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broncoz
01-27-2011, 03:45 PM
Yea so apparently the new album due out in May is called "Sounds of a Playground Fading".....

I'm not one to bash an album just over its title or jump to any conclusions, but then Anders has stated the album was going to be "Darker, less Screaming, More Singing".

Wonderful. In before title changed to Sounds of a Once Great Band Fading.

mankvill
01-27-2011, 03:48 PM
Sounds of a Playground Fading

holy shit

AnataFan4Life
01-27-2011, 03:48 PM
This band has gone way past their prime. I liked some stuff off of Come Clarity, but other than that everything they've done after Clayman has been fail. Now that Jesper is gone, they're only gonna spiral even further down.

Not to mention this is a contender for worst album title of the year.

BloodoftheKings
01-27-2011, 03:53 PM
Thats a horrible album title. :hmm:

broncoz
01-27-2011, 03:55 PM
My first thought was LOL, followed closely by:
http://i498.photobucket.com/albums/rr346/broncoz51/crap.jpg

At least Dark Tranquillity is still respectable.

AnataFan4Life
01-27-2011, 03:59 PM
Even when both bands were at their peak I still liked Dark Tranquillity better. In Flames never made an album on the level of awesomeness as The Gallery :rocker:. Not to mention Dark Tranquillity is still making good music unlike In Flames.

Indestructible
01-27-2011, 04:01 PM
http://i498.photobucket.com/albums/rr346/broncoz51/crap.jpg

:lol::lol:


The only In Flames album I had a problem with was A Sense of Purpose. If this one is going to be more darker and more singing than the last I doubt I will have a problem with it.

SomewhereInTime72
01-27-2011, 04:53 PM
Even when both bands were at their peak I still liked Dark Tranquillity better. In Flames never made an album on the level of awesomeness as The Gallery :rocker:. Not to mention Dark Tranquillity is still making good music unlike In Flames.

I always thought that Colony > The Gallery... but then again The Gallery was never my favorite DT album. :eek: But yeah new DT > new In Flames by a long shot.

And yeah, this album title is so bad that it makes me want to not ever listen to this album. But the fact that I still liked CC and ASOP to a much increased degree to the two previous than that.... grr, gotta hear it anyway.

maidenpriest
01-27-2011, 05:54 PM
ill check it out in hope that there is a decent song or two but i dont have my hopes up. And i definitely agree that DT is much more respectable these days then In Flames. however, Jester Race or Whoracle > The Gallery imo.

Indestructible
01-27-2011, 05:56 PM
If they can atleast make this album sound better than the last one I'll be fine.

DementedX14
01-27-2011, 06:41 PM
If they can atleast make this album sound better than the last one I'll be fine.

Yeah, thats the way I see it. As long as it is better than ASoP I will be :).

BlackmoreOfBowling
01-27-2011, 07:50 PM
How about we just kill all Melodic Nerd Metal including n*flamez, Dark Tranpillowmuzak, Scar Symmedreck, et al. dead?

Indestructible
01-27-2011, 08:03 PM
Tell you the truth except for ASOP I don't hear a huge difference in old in flames and new in flames. The screaming is less harsh in new in flames.

broncoz
01-27-2011, 09:07 PM
Tell you the truth except for ASOP I don't hear a huge difference in old in flames and new in flames. The screaming is less harsh in new in flames.

Do you listen to the lyrics or notice the song structure. Don't get me wrong i like reroute, soundtrack, and about 5 songs total off the last two albums, but the difference imo is pretty damn noticeable. Dumbed down basically in every respect.

This thread is now officially an old In Flames vs new In Flames thread. Enjoy

(also at least if sounds of a playground fading sticks we can call it SOAP)

AnthG
01-27-2011, 09:18 PM
A sense of Purpose and Come Clarity are very hit or miss for me, and are mostly "meh", but I really like Soundtrack to Your Escape. I know i'm one of 5 people who will admit that on the internet (which I always found odd. Online STYE gets trashed to no end, yet "The Quiet Place" probably gets one of the best crowd reactions at live shows).

And now that Dark Tranquillity has been brought into the discussion, I think Fiction and Character are their best albums. Fiction especially.

maidenpriest
01-27-2011, 09:48 PM
A sense of Purpose and Come Clarity are very hit or miss for me, and are mostly "meh", but I really like Soundtrack to Your Escape. I know i'm one of 5 people who will admit that on the internet (which I always found odd. Online STYE gets trashed to no end, yet "The Quiet Place" probably gets one of the best crowd reactions at live shows).

