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In the Swedish market place there are countless great melodic-death acts, In Flames is no exception. Colony, to me, is really the obvious progression after their last release, taking the melody one step further with this album... but under NO Circumstances selling-out. It's called progression folks... I also love their older works. [Jester's Race is likely my favorite IF album.]
From the opening track of `Embody the Invisible' onwards the listener is captivated by their ability to mix pure brutality and melody. Luckily this does not let up... every song is equally amazing. They also re-did, one of my favorite songs, Behind Space (Which was originally off Lunar Strain) with Anders on the Vocals.
Bjorn and Jesper are one of the best guitar duo's that have ever graced the Metal World. Peter's Bass is low and rumbling and provides a great back drop for the guitars. Daniel's Drumming is perfectly calculated... he is able to use simplistic (yet by no means do I mean Simple) drumming styles and always seems to add the right touch to the songs. Then of course you have Anders, whose voice (Prior to this point in their career.) sounds better than ever.
[Also after seeing the band live the other night I could not believe how good of a Vocalist he really is... Amazing!]
No matter what your feelings are of newer In Flames, Colony is an amazing album which is highly recommended for any fans of Melodic Death. It is probably the best of the `old vs. new' In Flames war. Also make sure to check out their previous work, Jester's Race, and Whoracle. After these albums came Clayman, (Also great.) Reroute to Remain, (Different but good.) Soundtrack to Your Escape, (Less a few good songs it is easily their weakest.Read more ›
I'll be riding in my truck with other people and be playing In Flames. These folks are typically unaware of the band's existence; typically, they're nu-metal or 1991-onward Metallica buffs, and they ask me, "what the hell do you see in these guys? This all sounds like noise." For those types, In Flames is an inexplicable musical experience. Even for myself, they were more of an acquired taste. But listening to albums like this makes one realize that nu-metal is repetitive and bland, and melodic music like that of In Flames is where true talent lies. The sound isn't for everyone, as the Gothenborg sound can be overwhelming to 'easy listening' (like Metallica's ReLoad) fans. But if you can see the excellence that lies beneath the gruff sound of the guitars, the overpowering precision of the drums, and the raspy vocals, then you're going to love Colony.
Compared to their first two albums "Whoracle" and "Colony" do emphasize more on melody, the latter less than the former. However you don't have to worry, the combination of melody with rhythm os just perfect. I would recommend "Lunar Strain" or "The Jester Race" if you are more into death metal like many american metalheads are.
This album opens with the amazing "Embody The Invisible". A really strong track that In Flames opens their concerts with often. It is song that really kicks ass. I go insane everytime I hear it. "Ordinary Story" is by far the most famous track in this album. One of my favourite songs here. It starts with this drum beat and the riff kicks in. Amazing song. It is the song I play for those who have not heard In Flames before, so I agree with the band that it is the best song for a video in this album. Another favourite of mine is the title track "Colony". The riffs are just amazing. I don't understand how this band manages to keep such a low profile in america. They are thousands of times better than any american band that is making it big in the states. "Zombie Inc." and "Coerced Coexistence" deserve special mention too because of the intensity and raw emotion I get when listening to them. I love this album too much. Even though it is not my In Flames favourite.Read more ›
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Every song on this album kicks @$$! Amazing melodies! Must buy, must stream, must ste... um. ;) Anyways great album. Worth the purchase and more!Published 8 months ago by edward riddick
This album, along with the other classics such as "Jester Race/ Black Ash Inheritance", "Whoracle", and "Clayman" are the quintessential In Flames... Read morePublished 10 months ago by Clint