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Review: In Flames - Colony
In Flames

Label: Nuclear Blast Records
Year released: 1999
Duration: 41:51
Tracks: 11
Genre: Melodic Death Metal

Rating: 5/5

Review online: April 16, 2000
Reviewed by: Michel Renaud
Readers Rating

Rated 3.77/5 (75.42%) (48 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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