I, The Mask

In Flames - I, The Mask
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Based on 2 reviews
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Based on 39 ratings
2019 Ratings: #1112
March 1, 2019 / Release Date
LP / Format
Eleven Seven / Label
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after listening to this album I realise that the band is starting to find a compromise between their old sound and new,
but they haven't quite reached it yet, but they are in the right direction.
what stops this album from being better is the sound of the cymbals as they are drawn out and were distracting while listening as they reminded me of the Steel sounding snare drum from St. Anger.
Voices 7.5/10
I, the Mask 7.5/10
Call My Name 7/10
I Am Above 6.5/10
Follow Me 7.5/10
(This Is Our) House 6/10
We Will Remember 5/20
In This Life 5.5/10
Burn 5.5/10
Deep Inside 5.5/10
All the Pain 4/10
Stay With Me 5/10
Average: 6.0/10
This was my introduction to In Flames, but i did digging to see what their older stuff was like. I really think this album is receiving a bit too much hate. Is it some Melodeath masterpiece? No, and the drumming on the album is super lacklustre. It's a problem, but i think the guitars, the vocals, the melodies, and the general tone is pretty decent. its really just an easy album to listen to. It isn't essential, but it isn't going to hurt you to listen to it.
In all honesty this album is probably closer to a 6 by itself but in comparison with the latest albums In Flames has been releasing, it earns bonus points for going into the right direction. FINALLY moving away from the Hard Rock edgy nonsense that the last few albums were: In Flames has returned with a surprisingly well mixed and well written album that even contain a few songs that I would consider stand out hits for Modern Melodic Death. The first few songs are fantastic and almost sound ... read more
They had us in the first half, not gonna lie
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Track List

  1. Voices
  2. I, The Mask
  3. Call My Name
  4. I Am Above
  5. Follow Me
  6. (This Is Our) House
  7. We Will Remember
  8. In This Life
  9. Burn
  10. Deep Inside
  11. All the Pain
  12. Stay with Me
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