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If you have the inclination and opportunity, In Flames' entire discography (but mostly the '90s material) is worth listening through at least once.

 

Fun trivia: Mikael Stanne (Dark Tranquillity's vocalist) was In Flames' vocalist on their demo and debut album. Anders Fridén (In Flames' vocalist) was Dark Tranquillity's vocalist from 1991 to 1993. They basically switched places, hehe!


I should do that. I tend to like the early classic stuff I've heard....Slaughter of the Soul, The first couple of Haunted albums (I know they were considered thrash...but I really like  Made Me do It), Entombed and The Gallery Through Damage Done/Character. When, fiction came out, I kind of got bored of the genre-but still like the earlier stuff when I'm in the mood.

 

Oh, and I've got a soft spot for cheesy Viking Amon Amarth kind of stuff.


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I should do that. I tend to like the early classic stuff I've heard....Slaughter of the Soul, The first couple of Haunted albums (I know they were considered thrash...but I really like  Made Me do It), Entombed and The Gallery Through Damage Done/Character. When, fiction came out, I kind of got bored of the genre-but still like the earlier stuff when I'm in the mood.

Oh, and I've got a soft spot for cheesy Viking Amon Amarth kind of stuff.

 

You should love Whoracle and Colony by In Flames. I have Gardens Of Grief and Slaughter Of The Soul by At The Gates and The Dead Eye by The Haunted, but haven't heard much else by those two bands. Make sure you hear Nightrage, especially the first two albums, since Tomas Lindberg is on vocals. Additionally, Tom Englund (Evergrey) and Mikael Stanne do guest vocals on a few Nightrage songs. Character is my favorite DT album. Amon Amarth is cool, but I can't think of any other Viking-themed melodic death metal bands.

 

Hope you read my edits: The Black Waltz by Kalmah is a good melodeath album with a Viking feel to it.


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Pale communion is the first album by Opeth to mostly self plagiarise and lack any convincing new ideas.  Best way I can put it anyway.  Also WTH is with that song where they use strings sampling... like RNB or something...

 

But the 24/96 release will probably get the album a little more head-time than it deserves so maybe some songs will grow on me.

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Pale communion is the first album by Opeth to mostly self plagiarise and lack any convincing new ideas.

 

Pale Communion may have fallen short in a lot of areas, but that's not one of them IMO. There were some similarities to Heritage but for the most part they sounded more like new Cynic than old Opeth.

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Pale Communion may have fallen short in a lot of areas, but that's not one of them IMO. There were some similarities to Heritage but for the most part they sounded more like new Cynic than old Opeth.

 

You're probably right - I'm not much of a music critic, and have only spent a few days with the album so far.  Come to think of it the one song in my head - the opening track doesn't sound very Opethian.

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Really? That's the song you would recommend to a newcomer to the band? It's way too mainstream-sounding if you are trying to explain why the band are considered legends in the genre. I would recommend Whoracle or Colony instead.

...But the person you're talking to has supposedly heard all their albums and only then made a judgment. If not, he has no say in the matter.


Melodic death metal is my favorite metal subgenre. I can't believe I have never even heard of these bands!


I like DT's newer albums more than the older ones. (But love it all.)

For the sake of clarity, have you heard all of In Flames' albums? What do you dislike about them exactly?


Yes, we'll those are the couple of albums that anyone should at least listen to if they were trying to get into the band. Colony, Whoracle, Clayman and The Jester Race. Those are classic. What I was doing was trying to show a single song to reveal their formula. There is better songs but the simple songs show how they make songs work.



I've come to realize that just because you and I love the band, many are not going to ever get it. It is just that different folks like different stuff. Add to the fact that In Flames put out their best stuff along time ago, some people just want to listen to music from 2014.

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