And now that Dark Tranquillity has been brought into the discussion, I think Fiction and Character are their best albums. Fiction especially.

thats how it seemed with a lot of the newer songs when i saw In Flames. guess we dont have enough fans of new in flames material on this website to drown out the bitching that the older in flames fans do :D

AnthG
01-27-2011, 09:50 PM
It's not just on this site. Every metal related website and forum has had anti-post-Clayman posts and opinions since like 2004.

Indestructible
01-27-2011, 09:55 PM
I dont get why people stop liking bands at a certain point. Most of the bands I have listend to I have heard every album they made and probably dislike one or two albums from each band. and even the bad albums have some good songs.

NecroRob
01-27-2011, 10:21 PM
I'm not one to bash an album just over its title or jump to any conclusions, but then Anders has stated the album was going to be "Darker, less Screaming, More Singing".


LuLz

maidenpriest
01-27-2011, 10:38 PM
I dont get why people stop liking bands at a certain point. Most of the bands I have listend to I have heard every album they made and probably dislike one or two albums from each band. and even the bad albums have some good songs.

bands change styles and you just dont like their new direction? lol look at Metallica. i mean yeah new In flames has some decent song as did metallica. but their styles changed from what was once popular and a lot of people dont like their new sound overall. pretty simple concept imo.

jd091
01-28-2011, 12:11 AM
In Flames, Dark Tranquility... pssssh, AT THE GATES IS WHERE ITS AT!

:rocker::rocker::rocker::rocker::rocker:

El Gordo
01-28-2011, 02:47 AM
Damn, I thought this thread was going to be a sort of game, like finish the sentence that the thread title starts. I was gonna say "sucks more dick than ever thought possible."

Travis The Dragon
05-01-2011, 01:02 PM
Audio sample of new single (http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_ss_c_1_20?url=search-alias%3Ddigital-music&field-keywords=in+flames+deliver+us&sprefix=in+flames+deliver+us)

Personally, I'm really loving it. Can't wait to hear the full song and album!

mankvill
05-01-2011, 01:33 PM
In Flames, Dark Tranquility... pssssh, AT THE GATES IS WHERE ITS AT!

:rocker::rocker::rocker::rocker::rocker:

:lovedup:

maidenpriest
05-01-2011, 01:54 PM
Well...better sounding then ASOP. Anders continues to sound worse though imo

masterguy49
05-01-2011, 02:23 PM
In Flames, Dark Tranquility... pssssh, AT THE GATES IS WHERE ITS AT!

:rocker::rocker::rocker::rocker::rocker:

This x100000000000000
:rocker::rocker::rocker:

Travis The Dragon
05-04-2011, 01:15 PM
FULL SONG!!! (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q8eofo9mdOI)

MPF
05-04-2011, 01:22 PM
Meh. Not bad, but not good. A bit too poppy for my taste.

moobys37
05-04-2011, 01:27 PM
Meh. Not bad, but not good. A bit too poppy for my taste.

It seems better musically than the last one, but Anders can't sing. His vocals ruin the song.

HugeRockStar
05-04-2011, 01:41 PM
I like it. Sounds much better than the stuff on the last album. I like the electronics and the guitar solo and the chorus. If you were expecting 'back to their roots' In Flames, well then yeah you're not going to like it. ASOP was honestly the only IF album I was ever dissapointed in, and this sounds better, so I'm happy.

Indestructible
05-04-2011, 01:48 PM
ASOP was honestly the only IF album I was ever dissapointed in,

This.
It seems to me that Sounds of a Playground Fading might sound like A Sense Of Purpose, that might not be a good thing. I'll wait til I hear the whole album.

mastodon421
05-04-2011, 02:06 PM
I'm not really digging it.

HugeRockStar
05-04-2011, 09:37 PM
This.
It seems to me that Sounds of a Playground Fading might sound like A Sense Of Purpose, that might not be a good thing. I'll wait til I hear the whole album.

It sounds so far like it will be what A Sense Of Purpose could have been if it was good lol. Better production, more guitars, more atmosphere, and less annoying lol. Even that album has some songs I like, but I find it was lacking something.

DethMaiden
05-04-2011, 09:38 PM
ASOP had about four excellent songs. I thought it was the best "new" IF album apart from Come Clarity.

This song is not excellent.

