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Whoracle (Dlx Ed)

In Flames Audio CD
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (67 customer reviews)
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1. Jotun
2. Food For The Gods
3. Gyroscope
4. Dialogue With The Star
5. The Hive
6. Jester Script Transfigured
7. Morphing Into Primal
8. Worlds Within The Margin
9. Episode 666
10. Everything Counts
11. Whoracle

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A master of progressive death metal or the 'Gothenberg sound' practiced by many a Swedish band, In Flames delivers one of its best efforts with 1997's Whoracle. 11 tracks. Nuclear Blast.

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5.0 out of 5 stars in flames July 6 2004
By peter
Format:Audio CD
I am going to write overviews on the songs
1. jotun- a most excellent song, i like how he switches from talking to singing in a metal voice
2. food for the gods- i love this song also, absolutely flawless
3. gyroscope- this has got to be one of my favorite sogs on the cd, slow but good tempo, excellent in flames song
4. dialogue with the stars- there is no singing, but it is one hell of an orchestral song
5. the hive- i love the guitar solo in the middle os this song, very heavy, excellent song
6. jester script transfigured- too slow in my opinion, nonetheless still a very good song
7. morphing into primal- this song shows that in flames can indeed play death metal
8. worlds within the margins- my favorite song on the cd, i love ander's voice on this song
9. episode 666- one of the best melodic death metal songs i ever heard
10. everything counts- not a very good in flames song, you'll find it quite repetitive
11. whoracle- i absolutely love this song, another excellent orchestral song, it is very enchanting
well, there about sums up how good this cd is. until next time- mp and bb :-)
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5.0 out of 5 stars Whoracle Jan. 31 2004
Format:Audio CD
Since i first heard of in flames, i enjoyed them alot, but i only heard songs off of their cd reroute to remain. i picked up whoracle, because i have read many great things about it, and i needed to quench my curiosity. Upon purchasing this album, i have gained the up-most respect for the memebers of in flames. first of all, i must say that this is the greatest cd i have purchased in the longest time. They have managed to create a musical spectrum of heaviness and melody, the lyrics are astounding "...more radiant than the sum of suns..."
and the guitar work could not be more 'together'. since i can not describe just how good this is, i will break it down.
1. Jotun- a fantastic opener with a classic guitar riff. (10/10)
2. Food for the gods- great guitar work and vocals. (10/10)
3. Gyroscope- a beautifully melodic track with amazing guitars. (10/10)
4. Dialogue with the stars- quite possibly the best instrumental track ever recorded. just beautiful. (10/10)
5. The hive- my personal favorite, absolutly perfect, with memorable chorus and an AMAZING guitar solo to end it. (11/10)
6. Jester script transfigured- a slower track, but amazing lyrics. (10/10)
7. Morphing into primal- a heavier track with nice vocals. (10/10)
8. Worlds within the margin- not one of my favorites, but a great track nonetheless. (9/10)
9. Episode 666- the heaviest track on the cd with great chorus. (10/10)
10. Everything counts- a nice track, not so great, but it has a good chorus. (9/10)
11. Whoracle- a perfect way to end a perfect cd. nice female vocals. (10/10)
Well, that about sums up this review. Go out there and buy this.
Definetly the best in melodic death metal.
The Faceless
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Format:Audio CD
...But it's by no means a dud either.
Following up the masterpiece that is The Jester Race is quite a wall to scale, and unfortunately, Whoracle doesn't quite live up to the impossible standards achieved on the aforementioned Jester Race (my all time favorite album, BTW.) In Flames does, however, manage to keep the quality high throughout this excellent disc.
First off is a classic. Jotun opens Whoracle with some excellent melodies that constitutes every classic In Flames number. Gyroscope, the most recognizable song from this set, features more of Jesper Stromblad's damn fine guitar work (a songwriter in a class with such metal luminaries as Adrian Smith and Dave Mustaine.) Track 4, Dialogue with the Stars, is my favorite instrumental from these Swedes, aching of classic metal in the vein of Iron Maiden, Rainbow, and Judas Priest. After Jester Script Transfigured, the album slows down a bit as the material weakens a little on Morphing into the Primal and Worlds Within the Margin. The title track wraps things up nicely, though, to end an overall awesome record, no filler, just a couple of weaker spots.
