The way i see it there are three In Flames eras. These eras correspond to their albums. Disregarding live albums and EPs the three eras are as follows. 1 .Lunar Strain - The Jester Race - Subterranean 2. Whoracle - Colony - Clayman 3. Reroute to Remain - Soundtrack to Your Escape - Come Clarity. It might just be me but i think that is just about right as the three albums in each band represent a different era for the band, in terms of song writing, production, instrumentation, atmosphere and the over all feeling of the songs on the albums. Basically what kind of band they were. For me althought i love their older stuff and i'm quite fond of the newer stuff, the second era is my favourite. The first might well be their most aggresive material, but it was in the years between (and including) Whoracle and Clayamn that they really found themselves as band and defined their sound. The production is better on those albums than on the first 3 as well, which is probably the reason why it's doesn't feel as aggresive as the first era but far more structured. However though it's better it doesn't feel, produced to the point that it can be called "over perfected", like the 3 newest albums. Anyhow, your thoughts?