I think the most important thing to state about this album is that the traces of death metal that In Flames carried along finally seemed to disappear. The only remnants are the howls of Anders Friden's vocals. This is not neccesarily a bad thing. They upped the melodies in rhythm guitars as well as lead lines and ultimately created a more focused album which moves on from Whoracle quite well. The only minor quibble with this album would be that the drums are slightly unimaginative but otherwise this is a great METAL album that all fans of the melodic genre should own.