In Flames

(Nuclear Blast - 1997)
The Swedish gods of melodic death metal with their latest album. This time it is nothing new and very similar to The Jester Race only maybe slightly more commercially melodic. The harsh vocals are still there though as is the heavy riffing so they have not gone soft at all. Sheer perfection in this genre yet again, albeit a little more accessible. Some electronic soft experimentation on "Jester Script Transfigured" that could have done without it. A Depeche Mode cover as track 10 that isn't as bad as it sounds, it's actually quite good and heavy. So, overall another heavy melodic masterpiece and a must buy. I just hope they try a little experimentation on their next album.

The Last Exit 1996-

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