Sound — 8
In flames originate from sweden.They are one of the 3 founders of the "Melodic Death metal" subgenre that they have constantly re-invented over time and time again.As albums progressed In Flames eventually formed into a formidable Alternative Metal band.This Album was there first shot at a totla Alt Metal approach to their already chaotic Melo-Death sound.Guitarsits Jesper Stromblad and Bjorn Gellote plugged their ESP Guitars and turned their Peavey amps all the way up to 11 and cranked guitar snorts that would make all other Metalcore bands quiver with fear.The Album is a perfect display of their chaotic death Metal based sound with electronics and clean vocals.To put it short this album kicks major league ass.
Lyrics — 8
The lyrics continue in the same vain as Claymn's lyrics did.Personal Struggles seem to be the main focus of this album.Anders delivers his usual extreme vocal performance.It goes from death Metal Growls and Light melodic singing.This will undoubtdly leave an impression on you. You can bitch as much as you want about them selling out but I personally found this a great album.
Overall Impression — 9
This is my favourite In flames album.Whether They growl, sing, scream or do anything else I can't seem to get enough. I love songs Like Drifter, Trigger, Cloud connected, Reroute to remain and Minus. I loved old In Flames and I actually can't get enough of new In flames. The songs have also gotten a lot better live. You here songs like Moonshield and Upon an Oaken throne and you think they're amazing on the album but you here it live and the songs just don't sound quite the same, but if you here the song Trigger for example, it almost seems better live. I would Atomic bomb the persons house and then poop on their grave for ever stealing this album.