This is my first purchase of In Flames, and I am extremely impressed. I bought it after hearing "Embody the Invisible" on the Tony Hawk's Underground video game soundtrack, and I am also trying to get into better, more underground music (bacially, I'm trying to move away from Linkin Park and Saliva). I loved the song and thought the guitars were awesome, so I sampled some tracks off this album and went out and bought it.
Glad I did.
After listening to "ETI" 2 or 3 times, I listened to the rest of it. Almost every track is moving and all the tracks are very powerful. I love the guitar in the verses of "Colony", which I my favorite track on the album.
The vocals are, of course, heavy. Very emotional, though, and Anders Friden has a very powerful voice. A good singing voice (though it's mainly only heard in "Ordinary Story", but is heard in various other small parts) and an even better scream.
The guitarists are superb, as you could tell just by listening to the acoustic interlude "Pallar Anders Visa". They are obviously very skilled musicians.
The bass cannot be heard very well, like in most heavy bands, but it mainly follows the rhythm guitar, so it's good. I play bass and I'd like to see it used more in heavy music.
The drummer is also a very good musician. Very fast beatings as well as slow beats.
I HIGHLY recommend you check out this band. As I said before, they're all extremely talented, and I know I'll check out more of their works.