album : Sounds of a Playground Fading
artist : In Flames
genre : Melodic Death/Modern Metal
year : 2011
A band that did not look here and there while defining their music in the early nineties is now seen running around inside a confuse box. I pick up the older albums by In Flames for understanding their melodic commandments, which they showcased on their earlier work. This time too the reasons for checking out their new 2011 release Sounds of a Playground Fading remained the same. While they’ve been letting the fans down through most of their previous releases, Sounds of a Playground Fading is somewhat of a mixture of their earlier work and what they accidentally play now in a twenty-seventy ratio. With more proportion of their latter offerings which obviously amounts to mistakes made. Fear is the Weakness is the only track where I was on the same plane as the band. Shredding their modern metal persona for once, they apply the same logic on Liberation. Rest of the tracks seem like a body without a soul, the track is playing but where is the melody and In Flames in it. This track called Darker Times was unnecessary in the middle of it all, so it’ll be crowned as the oddest song in a recent release. Like how most fans like calling them In the fuckin’ Flames, it can be seen that the band is finding it difficult to keep the flame burning. Because the sound on this particular playground sure seems to be fading.
Ratings : 2.5/5