I like it. "It's No Good" and "Down in a Hole" are awesome, I specially love the pianos at "Down in a Hole". I think it took the song to another level, it feels darker.
     
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    Someone should deff try to download the IF Wacken 2018 stream off magenta musik ; ) still not working for me on their site or some reason


    Seeing IF open for Breaking Benjamin and FFDP in December lol I guess the UK tour they did with FFDP went well before right?

    People in USA who see these bands will probably not know who IF are mostly as Breaking Benjamin and FFDP (especially) are like douche bands

    Though Breaking Benjamin has had some decent music...
     
  10. eochaid

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    I'm not home until the end of the next week. If, by that time, noone has downloaded it remind me and I will try.
     
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    Thx. Weird that all the other streams work fine for me but not In Flames haha


    Ghost also killed it at Wacken but I guess wasn't streamed. Had an awesome time.
     
  12. Jabi

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    From this perspective it looks kind of silly
    Sorry, I may be a bit retarded as I'm not sure whether I got that. :p

    So you're saying that by the time of STYE or CC, Anders said he used to have a translator for every album since he started writing lyrics, from Colony onwards. "Every album" sounds like three or more (two would've been "both") and "used to have" suggests that he didn't have any more help with lyrics on the album that was newest at the time of the interview in question (be it either STYE or CC.) So does this mean he used a translator on Colony, Clayman, RTR (and possibly STYE)? If so, this is completely new to me. I always thought Anders has been on his own since Clayman as far as lyrics go, with the exception of his wife co-writing some on RTR.
     
  13. eochaid

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    Being on your own is compatible with having a translator. The lyrics are still his own lyrics. No matter the language that he used to write them.
     
  14. DE4life

    DE4life 'ello treacle

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    The lyrics on the older albums are pretty intense, they changed a lot after Colony but were still mostly good up until SC (ASOP excluded, that album was fucking atrocious lyrically). Battles was just pathetic. I do hold Anders to a high standard as far as lyrics go, but that's only because he used to write such awesome stuff. If it had always been shit like Bodom I wouldn't care.

    I personally found the EP terrible, but it doesn't matter. It was basically just a vanity project so I didn't take it seriously.

    I think it's generally accepted that on TJR/Whoracle Anders had concepts which were put into lyrical form by Niklas Sundin (you can see the similarities between the lyrics Sundin wrote for DT and the stuff on TJR/Whoracle), on Colony Anders wrote the vast majority of the lyrics himself but had Sundin translate into English. From Clayman onwards it was Anders by himself, and you can kind of see that as there's a bit of a grammatical downgrade from Colony to Clayman. Nothing major, but for a native English speaker at least it is noticeable.
     
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    From this perspective it looks kind of silly
    They are still his own lyrics, I'm not arguing against that. I was just surprised at what you told he said in that STYE/CC era interview.
     
  16. eochaid

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    I think it was during that time because I was also surprised. I searched some interviews and i still found nothing. I sbould check the dvds to see if i find it.or maybr I'll pass.but that's the kind of things thati use to remember.

    It cannot be prior to 2002 because:

    I had no internet connection.
    I had not bought any magazines with them being interviewed. So it should be as earlier as 2002 with a range of 4 to six years. But I'm sure that krofius knows more and I can be wrong.

    Now, i don't know why it sounds that surprising. I think that almost anyine with a lack of confidence on its english would search for someone who, at least, would edit his lyrics if not making a full translation. I think that's the right way to go.
     
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    The summer tour is over. Hopefully, some info for the new album and the first single will drop soon. I think that the end was released 2 years ago on this day or the day before and then the truth some hours later.
     
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    I bet for a november release of the album.
     
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    I've been trying to compare the time schedules of Battles and the new album:
    They started recording Battles in the middle of February 2016, they were done by the first days of April, the first single was released on August 25 and the album on November 11.
    They started recording the new album in the end of March 2018 and they were done on May 26 ( at least that's when Howard Benson got into studio with another band ).
    In conclusion, they recorded both albums in about two months and they are more than a month behind with the new one as they entered the studio later. Possibly, this means the first single will also drop later than The End and the album will be released sometime in December. However, they have announced an American tour in November and they would probably want to go there with the new album out, so they might rush things a bit up. We'll just have to wait and see.
     
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    Or a couple of singles to add to the shows and see the reaction of the people. November or december is a good time, but I suppose that it will depend on the record label's schedule.
     
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