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Title: In Flames - A Sense of Purpose
Post by: Xarion on January 19, 2008, 02:04:39 pm
Okay, I hope there are some fans in here so my topic won't be that useless ;D

Release date : April 4th

Tracklist :
1. ”The mirror’s truth”
2. ”Disconnected”
3. ”Sleepless again”
4. ”Alias”
5. ”I’m the highway”
6. ”Delight and angers”
7. ”Move through me”
8. ”The chosen pessimist”
10. ”Condemned”
11. ”Drenched in fear”
12. ”March to the shore”

Now, the single cover :-\ :

(http://img245.imageshack.us/img245/958/themirrorstruthir1.jpg)

And the album cover :

(http://img150.imageshack.us/img150/2969/f3072db2b2a74311827177dgy4.jpg)

Yeah I know... Not very nice.

And last but not least, a short review translated from Swedish (by a Swedish guy on an In Flames fansite) :

Quote
"A regular eavesdropping"

Sweden's biggest metal band In Flames is on the go again. GP has already heard the album to be released in April. Come Clarity from 2006 took the first spot on the Swedish album charts and was awarded with a Grammis. The 4th of April the gothenburgers release their ninth album A Sense Of Purpose. The album was recorded in the band's own IF studios, where about 30 journalists from the whole of Europe was gathered for a listening in advance.

- Let me guess which song you liked the best! The calm one, right? asks the guitarist Björn Gelotte afterwards.
He guesses right. After listening through the album once it feels like a strong continuation of the previous album, and also like an album that will grow a lot. The tempo is high, but the details give variation.

- I still don't know which one is my favourite song since we haven't played them live yet, continues Björn Gelotte.
The first sample reaching the stores is the single The Mirror's Truth on the 7th of March.

(Fyr means lighthouse and she rates the songs by fyrar. 5 fyrar is the best)

3 fyrar
The Mirror's Truth
A quick first song, In Flames recognized at once. Not their strongest single, but a good presentation of the album. Will grow.

4 fyrar
Disconnected
Same tempo, but more pisk (can't translate that..literally it's whips/whipping?). Nice melodic tunes in the background, the structure seems familiar but still new.

3 fyrar
Sleepless Again
There is something poppy here, in the guitars the folk melody goes again. Anders Fridén uses the same half-screaming voice in all songs (I think she means all the songs so far). Good and different solo.

4 fyrar
Alias
The "dansanta" (this word doesn't exist I think, she probably means dancing in some way) introduction the song switches into a slower tempo - and when the pieces are put together the result is surprisingly good. A song with potential to grow to something fantastic (or something you quickly get tired of) -- note I did not write that ()

4 fyrar
I'm The Highway
The tempo is higher again. Reminds me of Dead End. The result is always metal, but you can hear in the details that In Flames listens to many sorts of music.

4 fyrar
Delight And Angers
The mangling continues, and here with a neat slower tempo change. One of the most direct songs, even though the record is missing a real monster chorus.

4 fyrar
Move Through Me
A keyboard is haunting in the background. The pattern with small tempo changes appears in all songs, but is so subtile that it never gets dull. Almost "south state rock riffs" at one point.

5 fyrar
The Chosen Pessimist
A calm song, but no ballad. A long fateful/fatal and bittersweet intro builds up the atmosphere, Anders is singing with desperation. The band has tested a new grip and got a direct hit.

4 fyrar
Sober And Irrelevant
The only right thing now is full attack. A relatively straightforward song, exactly what was needed.
And.. wasn't there a little growl?

3 fyrar
Condemned
A darker song with typical guitars, where the changes are more in the structure than in the tempo.

3 fyrar
Drenched in fear
Pockande (can't translate) guitars that absolutely doesn't have their roots in death metal. An obvious chorus where you can hear the title.

4 fyrar
March to the shore
A typical In Flames-song, where Anders sings a little more harsh in the chorus. This song contain both obvious brott(brott... maybe she means breakdowns or changes or something) and obvious gears. I got curious on the text.
Oh, is the album already over?


