In Flames' Latest Masterpiece

2019-01-11 by swipenet | 62 Comments
In Flames have posted a lyric video for the title track off of their upcoming release I, The Mask, scheduled to be unleashed on the 1st of March. Anders Friden showcases his vocal mastery throughout the song, incorporating a wide variety of singing techniques.



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Toondude10
January 11th 2019
13563 Comments


meh, it's alright

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Abscurat
January 11th 2019
94 Comments


Have Anders himself written this news article?

Demon of the Fall
January 11th 2019
9452 Comments


Presumably it's a joke

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frozencarl
January 11th 2019
534 Comments


Fuck In Flames and their new music (But I'll be back next album to post on the site about it, trashing it, even though I know what to expect, I still get disappointed every time like a retard)

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Casavir
January 11th 2019
2987 Comments


I like how the implication is that they've ever made an album one could consider a masterpiece.

SowingSeason
Moderator
January 11th 2019
29220 Comments


^me with every single pop-punk album by a band I used to love in the early 2000's

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Scheumke
January 11th 2019
192 Comments


Hahaha this news article actually made me laugh out loud. Props to you good sir.

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Meridiu5
January 11th 2019
1276 Comments


😂😂😂😂

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ButtBoy
January 11th 2019
1587 Comments


its a no for me

Kusangii
January 11th 2019
2158 Comments


Lol that title

Songs actually surprisingly good though, better than anything from the last two albums by far

botb
January 11th 2019
12285 Comments


Realistically this song is a hard 2 but if it was written by a band on rise records a decent number of Sputnik users would probably like it

Demon of the Fall
January 11th 2019
9452 Comments


@Casavir: come on now, tJR was an excellent album

DungeonBoy
January 11th 2019
5242 Comments


The drumming is pretty tight throughout, and the riffs are enjoyable modern melodeath riffs. Nice to hear some leads on all the newer songs. The production is much better than the abomination that was Siren's Charms.

The pop choruses and lyrics shoot this thing in the foot.

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Toondude10
January 11th 2019
13563 Comments


honestly the production is pretty much the same as their last album. It's Howard Benson again.

MarsKid
January 11th 2019
8305 Comments


Lol sput ain't even putting on airs anymore, In Flames is a joke even on a news article

JWT155
January 11th 2019
14240 Comments


*Yawn*

frozencarl
January 11th 2019
534 Comments


Similar Bands: R. Kelly, Macho Man Randy Savage, Justin Bieber, 3OH!3, Boy George

MarsKid
January 11th 2019
8305 Comments


Accurate

Jesuslaves
January 11th 2019
4815 Comments


it's alright

InFlamesWeThrash666
January 11th 2019
8636 Comments


Another track called "Voices" leaked.

I dig them both

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Toondude10
January 11th 2019
13563 Comments


yeah Voices was solid

I'm actually kinda looking forward to this, even if This Is Our House was terrible

MarsKid
January 11th 2019
8305 Comments


At best, these are just Come Clarity C-sides, which I suppose is better than was ever expected out of them in their modern era.

Nikkolae
January 11th 2019
5414 Comments


just realized that I havent listened to a new album of theirs in over a decade, seems I should keep it that way.

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Dreampop
January 11th 2019
17 Comments


Jesus, Howard Benson is a shit producer.

DungeonBoy
January 11th 2019
5242 Comments


I didn't know anything about Howard Benson until 2 minutes ago but this guy's production discography is amusing:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Howard_Benson_production_discography



Underflow
January 11th 2019
4853 Comments


In Flames was never good

Gmork89
January 11th 2019
7772 Comments


Pretty decent track.

Nomos2
January 11th 2019
149 Comments


I haven't liked these guys since Come Clarity. Oh boy. 10/10 article title.

zaruyache
January 11th 2019
20240 Comments


On the flipside, new Soilwork is good.

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CugnoBrasso
January 11th 2019
436 Comments


Loving the news title

Mabbitt
January 11th 2019
1682 Comments


It's nothing special, but it's a step back in the right direction.

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snakesc
January 11th 2019
2 Comments


LOOK MA RIFFS

trilogique21
January 11th 2019
2252 Comments


it's better than the other singles but still sucks

bloc
January 11th 2019
54028 Comments


I thought Jim Carrey was The Mask?

