Review: In Flames - Come Clarity
Band: In Flames
Album: Come Clarity
Genre: Melodic Death Metal
Location: Sweden - Gothenburg
‘Come Clarity’ is one of the most disappointing albums of the year, and a band as talented as In Flames is certainly capable of more than what this record offers.
Although a drastic change in sound is often needed for a long-running band to keep their music fresh, the new changes found on In Flames’ latest release, ‘Come Clarity’, do not work in the band’s favor and ultimately dumb down what was previously a melodically complex, amazing sounding melodic death-metal band. Although ‘Come Clarity’ is still a notch above the musical dreck found on mainstream metal radio, it isn’t by much, and it’s unfortunate that a band that has previously released some of the best metal albums of all time (see: Colony and Whoracle) has fell down to this level. What made In Flames so great before were its unique vocals, which unfortunately are repetitive here, and its melody, which is mostly lost on Come Clarity. ‘Come Clarity’ is one of the most disappointing albums of the year, and a band as talented as In Flames is certainly capable of more than what this record offers.
Rating: 2 out of 5