Title: Re: In Flames - A Sense of Purpose
Post by: Bocom on January 20, 2008, 03:04:22 pm
Kewl! :D
Title: Re: In Flames - A Sense of Purpose
Post by: Lexx on January 20, 2008, 04:51:48 pm
Album cover looks kinda.. fake?
Title: Re: In Flames - A Sense of Purpose
Post by: Outboundlight on January 20, 2008, 06:34:58 pm
I dunno, I wouldn't put it past them
Title: Re: In Flames - A Sense of Purpose
Post by: Xarion on January 20, 2008, 06:56:33 pm
It's not a fake, c'mon... -_-'
Title: Re: In Flames - A Sense of Purpose
Post by: harvey danger on January 20, 2008, 11:00:01 pm
The title "I'm The Highway" looks an awful lot like that Audioslave song. :P
Title: Re: In Flames - A Sense of Purpose
Post by: Aurin on January 22, 2008, 03:30:37 pm
I consider myself IF fan, and I'm looking forward to this... But with fright, sort of. I heard some new In Flames some time ago and... I can understand their direction, but I guess I'll stick with the older albums. :/
Title: Re: In Flames - A Sense of Purpose
Post by: Darkz0r- on January 22, 2008, 10:27:16 pm
They are moving directly to the "wrong" direction imho. They just keep getting suckier and suckier. In 10 years they'll be like *gasp* linkin park.
Title: Re: In Flames - A Sense of Purpose
Post by: Xarion on January 23, 2008, 02:28:10 pm
You didn't like Come Clarity at all ? It had more guitar melodies and amazing solos.
Title: Re: In Flames - A Sense of Purpose
Post by: Jack Lupino on January 23, 2008, 05:49:34 pm
I liked CC, I'll look foward to this album. :)
Title: Re: In Flames - A Sense of Purpose
Post by: harvey danger on January 23, 2008, 08:50:55 pm
You didn't like Come Clarity at all ? It had more guitar melodies and amazing solos.

Yaaay, "Vanishing Light".
Title: Re: In Flames - A Sense of Purpose
Post by: Ayeron on February 19, 2008, 10:41:36 am
I'm curious, how it's gonna sound. A while back I heard some few samples... Personally I prefer the old In Flames, but I will just have to wait and see how it will sound.
Title: Re: In Flames - A Sense of Purpose
Post by: Xarion on February 19, 2008, 12:48:02 pm
I'm curious, how it's gonna sound. A while back I heard some few samples... Personally I prefer the old In Flames, but I will just have to wait and see how it will sound.

The single and the video for it are available on their myspace : www.myspace.com/inflames
Title: Re: In Flames - A Sense of Purpose
Post by: Niccho on February 19, 2008, 01:36:47 pm
The single and the video for it are available on their myspace : www.myspace.com/inflames

Never trust 'The Single' song  :). Although this one is pretty good..
Title: Re: In Flames - A Sense of Purpose
Post by: Bocom on February 19, 2008, 02:39:36 pm
Awesome! :D

Me like! :D
Title: Re: In Flames - A Sense of Purpose
Post by: Deep on February 19, 2008, 09:48:58 pm
April 4th? Buying this one.
Title: Re: In Flames - A Sense of Purpose
Post by: Xarion on February 20, 2008, 01:36:42 am
The single and the video for it are available on their myspace : www.myspace.com/inflames

Never trust 'The Single' song  :). Although this one is pretty good..

Although I don't agree, can we trust this one ? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wrZBN9RDX8k

This is another song from the upcoming album, this one's called Disconnected.

And a little bonus : http://www.play.com/Music/MP3-Download-Album/4-/5173620/The-Mirror-Truth/Product.html

On this page you'll find samples from the single. There are 4 tracks : the single song, and 3 non-album tracks, recorded during the same session though.
Title: Re: In Flames - A Sense of Purpose
Post by: Bocom on February 20, 2008, 09:04:23 am
The single and the video for it are available on their myspace : www.myspace.com/inflames

Never trust 'The Single' song  :). Although this one is pretty good..

Although I don't agree, can we trust this one ? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wrZBN9RDX8k

This is another song from the upcoming album, this one's called Disconnected.

And a little bonus : http://www.play.com/Music/MP3-Download-Album/4-/5173620/The-Mirror-Truth/Product.html

On this page you'll find samples from the single. There are 4 tracks : the single song, and 3 non-album tracks, recorded during the same session though.

YouTube link's broken. :(
Title: Re: In Flames - A Sense of Purpose
Post by: Xarion on February 20, 2008, 01:42:30 pm
Wow, youtube moderators are so fast...

Here it is (I hope) : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lYP5lLdHBrA

Can't listen to it to tell you it's the actual song since I'll wait for the album to be released.
Title: Re: In Flames - A Sense of Purpose
Post by: Bocom on February 20, 2008, 09:36:28 pm
Wow, youtube moderators are so fast...

