In Flames reveal album details
2011-04-13 by Dr Dave De Sylvia STAFF | 130 Comments

Swedish death metal act In Flames will release Sounds of a Playground Fading on June 21.

Tracklist:

1. Sounds Of A Playground Fading
2. Deliver Us
3. All For Me
4. The Puzzle
5. Fear Is The Weakness
6. Where The Dead Ships Dwell
7. The Attic
8. Darker Times
9. Ropes
10. Enter Tragedy
11. Jester's Door
12. A New Dawn
13. Liberation


Cover art: http://image.exct.net/lib/fe6b157075660d7c7214/m/1/2_image002.jpg

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Band Page: In Flames

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saucy
April 13th 2011
342 Comments


Cool cover. Probably wont check this out.

DonniSharK
April 13th 2011
466 Comments


This will be somewhere between mediocre and terrible, and we all know it.


Thor
April 13th 2011
10191 Comments


Pretty atrocious album title

SAPoodle
April 13th 2011
478 Comments


ASOP wasn't great! Don't have high expectations for this tbh

SomethingSimilar
April 13th 2011
56 Comments


I'll check this out, since I did quite enjoy ASOP.
My hopes aren't that high, but I'll see what happens when the single gets released...

iamSeraph
April 13th 2011
863 Comments


we'll see how it works out.

Motiv3
April 13th 2011
8931 Comments


nice album cover, terrible album name. I hope this is better than ASOP but i dont expect this to be very good.

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JWT155
April 13th 2011
9236 Comments


Pretty atrocious album title [2]


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Comatorium.
April 13th 2011
4114 Comments


lol this band.

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dirtyharry7
April 13th 2011
2 Comments


me likes the artwork, hopefully it wont be the only thing cool about the album

MO
April 13th 2011
18611 Comments


awful, the cover art will easily be the best part of this album

Gmork89
April 13th 2011
5510 Comments


Jester's Door better be an instrumental.

BigHans
April 13th 2011
26454 Comments


Hopefully this sounds more like Come Clarity than ASOP. Would be unrealistic to expect Colony part 2, although that would slay.

BassDemon333
April 13th 2011
3376 Comments


I really hope this doesnt suck, but it probably will

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Oathbreaker
April 13th 2011
1649 Comments


I'm still laughing with this title.

Crysis
Staff Reviewer
April 13th 2011
16372 Comments


1.5/5

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Psychopathologist
April 13th 2011
1924 Comments


asop was 1.5/5 (at best), this is gonna be worse

AngelofDeath
Staff Reviewer
April 13th 2011
16137 Comments


Yeah, album cover's actually not bad. Title and tracklist are just lol though. Don't really have any hope for this at all. I think Jesper leaving was the nail in the coffin.

JWT155
April 13th 2011
9236 Comments


Honestly think the album art isn't that great.

ManicDemise
April 13th 2011
433 Comments


Cool cover. I don't have that high of expectations due to ASOP being an almost complete shitfest, and now with Jesper being gone, I feel they may be doomed. I'll check it out anyway though. I just hope it doesn't end up being as bad or worse than ASOP.

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Hawks
April 13th 2011
35824 Comments


Album art is pretty sick, but yeah, this will probably be horrible.

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Tyrael
April 13th 2011
20866 Comments


If it's as good as Come Clarity I'll be a happy man.

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TheSpirit
April 13th 2011
17803 Comments


sounds of a playground...

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ev0ken
April 13th 2011
586 Comments


don't really like the cover art...this better be good!

Hyperion1001
Staff Reviewer
April 13th 2011
18444 Comments


Yeah this is gonna be terrible.

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Scrambled
April 13th 2011
391 Comments


this is some bullshit

Darkvoid67
April 13th 2011
383 Comments


I am only interested because they have said some tracks will be "typical In Flames". I hope this means more Clayman and Come Clarity than ASOP and STYE

Hawks
April 13th 2011
35824 Comments


Every band says that, and then it ends up sounding nothing like what they said it would.

Psychopathologist
April 13th 2011
1924 Comments


yea, usual bullshit like "newfound dynamics in our sound" and "pushing the boundaries of the genre"

also known as The Unspoken King

drasticaction74
April 13th 2011
1732 Comments


let's back to some Colony, shall we?

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Ending
April 13th 2011
1909 Comments


Should've stopped before Reroute To Remain. But at least we still have everything up to Clayman to remember what once was...

Still, can't help but at least hope this isn't complete trash.

