In Flames Sounds of a Playground Fading
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Duderino
October 4th 2012



827 Comments

Album Rating: 1.5

sounds of a band taking a dump

Raizen
October 20th 2012



13 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

In sound they are totally going another way than before. It's not bad, but I liked the older In Flames more. A good album though. It's going to be fun to hear what comes next.

wexenhex
October 21st 2012



192 Comments


i dont understand this band. The Jester Race is one of my favorite albums of all time. its just incredibly well written and i hear landscapes in it...but its still fucking death metal and has great riffs. This...is shit. i dont like anything after Clayman

Jacquibim
Contributing Reviewer
October 21st 2012



13509 Comments

Album Rating: 2.5

This is probably the most meh album I've ever heard.

Nothing's really abrasive but also nothing's really worthy of praise. It's just sounds like a blend of neutrality, executed in a way as bland and grey as the artwork.

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JokineAugustus
October 24th 2012



5696 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

I found Where the dead ship dwells to be easily the best song on here.

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ViperAces
October 24th 2012



12376 Comments


Damn Jokine...

Keyblade
October 24th 2012



14256 Comments


title is lol but artwork is sweet. I'd guess the music is in between.

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Poet
October 24th 2012



5920 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

So we can all agree that sonictheplumber....

ViperAces
November 15th 2012



12376 Comments


The Sound Of Perseverance Fading

Apollo
January 12th 2013



10266 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

I actually really dig 6 or 7 songs on this album

oltnabrick
January 12th 2013



30148 Comments


its alright. never got the hate for this band after Clayman. they've always been decent

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XingKing
January 12th 2013



10040 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

Abandoning your sound, which was widely praised, so you could follow whatever trend popped up next will generally garner you much hate.

Yazz_Flute
January 12th 2013



18764 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

I enjoy this album a good amount; All For Me, Where Dead Ships Dwell, A New Dawn, and Liberation are all really solid tracks.

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oltnabrick
January 12th 2013



30148 Comments


even if they didnt change their sound i cant see them outdoing their first 3 albums

XingKing
January 12th 2013



10040 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

I just realized Soilwork is in the exact same boat as these guys. They were great for a few albums, sold out to trends and then tried to make a return to form.

oltnabrick
January 12th 2013



30148 Comments


soilwork never released a classic melodeath album though

XingKing
January 12th 2013



10040 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

True, since they were directly influenced by In Flames, but their first three albums (4 if you consider Natural Born Chaos to be good, but I see it as their descent) are killer and in the same genre

Yazz_Flute
January 12th 2013



18764 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

I like a Predator's Portrait a good deal but Soilwork were never on the same level as In Flames I don't think.

XingKing
January 12th 2013



10040 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

I consider them to be part of the Big 4 of Melodeath. In Flames, Dark Tranquility, At the Gates and Soilwork. Soilwork is the Anthrax of Melodeath.

FearThyEvil
January 12th 2013



12259 Comments


Still never listened to this and I'm not sure I ever want to.



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