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What's In Flames best era?

Discussion in 'In Flames' started by Powers, Feb 3, 2006.

  1. ihsan

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    Still I think it has to be the more 'modern' era. I'm not a big fan of the old vocals.

    Personally I tend to listen mainly to the newer material - Clayman, Reroute, STYE, & Come Clarity - but not so much Clayman.

    Currently I think In Flames have the right mixture, and their song-writing seems to be on a whole new level. Truly incredible.
     
  2. The Bringer

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    Incredible? But it is less complex and exciting as say The Jester Race. How could it be truly incredible when it sounds like every other metalcore band? You must just love metalcore. :p
     
  3. Monochrome

    Monochrome Multi-instrumentalist @ Sammetry

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    Whatever he likes that is a truth that with their new "era" In Flames started to lead another genre of music... Sweden influenced modern metal :p

    I should say that I think The Jester Race and Come Clarity are different eras by themselves... their sound is completely unique to me.
     
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    Roar Monochromat

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    I think the 1 and the 3 second era is the best. Not including Lunar Strain and CC though, don't like them very much.
     
  5. hibernal_dream

    hibernal_dream A Mind Forever Voyaging

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    Lunar Strain and Subterranean should be in a separate era from Jester race.

    Either way, 1st ear is best
     
  6. EVERLOSTINDEADETERNITY

    EVERLOSTINDEADETERNITY I hate wiener dogs. Dreadful creatures.

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    My favorite era is the one where they wrote kick ass straight ahead melodic thrash songs and crushed with awesome melodic solos. Yeah that one.
     
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    I think your eras are wrong kind of. I believe the first era was just Lunar Strain/Subterranean when anders wasn't there. The second era ended with Ljungstrum and Larsson leaving. I would definitely vote for the second era. Jester Race, Black Ash and Whoracle are some of my favorite albums ever.
     
  8. FromHereToDeath

    FromHereToDeath I'll see you in Hell!!

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    What this guy said...
     
  9. caitanya

    caitanya Nailed to the X

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    The golden era of IF was Whoracle - Colony - Clayman imo. They still release decent albums, but none that can stand the test of time as these three and none that are as consistently awesome.
     
  10. fos

    fos i'm CAUGHT IN A MOSH

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    2nd for sure.the melodies are insane over those fucken great riffs
     
  11. Mantraschism

    Mantraschism Skáld

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    The Whoracle/Colony/Clayman era is definitely my favorite, with Colony being the standout album of the three.
     
  12. FromHereToDeath

    FromHereToDeath I'll see you in Hell!!

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    1st era = LS and Sub
    2nd era = TJR/BAI/Whoracle
    3rd era = Colony/Clayman
    4th era = Bag of shite
     
  13. stardrowned

    stardrowned The doctor is in...

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    The Jester Race with no question...
     
  14. Pitiless Wanderer

    Pitiless Wanderer Active Member

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    ill vote for the 2nd era as well, memorable songs and defining period for the band. i love the first era as well - lunar strain/subterranean is one of the funest albums to listen to. the 3rd era (where the band stands today) just sucks balls.
     
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    BlueSky New Metal Member

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    2nd era

    but I like colony through soundtrack the best
     
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    Whoracle - Colony - Clayman
     
  17. AlexGuinness

    AlexGuinness The Collector

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    To me, they have never bettered Subterranean.

    I guess it is natural to keep the CD that made you really sit up and take notice as a favourite.

    The Jester Race built on the ideas of The Lunar Strain.

    That was also a period that the whole Swedish scene changed gear, a truly magical time!

    At The Gates came out with the legendary "Slaughter Of The Soul", Dark Tranquillity released "Of Chaos And Eternal Night" and "The Gallery", Opeth were working up to "Morningrise", Dissection were heading for "Storm Of The Light's Bane", etc...
     
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    mEtalerO New Metal Member

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    Lunar strain and subterranean is all listen to from them now they suck ass
     
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    I'm gonna Kreate my own era. Jester, Whoracle and Colony.
     
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    S<issors wins.

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    At first the vocals on The Jester Race drove me nuts and I couldn't focus on it. Then, suddenly, one night, it clicked. I have no idea why or how, but damn if it wasn't cool. It's my favorite In Flames album now. Whoracle is also quite good.

    That said, whether or not this makes me a sellout fag, I still like a few tracks from RTR, STYE, and even CC. I enjoy tracks like Reroute and My Sweet Shadow- not in the same way that I enjoyed the Jester Race, though. As far as I'm concerned, it's almost like another band. A worse band.

    I have to say, the only album I really didn't like was Clayman. It was posed on this awkward brink between the good old stuff and the not-as-good-but-not-totally-shit new stuff (I think Colony's Ordinary Story might have had something to do with that whole mess) and it came out sounding pretty lame.
     

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