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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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    Anders just writes the music he wants to write, shit version of Depache Mode mixed with other random music he likes. Plus some 70s rock influences from Bjorn. I don't think it has anything to do with his kids.

    Has anybody been more affected by the SC/Battles onslaught than PlainVanilla? He started off here as an IF Jedi Knight beside Krofi-kun and Ciko. Even in the SC thread he's full of positivity.

    And so on. Now he's turned to the dark side, Darth PlainVanilla, opinions totally changed to hate everything from the last decade. I guess we're in Revenge of the Sith territory where PlainVanilla is going around mowing down children with his lightsaber. Krofius will stand over him at the end of this thread with tears in his eyes yelling "YOU WERE THE CHOSEN ONE". Me, Eochaid and A88 just sit back in the shadows watching the destruction of IF Jedi with evil smiles on our faces.
     
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    Sister Of Destruction #teamjesterslave

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    ,, The Curious Case of Anders Friden " :rofl: 1547014659315.jpeg
     
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    eochaid Asshole

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    Grandpa is senile.
     
  4. PlainVanilla

    PlainVanilla Dickhead Jester

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    Actually I really like SOAPF.
     
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    More like: "YOU WERE THE CHOSEN PESSIMIST".
     
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  6. DE4life

    DE4life 'ello treacle

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    Well played sir :D PlainVanilla can protest as much as he likes, but by the end of this thread he will be stuffed into a Darth Vader suit.
     
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  7. TheJestersDoor

    TheJestersDoor Keep calm and bash Anders

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    New song leak when. These Russians need to up their game, seriously...
     
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    eochaid Asshole

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    Who doesn't?
     
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  9. ThePhobiac

    ThePhobiac be at ease

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    I seem to recall SOAPF being regarded as being firmly "meh" back in the day. There was some relief that it wasn't as "bad" as ASOP (which was at the time about as radioactive as St. Anger), but I think that was it. I thought it was awesome at the time, but I've since cooled on it and now consider it a mid-to-low-tier IF album.
     
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    Soapf is a good album. Compared to what they've done before? No. But I think that's the best album that they were able to do at that time. And it's enjoyable.
     
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    DE4life 'ello treacle

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    I can't speak for the wider IF fanbase but I know SOAPF was widely liked on here. Eochaid wasn't around at the time but even me and A88 were a part of the Anders Manlove Crew for a little while during that period. Then SC came out, and...

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    ThePhobiac be at ease

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    SC challenges the faith of all humankind. Few are deemed worthy.
     
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    PlainVanilla Dickhead Jester

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    Rusted Nail. Epic track. The main riff is definitely NOT recycled from Superhero of the Computer Rage.
     
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    TheJestersDoor Keep calm and bash Anders

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    In Plain View: good instrumentally, chorus vocals ruin the song, Anders Bennington doesn't work.

    Everything's Gone: Look, we're still heavy! Yawn, carry on

    Paralyzed: Groovy and fun, I like very much. GOOD SONG

    Through Oblivion: a very okay slow song

    WEWO: GOOD SONG

    Siren Charms: cool lyrics, nice clean guitar riff, boring middle section

    WTWE: Generic but passable, guest vocals feel out of place.

    Rusted nail: Rusted nail.

    Dead Eyes: dead boring.

    MITB: Fun and catchy, kinda cheesy vocal delivery, and chorus is very hit or miss depending on mood.

    Filtered truth: Fun, I guess. Verse is the best bit but is too short. Good solo. Average overall

    The Chase: GOOD SONG

    Become the Sky: GOOD SONG
     
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    From this perspective it looks kind of silly
    I've got to say I like the album more now that I have listened to the instrumental version. Like someone (DE?) said Anders's vocals aren't bad, but they could be structured better.
     
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    DE4life 'ello treacle

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    Siren Charms is a decent easy-listening instrumental metal album. Vocals legitimately ruin it.
     
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    ciko_gfb Anders Fanboy

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    does anyone heard this? pretty good, rip chester.

     
  18. ThePhobiac

    ThePhobiac be at ease

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    Yo, I want to do this too.

    In Plain View — Awesome opener. The verses remind me of Katatonia, who I hadn't expected IF to channel in their music. Anders' vocal melodies work perfectly in the verses. Bridge is phenomenal. The last verse is a repeat of the first, but with the addition of a subtle synth that makes it fucking perfect.