JLRedWing13
05-04-2011, 11:14 PM
I liked the solo section and the intro. Everything else was ok. I dunno. I'll give the album a fair shot, but I'm not expecting anything out of it.

broncoz
05-05-2011, 07:06 AM
not really good but gotta wait for whole album, which im expecting to be much worse. Either way, gonna be weird live because Anders cant even hit the notes in the chorus of come clarity live without backing tracks. Some of this song makes me wonder how he will pull it off live too.

AnataFan4Life
05-05-2011, 08:16 AM
Ugh, Anders still thinks he can sing.

As for the song itself, nothing spectacular really.

Travis The Dragon
05-05-2011, 02:27 PM
Here's a review of the album. It's a Spanish to English translation.
First surprise, In Flames label change. Nuclear Blast leave and booked by Century Media. It sounds weird. Something is brewing, I think.

Second surprise, a very different home than usual. Changes are coming, I think.

Reaches the disk into my hands and I to play with more fear than hope. With more uncertainty like listening to a band that I'm from "Subterranean."

I decide to listen without any claim to success. I hope something like "Soundtrack to your escape." Error. "Liberation" features a new In Flames. It seems that the output of Jesper Strömblad the band has changed their composition level. The clear voice tinged with Anders rocker backed by a subtle guitar chords cleared my doubts.

At the moment, "Deliver us" and "Sound of a playground fading sounds are very alternative rock. Melodic, catchy and fresh.

"Where the dead dwell ships" recovered a little the strength, timing and intensity of past tense. Not reach their key moments. Among new sounds, this degree of distortion seems to me misplaced. I case with "A new dawn", "The Puzzle" and "A new dawn".

"The Attic" is a sublime piece of exquisite taste and a melodic tessitura In Flames has ever seen. I doubt the touch live as people can sleep but it is fantastic.

"Ropes" recovers some of the melodic essence but in an alternative dimension shown Anders total but hesitant as to which voices use.

"Sound of a playgroung fadind" an eternal question I asked myself what if a group wants to change his style, and so dramatically, why not use another name and does not fool the fans? Style has changed several times. The fans will not have turned their backs but nothing remains of their roots. Jesper output was final and I dare say that changes in the band as well. Only time knows.

Listening to the entire work I have been afraid to record an album completely different and hence has a more extreme patch. I think that made the step should be an all or nothing.

Personally, I like change. At some point you may need it. The melodeath need fresh and it seems that they are unable to give them. Like Soilwork. Dark Tranquillity different. Only time knows.

At present its new work explores new ground. The controversy is more than warranted. If you listen to it without knowing they are in Flames might like and maybe enjoy it a lot. If you think of the band that recorded "The jester race" or "Clayman" take no more than three minutes of this disc.

8 / 10

Marc Gutierrez

daimonos
05-05-2011, 02:37 PM
Every song on A Sense of Purpose is better than this one, imo. I know I'm in the minority, but I think ASOP is the best thing In Flames have done since Clayman.

Travis The Dragon
05-15-2011, 11:46 AM
Another new song! (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z2dda6VdOXM)

JLRedWing13
05-15-2011, 12:06 PM
Much better. I'm still expecting this to be more of the exception than the rule, but I like.

broncoz
05-15-2011, 01:17 PM
sounds exactly like the last album but the chorus is shit

brutal_descent
05-15-2011, 01:19 PM
The only In Flames songs I've ever heard are Come Clarity and Disconnected, and they're probably the bad ones, and I don't like them. :confused:

SomewhereInTime72
05-15-2011, 01:49 PM
Hmm, new song is pretty cool. Honestly it sounds like a song from the last album, but better than almost all the songs on the last album. They've really come a long way improving their sound (after they changed it massively when they made RTR)... Maybe I won't completely disregard this album because it does kind of seem worth checking out.

El Gordo
05-15-2011, 02:23 PM
The only In Flames songs I've ever heard are Come Clarity and Disconnected, and they're probably the bad ones, and I don't like them. :confused:

It's been a while since I've listened to them, but I think something like "Embody the Invisible" would be more up your alley.

maidenpriest
05-15-2011, 03:19 PM
hmm...halfway decent actually.

and I would check the albums Colony and Whoracle out, they might appeal more to your tastes

makethemsuffer12
05-15-2011, 05:40 PM
The only In Flames songs I've ever heard are Come Clarity and Disconnected, and they're probably the bad ones, and I don't like them. :confused:

:eek:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LqRfBnauLE0

masterguy49
05-15-2011, 06:09 PM
I actually like this!

jd091
05-15-2011, 06:30 PM
:eek:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LqRfBnauLE0

Yeah, this. Pick up Whoracle and the Jester Race, son. RIGHT NOW.

xskizzelzx90x
05-15-2011, 07:00 PM
Another new song! (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z2dda6VdOXM)

omg that is SEXY.

daimonos
05-15-2011, 07:04 PM
This song is better than the last one. It sounds alot like the last one, so I actually kind of like it.

