|Review: In Flames - Colony|
Label: Nuclear Blast
Year released: 1999
Genre: Melodic Death Metal
Review online: April 16, 2000
Reviewed by: Michel Renaud
Rated 3.69/5 (73.78%) (45 Votes)
As far as melodic Death metal goes, In Flames absolutely rules, and this album is there to prove it. The band members' musicianship is well represented in this 11-track album. The beginning of the second song also shows that the singer can actually sing :)(without the growling I mean.) While I love their previous albums, Colony is definitely an evolution for the band, which proves that you do not need to start playing bad hard rock to "evolve", unlike what a couple of other former metal bands want you to believe (I don't think I need to name them.)
I have to mention that I find In Flames' vocalist articulates a little more than some other melodic Death metal bands. I'm not much of a fan of growling vocals, but Anders Fridén manages a good balance that make him understandable throughout the album, without compromising the Death vocals too much.
Hmmm... well I don't actually have anything bad to say about this album :). This belongs in any metalhead's collection, period. Check their other albums as well, including the first two which have just been re-released on a single CD, Lunar Strain/Subterranean.
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