Like the big four of thrash metal (Megadeth, Metallica, Slayer and Anthrax) in the 80's; there is a big three in the mid 90's which start a new wave of metal. Mixing the melodic sounds of Iron Maiden, the aggression of Slayer, and medieval elements the three bands form what is not called, "Gothenburg metal," or "Melodic death metal." The three bands are At the Gates, Dark Tranquillity and In Flames. The Jester Race is the first release off Nuclear blast and the hail by many to be their finest hour. With songs like, "Artifacts of The Black rain," and, "The Jester Race," In Flames doesn't mess around when it comes to rockin'. Although this album is their most, "Medieval," influenced album (which isn't a bad thing), it started In Flames out on a quest of kicking ass.