Oddly enough, most of my favorite albums from a band are their third. HEre we have whoracle, the third album by in flames. Is it their best? No, but it is one of them (maybe second) The guitar work manages to be very heavy, yet very melodic at the same time. The solos are much better in this album than most of the other in flames albums, and there are more here as well. This is a concept album, and deals with the fall of mankind. The lyrics stick to this quite well, and this album probably has the best or second best in flames lyrics. Whoracle also has a darker sound than the other in flames albums. Overall, it's a kickass album.
Jotun: Amazing starter to the album with a classic riff. Opens a bit slow, but speeds up before the verse. The chorus isnt quite as catchy as some of the other songs, but the guitar makes up for it, making this my second favorite song on whoracle. 10/10
Food For the Gods: Love the intro here, starts faster and heavier than the previous tracks, but is pretty similar sound wise. The drumming is very strong on this track, and the chorus is great to headbang to. 9.5/10
Gyroscope: Starts off with a very melodic, acoustic riff. Then the heavy amped up guitars come in playing the same rythm. It's a pretty repetive song, but it doesnt actually bring the song down at all (it's a relatively short song) A couple short, but melodic and catchy solos are featured. Oh, and the chorus is very catchy. One of the album's best. 9.75/10
Dialogue With the Stars: Imo, this is the best in flames instrumental. It's is 3 minutes of total riffage. Amazing and winding guitar melodies combined with a few softer parts keep this track very interesting. 9.5/10
The Hive: Yes, Atreyu did rip off the riff of this song in "Right Side of the Bed." Definately one of the best on the album. The intro riff is amazing, rivaling jotun and the chorus is pretty good, but not too special I guess. However, after the second chorus, an amazing guitar solo comes in. It's one of in flames' longest too and goes all the way to the end. I can't say it's their best solo, (the next song rivals it) but it's definately in their top 3, probably with jester script and the new world. 10/10
Jester Script Transfigured: My god this song kicks ass. Starts off with a computer-ish sound which is followed by beautiful acoustic guitars and Anders doing his throat talking-ish voice. The chorus is very very heavy, and catchy as well. The best part, like the hive, is the solos. The solos on this song are epic, and probably the best by in flames. This is also the longest song by in flames at 5:46. After the last chorus ends, the riff stays and another amazing solo can be heard in the background. The song eventually fades out. This is truely an epic song, probably my favorite in flames song ever. 11/10
Morphing Into Primal: Most people don't really seem to lile this song. I actually find it quite good. The intro is very fast. Actually, the whole song is, this is the wildest song on the album. The chorus may not be that special, but the song is just really cacthy as a whole. I actually really like the solo. Like the rest of the song, it's really fast. 9.25/10
Worlds Within the Margin: Kinda odd how the fastest song is followed by the slowest song on the album. It starts off with a heavy riff and a voice that sounds kinda like something from a radio transmission almost. I really like the drumming in this song, Im not too sure why, but it's really cool. This song has an apocolypse type feel to it. Creepy, but pretty good. 9.25/10
Episode 666: Another classic song here. It is pretty repetitive, but still manages to be interesting enough. The chorus is one of the catchiest on the album, and the riff is very heavy. The solo is really good as well. 9.75/10
Everything Counts: A Depeche Mode cover. It's my least favorite song on the album. It's not bad at all, just not as interesting as the rest of the album. I've never been a big fan of covers anyway. 8.75/10
Whoracle: Another instrumental. It's basically just acousti guitar and very heavy percussion, with some female vocals in the background. I dont consider this much of a closer, more of an outro. For that reason, I always play the song Goliaths Disarm Their David's after it. I don't know why that song wasn't on this album, It's an amazing song. However, that song's not on that album so I wont rate it. The rating for the song whoracle however, is 9/10
I strongly recommend this album, it is othe best in flames album. You can't miss out on this one!