Whoracle saw In Flames enter a new era in which they lightened up on the folk elements of their sound from Lunar Strain to The Jester Race to streamline their music a bit. They would master this on the coming albums Colony, Clayman, and Reroute to Remain. Whoracle is more than a worthy addition to the catalog, but In Flames can and has done better.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Godly Food Nov. 5 2003
Format:Audio CD
In Flames never ceases to amaze me. When I first heard "The Jester Race" (The album before Whoracle)I was so impressed that I had to get all their albums. However, I was always asking myself HOW ARE THEY EVER GOING TO RELEASE ANYTHING THAT COMES CLOSE TO THE JESTER RACE. Well... they must have used some kind of magic because when I listen to Whoracle I am subjected to spells beyond comprehension. Whoracle is an amazing record.
At times (because I am also a musician) I think to myself that it is unfair that a band can release gem after gem of albums. In Flames seems to do it with ease.
It seems like In Flames accomplishes defining their style with this album. Their first 2 albums "Lunar Strain" and "The Jester race" make the band seem like having a keen interest in atracting a black metal crowd, the latter not as much as the former. Of course their roots have always been in bands like "At The Gates", which are tremendously close to black metal. With Whoracle, In Flames seem to focus more on the melody of the songs. With more emphasis on melody In Flames are now put in a category of their own. A unique and original sound that no band can immitate.
The album starts of with "Jotun". Again putting one of the strongest tracks ever written first in this unbelievable sequence. When I listen to it I feel this energy entering my body and quickly enchants my soul. This feeling carries on throughout the songs "Food For The Gods" and "Gyroscope" only to be briefly slowed by the beautiful instrumental "Dialogue With The Stars". This instrumental shows how capable In Flames is at writting timeless music.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Timeless Metal
Jotun squares you down and from then on there's nowhere to go. And you're eternally grateful about it too.
Published on Sept. 26 2007 by Jason Pilgrim
5.0 out of 5 stars About that Rob guy...
Any real fan of In Flames knows they made their best music before R2R and Soundtrack came out. However I'm not saying I dont like like those the newer CDs because I do enjoy them. Read more
Published on July 13 2004 by DreadfulYgg
5.0 out of 5 stars What a CD!
I've only heard of In Flames in the past couple of weeks. I bought this album only a few weeks ago and I am not disappointed. Read more
Published on June 1 2004
3.0 out of 5 stars Not a bad album, just not as good as RTR and Soundtrack
This isn't a "bad" album. It is just old school in flames. I bought this with high expectations, but was dissapointed. Read more
Published on May 31 2004 by Nice guy
5.0 out of 5 stars Such a Fantastic release!
EVERY record by this amazing band stands alone, its different from the last!!! And it keeps the fans coming back for more! Read more
Published on May 21 2004 by Lotus Scrum
5.0 out of 5 stars Maybe their Best Album
I have had Whoracle for a long time and I still think that it is the most well put together album they have made, the newer releases from them "Soundtrack" and... Read more
Published on May 17 2004 by Talon J. Medema
5.0 out of 5 stars Their best
I'm a BIG In Flames fan and I like most of their albums (except for Reroute to Remain which is an o.k. album). Read more
Published on May 12 2004 by flamingchimaira
4.0 out of 5 stars Whoracle
Jotun was the first song from In Flames and I was instantly blown away. Being one of the founders of the Gothenburg metal, In Flames' second album, Whoracle, is definitly a step... Read more
Published on March 7 2004 by T. Harris
5.0 out of 5 stars Must have for any metal fan
Absolutly fantastic. I would have to say that this is their best work. The first cd I was exposed to was colony, and then Clayman. This cd is in a whole different league. Read more
Published on Feb. 19 2004 by horsenutz
5.0 out of 5 stars you don't own this?????
this album single-handedly opened the minds of many to melodic metal, i'm not saying their previous albums weren't influentcial but they really click on this album. BUY IT NOW! Read more
Published on Feb. 10 2004 by Ryan J. Turpin
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