Grog50
April 13th 2011
81 Comments


High hopes, low expectations

pmmets07
April 13th 2011
5872 Comments


"lol this band."

You cannot lol at a band that put out so many amazing/influential albums regardless of where they
stand now

Hawks
April 13th 2011
35824 Comments


Eh they've always been pretty overrated to me. Everyone seems to think of The Jester Race as one of the best melo-death albums ever and I just don't see that.

Ending
April 13th 2011
1909 Comments


The Jester Race was great but it was more influential than anything in my opinion. It was one of those albums that was all about "right place, right time."

Anyways I'm gone from this post. The more time I spend on a new In Flames release the more I think about it. And the more I think about it, the sadder I become.

Xenorazr
April 13th 2011
429 Comments


Interesting album art. Title and song names turn me off, but I'll still probably check it out since I'm one of the few who liked ASoP.

Scoot
April 13th 2011
17748 Comments


should have broken up after R2R

MyDearWormwood
April 13th 2011
225 Comments


Must be the only one who is excited for this. Album cover rules!

BallsToTheWall
April 13th 2011
44294 Comments


0.2/5

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zaruyache
April 13th 2011
6406 Comments


Cover is kinda cool, album title is lolbad. :-( I hate Come Clarity, so I hope it sounds nothing like that whine and cheese fest.

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G3N3R1C
April 13th 2011
1945 Comments


Funny. I was just thinking about writing up a list of terrible album titles.

As far as this band is concerned? Eh. I've tried getting into them in the past, and Colony is a pretty sweet album, but i truthfully can't say i have any desire to listen to them at this point. As far as metal is concerned, these guys are a little too basic for me. And keep in mind, i havent even HEARD their last album, which i've heard was apparently dumbed down a lot from their previous stuff...

VicariousIntent
April 13th 2011
1593 Comments


Whatever, I like them. I even really enjoyed ASOP, so I'm kind of looking forward to this too. They haven't really disappointed me because I can actually accept that they've moved on from their old sound and improved in different ways.

Even I've got to admit that title is pretty...ehhhhh.....

FilthyBorgir
April 13th 2011
1334 Comments


I wanna hear #11 already.

DimmuBurger101
April 13th 2011
7 Comments


I'll check it out, but my expectations aren't too high, but hopefully they'll have taken some hints from their fans and abandonded their emo-esque approach they took with ASOP and head back towards their origional melodic death elements.

But yeah, kinda creepy title.

darlingfemmefatal
April 13th 2011
660 Comments


only awesome thing about this album will probably be the artwork... music is gonna suck.

DimmuBurger101
April 13th 2011
7 Comments


Yeah, probably so. Reguardless, I'll still give it a listen, I did like a few tracks on ASOP after all.

LTDA
April 13th 2011
281 Comments


Goddamnit these guys suck now.

Mabbitt
April 13th 2011
1363 Comments


I actually like the album name. Cover is decent too, but not what I was expecting. Song names kinda suck though

myhigherpie
April 13th 2011
3027 Comments


I think they can think of a better metaphor for fading innocence than a playground.

Album cover is pretty cool though.

opblaaskonijn
April 13th 2011
323 Comments


The Puzzle? Really?

DARKER TIMEZZZZZ

ALL FOR MEEEEH

5. Fear Is The Weakness, didn't they have a song called that already? Or am I mixing somtehing up? =

VandV
April 13th 2011
16 Comments


Random fact: "Sounds of a playground fading" is a (slightly) modified quote from Children of Men.

jayfatha
April 13th 2011
2882 Comments


I'm looking forward to this

G3N3R1C
April 13th 2011
1945 Comments


http://www.roadrunnerrecords.com/blabbermouth.net/news.aspx?mode=Article&newsitemID=155956

"We have some songs that pretty much go against the hard rock formula," he said. "There's a song called 'The Attic' where we have an accordion playing the chorus instead of me singing it. Another song begins with a spoken-word part that evolves into a kind of hard DEPECHE MODE-type thing. We also have some really fast, typical IN FLAMES tunes.


Accordion... spoken word passages..."hard rock"... yep this is sounding like a winner already. -_- Again, not that i was a fan to begin with, but all signs are currently pointing to this being a disaster.

DinoX
April 13th 2011
3582 Comments


As an long-time In Flames fan I am stoked however ASOP was kind of terrible so I am worried about what this will sound like. From what I have read they are going for more of a rock sort of style on this album. Could get ugly.

