|07/03/2004 + 09/03/2004 + 14/03/2004|
2. The quiet place
3. Dead alone
4. Touch of red
5. Like you better dead
6. My sweet shadow
7. Evil in a closet
8. In search for I
9. Borders and shading
10. Superhero of the computer rage
11. Dial 595-escape
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|IN FLAMES: "Soundtrack to your Escape" inflames|
preview- review by Lisa "Blondie" Hieta-Larsson____
starts off with brutality. F(r)iend
is like a heavy punch in your stomach.
is a lot of obvious aggression and a feeling of darkness that I never
before discovered in their music. It’s completely different in that
sense and it feels as a fresh breeze!
rest of the album describes the band as we are used to hear them with a
lot of energy and very melodic harmonies combined with straight heavy
compared to Reroute to remain it
presents more experimenting with electronic samples. Take for example In
search for I where some electronic sounds appears through the whole
track. This influence takes the songs to new dimensions and make them
become more alive.
also a different drum sound that appears in almost every track. It’s a
hollow, hard beat. The general impression I get of Soundtrack
to your Escape
is that they have become a bit heavier.
not much have changed concerning their sound and in a way they are quite
predictable. But they are really good at what they do! To not
become impressed by Anders Friden’s ability to vary between grim death
growling and screaming/clean vocals is almost impossible!
tracks I think best represent this album is:
energetic intro, hammering, rythmic drums with cool effects, rasping
vocals, flowing harmonies.
of red -
heavy guitar riffs, contrasts between tranquil chorus and screaming
vocals, heavy beating metal drums.
in a closet
- a calm ballad intro that bursts into a heavy metal refrain.
you liked In flames previous recordings, don’t hesitate to collect
this one. I promise, you won’t get disappointed!
review by Sara "Shadow Lady" De Vita____
50 minutes of pure ferocity!!!
renewed and innovative sound: bass’n drum dare in the more cadenced Nu
metal, unfailing Death guitars (in full In Flames’style) and a varied
vocal attacking almost black extensions, to smooth out into a Nu-gothic,
passing through the timeless growl of Death voice.
is an unstoppable hammering of gallopping sounds, with maddening riffs
and drum relentless on a
strong paving of bass work.
Quiet Place” plays, instead, on a sort of “surprise effect”:
it develops with a soundtrack that in some places recalls the last Korn
(someone will now hate me…hehehe), evolving into very personal musicality's
and Death extrapolations of sure impact (especially in the vocal’n
Alone”… here they are, the old In Flames: let’s say it, the
true death, the scratching one, quick, refined, hammering, and yet full
of grace: it is their own, without many artifacts, essential, and yet
with style. “Dead Alone” is a sublime song,
like only In Flames can do.
sounds characterize “Touch of Red”: there’s something in
this work that makes it unique indeed, but believe me, I could not
express it with words; I can only say that it is a work that will please
not only the Deathers, but also the Black lovers (with its decadent and
symphonic lines), the Powers (in its aulic and hymnal choirs), and Gothic
Metallers (with its grace and aggressiveness).
in all, a boiling cauldron of merging ideas in a liquid flow of notes
that, like the rapids of a stream, can only be followed with the ears,
in their crashing course.
moving, variables of an equilibrium that keeps changing…these are “Touch
of Red” and “Like you Better Dead”.
to your Escape” is an album never tires, managing to renew itself
continuously and testing itself in difficult modernizations of the sound
that rarely manage to marry such rooted sounds as those of the Nordic
this way I speak to especially refer to “My Sweet Shadow”,
delicate and yet ferocious, and “Evil in a Closet”, a ballad
with nostalgic flavor with unpredictable arpeggios and an almost
is over with the beginning of “In Search for I”, to follow
with “Borders of Shading” and “Superhero of Computer Age”,
where the band throws us again into a inhuman aggressiveness.
assassin and compact drum work against which we are literarily and
relentlessly slammed by the guitars.
perfect musical assemblage between bass’n guitars, moving the
instrument of Peter
rhythm to almost (I’d dare to say) solo!!!
effects enrich the sound with a touch of electronics that is never out
the smoother (but not too much) sounds of “Dial 595-Escape” and
“Bottled” we reach the end of this musical road; sunned, and yet
satisfied with the winning bet of our incomparable In Flames and our
lady Nuclear Blast, that once again placed the best bet: “never change
the winning horse”.
preview- review by Francesco "Hangedpuppy" Casale ____
press "play" to my cd player....silence....silence...digital
numbers run on my little display...then an explosion...i stare
wide-eyed...exclaiming my astonishment...rage and melody...and it
was like necessity for me to listen to this album till i found every
sound that this Nordic band creates.
start with “F(r)iend”....electronic noise that leads you to
an obsessive guitar and drums...simple notes but powerful and really
voice of Anders is principally Death...acid and rabid...screaming and
pulling his tonality to the extreme.
Quiet Place” starts with some strange atmosphere...signed by a
little single guitar solo that reminds of the Death origin of the
band...the crescendo stops with an explosion where the little solo is
mixed with the other full guitar and bass.
“Dead Alone” the band finds again its Death metal
origin...continuous bass and drums....single notes with overdrive effect
for the guitar....and acid speeching for the vocals that sometimes
follows all the evolution of the song and joins the melodic line.
of Red” and “Like You Better Dead” explain more the
new style of the band...some common choice like an omnipresent powerful
guitar (more deep with overdrive)...a 4/4 battery rhythm (sometimes
drives to 5/4). The bass principally follows the drums,
maintaining a continuous deep bottom sound...(sometimes Larsonn is using
a metal slap...like in “My Sweet Shadow”).
we come to one of the most significant songs of the album...“My
in a Closet” is a nice ballad...quite acoustic but although it’s
maintaining all the line of the album...chasing every single
sound...like the wonderful solo of guitar after 3 minutes of
playing....leading again into a (this time) slow metal riff.
a “Search For I” all the rhythms are exasperated...like the
band want to recover the time lost in “Evil in a Closet”.
Here the two guitars play together alternating solo and riffs...a good
see “Superhero of the Computer Rage” like a drama of the
current society. The song is really fast...and I think it’s
symbolizing the fast
connection of internet...melody is a firm point in this
song...in spite of the fact that In Flames use a straight and grind
metal way to explain their feelings.
is wonderful in “Dial 595-Escape”...changing his way of
singing...alternating clear voice, to grind and acid...and then
to deep growl....especially in the melodic section.
last song “Bottled” is a bit strange, cause it starts with
heavy riffs...but the melodic line...it’s really melodic... with
chorus and change of modulation.
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