Tag: In Flames

  • Orbit Culture – Descent Review

    Orbit Culture – Descent Review

    Highly doubt this is the future of MDM. Orbit Culture‘s new album still includes interesting ideas, synths, a modern atmosphere that falls under an industrial-groove blended umbrella. Unfortunately not all the grooves are interesting making Descent just too generic. The main problem is however the production, or more concretely the mastering. Everything sounds completely bloated…

  • Insomnium – Anno 1696 Review

    Insomnium – Anno 1696 Review

    Anno 1696 is far more varied that their previous endeavor, and maybe because of that, a little less memorable. There’s time for everything from melancholic ballads to blast beats, with the guitar trio Markus Vanhala / Ville Friman / Jani Liimatainen being a clear highlight, not to mention Niilo Sevänen’s distinctive harsh vocals. What’s new?…

  • In Flames – Foregone Review

    In Flames – Foregone Review

    Finally, a new In Flames album that doesn’t suck! Thirteen years and five albums after Jesper Strömblad was fired, this and maybe Sounds of a Playground Fading (2011) are the only listenable albums these guys from Gothenburg have produced. The five (!) singles released are pretty much the best part, being the rest merely acceptable.…