Tag: In Flames

The Halo Effect – Days Of The Lost Review

Metal sees so many reformations and regroupings that genuine surprise is rare. Yet when it was announced that Mikael Stanne, Jesper Strömblad, Peter Iwers, Niclas Engelin, and Daniel Svensson had formed a band together my

90s Essentials – Volume Eight

We’re gearing up for the final act, people. Volume 8 of MetalReview’s 100 Most Essential Albums Of The 1990s might’ve been subtitled “Groundbreakers” if we had the front page real estate to allow for such

In Flames – Sounds of a Playground Fading Review

My sanity – and musical taste – has been subject to question for quite some time now. I’m more apt to disagree with the opinions of my fellow Last Rites staffers than not, and tend

00s Essentials – Volume One

Truthfully, the title says it all, but it never hurts to reiterate. After much deliberation, Metal Review proudly presents The 100 Most Essential Heavy Metal Albums of the 00s. The idea for this compilation emerged many

In Flames – A Sense Of Purpose Review

In the movie Bull Durham, rookie minor league pitcher Ebby Calvin LaLoush is chosen to be the pet project of local English teacher/amateur baseball psychologist Annie Savoy. She will teach him how to improve his

In Flames – Come Clarity Review

Dave Pirtle’s take: Good news – this ain’t Soundtrack To Your Escape Bad news – this ain’t The Jester Race And you know what? You just might like it anyway. I’ve already seen this album called a

In Flames – Lunar Strain (Remastered) Review

Originally written by Tim Pigeon Few bands engender as much controversy and incite as much scorn as In Flames has in the past few years. After releasing four of the most influential albums in the melodic death

In Flames – Soundtrack To Your Escape Review

Well, here it is – the new album from In Flames. You all know who they are, so screw the history lesson. I will say however, that my path down the road of underground metal