In Flames (A Sense Of Purpose) Album Review

March 29, 2008 at 2:16 pm (Band reviews, Music Reviews)

Looks like In Flames have changed their sound?

But I still liked the vocalist’s voice. Not too gore, not too clean. Just nice for an aggressive music with lots of melodies. I think it suits In Flames very well.

In Flames - A Sense Of Purpose

You can listen to the the whole album songs at In Flames official MySpace account. (As of date of post, it could be removed in the near future)

You’ll be rocking in no time!

My personal review rating: 8.5/10

Reasons: I missed the old In Flames. Much more aggressive and faster paced. But I think In Flames musical talents are way beyond judgement, hence they still preserve their sound. A mixture of fast and slow tempo music, a mix of breakdowns and punchy riffs, well it’s all about metal isn’t it?



  1. frankie said,

    it is all about metal…but this more like rock. sorry, just my opinion. don’t get me wrong, i still think it’s a good album, just wish it would have been a bit more aggressive and maybe a couple of faster type songs. maybe next time.

  2. dermapthera said,

    Yeap, I’d appreciate your comments.

    One thing I will admit is that the vocal style is still the same. If compared to bands like A7X, where after multiple album releases, they start to change their vocal style (which in the end, became a trademark sound). But, that’s what I’m trying to say. I love bands who probably change sounds or musical directions, but not vocal directions.

  3. Bob said,

    6/10… It is just missing the force that other albums have had except for reroute/soundtrack. Even Come Clarity had those fast paced killer riffs that this album is just completely devoid of.

  4. frankie said,

    Bob, you’re dead on! no fast pace here…just good hard rock music i guess. clayman is my favorite though.

  5. Bob said,

    Yea, Clayman is probably my 2nd fav behind Jester Race

  6. Nidge said,

    This album rawks! Yes it is a lot different from Lunar Strain and The Jester Race, but surely that’s just evolution. This band rock harder than any other melodic death metal band I know. Yes, At the Gates were cool, but In Flames raise the bar with every new album (minus Soundtrack to Your Escape). Come Clarity was a sign of the new direction… and I love it. That’s why I’m not disappointed by A Sense of Purpose. If anything, I’m relieved! Condemned, Alias and The Chosen Pessimist are the highlights of an amazing album. People… In Flames are your gods!!!

  7. Walrus said,

    Employment. Do they even want the job anymore. Conflicting interests is intense.

  8. dermapthera said,

    That’s sad…

    They removed their songs already on their MySpace site.

    Nonetheless, I think I’ll probably go grab their album soon…

  9. Joe Smith said,

    Sober and Irrelevant + Delight and Angers are both brilliant, still nothing close to jester Race.

  10. Recording studios Las Angeles said,

    Clayman is favorite for me also.. He is the best one among them. I can never consider anyone before him. He is really great

  11. RBM studios said,

    Its me guys. I forgot to say one more thing. I can never say that Jester Race is not good. hey may be second to Clayman but he has his standards.

  12. dermapthera said,

    Well anything from In Flames is good to me! 🙂

  13. danny said,

    You have to realise, as many below have done, that In Flames cannot keep making records like The Jester Race and Colony, they grow and mature musically. I think this is a beautiful album with incredible melodies. And i wouldn’t say anything less as In Flames are my lords and saviours. If anything at all, there were too many keys for there not to be a keyboardist in the band. But either way they were put to good use and another genre defining album from In Flames. March to the Shore was easily my standout track, more due to the lyrical style and intensity than the music. To my brothers, walk with me in flames..

  14. Osha said,

    I am replying to your in flames picture. Very good. unique is what I look for in posters pictures and lables. Have a nice day and keep it up.

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