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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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    Whilst IF and Cyhra do both have some cringy lyrics, the difference to me is that at least Cyhra feels sincere. It might be a little immature at times, but I feel like the lyrics on LtM came from the heart. IF lyrics always come off as being fake, targeted towards an audience rather than coming from themselves as artists.

    Obviously the other big difference is the music behind the words. It's been said before, but people would care far less about IF lyrics if Anders could sing, but he can't and that just makes things even worse. Add in what is usually pretty basic and boring guitar/drumwork and you end up with far more of a focus on the lyrics than there should be.

    "I Am Above" is a really good example of this. Yes we all thought the lyrics were embarrassing when Anders put them on Instagram, but once we heard them being growled well in the song (and the track is actually pretty good, too) nobody gave a shit about the lyrics being lame anymore. Bad lyrics only compound shitty music. If the music and vocals are good then you can ignore bad lyrics.
     
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    It sounds strange to me. It's not a normal way of talking.

    "In JesterHeads We Trust" :D yeah, so much so that you let the fan club wither and rot into nothing. Good job.
     
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    The jesterheads are dead! Long live the jesterheads! Actually do new fans call themselves jesterheads? Maybe he’s trying to revive it.
     
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    Did he also ask you to sleep with him?:p

    When I read Anders and then read what musicians like Bruce Dickinson says... it's kind of embarrasing to think that Anders is 44 years old now and it's talking like some kind of emohipster Justin Bieber.
     
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    The guys that retweeted an 8 years old fanboy calling everyone that did not like SC false fans or something like that.

    He does care my ass.
     
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    Basically all he is saying is “thanks to the fans, without your support we couldn’t do this”. He used a lot more words but I don’t really see a problem there. Could he say it better? Yeah. But no surprise because he could write his lyrics better too.

    All bands say similar things. And yeah, the whole band-fan relationship IS kind of like a cult. Whether it’s In Flames jesterheads, Slipknot maggots, ICP juggalos, black metal hordes, Girls Generation sones, Blackpink blinks, Super Junior ELFs, New York Yankees fans, Green Bay Packers fans, Democrats, Republicans, ...
     
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    Why is that article written like it's an advertisement?
     
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  10. DE4life

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    HA HA HA, bants.

    Anyway, I wish Bjorn would put as much effort into his music as he does his paintings.
     
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    It is an advertisement.
    They didn't describe ITM as a dark album like SC or more up-lifting like Battles. Only that is dedicated to their fans.
    I like the fact that there is a story behind the artwork, which coinsides with each song. It gives me the impression of a concept album
     
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    It's ok if that's the level that you consider to be acceptable for a speech. Though it's pure populism of a really low level.

    But remember that they offered songs like this is our house to their fans knowing that half of them are going to be upset about the song. And I bet that's not the worst song of the album.

    I can only compare it to sony releasing the ps classic and people finding that it's a shit. Hey, they did it for the fans.
     
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    I Am Above - actually quite a nice little track and been stuck in my head for a couple days.

    Our House(in the middle of our street) - is really what I expected from new In Flames... Predictable and honestly just a bare-minimum attempt at the modern day accessible/pop-metal sound. I CAN enjoy that type of music. I like the simple structure and electronics and the catchiness of it all sometimes... Good for long drives or the gym. I dont really expect anything more from the band these days. Could do without the child choir though...


    I Am Above was actually a pleasant surprise for me as I was really coming in with not much expectation; Just a solid modern catchy metal song.


    Battles really had a lot of "meh" songs I only ever listened to once. I hope this new album has a few more at least, um, replayable ones.
     
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    Honestly I feel like I could take this post and replace it with songs/titles from the previous album and it would still make perfect sense...

    Yep.
     
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    It's the modus operandi.

    In Flames: "You want a new song? Here you go."

    Fans: "Dude, this is pretty good. Hope this represents what the album will sound l--"

    In Flames: "SIKE! Trolled you hard. Here's something you'll hate."

    Fans: "FUUUUCK YOUUUUU"

    In Flames: "How is this so easy."
     
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    So true man. I can’t believe House was the second single. The musical parallels between The End/The Truth and I Am Above/House are way too similar.
     
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    Haha everyone has noticed the similarities with both singles on the last album already...

    Except, I still hate The Truth. House is only slightly listenable imo ; )
     
  19. ThePhobiac

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    "The Truth" is just a reworking of its superior Siren Charms counterpart, but to be honest I've always liked it. I do love the 80's-style clean guitars in the verses, Anders' vocals in those passages remind me of his work on Passenger. That's never a bad thing for me, since imo that album is easily Anders' best work. The closer he gets to replicating his performance in that project, the better. Pop Flames is fine by me if it veers into Passenger territory, basically.

    "House" has some undeniable hooks, even though I don't really like the song. Like that "THIS IS OUR TIME" passage. I dig the guitar work there. It gets stuck in my head in ways that other songs I don't like, like "Delight and Angers" and "Here Until Forever," do not. So that's a plus for me.

    I think the similarities between the first two singles on Battles and I, the Mask comes down to the band wanting to show that they can do both aggression and melody, so they choose the songs that, in their view, best represent that duality. Obviously what they consider aggressive/melodic doesn't jive with what a lot of fans think, but w/e.
     

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