FearThyEvil
April 13th 2011
12544 Comments


I'm just praying it's at least decent.

theacademy
Staff Reviewer
April 13th 2011
28504 Comments


i dont give up hope until track 3 or 4

G3N3R1C
April 13th 2011
1945 Comments


oh god, i just realized something else in that quote...

a kind of hard DEPECHE MODE-type thing.


......CRABCORE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Jonnyborg
April 13th 2011
232 Comments


This will be somewhere between mediocre and terrible, and we all know it. [2]

I'll buy this because I love In Flames, but with each new album I'm having more trouble justifying that.

Josh D.
April 13th 2011
13968 Comments


Won't be that good, I'm sure. I will check it out still.

renegadestrings
April 13th 2011
1442 Comments


ITS IN MY AAAAAAAAAAAASSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS.
seriously though, hope this doesn't suck.

Lunarfall
April 13th 2011
3179 Comments


Awesome cover art, but it seems that generally albums with awesome album art suck ass.

jabberwockyGC
April 13th 2011
116 Comments


Album art isn't terrible but it's too Korn inspired for my liking.

Seriously though, this is gonna fail hard. I think I remembering reading somewhere that the growls (if you can even call them growls anymore) were gonna be really limited on this album.

They just need to retire IF and start a new project if they're gonna keep going down this mediocre road...

Deviant.
Staff Reviewer
April 13th 2011
31152 Comments


oh god, i just realized something else in that quote...

a kind of hard DEPECHE MODE-type thing.



......CRABCORE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


What an idiot

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bowlofsoup
April 13th 2011
1073 Comments


I'll probably listen to this and feel bad about it after.

chaos17
April 13th 2011
296 Comments


My main problem with A Sense of Purpose was that it sounded so tired and passionless. It was as if they weren't doing what they really wanted to do and tried to release and album that pleased both fans of their old melodic death metal days and their new metalcore sound but failed in doing ether. Even if this veers away from metal entirely, at least they seem 100% more passionate about this record and are at least doing what they want to do. I would rather have a weird Depeche Mode inspired record than some half-assed middle of the road bullshit.

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bowlofsoup
April 13th 2011
1073 Comments


Not a single part of that last album was trying to satisfy their old fans. Just saying

chaos17
April 13th 2011
296 Comments


They cut out a lot of their clean vocals and there were songs on the album in which the riffing was highly reminiscent to a watered down version of what they were doing on Clayman.....

bowlofsoup
April 13th 2011
1073 Comments


It's still a stretch though. The vocals were terrible no matter what was done

bowlofsoup
April 13th 2011
1073 Comments


yea, usual bullshit like "newfound dynamics in our sound" and "pushing the boundaries of the genre"

also known as The Unspoken King

^This made me laugh so hard.

Makemebad35
April 13th 2011
750 Comments


cover reminds me of korn for some reason.

and I am a huge in flames cover but their last releases haven't been great. Come Clarity was pretty good though compared to the other two.

Puzzles
April 13th 2011
3065 Comments


"4. The Puzzle"

OMG

bowlofsoup
April 13th 2011
1073 Comments


Yeah, I'm really liking the cover too.

Aids
Contributing Reviewer
April 14th 2011
23814 Comments


i had no idea In Flames had a new album coming out. fucking yesss.

kuririn
April 14th 2011
65 Comments


Jester Race was impeccable. Everything else these guys have released has been meh.

linchpin313
April 14th 2011
813 Comments


Close...

[A]http://img861.imageshack.us/img861/7818/downinflames.jpg[/A]

fish.
Contributing Reviewer
April 14th 2011
21904 Comments


"cover reminds me of korn for some reason. "
Remember Korn IIIs album cover?
Compared with 'Sounds of a Playground Fading'?

yeaaaaaaaaaaah

atavisticguilt
April 14th 2011
139 Comments


This will probably as bad as the last album. A few years back I saw them 4 times in a year and loved it and It sucks I don't even want to listen to them anymore.

Sciroccu
April 14th 2011
764 Comments


I hope that it will be far better than the last one...
And andres has lost his voice, it's terrible now...

and : "yea, usual bullshit like "newfound dynamics in our sound" and "pushing the boundaries of the genre"

also known as The Unspoken King"

=> lol

BassDemon333
April 14th 2011
3376 Comments


Riffs on the studio video they posted today sound alright, in the vein of Come Clarity. This probably won't touch that album though.

pencils3
April 14th 2011
45 Comments


Yeah, this will be awful. Terrible. Worst thing ever. Hate In Flames. Put them in jail. Kill them. Hitler had more redeeming features. Yeah.

