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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. DE4life

    DE4life 'ello treacle

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    I guess if the production was wider then maybe, yeah. Wish it wasn't quite so thin, but that seems to be what they prefer.

    Just listened to "The End" and was reminded how good that song is. Easily the best track they've released, for me anyway, since SOAPF. I remember being really hyped for Battles after they released The End, then The Truth happened and things went downhill from there. Hopefully it won't be the same for this album.
     
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    I liked both, The End and The Truth. Both would be better with this new production though.
     
  3. TheJestersDoor

    TheJestersDoor Keep calm and bash Anders

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    Production sounds similar to battles to me, just with better guitars. Drums are still soulless and probably programmed
     
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    7/10

    I'm enjoying this song. Not their best but, after 24 years I'm not expecting their best. Just good songs. It has agression. It has energy.
     
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    From this perspective it looks kind of silly
    Pretty much the same here.

    I'm expecting an album better than Battles.
     
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    TheJestersDoor Keep calm and bash Anders

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    Let's be honest thats not setting the bar high, Battles was a complete mis-step by the band, far too commercially orientated. One or two good songs are on there (see Drained, The End, Wallflower) but too many are overly produced, low effort tracks with aweful production and mixing
     
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    TheJestersDoor Keep calm and bash Anders

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    At the time I thought the album was real good I remember, but holy hell, has my opinion changed. Through My Eyes is unlistenable, the poor tone, the aweful transitions between riffs and sections of the song, the cut up "protect" in the pre chorus that still makes me judder, the mixing favoring vocals so much, and the obnoxiously loud guitar solo. No wonder they've never played the song live, it's not their proudest moment.

    Edit: my point being it sounded forced, the heaviness, and that they, or Howard, tried to bury it in the mix. I Am Above sounds like its heavy but that they actually want it to sound heavy, with the deep growls, and with just how well the song fits together (except perhaps the final 30 seconds which is a bit odd)
     
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    Children of Bodom announced their new album Hexed, but no single yet. It will be released on March 8th, just like I, the Mask ( if this spanish website was correct ). I'm having a hard time trying to understand Nuclear Blast's marketing strategy...
     
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    I read some about the CoB album, apparently Alexi was real fucking pissed about the album release delay, they planned to release it this fall but it got pushed back to March for some reason, and they didn't get a really good explanation from NB, seeing as it's pretty much the same situation for In Flames supposedly releasing the album in March, must be something going on behind the scenes at Nuclear Blast and nothing to do with any band decisions. CoB's new album art was real fucking cool though IMO.

    Also don't get your hopes up to high guys, I Am Above might be the highlight of the album. Hopefully not but it's the same producer as on Battles so it's not gonna be some mindblowing difference. But if I Am Above is an indication of the albums sound in general that's not bad news at least.

    Q1 2019 could be really fucking good though, got Soilwork, Amon Amarth, In Flames, Children of Bodom & Devin Townsend releasing new albums. Some of the albums I know I'll love/like, others hopefully doesn't suck.
     
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    I don't have high hopes. I just like this song. The rest of the album... we'll see when the time comes. Stillm I hope this album will be heavier. They also had repeated producer in SOAPF and SC (Roberto Laghi, who also heped in the production of ASOP), and we can agree that both albums are very different.
     
  11. eochaid

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    If both dates are true then I don't understand what they're doing. The fact is that both releases will be near in time. Which doesn't seem like a good selling policy.
     
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    From this perspective it looks kind of silly
    I prefer to set the bar lower and potentially become positively surprised than expect too much and end up disappointed. :p
     
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    If you play a Battles song after I Am Above you can clearly hear the production is far clearer on the newer song. It sounds flat and kind of muddy on Battles. I didn't really notice it at the time.

    The FB comments are pretty funny :D some guy - "please don't ruin this with some pop emo chorus".

    Anders:

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  14. TheJestersDoor

    TheJestersDoor Keep calm and bash Anders

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    Can't wait for bodom album as well, going to be a good week for releases, with While She Sleeps dropping their new album march 1st
     
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    ThePhobiac be at ease

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    I'm sure people in here are talking about that music video teaser, and I don't want to read reactions just yet. But I would not be surprised if the guy turns into Anders. Seems like something they'd do. Like the oddly funny reveal that Bjorn was one of the serial killers/monsters in the "Save Me" video.

    Edit: Okay, couldn't help myself.

    LOL @ "please don't ruin this with a pop/emo chorus". Has this guy even heard, like, the majority of In Flames' discography? I think a lot of people just like setting themselves up for disappointment.
     
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    Missed the leak who got a link for the full song??
     
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    Go a couple pages back. I linked one
     
  18. krofius

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    Yeah at the last part man I don't know if people are literally retarded or something cause I always see the same type of people asking for them to go back to oldschool sound again. I get that people want them to return to that sound but I mean if it's not clear by the last 15 years worth of music that they're not going that direction again whatsoever then I don't know what to tell them.

    Also funny when you see comments saying ''This sounds like old in flames'' or something like that on newer songs (saw few of those comments on the I Am Above teaser clip for example), I wonder if those people are newer fans and mean that Come Clarity means old IF or if they honestly think it sounds like early IF.
     
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    ThePhobiac be at ease

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    I think there are multiple definitions of "old In Flames" at this point, yeah. When people say it sounds like old IF, I'm guessing they mean mid-2000s IF. Seems to me that SOAPF introduced a whole other "generation" of IF fans, so much so that the 2000s era fans can't really be considered "new" anymore, and everything released in that decade can be considered "old". It's been ten years since ASOP, after all.

    Or maybe it just refers to the last IF album you really liked.

    Who can say? In Flames is a Rorschach test.
     
  20. eochaid

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    You've gotta have in mind that, for some people, old IF means soapf.
     

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