Archive for In Flames

In Flames’ Foregone: 2-Cent Review

Posted in Album Reviews, Reviews with tags on 02/03/2023 by korzeck

The end of the world is coming if the status quo continues. We all know that. But is there still a sliver of hope? That’s the question everyone is returning to — ironically, as we try to shake off the collective stupor that the global pandemic inflicted upon us.

It’s also the overarching theme of Foregone, the brilliantly crafted 14th album by Swedish melodic-metal masters In Flames. That’s right: metal. Whereas many of the band’s previous recent records fell under the umbrella of heavy rock, this 12-song tour de force delivers a punishing blow befitting the dire topic at hand.

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A Quick Question for In Flames

Posted in Sound Off with tags on 02/05/2011 by korzeck

Dear In Flames,

Why have you allegedly titled your new album Sounds of a Playground Fading?

Sincerely,

A (concerned?) fan

Wordle’d: At The Gates, In Flames, Dark Tranquillity Albums

Posted in Features, Wordle'd with tags , , on 06/18/2010 by korzeck

At this time 15 years ago, At the Gates were in the middle of putting to tape one of the most critical chapters in all of melodic death metal: Slaughter of the Soul. Continue reading

Death-Metal-Parody Proposals For ‘Weird Al’ Yankovic

Posted in Lists with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on 06/06/2010 by korzeck

Amon Amarth’s “Valhalla Awaits Me” -> “Pizza Awaits Me”
Cannibal Corpse’s “Covered With Sores” -> “Covered With S’mores”
Carcass’ “Inpropagation” -> “Inpoopagation” Continue reading

What, Dark Tranquillity Not Worthy? An Open Letter To L.A. Metalheads

Posted in Concert Reviews, Reviews with tags , on 06/02/2010 by korzeck

Hey man, missed you at the Dark Tranquillity show last night. What happened? Thought you were a troo metalhead. Continue reading

In Flames Album Discography: Drummer Touches ‘Em All

Posted in Discographies, Features, Interviews with tags , , on 01/02/2010 by korzeck

The man who pounds the kit for one of the best-known death-metal bands in the world isn’t an angry dude. He’s not even tense. In fact, he’s so mellow at times that you might be tempted to take his pulse. Continue reading

An Extremely Long Conversation About Extreme Metal With Albert Mudrain

Posted in Features, Interviews, What You Readin' For? with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on 01/02/2010 by korzeck

There is horror cinema. And then there is splatter cinema.

There is drug use. And then there is drug addiction.

There is heavy metal. And then there is extreme metal. Continue reading

Best Albums Of 2008

Posted in Lists with tags , , , , , , , , , on 12/30/2009 by korzeck

1. MetallicaDeath Magnetic (Warner Bros.)
2. In FlamesA Sense of Purpose (Koch)
• Bad Penny interview: “In Flames Album Discography: Drummer Touches ‘Em All
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Best Albums Of 2006

Posted in Lists with tags , , , , , , , , , on 12/30/2009 by korzeck

1. Silversun PickupsCarnavas (Dangerbird)
2. MastodonBlood Mountain (Warner Bros.) Continue reading