Come Clarity reeks with darker vocals, heavier riffs and a cleaner drum assault. Songs such as 'Scream', 'Crawl Through Knives' and 'Versus Terminus' provide excellent twin guitar shredding and slight old school feelings. Includes a bonus DVD. Ferret Music. 2006.
About the Artist
In Flames has been one of the leaders of the underground metal movement for over 10 years. With over 1,000,000 records sold worldwide and coming off a successful tour as part of OZZFEST 2005, where they shared the festival's main stage with Black Sabbath, Iron Maiden and others, the time is ripe for this Swedish quintet to continue their ascent. The band's recent success, as well as that of their counterparts -- including Killswitch Engage, Shadows Fall and Lamb of God.
With the February 7th, 2006 North American release of Come Clarity, the band has chosen a new label in Ferret Music to not only serve their legions of fans, but to introduce them to a broader audience in heavy music. The follow-up to the band's 2004 album, Soundtrack to Your Escape, Come Clarity features In Flames most ambitious songwriting to date.
Striving to make music he loved, Jesper Strömblad formed In Flames with Johan Larsson and Glenn Ljungström in 1990. After recording a demo, the trio garnered their first record deal and began work on their debut album. Entitled Lunar Strain, the release quickly became an instant classic in underground circles. A licensing deal with Nuclear Blast Records soon followed, as did the addition of both Anders Friden on vocals and Björn Gelotte on drums. In Flames then went to work on recording Lunar Strain's follow-up, The Jester Race. The album was an immediate success and the band's profile continued to increase worldwide as did their rigorous touring schedule.
After the recording of 1997's Whoracle, Johan and Glenn decided to leave the band and both Peter Iwers (bass) and Niklas Engelin (guitar) stepped in. With the fresh line-up in place, In Flames hit the road with Dimmu Borgir for a very successful European tour. The album ultimately became known in the highly factional underground metal community as an important release not only for In Flames, but for the entire melodic death metal movement.
At the conclusion of the album's cycle, In Flames' lineup again changed and the band restructured considerably. Björn switched from drums to guitar and Daniel Svensson (SACRILIGE) joined on percussion. In 1999, the band released Colony. Excellent reactions to the album as well as increased touring the world over turned In Flames into one of the most popular metal acts on the planet. 2000's Clayman topped its predecessor and the band received international acclaim. The success of Clayman gave the band a chance to share stages with acts such as Slipknot, Metallica and Slayer. The first In Flames live album, The Tokyo Showdown, soon followed, giving a detailed insight into the band's live competence.
After touring the world twice over in support of Clayman, In Flames released their two most successful records to date, Reroute to Remain and Soundtrack to Your Escape in 2002 and 2004 respectively. The invitation to join the 2005 installment of OZZFEST as a main stage act solidified In Flames' place amongst modern day heavy music's elite and saw the band break new ground, converting scores of new fans over the course of the highly-publicized trek.
Now with the imminent release of Come Clarity, In Flames are ready to take North America by storm with their best album to date. The band will finally call the continent their second home by touring the continent for more than half of 2006, beginning with a headlining tour set to launch in January that will include support from well known acts Trivium, Devildriver and Zao. Come Clarity features thirteen explosive tracks, including the roll-out single and video, "Take this Life".