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  • “Colony” just like all the previous releases from In Flames is a masterpiece. Since their earlier works, In Flames has developed a unique sound that places them in a heavy metal category of their own. A style of metal, may I add, that perfectly combines melody to the rhythm that normally defines Death or Heavy Metal in general, therefore you have the term Melodic Death metal which I like to use.Compared to their first two albums “Whoracle” and “Colony” do emphasize more on melody, the latter less than the former. However you don’t have to worry, the combination of melody with rhythm os just perfect. I would recommend “Lunar Strain” or “The Jester Race” if you are more into death metal like many american metalheads are. This album opens with the amazing “Embody The Invisible”. A really strong track that In Flames opens their concerts with often. It is song that really kicks ass. I go insane everytime I hear it. “Ordinary Story” is by far the most famous track in this album. One of my favourite songs here. It starts with this drum beat and the riff kicks in. Amazing song. It is the song I play for those who have not heard In Flames before, so I agree with the band that it is the best song for a video in this album. Another favourite of mine is the title track “Colony”. The riffs are just amazing. I don’t understand how this band manages to keep such a low profile in america. They are thousands of times better than any american band that is making it big in the states. “Zombie Inc.” and “Coerced Coexistence” deserve special mention too because of the intensity and raw emotion I get when listening to them. I love this album too much. Even though it is not my In Flames favourite. But I love them all. In Flames is definitely one of the best bands in the world.The album also contains a remake of their song “Behind Space” which is a timeless classic in this area of metal. “Cololny” however did not need it to be a strong album unlike many bands that need to remake their more famous songs in order to remain famous. In Flames is an amazing band and I urge you to at least try their music out because I know you will love this band afterwards. A true gift from the heavens.

    Posted on December 31, 2009