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Hellscythe
January 11th 2019
3177 Comments


the covers of Jester Race, Whoracle, Colony, and Clayman appear briefly in the lyric video. more of a depressing touch than a nice one, honestly.

Nomos2
January 11th 2019
149 Comments


I thought Eric Stoltz was Mask

MarsKid
January 11th 2019
8305 Comments


Have they really deluded themselves into thinking this is a strong homage to past material

vermillionZ
January 11th 2019
187 Comments


If not for those shitty cleans they could still be a solid band. Gotta appeal to the angsty teenagers though...

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Spec
January 11th 2019
35575 Comments


If this wasn’t an In Flames song it would sound better.

Flugmorph
January 11th 2019
20505 Comments


lol more like disasterpiece amirite lads

trilogique21
January 11th 2019
2252 Comments


“If this wasn’t an In Flames song it would sound better. ”

doubtful tbh

bigguytoo9
January 11th 2019
537 Comments


Soon as the clean singing came in I wanted to lob my head off.

tigersbrokefree
January 11th 2019
218 Comments


Oh In Flames, why... why do you insist upon this tired, torturous charade.

swipenet
January 11th 2019
2866 Comments


Post is obviously tongue-in-cheek. That being said, this is miles better than This Is Our House, so at least there's that. Great use of 40000 as well, didn't realize beforehand.

auberginedreams
January 11th 2019
6192 Comments


I mean it’s not great but it’s far better than I expected it to be. Their first several albums will always be their best but at least this song isn’t complete garbage.

Eons
January 12th 2019
2020 Comments


I mean the band used to be a lot more dynamic. but this is how the band is now to expect something else is strange. Anders has said he will never repeat himself.

Even though the last fifteen or so years it's been the same shit. There were songs in this style on Soundtrack to your Escape that somehow sound superior. I'm not sure why. That was a predictable album and unpopular to many older fans. But it had passion, I thought. I still like his voice and always will but yeah if they're going more accessible, they could and have done better.

zaruyache
January 12th 2019
20240 Comments


this isn't horrible, but Soilwork do the same thing better without making it feel like metalcore aimed at the pop punk mallcore crowd.

Flugmorph
January 12th 2019
20505 Comments


i like it

AgentDeathbat
January 12th 2019
5861 Comments


@zaru: why do i feel attacked over that "metalcore aimed at the pop punk mallcore crowd" jab LOL

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SitarHero
January 12th 2019
7565 Comments


Everything except the clean vocals on this is pretty great tbh.

renegadestrings
January 12th 2019
1520 Comments


Yeah this was good. Will go into the record with an open mind. Found I enjoyed Battles a lot more when I didn’t compare it to Colony.

botb
January 12th 2019
12285 Comments


Honestly the only thing that makes this song really bad is that Disney channel sounding bubblegum chorus

vermillionZ
January 12th 2019
187 Comments


I think the chorus is fine for what they're trying to go for here

judasgoat
January 12th 2019
281 Comments


Meh. They've done a lot worse.

Dedes
January 12th 2019
6031 Comments


New In Flames is good sorry bois

Kole
January 13th 2019
240 Comments


Good ol in flames reminding me why Dark Tranquility is the king.

Gore
January 13th 2019
348 Comments


Actually not terrible

Mabbitt
January 14th 2019
1682 Comments


The more I listen, the more I like it. I like the cleans too.

Eakflanderyof
January 14th 2019
2407 Comments


This song sounds kinda like it would fit in between reroute and CC minus those awful, overproduced cleans. If Anders just went back to doing cleans like he did on clayman and reroute this would be awesome

Shredgazmo
January 15th 2019
15 Comments


Gave up on this band long time back, I only listen to their first 4 albums now.

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Flugmorph
January 15th 2019
20505 Comments


blackpilled individual right there

Henderson
January 15th 2019
78 Comments


Not as terrible as I thought it would be, considering the "material" they've been putting out for the last decade. Nothing new, very predictable and Anders' cleans are still the low point, but this one's actually ok. It does indeed sound like a forgotten Reroute B-side but with that awful new production they seem to like.



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