In Flames
Come Clarity

Release date: February 3rd, 2006
Nuclear Blast
VME (Denmark)
Thrash metal

Rating: 90/100
Cover artwork rating:
Reviewed by:
Thomas Nielsen
January 23rd 2006

So 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.  

“Come 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.  

The 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.
And very typically for In Flames this leads into the frantic thrash punk piece “Vacuum” - in case anyone should wrongly think that the rest is going to be pretty.  

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.