IN FLAMES – I, The Mask28th February 2019 0 By Mark Booth
IN FLAMES are set to release their 13th studio album ‘I, The Mask’ via Nuclear Blast on 1st March and am sure this will have fans divided. IN FLAMES have split their fans into two camps, one side that yearns for them to revert back to their roots asn start releasing more/another Gothengburg Melodic Death Metal release such as ‘The Jester Race‘, ‘Whoracle‘ and ‘Colony which propelled the band to the top of the Swedish Death Metal scene. Will the other camp of fans have embraced IN FLAMES evolution to a “mainstream” metal band and using their Melodic Death Metal as a platform to build on and redefine their sound.
As you would expect the production is crisp, clear and everything is mixed beautifully and the different instruments shine through when needed to add the extra dimension to the sonic landscape oozing forth from the speakers. The evolution of IN FLAMES is gathering more momentum and although they still cling (slightly) to their roots, such as on songs like ‘I, The Mask‘ and ‘Burn‘ (probably the heaviest songs on the album) and have gone with a more groove-infused sound which is prevalent on tracks such as ‘Deep Inside’ and ‘(This Is Our) House’ and the band have also introduced a more softer approach to their sounds and this is showcased on tracks such as ‘Follow Me’, ‘All The Pain’, ‘Stay With Me‘ and ‘In This Life‘ and a mention has to go to Anders for the improvement in his vocal range, especially on the clean sections.
1st March 2019
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