Do you know what?

I LIKE IN FLAMES.

I also don't give a flying aardvark's dropping for those of you who constantly criticise everything they do...

*flutters eyelashes*

OllieS
April 14th 2011
2031 Comments


'A Sense of Purpose' was terrible. Low expectations for this

KILL
April 14th 2011
71743 Comments


gonna SUCK

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xist
April 14th 2011
171 Comments


We could maybe hope Daniel has decided to take up singing again. After hearing Sacrilege recently, maybe phasing Anders out is exactly what they need to do and not opt for the more commercial route as they seem to be doing....

fromtheinside
April 14th 2011
18202 Comments


Lol

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crazycobs
April 14th 2011
114 Comments


I liked asop. This will be different and yeah the album title is stupid. It wont be anything like cc or asop that's a given.

Spec
April 14th 2011
27167 Comments


Why do bands release the tracklist of a bunch of songs no one has heard yet?

hybridstigmata
April 14th 2011
169 Comments


Does anyone even expect anything good from this band at this point? They have been releasing trash for a long time now. As far as I'm concerned the vocals have been what has ruined this band. He can't sing for shit and that seems like what he's trying to do. I love The Jester Race. That cd is a classic. I enjoyed everything up til Reroute to Remain. That cd sucked also. But hey they're making more money now than ever probably so why would they go back to their roots and make a solid melodic metal cd?

lancebramsay
April 15th 2011
1585 Comments


sounds of a playground fading...

are you fucking serious?


They are seriously fucking _____

anotherdeadjuliet
April 15th 2011
263 Comments


Ships don't dwell.

lucazade22
April 15th 2011
531 Comments


come clarity was good. But the rest of their recent output has been questionable at best...

keyserfunk
April 15th 2011
281 Comments


Ordered it. Have only modest expectations. This is their last chance with me as far as CD purchases go. The last couple of albums have been less than mediocre. I'll always check them out on tour though. Great live act.

BassDemon333
April 15th 2011
3376 Comments


lol who would actually BUY this seriously

Wizard
April 15th 2011
19383 Comments


Sounds like it's going to be one child-molesting good time.

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KILL
April 15th 2011
71743 Comments


hard

Hyperion1001
Staff Reviewer
April 15th 2011
18444 Comments


"Sounds like it's going to be one child-molesting good time."

If that involves sucking, then yes.

Hawks
April 15th 2011
35824 Comments


Oh they'll be sucking alright...

keyserfunk
April 15th 2011
281 Comments


"lol who would actually BUY this seriously"

Who would actually spend time posting on a blog about an album he/she has no intention of buying and/or listening to. You don't like them and aren't interested in their new release? We get it. Come on, you can be a dick, but at least don't fail the basic logic test.


KILL
April 15th 2011
71743 Comments


gonna suck!

MO
April 15th 2011
18611 Comments


"lol who would actually BUY this seriously"

The tweens who love new in flames and know nothing of their earlier work/don't want to because they're afraid at how confusing and melodic it is.


Hawks
April 15th 2011
35824 Comments


I haven't heard all of their earlier stuff, but even The Jester Race is overrated IMO. Still really good, but overrated nonetheless. Whoracle is where it's at for me.

MO
April 15th 2011
18611 Comments


I find Whoracle and Colony their best sounding work. Now that Jesper's gone this band is officially dead to me.

KILL
April 15th 2011
71743 Comments


tjr for life

Yuma310
April 15th 2011
1656 Comments


GOD this band sucks!!!!11!1

Captain North
April 15th 2011
6787 Comments


They're keeping the same way of writing their name as ASOP so I'm banking on a continuation of that
sound.

Either way I'm looking forward to it though, fuck tha haters.

Actually, just watched the webisode and read a few things, and this is sounding far more promising.
Although much less harsh vocals might be dodgy.


Pebster49
April 16th 2011
2992 Comments


Whoracle and Colony are the best. This album cover looks good, but i also liked Soundtracks cover too...

keyserfunk
April 16th 2011
281 Comments


Fully agree about Whoracle and Colony.

keyserfunk
April 16th 2011
281 Comments


"The tweens who love new in flames and know nothing of their earlier work/don't want to because they're afraid at how confusing and melodic it is."

Tone down the condescending judgment just a notch or two. Plenty of us older fans still go out and purchase the newer albums in the hope that somehow they will return to their glory years. No need to be a snob.

