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The good, the bad and the ugly

Discussion in 'In Flames' started by A88, Feb 28, 2019.

  1. DE4life

    DE4life 'ello treacle

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    Yeah, this would fit in for me just above Lunar/Sub but below Reroute/CC/SOAPF. So...

    - The big 4
    - R2R/CC/SOAPF
    - Flame Within
    - Lunar/Sub
    - ASOP/STYE
    - Battles/SC
     
  2. DE4life

    DE4life 'ello treacle

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    Also I'd say the most "complete" songs on SC are WEWO, Through Oblivion and Dead Eyes. No coincidence that they are all slow ballads.

    The Chase and Become the Sky are decent too but sound more like Battles prototypes than something from the SC era.
     
  3. Man Made Bod

    Man Made Bod Standing Forever Fast

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    In Flames already did that. Hence SOAPF, SC, and Battles. Except SC is more bad than average.
     
  4. eochaid

    eochaid Asshole

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    I couldn't make three balanced, in time albums. So I have 2 albums, a double album and an ep.

    The order is: the good, the ugly, the bad, I wanna hang myself...

    I see the light:
    Rusted nail
    Dead eyes
    Filtereth truth
    The chase
    The end
    Voices
    I the mask
    I am above
    Stay with me

    The darkness inside (I'm being really generous with this selection because many of those songs suck, just not as much as the bad ones):
    In plain view
    Paralyzed
    Through Oblivion
    Siren charms
    Drained
    Battles
    Call my name
    Burn

    Lack of inspiration (double album):
    Everything's gone
    With eyes wide open
    When the world explodes
    Monsters in the ballroom
    Become the sky
    Like sand
    In my room
    Before I fall
    Through my eyes
    Underneath my skin
    Wallflower
    Greatest greed
    Us against the world
    Follow me
    We will remember
    In this life
    Deep inside
    All the pain

    The A88 route EP aka I wanna kill myself:
    Not alone
    Here until forever
    Save me
    The truth
    This is our house

    And that's it. You owe me the therapy.
     
  5. A88

    A88 Bottled - really not the worst IF song ever.

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    Oh, another thing.

    While listening SC, a shitty album in general, I noticed the drumming. Yeah, not the best work by Daniel, but man, it is so much better than the robo-dudes they used on last two albums.
     
  6. A88

    A88 Bottled - really not the worst IF song ever.

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    Well, competition was strong, but I came up with the worst album.

    In Flames - Through Oblivion... and some really awful other stuff too (13 Songs of Conscious Commercial Fail)

    01. The Truth
    02. Everything's Gone
    03. Like Sand
    04. Us Against The World
    05. In This Life
    06. Battles
    07. (This is Our) House
    08. We Will Remember
    09. Here Until Forever
    10. Through Oblivion
    11. Not Alone
    12. Monsters in the Ballroom
    13. Save Me
     
  7. krofius

    krofius Active Member

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    To be fair though, wasn't the drums on Battles programmed entirely? I think they sound much more organic on I, The Mask although nothing special.
     
  8. A88

    A88 Bottled - really not the worst IF song ever.

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    Don't know. Maybe they were. But both albums sound really bad in that department.

    Drums are just doing the most obvious basics all the time.

    Funny thing is... You can't hear how much a competent drummer that fits the band is important until he leaves (G'n'R between AFD and later albums, Soilworks new album, Battles...).

    I am prob.boring now, but that guy from Cyhra is doing a very good job with the similar music. Keeping it simple, lively and groovy but there is just so much stuff happening with the cymbals and shit all the time. Really makes the song better than it is. Song LtM chorus is a good example.
     
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  9. DE4life

    DE4life 'ello treacle

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    I quite like the drumming on I, the Mask (the song, not the album). Everything else is really basic though, going all the way back to SC. They really miss Daniel in that department, even though he was never really fully utilised, especially on the last couple of albums he was on.

    I'm mostly with your worst list, although personally I quite like Us Against the World and Battles. Granted they aren't what I would call "In Flames songs", but they are decent enough pop-punk-metal fusion tracks and they both flow nicely. Anders' vocals on both are also well within his range so he never sounds like he's straining or trying to do something he can't. I like Through Oblivion for the same reasons - not an IF song, but it's got a really good flow and in isolation it's fine.
     
  10. ciko_gfb

    ciko_gfb Anders Fanboy

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    Oh I missed this one, OK here we go. Here's my 3 album:

    My best of the best album title would be; In Flames - With Eyes Wide Open

    Here's the song list:

    1- Everything's Gone
    2- With Eyes Wide Open
    3- Filtered Truth
    4- Drained
    5- The End
    6- Like Sand
    7- Before I Fall
    8- It's No Good
    9- I, The Mask
    10- I Am Above
    11- Follow Me
    12- Deep Inside
    13- Not Alone
    14- Stay With Me

    It's a long album but an awesome one. :D

    Here's the average one, that one's title would be; In Flames - When The World Explodes

    Here's the song list:

    1- Through Oblivion
    2- Siren Charms
    3- When The World Explodes
    4- Through My Eyes
    5- Save Me
    6- In My Room
    7- Wallflower
    8- Down In A Hole
    9- Wicked Game
    10- Voices
    11- Call My Name
    12- We Will Remember
    13- In This Life
    14- Burn

    I really dont have problem with this list, they're good, but not the best.

    Ok here's my final album the bad ones. It's called: In Flames - Here Until Forever

    1- Paralyzed
    2- Monsters In The Ballroom
    3- The Truth
    4- Here Until Forever
    5- All The Pain
    6- This is Our House
    It might be called an EP, but they're so fucking bad. I wish they never released this one. :D
     
  11. eochaid

    eochaid Asshole

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    They were programmed and then played based upon those programmed drums.
     
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    The excellent: double album, songs rated with 8 or 9.

    1. Everything's Gone
    2. Paralyzed
    3. With Eyes Wide Open
    4. Rusted Nail
    5. The Chase
    6. The End
    7. In My Room
    8. Before I Fall
    9. Battles
    10. Wallflower
    11. I, The Mask
    12. I Am Above
    13. Follow Me
    14. Burn
    15. Deep Inside
    16. All The Pain

    The good: double album, songs rated with 6 or 7.

    1. In Plain View
    2. Through Oblivion
    3. Siren Charms
    4. When The World Explodes
    5. Monsters In The Ballroom
    6. Filtered Truth
    7. Become The Sky
    8. Drained
    9. Through My Eyes
    10. Save me
    11. Greatest Greed
    12. Voices
    13. Call My Name
    14. We Will Remember
    15. Stay With Me
    16. Not Alone

    The average and the bad: EP, songs rated with 5 or less.

    1. Dead Eyes
    2. Like Sand
    3. The Truth
    4. Underneath My Skin
    5. Here Until Forever
    6. Us Against The World
    7. House
    8. In This Life

    The most excellent songs are from ITM (6)
    The most good are from SC (7)
    The most average/bad are from Battles (5)
     

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