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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 actually think Reason to Believe would be better if it was all cleans. If you're going to record a ballad then record a ballad, not some half-hearted effort where you put in some cleans but go safe with harsh vocals in the chorus. Alissa can obviously sing so why not just have the whole song as clean vocals? I still wouldn't like it that much, but I'd appreciate the effort.

    I know where you're coming from. It's a very strange song structurally. As I said it feels like it was ripped from a totally different album and given Alissa's vocals. The lyrics sound like they're telling a small part of an overarching story, but this isn't a concept album so what are we supposed to get from this song? It's an incomplete tale of some random prisoner who wants revenge. OK. Revenge for what exactly? Where is this unnamed person being held and why? What's the conclusion? How does the music fit into these lyrics as it goes from being typical uplifting power metal to goth-tinged keys? It's like they just threw together a smorgsboard of ideas and mixed it all into one bizarre song. I think the song is about a patient in a mental ward who is having delusions, but how does this fit in with the rest of the album - thematically, lyrically, musically? It really doesn't, and it's funny because this song is surrounded by four songs that are working from the same basic template, so it really stands out when you're listening to the album the whole way through - in a "wtf is this?" kind of way.

    Bland is the perfect way to describe 2000s Arch Enemy. Nothing really wrong with what they were doing, but at the same time nothing you hadn't heard elsewhere, and generally done a lot better. They would literally have gotten no attention if their vocalist hadn't been a woman. At best they would have been another Soilwork or DT, at worst another Skyfire or Nightrage. The stuff they're doing now sounds way more inspired and energetic.

    There has always been a hatred from MDM community as far as PM is concerned. It's weird because MDM borrows so heavily from PM and Speed Metal, especially bands like CoB, AE and classic IF. Most MDM fans seem to only think of power metal as wanky solos all over the place and high pitched vocals, which is so far off the mark it's laughable. There are some very powerful PM acts out there who produce music that is sometimes heavier than a lot of MDM bands. But because it's labelled PM a lot of people won't even touch it. Personally I couldn't care less about what a band is labelled as - if I like how it sounds I'll listen to it.

    I'm not entirely sure where the underlying resentment over Arch Enemy is coming from though. It must be something to do with the vocalist being a good looking woman, because if In Flames released something like this there would be celebrations across the globe and people hailing the return of legendary MDM. Objectively it's hard to understand why any MDM fan would not like this album, especially if they were into classic, old school MDM, so from where I'm standing there must be subjective reasons behind the animosity. It doesn't make sense to me otherwise.
     
  2. TheJestersDoor

    TheJestersDoor Keep calm and bash Anders

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    My list of bands I have/will see this year:
    Polaris, Architects, Killswitch Engage, Parkway Drive, While She Sleeps, Light The Torch, In Flames, Rammstein.

    That's not listing tne support bands I don't care for aha
     
  3. ciko_gfb

    ciko_gfb Anders Fanboy

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    More growls :D
     
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  5. A88

    A88 Bottled - really not the worst IF song ever.

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    Oh yeah, more shitty EG riffing.
     
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    ThePhobiac be at ease

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    can’t wait.

    And then I can depart from this life.........
     
  7. Sister Of Destruction

    Sister Of Destruction #teamjesterslave

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    Fuck you asshole :rofl:
     
  8. Vermyn

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    Will leak tomorrow I’m sure. Can’t wait too cause this thread has been dead this week lol.
     
  9. TheJestersDoor

    TheJestersDoor Keep calm and bash Anders

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    I can already predict most people's reactions

    *intro was kinda cool*
    *wow he's growling*
    *oh they did cleans in the chorus again*
    *way too cheesey*
    *these riffs sound familiar...*

    You know I'm right
     
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    jester slave is gonna get burned
     
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  11. Sister Of Destruction

    Sister Of Destruction #teamjesterslave

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    Exactly
     
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    Haha that’s what I was thinking too. But I’ll keep an open mind.
     
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    PlainVanilla Dickhead Jester

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    When your bro spots you at his show. :D

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    Soilwork was amazing tonight!
     
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    Awesome! I still have to see them live. Can’t believe I haven’t yet. Only band out of my favorites I have not seen live.
     
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    Sounds intense and ready to explode...just leak already!
     
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    #3358 Ilias7, Feb 7, 2019
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  19. DE4life

    DE4life 'ello treacle

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    The chorus, just.... :rofl: wtf. "Burn, BURN, bUuUUurn!" ... also not sure what the point is of the "breakdown" between 02:04 - 02:19. Boring chugga riffs and random keyboard sounds. OK. I think I'd rather have generic Bjorn solo #548. Funnily enough that comes at the end of the song for once, so at least they put it somewhere different this time.

    I don't like the chorus. Verses are boring but Anders growled vocals are good. This song doesn't do much for me I'm afraid. 5/10.
     
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    First time: "what a silly chorus."
    Second time: "It's not that bad, actually."
    Third time : "So burn, burn, buuuuurn!"
     

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