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Good but could have been so much better!,
This review is from: Reroute to remain-Fourteen songs of conscious insanity (Audio CD)
The latest release from In Flames (at time of writing) is quite a good album overall but really could have been so much better. Although it is nice to see the band experiment with melodic vocals and acoustic songs they would have made a more impactous effort sticking to their trademark death style sound but moving further up the ladder in the process.
Opener 'Reroute to Remain' is very good and just this one track shows you what's ahead in the following 14 tracks. Melodic vocals, harsh riffs (some parts melodic)...the lot!
There are quite a few standout tracks here including 'Trigger', 'Black And White', 'Egonomic', 'Dawn of a New Day' and the pounding 'Transparent'.
The experimental, softer, acoustic songs 'Dawn of a New Day' and 'Metaphor' are excellent but probably will not be appreciated by fans of the earlier albums.
Good album but not one to buy first if just getting into the band. Try 'Colony' and 'Whoracle' first.