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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. krofius

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    Yeah and I think the only time he's ever guest performed live was 2 times with Pendulum in 2010 or so, other than that I never think he's done any live guest vocals for bands, so I wouldn't assume he's going to start doing it all of a sudden.
     
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    Just seen live videos of voices and I am above.

    IAA... He growls the verses. It's... Good. The chorus is fucking terrible. He just cannot do right a simple clean like that.

    Voices. The main vocals of the chorus has been used as prerecorded vocals live while he's screaming or doing something. Not singing. So why? Why did he record something that he won't even try doing live?

    Also seen cloud connected. Someone please stop his suffering.
     
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    We’re just some 30-40 year old metal fans. As long as the 20 year old women continue to get weak knees from seeing Anders he isn’t going to stop. In fact, he is succeeding. How many children has he secretly fathered?
     
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  5. DE4life

    DE4life 'ello treacle

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    How old is Ciko?
     
  6. ThePhobiac

    ThePhobiac be at ease

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    jfc you guys are old
     
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    For guys my age Jesper and Bjorn always seemed like much older brothers. But for you they might be like a second dads? lol
     
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    More like grandpas?
     
  9. ThePhobiac

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    Anders is just old enough to be my dad. Cutting it real close. I wasn't even alive when those super-early Septic Broiler rehearsal tapes were filmed.
     
  10. DE4life

    DE4life 'ello treacle

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    I'm pretty happy that when listening to ITM there aren't many songs I feel I have to skip. Really only Call My Name, House and In This Life.
     
  11. A88

    A88 Bottled - really not the worst IF song ever.

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    The drums in the intro of ITL are the new low for IF record.

    I recon half of the forum would've done a better job. And that electronics in the beginning have no connection to the song whatsoever. Just so random. Like the beginning of CMN.

    So, after 10 days, I guess this album sticks better than SC and Battles.

    Voices - Still a good song. If not for modern chorus, very IF-like song. Verses have everything, good mid tempo riff, cool melody, and nice screams. Why not do it more often? Song could benefit from a better chorus and much better solo.

    ITM - It's good but a really generic song. That fast melodic bridge brings the song up, chorus fucks it all up with whooo-aaam-iiiii in that sad, autotuned style. Good solo, bad breakdown.

    Call My Name - Pretty much, one of the best IF riffs in the last decade... fucked up by shitty singing and the generic chorus. The beginning of the classic IF solo, cut after 4 seconds. This one has all the elements of a good song, but a lot of bad decisions during the recording made it as bad as it is now. Shame. Shame. Shame.

    IAA - Another good riff, another good verse with decent guitar work and growls (pretty much the thing that works well on the whole album), solid chorus with some dynamics at last. Good melodic, solo section. The only thing that sucks is the weird "singing" in the end.

    Follow Me - Great beginning, nice acoustics, distortion kicks in just fine, verses I could live with, solo is quite nice... and then we have that terrible, fake chorus. I'm sensing a pattern here... Another good song fucked up.

    House - Just terrible on any level. From that awful choir, boring riffs, weird german panzer sound in the background, to lyrics and vocal melodies. I has a nice ASOP electro/guitar melody in the background of the chorus and that's about it. If the band had any self-respect they would delete this from the master and forget it ever existed.

    We Will Remember - Battles leftover with some SC verses. Maybe the most empty-sounding song on the album.

    ITL - The riff is plaaaayed liiike iiin 60% of the intended speeeed. So slow, so boring. Sky used to be blue, world is coming down... We're down to elementary school writing on this one. In LiiiIIIiiiife. Damn. Another song you could delete completely except that decent solo.

    Burn - Finally a riff with some groove. Decent verses. I was against the chorus at first listen, but it fits just fine. Nice guitar melody x2. Unnecessary breakdown. All things considered, a solid song with minor fuck ups.

    Deep Inside - Totally out of the blue, arabic melody and Arch Enemy ripoff riff. Another good verse with screaming. Pre-chorus felt like metal version of pop song, but then it hit me it is quite RTR-like. Chorus is not great, but not bad either. Good solo, that could work even on Clayman. Nice acoustic section and finally some good, emotional singing from Anders. Ends good with a strong chorus. A lot of stuff happens in this one. Def the most interesting metal song on album.

    All the Pain - Good clean guitar, decent singing, really good guitar riff (with a different production it could sound like something from Clayman filler song). Best solo on the whole album. Fuck, why doesn't Bjorn do this more often? This song is better than I first thought. With a good chorus, this would be a good tune. Unfortunately, aaaalll the paaain iii feeel is not a good chorus. "I can't be..." part kills it though.

