far, my favourite release from powerful Swedes In Flames is “Reroute
to Remain” (2002), and the latest outing, “Come Clarity”, hasn’t
changed that, although it is well-worth your hard earned money.
Clarity” is based on the same (good) recipe as the before-mentioned
masterpiece, where raw power, melody and groovy thrash aggression are
skilfully combined. One notable difference is the experiment with the
addition of a female vocal on the track “Dead End”, otherwise it’s
just full-throttle, good quality music that pours out of the speakers
and pleases most thrash fans.
title track of the album is a display of one of In Flames’ forces: the
combination of the restrained torment of the acoustic parts with Anders
Friden’s dynamic voice and the big, powerful harmonies.
Although I can only speak from the faded reviewers’ version of the album (#”#¤¤!%#¤ Nuclear Blast!), I can promise you that this disc will be no disappointment to In Flames fans and beyond.