Travis The Dragon
05-19-2011, 12:44 PM
Here (http://www.ultimatemetal.com/forum/flames/654816-flames-sounds-playground-fading-upcoming-10th-album-31.html#post9824560) is another new song if anyone can find a Finnish proxy that the site will accept. Or if there's anyone from Finland who could rip it, that would be great too! :)

broncoz
05-20-2011, 12:30 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cb4-7HmoQbk

New dawn is on youtube now, and its pretty damn good.

Best of the 3 released so far... the interlude is pretty great, vocals aren't horrible, and its unique compared to the same shit over and over put on ASOP.

A song like this makes me have some actual hope for this album.

Travis The Dragon
05-30-2011, 09:16 AM
Audio samples of entire album (http://www.amazon.fr/gp/search/ref=sr_nr_seeall_11?rh=k%3Ain+flames+sounds+of+a+p layground+fading%2Ci%3Adigital-music&keywords=in+flames+sounds+of+a+playground+fading&ie=UTF8&qid=1306752606)

MPF
05-30-2011, 01:50 PM
I guarantee that Liberation will be played on Mainstream Radio, and the next In Flames Album will be entirely Pop Rock.

Travis The Dragon
05-30-2011, 02:25 PM
And another FULL song! (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WQM1faGX14w)

Oh, I should give credit where credit is due. All the links to the full songs and audio samples have from from here (http://www.ultimatemetal.com/forum/flames/654816-flames-sounds-playground-fading-upcoming-10th-album.html).

broncoz
05-30-2011, 02:59 PM
inb4 liberation is the next single and I have to endure that and deliver us live for the rest of time.

MPF
05-30-2011, 03:00 PM
inb4 liberation is the next single and I have to endure that and deliver us live for the rest of time.

look 3 posts up from this.

Travis The Dragon
05-30-2011, 03:03 PM
I guarantee that Liberation will be played on Mainstream Radio, and the next In Flames Album will be entirely Pop Rock.

From the 4 songs available so far, I think you'll find you're quite wrong about that.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5XMrjOkuOXo
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EWFPLPKosLM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KTiQ75HY0DA
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WQM1faGX14w

MPF
05-30-2011, 03:06 PM
From the 4 songs available so far, I think you'll find you're quite wrong about that.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5XMrjOkuOXo
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EWFPLPKosLM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KTiQ75HY0DA
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WQM1faGX14w

I said the NEXT In Flames album, not this one. It happened to All That Remains, it will happen to In Flames as Well.


http://www.metalsetlists.com/image.php?u=2238&dateline=1304284601

Hey, this is starting to be fun.

JLRedWing13
05-30-2011, 03:42 PM
Deliver Us has grown on me a lot, sad to say. I'm more hopeful for this album than I thought I would be.

SomewhereInTime72
05-31-2011, 12:24 AM
I actually generally like these new songs, wtf. Definitely going to be looking into the album now.

Travis The Dragon
06-03-2011, 12:06 PM
And another new song! (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ET2bDD-CqVI)
Damn, I'm loving everything so far!

broncoz
06-07-2011, 01:54 PM
Album is leaked, listening now with no expectations since A New Dawn is already better than all of ASOP for the most part.

brutal_descent
06-07-2011, 02:30 PM
On track three already. Hey, it's normal In Flames. Since when has any of their material been anything worse than how they've always rolled?

Take This Life is exceptionally powerful, although.

MPF
06-07-2011, 03:46 PM
FONZ:

http://www.metalsetlists.com/image.php?u=2238&dateline=1304284601http://www.metalsetlists.com/image.php?u=2238&dateline=1304284601http://www.metalsetlists.com/image.php?u=2238&dateline=1304284601http://www.metalsetlists.com/image.php?u=2238&dateline=1304284601http://www.metalsetlists.com/image.php?u=2238&dateline=1304284601

Travis The Dragon
06-07-2011, 08:54 PM
Hmmmmmmm, the mods haven't said anything to me so far.

mankvill
06-07-2011, 08:57 PM
Hmmmmmmm, the mods haven't said anything to me so far.

