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IIT we discuss how awesome In Flames used to be

Discussion in 'Nevermore' started by Shpongled, Dec 1, 2009.

  1. Superior

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    A band that really helped get me into death metal and we're my favorite band for a time. Goddamnit.

    and soilwork used to kick ass too, I fucking loved Chainheart Machine
     
  2. Shpongled

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    Likewise. I started out with Metallica, Megadeth, Pantera, Machine Head and the like, and then I heard In Flames and they were like the next level. After that was when I started getting into bands like Cannibal Corpse and Morbid Angel.
     
  3. ~Lynn~

    ~Lynn~ Bah...

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    meh......
     
  4. Dead Winter

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    I just about mimicked your experience. However, the band that got me into death metal was Hypocrisy and their album Abducted. I was watching Much Music one day and fucking Roswell 47 came on...I was blown away. Bought the cd the next day. It wasn't until about a year later that I discovered In Flames...Colony was my first album by them. I was hooked from the start. I then started experimenting and just buying albums based on reviews from Amazon.com (this was back in 98-99 or so) and that's how I discovered Amorphis and Anathema. I think I probably spent about $300 in a matter of two months or so just on cds.

    Although I download, I kinda miss the blind buying in the late 90's. Extreme metal at that time was still pretty underground and most of the bands hadn't "evolved" by then and were still ripping shit up. It's strange; it seems like as soon as the year 2000 arrived, a lot of stuff started to suck. Not everything, but a pretty good bit of bands started to stray.
     
  5. Dead Winter

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    Also, thank goodness for the Neverboard. I have discovered more fulfilling and interesting music via this forum than any other method. In fact, I don't listen to my friends' opinions or reviews of bands anymore, mainly because their heads are up their asses. I ask you guys first because I've never been let down or disappointed in an album you guys and gals have recommended.
     
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    Yeah. I mainly listen to melodic death metal, so I really still can't get over how much In Flames suck nowadays. Those guys defined a whole fucking genre, then proceeded to become emo and have album covers with guys ripping their hearts out and offering them to an imaginary girl. Ugh. I don't even want to think about it.

    Anyway, I get chills whenever I listen to The Jester Race compeltely, the whole album. The atmosphere is just so sick.
     
  7. Pitiless Wanderer

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    I agree with everything here.

    Do you remember back like 10 years ago when cdnow.com had samples up on their website that you could listen to for free? I used to spend hours on there and listen to bands to figure out what I wanted to buy next. This was before cdnow.com merged with amazon.com.
     
  8. Psychonaut

    Psychonaut God Of Emptiness

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    You should try their sandwiches!
     
  9. Det Som Engang Var

    Det Som Engang Var Viking Bastard

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    I agree with DW about liking RTR for the nostalgia factor. I also have an In Flames shirt, it annoys me when younger guys compliment me on it.
     
  10. Dead_Lioness

    Dead_Lioness Godless

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    Kevin, I totally agree! Great band that went downhill and added up to my never ending list of bands that "used to be good" or "I only love their really old stuff" ...

    Sadly, this is what happened to most bands from that genre and from that part of the world. (Dark Tranquility excluded...for the most part)
    Soilwork, The Haunted, etc... they all started out awesome and became poppish.
     
  11. WhiteBeastofWotan

    WhiteBeastofWotan Apostitutes!

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    I still maintain that with the exception of Mirrorworlds and The Gallery, every melodeath album released after 1996 sucks.
     
  12. Det Som Engang Var

    Det Som Engang Var Viking Bastard

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    Karen just reminded me I haven't listened to Soilwork at all this year. Millionflame ftw.

    In fact, I haven't listened to Dark Tranquility this year either. I never could get into uh...whatever that band that did "The Red In The Sky Is Ours" is called. My memory is shot.
     
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    ^ Blasphemy!!
    It's At The Gates and that is an awesome album!!

    ...in fact, awesome band all together.
     
  14. Lord Foul

    Lord Foul I don't spank men

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    I only really like With Fear I Kiss the Burning Darkness
     
  15. Det Som Engang Var

    Det Som Engang Var Viking Bastard

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    That's what everyone tells me. ):

    I'll have to give it another chance. I decided I didn't like it back when I was 15.
     
  16. Dead Winter

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    Never was all that impressed by ATG...I'm more of a Carcass feller, myself.

    ATG had great tone and energy, but I felt the songwriting just wasn't as great as everyone blew them up to be. Some good tunes, though.

    Many people just sorta name-dropped ATG as influences because a few years ago it was popular to like them to increase your credibility. Again, I'm more of a Heartwork guy rather than SOTS.
     
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    Those aren't even close to being the same. Carcass was actually good. The guy from ATG ruined the Crown for that album he was on.
     
  18. Dead Winter

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    I never said they were the same. They were both hugely influential in bringing forth the Swedish Melodic Death Metal tag...not the first ones but definitely the ones who popularized it the most.

    That's why I love Swan Song as well...they kinda gave the finger to everyone who tried to pigeonhole them.
     
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    You make it sound like you can't have one without the other and vice versa... Caracass are BY FAR one of my top 5 bands from that area, but regardless to that... ATG rule too
     
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    Tomas Lindberg, and he is actually not a bad singer at all.
    I didn't mind him at The Crown.
     

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