TimeShredder
April 16th 2011
6 Comments


Watch this get worse combined review than Justin Bieber's Debut. It probably going to sound just as painful.

Itwasthatwas
April 16th 2011
769 Comments


this looks horrible

Crimsontide57
April 18th 2011
6 Comments


I can't wait!

Dodenakker
April 18th 2011
207 Comments


They should've quit years ago,..

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Kalamanka
April 20th 2011
6 Comments


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b9NLT0-UY3U

A small preview from "Deliver us".

Kinda like it

Vesper
April 20th 2011
3085 Comments


I'll always check them out on tour though. Great live act.


Really? I saw them on their ASOP tour and they sucked so badly. They had this air of knowing that they were Gothenburg godfathers and took that as an excuse to barely do anything onstage.
Gojira blew them away completely.

MuhNamesTyler
April 21st 2011
4014 Comments


This band has never impressed me but I'll still probably check it out atleast.

Vesper
April 21st 2011
3085 Comments


@Detriment

I'm not really surprised. I hated ASOP, so I only went to see them since I'm too young to have seen them in their peak, much less in Europe. But, yeah, bad performers who are also obviously arrogant? Ugh, no thanks.

cupidstunt
April 21st 2011
60 Comments


fuck this band

G3N3R1C
April 21st 2011
1945 Comments


I don't know what it was about them, but i hated the vocals in that clip that was posted. They just sounded very... idk, forced?

I couldn't listen to a whole album of that. Not that i was going to in the first place.

Skyway
April 22nd 2011
3 Comments


Sounds good. Glad they are still moving forward from their earlier stuff which was pretty bad.

Duderino
April 22nd 2011
827 Comments


have they revealed that it's a steaming pile of shit yet or are they saving that surprise for the release date

Scoot
April 22nd 2011
17748 Comments


That shouldn't be a surprise.

Dryden
April 22nd 2011
12928 Comments


ughh

Duderino
April 22nd 2011
827 Comments


maybe the surprise is the japanese b-side "crawling in my skin" ft. jonathan davis and skrillex

DinoX
April 23rd 2011
3582 Comments


After hearing the clip my hopes for this are very low. Real shame, this was my favorite band for a few years.

FatChickIrl
April 23rd 2011
4096 Comments


oh god

keyserfunk
April 28th 2011
281 Comments


"Really? I saw them on their ASOP tour and they sucked so badly. They had this air of knowing that they were Gothenburg godfathers and took that as an excuse to barely do anything onstage.
Gojira blew them away completely."


I can't disagree that they have a bit of an attitude on stage, but IMO they still seem to enjoy themselves and the crowd and they sound pretty tight. The energy and the sounds just do it for me. One problem I have is how much newer stuff they are playing.

HeadbangMastermind93
May 23rd 2011
624 Comments


the album title is hilarious. I literally lol'd.

StormChaser
May 28th 2011
333 Comments


This site has too many trolls. I can already see people voting this down before they even heard the whole thing and really gave a shit about it. And, a guy who listens to 25% metalcore doesn't have any right to lol at this band.

StormChaser
May 28th 2011
333 Comments


Oh and yeah, anyone who says that In Flames are arrogant onstage have never actually been on their concert. I've been to their gig here in Zagreb 3 years ago, exactly on Anders' birthday, the whole event was too damn good. He even growled through all of Behind Space like he used to years ago, and Daniel looked like he'll start crying at the end of the gig because they had to finish. They bowed before the crowd and were waving and handing out picks for more than 5 minutes after the gig. I've never seen such good communication between a band and the crowd before. We even sang him happy b-day and he was like: "If I had a bigger tour bus, I'd take you all along with us.". And there is even footage of that on youtube, so please, if you just want to troll for the sake of trolling, go find another topic. Or just... you know... don't troll at all? Has anyone considered that?

GnarlyShillelagh
Staff Reviewer
May 28th 2011
6108 Comments


I ain't even gonna front; you trollin' StormChaser?

pencils3
June 9th 2011
45 Comments


""The tweens who love new in flames and know nothing of their earlier work/don't want to because they're afraid at how confusing and melodic it is."

Tone down the condescending judgment just a notch or two. Plenty of us older fans still go out and purchase the newer albums in the hope that somehow they will return to their glory years. No need to be a snob."


Also? Some of us have been listening to In Flames since they formed, have been metal fans since before many of the commenters here were born, and STILL have the audacity to actually like In Flames.

I never fail to be amused at how judgemental some people on Sputnik can be regarding the musical tastes of others...



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