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A journey In Flames

Since last Monday, I set myself a personal goal- to listen to every album by In Flames. I had neglected the band for far too long, and considering the undeniable impact they had/have on melodic death metal, I felt it was due time to give the metal giants a chance. So, without further ado, I present to you my musical journey (will be updated over time).
1In flames
Lunar Strain


I feel like this is something close to what In Flames would soon become rather than a fully fleshed out In Flames. I still think that is seriously underrated as the black metal-esque vocals pair extremely well with the near-folk bm/melodic bm nature of this album. The riffs are stellar and the compositions a perfect mix of beautiful and ripping. The only flaw I think I could find off this album is that the production was a bit murky for this brand of music, but that is forgivable considering this is their first record.4/5.
2In flames
Subterranean


I think I made a mistake listening to the bonus version of this, because if there is one thing I have learned about In Flames, it's that I don't think they pull off covers very well. That aside however, this sounds to me like a better produced Lunar Strain if it was stripped of the folk influences and went full-blown melodic death metal. Oddly enough I think I found myself enjoying this as much as Lunar Strain regardless. 4/5.
3In Flames
The Jester Race


I don't know what to say about this album that probably hasn't been said before. It's a bloody fun adventure, full of bouncy, melodic guitar riffs, fiery mid-range snarls and vibrant drumming. I will probably say this same statement about a lot of In Flames, but this is just sheer amounts of fun. 4.4/5.
4In Flames
Whoracle


I suppose I can say a lot of the same here, the only difference being that I hear a potential rock and roll influence here that was seemingly not as present of prior albums. Overall a damn fine jam. 4.2/5.
5In Flames
Colony


In Flames starts to alter their sound somewhat, becoming even more accessible and melodic than they had before, churning out some of their most killer, catchy tracks (i.e Ordinary Story). 4.4/5.
6In Flames
Clayman


This is perhaps my favorite album thus far. The melodic sensibilities are maxed out here, making for an album that is easy to become extremely immersed in. Also "Only for the Weak" might be in my top 10 favorite melodeath tracks ever. 4.6/5
7In Flames
Reroute to Remain


I do see why people often see this as the "beginning of the end" for In Flames, however, I still immensely enjoyed it. The new-found nu-metal type of vox are slightly awkward in conjunction with the immense melodic riffs going down, but they aren't enough to make this a bad album by any means. In fact I would say the harsh vox more than make up for this as they are as visceral as they have ever been. Far from the best i've heard by them but a bad record? Hardly. 3.7/5.
8In Flames
Soundtrack to Your Escape
9In Flames
Come Clarity
10In Flames
A Sense of Purpose
11In Flames
Sounds of a Playground Fading
12In Flames
Siren Charms
13In Flames
Battles
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