Here it is (I hope) : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lYP5lLdHBrA

Can't listen to it to tell you it's the actual song since I'll wait for the album to be released.

It's still up. :D

I'm liking what I hear. ^_^
Title: Re: In Flames - A Sense of Purpose
Post by: Deep on February 22, 2008, 04:01:38 pm
Hmm.. I'm not sure wether to trust "The Mirror Of Truth". It sounds a bit too weak, not the old powerful IF that I remember of past. Where have the melodic riffs gone? This single song sounds too thrashy, and for starters that first little solo at the start doesn't even belong.

Hopefully the rest of the album will be better. I'm not going to judge an album by its single, I'll download it later and decide then.
Title: Re: In Flames - A Sense of Purpose
Post by: Bocom on February 22, 2008, 05:09:41 pm
Hmm.. I'm not sure wether to trust "The Mirror Of Truth". It sounds a bit too weak, not the old powerful IF that I remember of past. Where have the melodic riffs gone? This single song sounds too thrashy, and for starters that first little solo at the start doesn't even belong.

Hopefully the rest of the album will be better. I'm not going to judge an album by its single, I'll download it later and decide then.

It's the "Mirrors Truth". ;)
Title: Re: In Flames - A Sense of Purpose
Post by: Deep on February 23, 2008, 07:10:11 pm
Hmm.. I'm not sure wether to trust "The Mirror Of Truth". It sounds a bit too weak, not the old powerful IF that I remember of past. Where have the melodic riffs gone? This single song sounds too thrashy, and for starters that first little solo at the start doesn't even belong.

Hopefully the rest of the album will be better. I'm not going to judge an album by its single, I'll download it later and decide then.

It's the "Mirrors Truth". ;)

Whatever, I was hardly paying much attention to it anyway, it didnt really catch my ear like Come Clarity etc did.
Title: Re: In Flames - A Sense of Purpose
Post by: Xarion on February 24, 2008, 02:01:07 pm
Hmm.. I'm not sure wether to trust "The Mirror Of Truth". It sounds a bit too weak, not the old powerful IF that I remember of past. Where have the melodic riffs gone? This single song sounds too thrashy, and for starters that first little solo at the start doesn't even belong.

Hopefully the rest of the album will be better. I'm not going to judge an album by its single, I'll download it later and decide then.

It's the "Mirrors Truth". ;)

Whatever, I was hardly paying much attention to it anyway, it didnt really catch my ear like Come Clarity etc did.

You're the only one to say this, of all the people who have listened to this single. They all say, TMT is in the vein of Come Clarity, with the little solo at the start which is very Clayman-ish. A friend of mine who listened to the album (received a promo to review it) told me it's some Come Clarity 2 but with more melodies, and some experimentations (an 8min song influenced by Radiohead).
Title: Re: In Flames - A Sense of Purpose
Post by: Xarion on March 28, 2008, 01:08:18 pm
I've just read in a French interview that Rob loves the new In Flames album :P
Title: Re: In Flames - A Sense of Purpose
Post by: Bocom on March 28, 2008, 02:54:55 pm
I've just read in a French interview that Rob loves the new In Flames album :P

Rob? OUR Rob? :D
Title: Re: In Flames - A Sense of Purpose
Post by: Xarion on March 30, 2008, 11:31:31 pm
I've just read in a French interview that Rob loves the new In Flames album :P

Rob? OUR Rob? :D

-_-'
Title: Re: In Flames - A Sense of Purpose
Post by: Bocom on March 31, 2008, 08:30:49 pm
I've just read in a French interview that Rob loves the new In Flames album :P

Rob? OUR Rob? :D

-_-'

Don't worry (be happy), just kidding. :P
Title: Re: In Flames - A Sense of Purpose
Post by: sammy. on March 31, 2008, 11:39:52 pm
Surprisingly, I really haven't jumped to listen to In Flames, but I hear they're really good.
I might pick this CD up if I listen to their other stuff and like it.
Title: Re: In Flames - A Sense of Purpose
Post by: Bocom on April 01, 2008, 12:30:41 am
Surprisingly, I really haven't jumped to listen to In Flames, but I hear they're really good.
I might pick this CD up if I listen to their other stuff and like it.

