Ahh yes, yet another opus from these Swedish masters of heavy metal mayhem! These guys usually have a good record for delivering excellence in their music, and this album hold true to their track record! Even though this album has more of a techno sound, the thrash metal melodies, crunchy rythum guitars, an heart piercing lyrics are still there. These trademarks are definitely evident in the first single The Quiet Place where some of the lyrics are Spinnning Further, Deeper / I know your our to try me / I’m not in this to be a slave are lyrics that are sung with a demonic rage from singer Anders Friden. One of the more notable songs on the record Touch Of Red have tough as nails Slayer-esque guitar rythums meshed in with sing-along choruses, make this album stand out. The song titled Evil In A Closet has a more sorrowful feel, with some lyrics such as, We were one in words / You finished my sentence / The answer to my puzzle were lyrics that hit way too close to home… .not to mention the wicked bluesy solo delivered by Guitarist Jesper Stromland drove the point home. I actually felt the emotion so much, that I had to actaully turn the CD off for an hour… .never done that with an In Flames album before. After i resumed listening to the cd, I enjoyed the thrash fest In Search For I … … … and Superhero For The Computer Rage is a song where the lyrics were written from a nightmare that Singer Anders Friden had one night. That artwork is also intriguing and good to look at. My only complaint was the closing track Bottled which was overall a bad way to close out an album. Overall, this is a good album… ..but not a masterpiece, like their last 2 studio albums Clayman and Reroute To Remain were. It is, however, worth spending your time and hard earned money on… .to track down the limited edition digipak of the album, with the bouns track ’discover Me Like Emptiness! This song and the bonus artwork helps give the album a better closing and a better overall vibe!
Some Helpful Websites: www.inflames.com www.swedishmetal.net – said Joshua V. on Apr 04, 2004
Sorry for any errors, it’s my first post! – Josh – said Joshua V. on Apr 04, 2004
its all good joshua. – said PAUZED on Apr 04, 2004
I ll have to check this one out. I’m still new to them, but I really like their stuff. – said Mister B on Apr 04, 2004
Mister B, I don’t know if you have Colony, Whoracle & Clayman? Those are must haves. They strayed from their death metla roots on the last two records. So much so that the hard core fans have been refring to them as N*Flamz… That’s kinda unfair, I think. Still this is a great band & I will keep buying the records as long as they are still metal. – said sixxswine on Nov 11, 2004
This is one of hte greatest cds ive heard in awhile. After my disapointment with st. anger this cd very lifted my spirits. If anyone doesnt have this cd they need to buy it. Metal Soldier PS- i hope to see more swedish metal bands making it big in the US very soon – said Metal Soldier on May 05, 2005