Sense of Purpose [Clean Lyrics]

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All Music Guide - Jason MacNeil
Frantic metal band In Flames can deliver a good melody around the militaristic, precision drumming of Daniel Svensson and the occasionally guttural yelps of frontman Anders Frid?n. Whether it's a tight, polished effort like "The Mirror's Truth" with traces of classic metal ? la Iron Maiden or especially Judas Priest, In Flames definitely bring a sense of purpose to this record. From there, the group increase the Metallica-ish franticness with "Disconnected" that relies on heavy guitar riffs but a far lighter, almost airy chorus and bridge. This is improved upon later on the album as "I'm the Highway" takes the record to another level. Probably the heaviest track is ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Jason MacNeil
Frantic metal band In Flames can deliver a good melody around the militaristic, precision drumming of Daniel Svensson and the occasionally guttural yelps of frontman Anders Fridén. Whether it's a tight, polished effort like "The Mirror's Truth" with traces of classic metal à la Iron Maiden or especially Judas Priest, In Flames definitely bring a sense of purpose to this record. From there, the group increase the Metallica-ish franticness with "Disconnected" that relies on heavy guitar riffs but a far lighter, almost airy chorus and bridge. This is improved upon later on the album as "I'm the Highway" takes the record to another level. Probably the heaviest track is "Condemned," that again is driven by Svensson and the guitar tandem of Jesper Strömblad and Björn Gelotte. These less intense moments are rarities, though, as "Sleepless Again" almost contains slight "emo" characteristics throughout. The group truly strike gold with the deliberate but delectable "Alias" that brings to mind classic Led Zeppelin in the various twists and turns it takes. Following a beefy, brawn-saturated "Move Through Me," In Flames save the crowning achievement for the lengthy, winding "The Chosen Pessimist," which opens like a reflective, introspective piece of music by Sigur Rós before finding its way effortlessly. In Flames continue to make their mark by being rooted in a strong metal or hard rock foundation but being musically and creatively inquisitive enough to seek out something more. [Koch issued a clean edition in 2008 as well.]
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 4/1/2008
  • Label: Koch Records
  • UPC: 099923449928
  • Catalog Number: 4499
  • Sales rank: 227,403

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 The Mirror's Truth (2:58)
  2. 2 Disconnected (3:36)
  3. 3 Sleepless Again (4:09)
  4. 4 Alias (4:49)
  5. 5 I'm the Highway (3:41)
  6. 6 Delight and Angers (3:38)
  7. 7 Move Through Me (3:05)
  8. 8 The Chosen Pessimist (8:13)
  9. 9 Sober and Irrelevant (3:21)
  10. 10 Condemned (3:34)
  11. 11 Drenched in Fear (3:29)
  12. 12 March to the Shore (3:26)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
In Flames Primary Artist
Orjan Ornkloo Keyboards
Jesper Strömblad Guitar, Group Member
Anders Fridén Vocals, Group Member
Björn Gelotte Guitar, Group Member
Peter Iwers Bass Guitar, Group Member
Daniel Svensson Drums, Group Member
Technical Credits
Stephen Marcussen Mastering
Orjan Ornkloo Programming
Jesper Strömblad Guitar Engineer
Daniel Bergstrand Producer, Vocal Engineer
Anders Fridén Composer, Vocal Engineer
Björn Gelotte Guitar Engineer
Roberto Laghi Producer, Guitar Engineer, Bass Engineer, Drum Engineering
Arnold Lindberg Drum Editing
Alex Pardee Art Direction, Illustrations
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