I'd say listen to their newer stuff first, then progress backwards. That's kinda how I do it when I discover a new artist, that way, I probably won't be disappointing if it doesn't sound quite the same.
Title: Re: In Flames - A Sense of Purpose
Post by: cherko on April 01, 2008, 06:30:13 pm
I'd say listen to their newer stuff first, then progress backwards. That's kinda how I do it when I discover a new artist, that way, I probably won't be disappointing if it doesn't sound quite the same.

I usually start with the oldest album when I discover a new artist. If I don't like it, I give one of their newer albums a shot.
Title: Re: In Flames - A Sense of Purpose
Post by: Bocom on April 01, 2008, 11:11:28 pm
I'd say listen to their newer stuff first, then progress backwards. That's kinda how I do it when I discover a new artist, that way, I probably won't be disappointing if it doesn't sound quite the same.

I usually start with the oldest album when I discover a new artist. If I don't like it, I give one of their newer albums a shot.

Oh well. :P

But what if you like the older stuff better? Won't you be all like "Oooh, their newest stuff sucks! <band name> was much better in the old days!"? Of course, I am the reverse, but I only apply that rule to "then-metalcore-now-less-metalcore" bands, like Bullet For My Valentine and Trivium. (BFMV's newest album is their best, and The Crusade is Trivium's best. Both are IMOs of course)
Title: Re: In Flames - A Sense of Purpose
Post by: harvey danger on April 02, 2008, 01:26:05 am
I'd say listen to their newer stuff first, then progress backwards. That's kinda how I do it when I discover a new artist, that way, I probably won't be disappointing if it doesn't sound quite the same.

I usually start with the oldest album when I discover a new artist. If I don't like it, I give one of their newer albums a shot.

Oh well. :P

But what if you like the older stuff better? Won't you be all like "Oooh, their newest stuff sucks! <band name> was much better in the old days!"? Of course, I am the reverse, but I only apply that rule to "then-metalcore-now-less-metalcore" bands, like Bullet For My Valentine and Trivium. (BFMV's newest album is their best, and The Crusade is Trivium's best. Both are IMOs of course)

Off topic: Matt Heafy wishes he could be James Hetfield so badly it's painful. :P

If I "discover" a new band it's usually because I heard a song I liked, so I'll listen to that album first, being that in most cases the songs are similar in ways, or at least follow a theme. After that I'll read about what they used to sound like or what they sound like now, and determine from that, if I can.
Title: Re: In Flames - A Sense of Purpose
Post by: Bocom on April 02, 2008, 02:29:39 pm
I'd say listen to their newer stuff first, then progress backwards. That's kinda how I do it when I discover a new artist, that way, I probably won't be disappointing if it doesn't sound quite the same.

I usually start with the oldest album when I discover a new artist. If I don't like it, I give one of their newer albums a shot.

Oh well. :P

But what if you like the older stuff better? Won't you be all like "Oooh, their newest stuff sucks! <band name> was much better in the old days!"? Of course, I am the reverse, but I only apply that rule to "then-metalcore-now-less-metalcore" bands, like Bullet For My Valentine and Trivium. (BFMV's newest album is their best, and The Crusade is Trivium's best. Both are IMOs of course)

Off topic: Matt Heafy wishes he could be James Hetfield so badly it's painful. :P

If I "discover" a new band it's usually because I heard a song I liked, so I'll listen to that album first, being that in most cases the songs are similar in ways, or at least follow a theme. After that I'll read about what they used to sound like or what they sound like now, and determine from that, if I can.

Off topic: I don't care! xD

Yeah, that's how I roll sometimes. But only sometimes. >_>
Title: Re: In Flames - A Sense of Purpose
Post by: cherko on April 02, 2008, 05:45:21 pm
I'd say listen to their newer stuff first, then progress backwards. That's kinda how I do it when I discover a new artist, that way, I probably won't be disappointing if it doesn't sound quite the same.

I usually start with the oldest album when I discover a new artist. If I don't like it, I give one of their newer albums a shot.