READ

DA

RULES

AnthG
06-07-2011, 09:49 PM
Album is a big "meh"

broncoz
06-08-2011, 05:37 PM
Listened to it a lot at work, would give it the following after about 6 listens:

SOAPF: 7.5
Deliver Us: 5
All For Me: 5
The Puzzle: 6.5
Fear Is The Weakness: 9
Where The Dead Ships Dwell: 7
Darker Times: 8
Ropes: 8.5
Enter Tragedy: 7.5
A New Dawn: 10
Liberation: 7

The puzzle and enter tragedy's riffs don't really differentiate a ton to make me see anything special. All for me is just one of those songs that I just can't hear anything notable in.

A New Dawn is the clear best to me, but behind that are ropes and Fear is The Weakness because those two are unique which is refreshing after ASOP felt like all the same song. I don't mind the vocals because it's obvious they are a new band so i'll take whatever they give. Only thing I can say is no way will Anders be able to hit half these high notes live, so its going to be rough.

Other than that the album has a lot of catchy riffs and chorus', which may not be the best musically but for now its fun to listen to.

HugeRockStar
06-08-2011, 05:57 PM
It's a pretty good album, but some parts have me scratching my head. I don't know why they just don't have a samples/dj guy like Deftones or something with all of the electronics in there now. I wonder who is writing all those Electronic stuff? Anders? Cuz I always liked that aspect of their new sound.

Favorites so far after a few listens are A New Dawn, Where The Dead Ships Dwell and the title track. I also really like Ropes and Fear Is The Weakness and The Jester's Door is cool also.

I don't really like The Puzzle, Darker Times or Enter Tragedy. They come off too modern metal and kind of sound the same from each other. They remind me of Scream or Transparent. They may grow on me though.

Better than ASOP for sure, not sure if I like it better than CC yet. I didn't expect it to be better than anything else before that. 7/10 so far.

Travis The Dragon
06-08-2011, 06:36 PM
READ

DA

RULES

I assume you mean the FAQ located here (http://www.metalsetlists.com/faq.php)? I didn't see anything about copyrighted material anywhere. Unless there's a different set of rules somewhere else and I'm just missing that.

MPF
06-08-2011, 06:40 PM
I assume you mean the FAQ located here (http://www.metalsetlists.com/faq.php)? I didn't see anything about copyrighted material anywhere. Unless there's a different set of rules somewhere else and I'm just missing that.

*Facepalm

Travis The Dragon
06-08-2011, 06:46 PM
*Facepalm

Instead of replying like that, why don't you tell me where the rules on copyright are located so I can read them myself?

MPF
06-08-2011, 06:52 PM
Instead of replying like that, why don't you tell me where the rules on copyright are located so I can read them myself?

It's in the rules when you sign up.

It's also ethically wrong to post the link.

Travis The Dragon
06-08-2011, 06:54 PM
It's in the rules when you sign up.

It's also ethically wrong to post the link.

Ah, I see. And that's a very good point too. I'm surprised the mods haven't deleted the link then.

MPF
06-08-2011, 06:57 PM
Ah, I see. And that's a very good point too. I'm surprised the mods haven't deleted the link then.

I am as well. But regardless, it's not cool to do. I know your heart was in the right place but still. Not a good idea.

Travis The Dragon
06-08-2011, 07:01 PM
Well, I reported myself asking for the link to be deleted. :)

MPF
06-08-2011, 07:02 PM
Well, I reported myself asking for the link to be deleted. :)

You know you could have deleted it yourself right?

es156
06-08-2011, 07:28 PM
I assume you mean the FAQ located here (http://www.metalsetlists.com/faq.php)? I didn't see anything about copyrighted material anywhere. Unless there's a different set of rules somewhere else and I'm just missing that.

The Law (http://www.metalsetlists.com/announcement.php?f=13&a=33)


Ah, I see. And that's a very good point too. I'm surprised the mods haven't deleted the link then.

It is virtually impossible for us to read every thread. I didn't see the link or I would have deleted it and sent you a message.

MPF
06-08-2011, 07:33 PM
Since Fonz won't find it....

This ain't fucking Napster. Don't post links for copyrighted MP3s and the like. Go buy the damn music, you hooligan! Links to the occasional concert boot are fine.

mastodon421
06-09-2011, 06:59 AM
Just about done listening to it, it's a decent record. Exceeded my expectations for sure. Not without it's misteps, but it's not bad.