Monday, February 27, 2006

Kinda Quiet

It's been kinda quiet around here lately, so I thought I would just mention that I bought the new InFlames.

I was surprised. The one song I heard - Leeches - before the album was released lead me to believe that InFlames had become the new KoRn.

They haven't.

The new album is actually pretty heavy.

You should check it out.


Anonymous said...

You most likely mean "quiet" :)
Has anyone checked the latest Kataklysm (In the arms of devastation)?

ZombieSilas said...

Thats what I meant. Thanks. I don't spell so well - which is why I work in the IT field...mostly numbers.

Osgiliath said...

I've got to disagree with you on this one Zombie. I found the album to be insipid and weak.

It's to 'music by the numbers' for me. I wouldn't say it's all that reminiscent of KoRn, but it's not worth the money I spent on it ($9.99 at Best Buy).

For any Itunes users out there, the only track worth a damn is 'Scream', it's actually pretty good, the rest is a waste...

Lefty Metalhead said...

The newest offering by In Flames is very pleasing. I enjoy listening to the entire album. However, none of the songs, in my opinion, stand out as a true "hit". Nevertheless, the album is well-produced and invokes a positive feeling. In Flames will continue to produce quality albums like this. In Flames still is the Gothenburg scene.

BlackLabelAxe said...

I bought it the day it came out for $11.99.

It's good, but it's getting harder and harder to stay interested in it. I just saw them in concert Saturday night, and the word "uninspired" comes to mind.

Devildriver opened the show up, and blew everybody's head off. Say what you want about Dez, but that guy is an awesome frontman. By the way, they stirred up the largest and most violent pit I've ever participated in.

Trivium came next, and impressed me with their musicianship. I'm really not into Matt's vocals at all, and their songs don't seem to have enough "soul" to keep my interest. Before you say anything bad about them, remember that they're mostly 20-year-olds. This is a band that will give us some amazing metal before it's over, they just need to break away from the "metalcore" scene.

In Flames headlined, and although their old stuff sounded great, they are a bunch of tired old men on stage. For the first time, I'll say that a band's set was way too long. Trivium and Devildriver may not have the depth of catalogue, but at least they're hungry to rock the crowd.

"Come Clarity" is a pretty good album, but this will be the last $11.99 I spend on In Flames. For me, they're far beyond used.

\m/ said...

It's no Whoracle

ZombieSilas said...

No, it isn't.

I agree with most of what you guys have to say about InFlames - this isn't their stongest effort - but this really isn't a bad record.

You can tell they have been touring heavily with American metal bands - the sound has rubbed off on them -, but I agree - this is the most commercial sounding album they have released. It isnt the most groundbreaking record, but since when does every record released need to be groundbreaking?

Does that mean it isn't any good? I don't think so. We will never have another Jesters Race or Whoracle. The band has said as much. But nontheless, Come Clarity is a good metal record.

BigNewsDay said...

On another note, Gibson guitars rule. I've got an SG, and it is the best playing and sounding guitar I've ever played. the Les Paul is the king of all guitars. I just wish I had a couple grand to throw down for one. PRS guitars are oustanding as well.

ColdWarSurvivor said...

Hey, I just discovered this site and I wanted to post in the newest comment thread just to say Hello to everyone, cause I'll probably be coming back here...seems interesting. I'm definitely a metalhead as well as a news junkie, so I hope to stir the pot around here from time to time.

crallspace said...

I wasn't too big on the new In Flames.

Osgiliath said...

Personally I couldn't care less if an album is a trendsetter or not, it just has to be enjoyable. I don't know i fmy tastes are changing or if Anders is turning more and more into a little girl every day, but the majority of his vocals had a whining quality to them that irritates the shit out of me. Throw that in with boring (at best) music and you've got yourself an album that shouldn't be purchased.