    Everything's Gone — Fun song. Love the verses. Anders' vocals work really well at lower ranges. Reroute-esque song, which is good. Only weak point: the bridge.

    Paralyzed — One of my favorites. The way the guitars start off monotone and then fracture into harmony gets me every time. Nothing bombastic, but it doesn't need to be. Anders is great on this track. Awesome atmosphere. Solo is one of the best of modern IF. I think this fits nicely in the pantheon of big mid-tempo IF hits like OFTW, Cloud Connected, My Sweet Shadow, Alias, and WTDSD.

    Through Oblivion — Song is too short and simply-structured for its own good, but what's there is awesome. Love Anders' delivery on this one, reminds me of his Passenger work. Always dug the subtle guitar licks in the verses. And the chorus is good; I like how it's different every time. And that bridge is the fucking best ("And I have wings..." then everything just blasts in. Gives me chills, for real.).

    With Eyes Wide Open — Up there with Evil in a Closet and Come Clarity as one of my favorite IF ballads. Jester Race guitar tones in the verses give me goosebumps. And Anders sounds great in the verses, too. I love how the first verse starts, with everything cutting out. "A fate that we deserve..." Atmospheric synth and that subtle bass line. Song is fucking good. It's like the In Flames version of "Auctioned". Way shorter than it should have been.

    Siren Charms — Favorite song of the modern IF era, and my favorite on Siren Charms. Love the baritone guitar, the 12/8 time signature, the haunting and hypnotic atmosphere in the verses. Some of Anders' best cleans can be found here, imo. And that chorus is so good, especially the second when it transitions into the bridge. The "solo" is like a time warp to The Jester Race, in my mind. The song hits all of the right notes for me. Criminally underrated.

    When the World Explodes — Close second favorite. The main riff reminds me a little of Katatonia's "Forsaker" off Nights is the New Day. I hear a lot of Katatonia on this album in general. Subtle guitar harmony after "You guide me...". Emilia Feldt sounds good here, but she kills it on the second and last choruses. Anders sounds awesome in the duet, too. Love the fakeout ending, too, and that crescendo to the final chorus. Gives me chills.

    Rusted Nail — This song was ruined for me when someone (here?) pointed out that it was like multiple songs stitched together. I can't deny it. Chorus is great, that STYE-esque main riff is good, and I love that main melody. The verses are a little weird and getting that choir of mystery people to chime in during the song wasn't the best idea. I think it's the weakest track on the album, but still good, and lots of fun live.

    Dead Eyes — Great atmosphere in the verses, and Anders again sounds good here. That main riff is vintage In Flames. I can't hear Martin Rubashov on this song, because he and Anders sound very similar. I guess the only thing that I don't like is the key change in the bridge, but after that we're right back to a phenomenal passage ("Throw it all away / afraid I will drift on the open sea...").

    Monsters in the Ballroom — The whole point is the chorus, everything else is just there because they needed to have a song. Main riff, verses, and bridge are all okay, but that chorus just slays me. Very David Bowie, with a dash of Muse. Probably my favorite IF chorus since Crawl Through Knives. It's just so fun.

    Filtered Truth — Objectively, this is probably the best song on the album. Energetic, great guitar work, Anders sounds great, phenomenal bridge, and a great last chorus that's compounded by that fucking synth pad. ("Your back turned against the world you knew") It all flows together so well.

    The Chase — What can I say. How this is not considered on par with "A New Dawn" is beyond me. Whole song needs no defense. The outro is legendary. After Battles, I can't imagine them writing another passage like that.

    Beyond the Sky — Great stuff. Anders sounds weird on this track. It sounds like he's getting the rust out of his vocal cords and it's oddly satisfying. Again, like Monsters, this is a fun and positive track.

    It's the last canon In Flames album.
     
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    DE4life 'ello treacle

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    I'll play too!

    In Plain View — shit

    Everything's Gone — really shit

    Paralyzed — mildly shit

    Through Oblivion — inoffensive shit

    With Eyes Wide Open — phantom shit (I actually do like this one)

    Siren Charms — freaky shit

    When the World Explodes — explosive shit

    Rusted Nail — generic shit

    Dead Eyes — slow shit

    Monsters in the Ballroom — dumb shit

    Filtered Truth — HIM shit

    The Chase — average shit

    Beyond the Sky — above average shit

    shit/shit, shitty.
     

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