In Flames - Whoracle

8.6 | 953 votes |
Release date: 27 October 1997
Style: Gothenburg metal


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01. Jotun
02. Food For The Gods
03. Gyroscope
04. Dialogue With The Stars
05. The Hive
06. Jester Script Transfigured
07. Morphing Into Primal
08. Worlds Within The Margin
09. Episode 666
10. Everything Counts [Depeche Mode cover]
11. Whoracle
12. Clad In Shadows '99 [deluxe version bonus]
13. Jotun [video] [deluxe version bonus]

Top 20 albums of 1997: 16

Additional info
Produced, engineered and mastered by Fredrik Nordström.

Staff review by
Demonic Tutor
1997's Whoracle was a huge step for the Swedish band In Flames as it was really a change in their peculiar sound. Even if you can hear it a little bit throughout their previous release, The Jester Race, this change is obvious on Whoracle.

First of all, I want to point out that Bjorn Gelotte played both guitars and drums on this album, which is unchanged compare to The Jester Race and a real performance. At this time, the line-up included three guitar players with Glenn Ljungstrom, Jesper Stromblad and Bjorn Gelotte.

published 02.09.2003 | Comments (19)

Staff review by
Talking about an In Flames album is very difficult, most people hate Music like this because is not pure Death Metal and say all kind of elitist stuff, Well Yes In Flames is not pure Death Metal I am sure, In Flames is what we call nowadays Gothenburg Metal or Melodic Death Metal, I am going to put all those things aside and I'll review this album in the most objective way , let's start shall we?

published 08.02.2005 | Comments (0)

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15.02.2010 - 18:57
Rating: 10
Metal slave

Posts: 1463
From: USA

This is my favorite of old in flames
25.04.2011 - 11:10
Rating: 9

Posts: 48
From: Mexico

I still remember the good times, this album rocks!!
Open your eyes
19.08.2011 - 13:47
Rating: 9
Ace Frawley
The Spaceman

Posts: 1164
From: Australia

Very good album but for me, personally, I think that The Jester Race is superior. Both outstanding albums.
The sun shines over The Fool...
11.03.2012 - 03:22
Rating: 7

Posts: 7383
From: Bahamas

This album is pretty good!
17.04.2012 - 03:27
Rating: 8

Posts: 1424
From: UK
I like this album, the production is very clean, although Friden's vocals are slightly weaker compared to the earlier releases. Most of these songs are pretty fast-paced, but it suits the band when they go down that route to be honest.
03.01.2014 - 21:39
Rating: 9
The Eternal

Posts: 98
From: Iran

Good vocal, great guitars, brilliant result!
22.04.2014 - 13:34
Rating: 10

Posts: 365
From: Japan
Love it
21.04.2015 - 06:03
Rating: 8
High Fist Prog

Posts: 3295
From: UK

Written by musicalkaratekid on 17.04.2012 at 03:27

Most of these songs are pretty fast-paced, but it suits the band when they go down that route to be honest.

On the contrary, I find that their fast-paced leanings engender a more generic sound. Its during their slower passages that the band really shines IMO.
21.04.2015 - 16:56
Rating: 8
High Fist Prog

Posts: 3295
From: UK

Written by deadone on 21.04.2015 at 06:30

They weren't generic at the time though. In Flames helped pioneer that particular sound.

True. Generic or not, still sounds like ass
21.04.2015 - 18:24
Mr. Doctor

Posts: 16467
From: Sweden

Couldn't disagree more with both the fast/slow comments and the generic one.
Written by BloodTears on 19.08.2011 at 18:29
Like you could kiss my ass
Written by Milena on 20.06.2012 at 10:49
Rod, let me love you.
03.11.2015 - 17:00
Rating: 7

Posts: 1284
From: Finland

Pretty good stuff on this album, especially the songs with acoustic guitars ("Gyroscope", "Dialogue With The Stars" and "Jester Script Transfigured"). Classic In Flames material, not the whole album though.
The guitar is my sword, I'll fight 'til I die /../

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