Oh well. :P

But what if you like the older stuff better? Won't you be all like "Oooh, their newest stuff sucks! <band name> was much better in the old days!"? Of course, I am the reverse, but I only apply that rule to "then-metalcore-now-less-metalcore" bands, like Bullet For My Valentine and Trivium. (BFMV's newest album is their best, and The Crusade is Trivium's best. Both are IMOs of course)

It's no difference if I start with their newest stuff, and then realize that the older stuff is much better. But in my opinion, a band's sound changing throughout their career is only a good thing as long as they don't just sell out (Come on MaSu, it's about time you start playing psychedelic black metal or use bagpipes or something, the SID metal sound is getting old)
Title: Re: In Flames - A Sense of Purpose
Post by: Xarion on April 03, 2008, 11:51:37 pm
Anyway, In Flames' older albums are the best ones, the period from The Jester Race to Clayman is a Holy one, after that they became trendy and went with clean vocals and stuff to sound modern and radio-friendly. They're more an enterprise than a band now, but they're so talented as composers that they still make good albums.
Title: Re: In Flames - A Sense of Purpose
Post by: sammy. on April 04, 2008, 02:26:08 am
I'd say listen to their newer stuff first, then progress backwards. That's kinda how I do it when I discover a new artist, that way, I probably won't be disappointing if it doesn't sound quite the same.

I usually start with the oldest album when I discover a new artist. If I don't like it, I give one of their newer albums a shot.

That's usually how I do first as well, although very seldom is it that I like a bands older music from the get-go.
Title: Re: In Flames - A Sense of Purpose
Post by: tomas on April 04, 2008, 10:24:45 pm
when im listen to it for the first time, it totally sad nothing to me... totally fucked up in the ass, but then later after it gets some rounds its totally gown on me, and im really liked it now.

its a bad ass album.

*thumbs up*
Title: Re: In Flames - A Sense of Purpose
Post by: Xarion on April 05, 2008, 01:19:48 pm
I've received it yesterday, been listening to it non-stop since then, and yeah it's badass as hell ! Killer riffs and melodies, extremely modern approach, it is mind-blowing.

I don't think I consider it better than Come Clarity, but it's definitely better than Reroute to Remain and Soundtrack to your Escapce.

HEADBANGING !
Title: Re: In Flames - A Sense of Purpose
Post by: Bates on April 06, 2008, 12:03:23 am
Just listened to it over a bottle of Zinfandel.

"Sleepless again" and "I'm the Highway" are the only songs I really enjoyed on first listening. Also "The chosen Pessimist" is quite nice.

I might come to the same conclusion as tomas.
Title: Re: In Flames - A Sense of Purpose
Post by: Bocom on April 23, 2008, 09:53:21 am
It's the same for me, but I am still getting a hang of it, I mean, I liked it a bit when I first got it, but now, I just love some of the songs, and I am getting the hang of the other songs too, so-to-speak.

"Alias" is probably my favorite right now.
Title: Re: In Flames - A Sense of Purpose
Post by: Einkoro on April 23, 2008, 10:04:35 pm
Pretty much in agreement with: http://www.metalstorm.ee/pub/review.php?review_id=5320
Title: Re: In Flames - A Sense of Purpose
Post by: Bates on April 24, 2008, 01:52:56 am
gave it a few weeks to sink in. Final verdict: Musically I like it a lot more than Come Clarity, but In Flames really should cut the emoesque lyrics.
Title: Re: In Flames - A Sense of Purpose
Post by: Xarion on April 24, 2008, 07:54:22 pm
gave it a few weeks to sink in. Final verdict: Musically I like it a lot more than Come Clarity, but In Flames really should cut the emoesque lyrics.

Yeah well the emolyrics appeared on this album, I think that's to enlarge their american teenagers fanbase, along with the metalcorish parts in some of their songs.
Title: Re: In Flames - A Sense of Purpose
Post by: Lexx on April 25, 2008, 11:59:50 pm
I hate the concept of "emo" lyrics, almost every song ever ever has emotional lyrics, the "emo" genre didn't invent them, but just added the whiney 17 year old vocals etc stigma to it.
Title: Re: In Flames - A Sense of Purpose
Post by: Erica on April 26, 2008, 12:44:17 am
My sister has bought this latest IF album, and I think the DVD that came with the album is great! :D
Especially the funny/strange scenes with Daniel, the drummer :P
Title: Re: In Flames - A Sense of Purpose
Post by: Afterburn on April 26, 2008, 05:33:20 am
Wow, ironic, I just started listening to In Flames last night and I'm totally loving them. I'll be sure to pick up this album whenever I get out next.
Title: Re: In Flames - A Sense of Purpose
Post by: MorpH on May 07, 2008, 04:36:24 pm
i kind of liked the new album, but then again, i didnt.. it was good, but not really what i was expecting from In Flames... :/