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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.
Compared to their first two albums "Whoracle" and "Colony" do emphasize more on melody, the latter less than the former. However you don't have to worry, the combination of melody with rhythm os just perfect. I would recommend "Lunar Strain" or "The Jester Race" if you are more into death metal like many american metalheads are.
This album opens with the amazing "Embody The Invisible". A really strong track that In Flames opens their concerts with often. It is song that really kicks ass. I go insane everytime I hear it. "Ordinary Story" is by far the most famous track in this album. One of my favourite songs here. It starts with this drum beat and the riff kicks in. Amazing song. It is the song I play for those who have not heard In Flames before, so I agree with the band that it is the best song for a video in this album. Another favourite of mine is the title track "Colony". The riffs are just amazing. I don't understand how this band manages to keep such a low profile in america. They are thousands of times better than any american band that is making it big in the states. "Zombie Inc." and "Coerced Coexistence" deserve special mention too because of the intensity and raw emotion I get when listening to them. I love this album too much. Even though it is not my In Flames favourite.Read more ›
As far as the music goes, it is like an extreme metal library. Speed meets thrash, and easy listening meets death metal, all at the same time on this album. Starting from the ultra-powerful opener, "Embody The Invisible", the CD does not let up until the 6th track, "Pallar Anders Visa". And that breather lasts about 1:30. The assault of constant galloping rythyms, melodic guitars, earthshaking bass, and extreme vocals just doesn't let up. This is a death/thrash metal fan's fantasy.
#1): "Embody The Invisible": A perfect opener. Ultra-heavy drumming meets melodic guitars and a rumbling bass, with shredded-throat vocals. This track is a great way to get the listener's attention from the get-go. 9/10
#2): "Ordinary Story": A much lighter track, with some choppy transitions, but otherwise still powerful. One of the best on the CD. 10/10
#3): "Scorn": Follows the blueprint of the previous two tracks. Faster than the previous two as well, and a much better bass pattern. 10/10
#4): "Colony": Still a heavy song, but much lighter and slower than the first three tracks. A highly addictive guitar riff highlights this track. 9/10
#5): "Zombie, Inc.": The heaviest track on the CD, and also the longest. By far the best. Crushing percussion, melodic guitars, and harsh, extreme vocals highlight this track. 10/10
#6): "Pallar Anders Visa": A good breather after track 5.Read more ›
Most recent customer reviews
I would have to say that this album is fantasic from start to finish, however it is incomplete without Clayman. Read morePublished on June 5 2004 by Ü
This is truly an amazing melodic death record. The lyrics are brilliant, the death vocals are great, the guitar solos are brilliant. Read morePublished on May 29 2004
In Flames is one of those neat bands that you never really come across these days. With the radios being piled up with crap, and I know I should respect other's tastes in music,... Read morePublished on May 23 2004 by Bill Lockhart
The sound is changing now for In Flames on this record, its cool though because they maintain the old feel of the older stuff and start in with the ever changing style a good... Read morePublished on May 20 2004 by Lotus Scrum
For being "probably the best band in the world", In Flames takes a lot of crap for straying from the pure death metal sound that they had in The Jester Race. Read morePublished on May 5 2004 by Atub
Colony is one of in flames greatest albums that is a little harder than their newer stuff like Soundtrack to your escape wich is a little mellow. Read morePublished on April 24 2004 by Alisa D. Wilcox
the most energetic songs from the most energetic band.What i can say?
EMBODY THE INVISIBLE 9.0 A GREAT SONG WITH ALSO GREAT OPENING
ORDINARY STORY STORY 9. Read more
Just like Whoracle, Colony starts off with unleashed fury! Ripping into songs like embody the invisible and Scorn, In flames' third release is seeing the band progress and losing... Read morePublished on March 7 2004 by T. Harris