    Stay With Me - That combo of guitars and electronics in the beginning is bloody emotional masterpiece. Simple, but moving. Verse works great. Nice music, nice singing, decent lyrics even. When distorted guitars kick in there's another production fuck up. It sounds like another generic chorus background when it should sound more raw and crushing to follow up on very emotional and desperate song. Bjorn could have played some better solo/melody in the fade out part. Still, minor flaws of a good song.

    Not gonna review Not Alone. It's a bonus for a reason. Except that Sweden Eurovision contest entry chorus, there is nothing good to say.

    So - If I cut that 3 awful songs from the middle of the album, I can really enjoy this one (in contrast to SC or Battles, or even some earlier albums). A third of the album is good. A third is good material fucked up by Anders or Benson or Anders&Benson at the same time. And a third is just embarrassing.

    I'll stay by my initial assessment. As a whole, album stands slightly above 6/10.

    With a different producer, drummer and another guitar player to complement the songwriting this could have been the best IF album in ages. I guess I was a bit unfair to Bjorn when the first songs were out. There are some really strong ideas here, but there is also a lot of rehashed material and empty spaces.
     
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  12. ThePhobiac

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    I skip House, Remember, ITL, Burn, and Deep Inside.

    Better than the 7 I skip on Battles, worse than the 4 I skip on Lunar Strain, and worse than the 1 or 2 I skip on all other albums.

    idk, yeah, some great songs on this one, and it’s better than Battles. Hoping for better next time, though. I shouldn’t be skipping songs on an IF album.
     
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    The last IF album which had all unskippable songs on for me was was Reroute.

    STYE: F(r)iend, Bottled

    CC: Scream

    ASOP: Delight and Angers, TCP

    SOAPF: All For Me

    SC: Everything's Gone, When My Butt Explodes, Rusted Fail, Monsters in the Ballsack, Filtered Truth

    Battlez: Drained, Like Sand, Through My Eyes, Here Until Forever, Underneath My (Fore)Skin, Save Me

    So yeah, SC & Battles by far the worst in terms of songs I skip since '02. Loads of absolute shit on those two albums.
     
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    Apart from house, that should be the lame copy of oftw in the follow me guitar solo.
     
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    I skip house, itl, deep inside, all the pain and that bonus track. I will probably skip follow me soon. Not as bad as I expected.

    I have noticed how the end of atp and the beginning of stay with me is almost the same tune with a slight variation.
     
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    This song is basically tcp meets come clarity. The intro guitar isnfrom tcp. Then it follows the cc pattern for the rest of the song with the exception of the second verse, this time electric instead of acoustic. But the acoustic guitar and the voice have the same effects they used for cc. Even the chorus followsfollows the same theme. Nothing new or interesting here.
     
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    I skip Wayfarer on TJR but only after the song shifts to major key halfway through.

    The Hive and Worlds Within usually get skipped on Whoracle.

    I usually skip Zombie Inc and Behind Space 99 on Colony.

    Suburban Me is a reliable skip on my Clayman Listens. Hate that song. I also skip Only For the Weak.

    Transparent usually gets skipped on R2R

    Like You Better Dead gets skipped on STYE

    Scream gets skipped on CC

    Delight and Angers gets skipped on ASOP. Hate that song. TCP gets skipped if I’m not in the mood.

    Deliver Us, Darker Times, Enter Tragedy, Jester’s Door, and Liberation get skipped on SOAPF. That album hasn’t aged well for me.

    Rusted Nail sometimes gets skipped on SC.

    If I’m doing a listen of Battles, I skip Like Sand and stop after Before I Fall.

    I stop after Follow Me and resume at All the Pain on Mask.
     
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    You don't do "full albums", do you? :D

    I can't stand full ASOP, it is just so boring, bland and blurry. I can only do a round of couple of selected songs (even random, as long as it is max 25 minutes and without Alias). Not skipping any other tracks, not even on Battles. Now I have to figure out how I will tackle In This Life and Call My Name...
     
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    Usually I can listen to a full album no problem, but when certain songs come up on shuffle, I’ll almost always skip them. I’ll sometimes skip songs I really like just because I’m not in the mood. It ultimately doesn’t matter since the sun will increase in size and bake the surface of the Earth in a few million years and nobody will care about our takes on I, the Mask.
     
  20. A88

    A88 Bottled - really not the worst IF song ever.

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    I can't believe somebody doesn't like Suburban Me.
     
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