In Flames - _Subterranean_
(Wrong Again Records, 1995)
by: Nick Bassett (9 out of 10)
This particular mini-CD is well conceived, well excecuted, and well produced - perhaps the crown jewel from what has come to be known as the "Gothenburg Scene" (At the Gates, Dark Tranquility, et al). The proceedings seem strongly inspired by the traditional metal sound, in particular the 80s work of bands like Iron Maiden and perhaps even Helloween. The cover artwork and layout are somewhat minimal, but how important is that? The abundance of great melodies and flawless guitar work, coupled with a somewhat-refreshing absence of violin fiddlings and bad female vocals (which characterized their earlier, somewhat dubious "Lunar Strain" effort) make this all but essential for fans of the aforementioned genre.

(article published 14/3/1996)


CHATS
1/9/2006 J Smit In Flames: Moments of Clarity
3/23/2004 J Smit In Flames: A Soundtrack to Comeuppance
8/12/2000 A Bromley In Flames: Molding Their Visions
3/10/1998 A Bromley In Flames: The Flame of Ingenuity
4/9/1997 A Bromley In Flames: Serious About Success
ALBUMS
4/15/2008 K Sarampalis 7.5 In Flames - A Sense of Purpose
1/9/2006 J Smit 6 In Flames - Come Clarity
8/22/2005 J Smit 9 In Flames - Used & Abused: In Live We Trust DVD
2/29/2004 J Smit 8 In Flames - Soundtrack to Your Escape
9/1/2002 C Flaaten 6 In Flames - Reroute to Remain
10/19/2001 M Noll 3 In Flames - The Tokyo Showdown
8/12/2000 P Azevedo 9 In Flames - Clayman
6/15/1999 A Bromley 9.5 In Flames - Colony
1/1/1998 P Azevedo 9 In Flames - Whoracle
7/17/1996 B Meloon 8 In Flames - The Jester Race
GIGS
11/29/2006 J Smit Slayer / In Flames / Lamb of God / Children of Bodom Hung, Drawn & Quartered
9/12/2005 A McKay Mudvayne / Shadows Fall / In Flames / Trivium Dodging a Bullet
5/13/2001 M Noll Dimmu Borgir / In Flames / Nevermore Crimes in the Mourning Palace
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