In Flames - Colony


8.5 | 1039 votes |
Release date: 22 June 1999
Style: Gothenburg metal

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01. Embody The Invisible
02. Ordinary Story
03. Scorn
04. Colony
05. Zombie Inc.
06. Pallar Anders Visa
07. Coerced Coexistence
08. Resin
09. Behind Space '99
10. Insipid 2000
11. The New Word
12. Clad In Shadows '99 [bonus]
13. Man Made God [bonus]

Additional info
Recorded at Studio Fredman
Music written by Björn Gelotte, Jesper Strömblad and arranged by In Flames
All lyrics written by Anders Fridén, part translated by Niklas Sundin
Produced, engineered, mixed by Fredrik Nordström and In Flames
Drum tech by Peter Wildoer
Mastered by Göran Finnberg at Mastering Room
All songs published by Prophecies Publishing
Front cover illustration by Andreas Marshall

Staff review by
Dream Taster
Rating:
9.4
Melodic Death Metal band In Flames are considered as the founders of the so-called "Gothenburg Sound" along with Dark Tranquillity , opposed to the "Florida Sound" . In other words, this term was created to oppose two different kinds of Death Metal styles. With the album Colony, In Flames definitely shows us how to define again a new style of Death Metal: a full package of thrashy guitar melodies and both clean and death voices; and overall, a complete set of outstanding metal anthems.

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published 02.09.2003 | Comments (16)

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31.12.2009 - 20:04
Ellrohir
Heaven Knight
Wow! i have just found "Man Made God"...seriously i need to keep my eye on such a great music
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My rest seems now calm and deep
Finally I got my dead man sleep


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01.01.2010 - 02:30
Rating: 10
FeskarN
Yepp "Man Made God" should be with vocals imo. Great melody in that song.
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The Land Is Silent... Before The Storm!
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01.01.2010 - 02:44
Ellrohir
Heaven Knight
Oh my...how come i have ignored In Flames for such a long time?
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My rest seems now calm and deep
Finally I got my dead man sleep


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01.01.2010 - 04:11
Rating: 10
FeskarN
Written by Ellrohir on 01.01.2010 at 02:44

Oh my...how come i have ignored In Flames for such a long time?

maybe because of their popularity?
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The Land Is Silent... Before The Storm!
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19.04.2010 - 23:57
Rating: 9
JÄY
Metal slave
Whew...this band was on fire!
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20.04.2010 - 01:32
soadbyob
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Love this album,
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20.04.2010 - 04:54
Rating: 8
I_Die_Often
This album turned me on to In Flames
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Old enough to be your Daddy... speaking of which... you look familiar... do I know your mother???
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09.06.2012 - 21:46
JohnDoe
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I enjoy this album a lot and this genre is not even my thing; the music is concise, straightforward, no wankery, things are in balance (heaviness and melody).
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02.10.2012 - 15:25
LordHypnos
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This newer version of Behind Space is awesome! I wish they would re-record Lunar Strain...
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02.10.2012 - 15:52
LordHypnos
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Written by Guest on 02.10.2012 at 15:29

Written by Guest on 02.10.2012 at 15:25

I wish they would re-record Lunar Strain...

Just in case Fridén is reading this, I'll just comment... Do Not Re-Record Lunar Strain!

Hahahaha! They should re-record it with the old vocals, not the new vocals! Or else, it would be ruined!
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07.02.2013 - 19:50
Rating: 9
mrgod
The title should be changed as the "Best of..."
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24.12.2013 - 10:58
Rating: 8
Deadmeat
Necrobutcher
A nice album, nothing more to my ears... nice production..

Behind Space '99 and Ordinary Story are the best songs imo...
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Υou've sold your human essence to the cold world of dead and empty things... You're SOLD!
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30.03.2015 - 01:43
Rating: 10
Toxik
A true masterpiece. To me everything is perfect here.
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22.04.2015 - 06:39
Rating: 8
LeKiwi
High Fist Prog
Love the clean vocals in "Coerced Coexistence" and the catchy rhythm in "Behind Space '99".
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07.09.2015 - 01:39
Rating: 6
TruMtlJpeOfSteel
Average stuff, IMO these songs are just bad or average at best. The only good thing here is melodies of "Zombie Inc." and "Pallar Anders Visa". And BTW the original "Behind Space" is way better.
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You Think It Is My Chastity Belt But They Are My True Metal Underpants
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17.11.2016 - 16:18
Mik
Account deleted
Its so hard to decide which IF album is my favourite, but in the end I would probably go with this. Has some of their best melodies and the production gives it the necessary punch.
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06.11.2018 - 22:43
Rating: 8
Redel
Been revisiting this one, and other IF albums from that time, confirming my latest assessment.
Colony is far away from their best (which would be Jester race and Clayman for me, by far!).
Embody the invisible is among my all-time Top 5 IF.
And Ordinary story is also outstanding here.
The rest is partly good (Zombie) and partly mediocre (Scorn), certainly not bad stuff, but not particularly remarkable either.
This is completely different with Clayman IMO, an album that can be compared quite well with Colony.
They are both from the same time, they have kind of the same style, sound, pace, direction.
With Clayman I enjoy each and every song, not really a filler to find there for me.
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02.08.2019 - 18:17
Rating: 9
frequenzangriff
Here i am listening to it 20 years later (1999 - 2019) and it still sounds fantastic, its trully a timeless masterpiece. Also love the lyrics that have quite a deep meaning.
"Man made god" has to be one of the most fantastic IF songs, with its meaning, the energetic instrumentals and rhythm and the acoustic guitar parts.
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11.08.2019 - 00:15
cynicoren
Written by frequenzangriff on 02.08.2019 at 18:17

Here i am listening to it 20 years later (1999 - 2019) and it still sounds fantastic, its truelly a timeless masterpiece. Also love the lyrics that have quite a deep meaning.
"Man made god" has to be one of the most fantastic IF songs, with its meaning, the energetic instrumentals and rhythm and the acoustic guitar parts.


What are your other favorite songs here?
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13.08.2019 - 22:18
Rating: 9
frequenzangriff
Written by cynicoren on 11.08.2019 at 00:15

Written by frequenzangriff on 02.08.2019 at 18:17

Here i am listening to it 20 years later (1999 - 2019) and it still sounds fantastic, its truelly a timeless masterpiece. Also love the lyrics that have quite a deep meaning.
"Man made god" has to be one of the most fantastic IF songs, with its meaning, the energetic instrumentals and rhythm and the acoustic guitar parts.

What are your other favorite songs here?


Hard to choose as all songs are great, but considering rhythm + lyrics -
Scorn
Ordinary Story (ever more becoming the reality to most people)
Resin (fantastic guitar)
Behind space '99 (hp lovecraft homage)
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