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IN FLAMES - A SENSE OF PURPOSE Explicit Lyrics
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Explicit Version. A Sense of Purpose is trademark of In Flames catchy melodic riffs abound, Anders Fridn's signature rasp is in full form, and electronic beeps, bleeps,plus synth pads flesh out that unmistakable In Flames sound. The fist-raising anthems are here, but we've heard them all before. Sure, for long-time In Flames devotees, living album-to-album like junkies waiting for their next fix, A Sense of Purpose is a welcome and familiar dose of melodic industrial death metal.
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The sound is similar to RTR with tinges of old In Flames, particularly on "I'm the Highway", "Drenched in Fear" and"March to the Shore" where Jesper and Bjorn treat the listener to some excellent riffage and even bring back the classic dual guitar harmonies at times. "Sleepless Again" and the interlude in "Alias" got me excited as it was reminiscent of Acoustic Medley-era songwriting but quickly transitioned to modern In Flames. The album works overall although some may say that "The Chosen Pessimist" doesn't fit mid-album with it's slowed tempos. The weak spot on the album is "Disconnected" where Anders lyrics are pretty juvenile...you'll see for yourself. I found myself longing for the days when IF lyrics dealt with sci-fi themes rather than this new angst-ridden material. I would have given this album 3.5 stars given the option.
Fans of more recent In Flames albums will enjoy this one but don't expect another Colony or Whoracle or you will be disappointed. Lets face it, musical integrity is one thing but if you want to make it in the music business, you have to pander to the common denominator. In Flames has put out a decent disc that keeps them moving forward and I'd rather listen to this album than no new In Flames at all.
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I would have thought that the band's last four albums had made this perfectly clear, but apparently some people still haven't gotten the message. I understand why people are upset by this fact. These newer In Flames albums are never going to be as impressive, important, or as flat-out incredible as the Jester Race/Whoracle/Colony era albums. Still, the writing was on the wall as far back as Clayman. In Flames was taking their music in a new direction, and it's your choice either to jump off (and believe me, after Soundtrack to Your Escape I considered doing just that) or come along for the ride. The band certainly isn't forcing anyone to buy their albums.
If you can get past the fact that the old In Flames isn't coming back, you may be surprised at just how good some of these newer albums are. A Sense of Purpose is still heavy, it's still melodic, and it's still undeniably a metal album. For me the ultimate test is how the album makes me feel when I have it blasting in the car, and from the very start this album had me banging my head and wishing I knew the lyrics so I could scream along. There are some wickedly catchy hooks and melodies on this album (Move through Me is a great example), and while I miss the old death metal vocals, Anders Friden's voice still packs plenty of punch. Most of these songs are short, vicious bursts of aggression, but the symphonic elements of the 8-minute "A Chosen Pessimist" were an interesting (and impressive) surprise.
The bottom line is that A Sense of Purpose is a good metal album. If it resembles nu-metal/metalcore/whatever more than melodic death metal, then so be it. I'd rather have In Flames continue to make records they believe in than return to a style they outgrew just to please a specific group of fans. If they gain more fans and (somewhat) mainstream recognition along the way, well, I don't think anyone can argue that they haven't worked hard for it.
Their sound is incredibly advanced and refined for this album. After a couple listens, their last few albums began to sound stale and one-dimensional. Their old old stuff (colony, whoracle, etc) is still fantastic, but this is a different beast. There is just so much energy in their music, it is truly incredible.
I love how each new album they put out is completely different from the last. I love the surprise of the new sound they continue to come up with, yet it still remains easily distinguishable as the In Flames sound. In Flames is a band that truly progresses in each successive album, and I totally respect that. Bands that never change eventually die out. People like to be surprised. That is why people like In Flames.
Also, In Flames continues to put on one of the best live performances I have seen! If you get a chance to see them live in a small venue, take it!!
My first thought when hearing this was that a lot of old fans will probably hate it. There are no death metal influences on this one. The vocals are a mix of singing and half screaming. I'm very impressed with the music on this one. The guitars are great, filled with great riffs and a lot of great melodies and solos. The drumming is also solid, especially in the first track "Mirror's truth."
Some will note that a lot of these songs sound the same, and to an extent that may be true, but for me there's enough variations to enjoy each song as its own. Some of the lyrics could have been better. "I feel like sh't but at least I feel something," is quite cringe worthy. I wouldn't mind it in a verse, but in a chorus it just doesn't work as well. Fortunately the song is quite catchy and I enjoy it in spite of the lyrics.
So far Alias is my favorite song of 08. I love the vocals especially in the chorus. I also really enjoy the lyrics in the chorus. There's a great acoustic section as well.
My only other minor complaint is that the sound of the guitars could have been heavier. I guess they wanted to emphasize the melodies, but I think they could have done that with a heavier sound, but that's just a minor complaint.
For me Ireally like this album. It's a solid metal album filled with catchy songs. If you're looking for a metalcore album or death metal album then this isn't it, but if you're looking for a collection of solid tunes that you can listen to again and again then give this a try.