The Halo Effect Debut 'Shadowminds'

2021-11-09 by Fernando Alves STAFF | 47 Comments
The new project featuring five former In Flames members, The Halo Effect, have dropped the first single 'Shadowminds' off their upcoming debut album due in 2022 via Nuclear Blast. You can stream it below.



The Halo Effect's line-up consists of Jesper Strömblad (guitar), Daniel Svensson (drums), Peter Iwers (bass), Niclas Engelin (guitar) and Mikael Stanne (vocals).

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NordicNorth
November 9th 2021
36 Comments


I'm really digging this, can't wait for this album

Toondude10
November 9th 2021
14732 Comments


sounds like a Dark Tranquillity b-side, not necessarily a bad thing but it's not amazing by any means

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TheGoonFiles
November 9th 2021
53 Comments


I dig it, really stoked for this album. Agreed its nothing amazing, but hopefully the rest of the album will be better.

Cimnele
November 9th 2021
1744 Comments


i never get this type of metal, just feels like arena stuff with harsh vox

Crysis
Emeritus
November 9th 2021
17552 Comments


yeah this sounds exactly like a DT track, not sure why they aren't trying to do something more interesting

InFlamesWeThrash666
November 9th 2021
10252 Comments


It's decent but yeah

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ShartHarder
November 9th 2021
102 Comments


sounds like a Dark Tranquillity b-side, not necessarily a bad thing but it's not amazing by any means

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AssassinSoap
November 9th 2021
26 Comments


Banger

alamo
November 9th 2021
4383 Comments


the fact they thought this should be their first single worries me a lot lol i have zero expectations now

Josh D.
November 9th 2021
16902 Comments


Hm, no.

StormChaser
November 9th 2021
1008 Comments


90% of DT B-sides sound much better than this

Digging: Be'lakor - Coherence

DungeonBoy
November 9th 2021
8559 Comments


well hmm, I was really looking forward to this and it didn't really disappoint, but yeah it sounds like an unreleased DT song from somewhere in the past decade. I got really excited when that lead part came in, but it was just kinda, meh. Where the heck are the Jesper riffs we've been hoping for? Why is this thing just drenched in DT synths and basic melodies, I feel like we're already getting this with new DT. Oh well, it's a solid song and their sound is one that I enjoy for sure as a fan of modern DT, just hoping the rest of the album is more riff heavy.

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StormChaser
November 9th 2021
1008 Comments


Just go listen to Be'lakor instead, these guys (save for Stanne) are washed unfortunately

Kusangii
November 9th 2021
3346 Comments


Damn this was really lame : ( very unimpressive and generic for such established members. They can do so much better ffs...

advancedwarfighter
November 9th 2021
119 Comments


weak

Tundra
November 9th 2021
6698 Comments


Where my dude masterchief

dachstheangry
November 9th 2021
66 Comments


Yep, sounds like DT.

Deathconscious
November 9th 2021
26520 Comments


Boring. Bummer.

TheSpirit
November 9th 2021
28787 Comments


i'm confused as to what every one thought this would sound like given the line-up

Kusangii
November 9th 2021
3346 Comments


I expected it to sound something like this but the quality to be much higher

metalphil
November 9th 2021
230 Comments


This kinda sucks.

DungeonBoy
November 9th 2021
8559 Comments


I was hoping for more riffs, dual guitar harmonies, less synths, more extreme, with Stanne on vocals

Panzerchrist
November 9th 2021
600 Comments


"i'm confused as to what every one thought this would sound like given the line-up"

yeah it pretty much met my expectations based on this alone

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Nazzadan
November 9th 2021
2335 Comments


When this comes out I'll listen to it, give it a 3.5, and never think about it again

DungeonBoy
November 9th 2021
8559 Comments


That's awesome that you think it will be great! I'm hoping so too, but maybe a little early to judge

Kompys2000
Contributing Reviewer
November 9th 2021
6582 Comments


I was kinda just expecting Clayman again but with no hooks and worse guitar tones and yknow what I wasn't too far off

wayfaringstranger
November 9th 2021
261 Comments


Solid track, sounds like what you'd expect given the lineup

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Deathconscious
November 9th 2021
26520 Comments


"i'm confused as to what every one thought this would sound like given the line-up"

Faster, or maybe like this but with better riffs.

bloc
November 9th 2021
67172 Comments


Lmao who actually thought their new stuff wasn't going to sound like this though

ShadowRemains
November 9th 2021
26714 Comments


i figured it would sound like this, was hoping for what deathconscious said

Malcontent
November 9th 2021
131 Comments


this is just DT but everyone except Mikael is wearing fake mustache disguises and going by absurd names like "Strömbad" and "Svensson"

NoHellsNoHeavens
November 10th 2021
255 Comments


Sounds exactly like DTs newer material. Not a bad thing but we still have DT around… was expecting something new or at least old In Flames worship.

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Dayspringg
November 10th 2021
4 Comments


As much as I think we all want this to be a call back to the classics, we just get retirement village melodeath.

kzy
November 10th 2021
87 Comments


this is Cyhra with harsh vocals.

DungeonBoy
November 10th 2021
8559 Comments


Oh, here we have a music video:

https://youtu.be/WByGv-qdZ4w

Funeralopolis
November 10th 2021
14584 Comments


After it grew on me a bit I really like this. Can't wait to see what they come up with because the line-up is killer.

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daysofthunder
November 11th 2021
71 Comments


Liked this quite a bit but that solo was horribly mid

Cryptkeeper
November 11th 2021
2048 Comments


Wish these guys would drop the synths already

bloc
November 11th 2021
67172 Comments


"Liked this quite a bit but that solo was horribly mid"

To be fair, I don't think there's more than two or three DT and IF songs that have memorable solos, and that's a lot of songs we're talking. It's "solos" like this one where I just see it has a bridge with a guitar lead over it lol

DungeonBoy
November 11th 2021
8559 Comments


Interesting
The Jester Race
December Flower
Wayfarer
Food for the Gods
The Hive
Jester Script Transfigured
Embody the Invisible
Scorn
Zombie Inc
Coerced Coexistence
I could keep going but gonna say there's more than a couple bangers from In Flames alone

bloc
November 11th 2021
67172 Comments


*yawn*

DungeonBoy
November 11th 2021
8559 Comments


lol okay

swipenet
November 12th 2021
3117 Comments


5/5

All jokes aside, not too bad.

Props for mentioning Coerced Coexistence, super underrated IF track for sure.

StormChaser
November 12th 2021
1008 Comments


True true Coerced is one of my favorites from Colony fo sho

DungeonBoy
November 12th 2021
8559 Comments


for sure, it's one of their best

bloc only listens to the cloud connected remix, club connected.

bloc
November 12th 2021
67172 Comments


Coerced Coexistence is def one of their best songs.

"bloc only listens to the cloud connected remix, club connected."

Now you're speaking my language son



DaveT0738
November 21st 2021
3120 Comments


Solid track but nothing more, hope the rest is far better



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