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In Flames - Foregone

7.5 | 285 votes |
Release date: 10 February 2023
Style: Alternative metal, Gothenburg metal


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01. The Beginning Of All Things
02. State Of Slow Decay
03. Meet Your Maker
04. Bleeding Out
05. Foregone Pt. 1
06. Foregone Pt. 2
07. Pure Light Of Mind
08. The Great Deceiver
09. In The Dark
10. A Dialogue In B Flat Minor
11. Cynosure
12. End The Transmission

Anders Fridén - vocals
Björn Gelotte - guitars
Chris Broderick - guitars
Tanner Wayne - drums
Bryce Paul - bass

Additional info
Released via Nuclear Blast Records

Mastered at Sterling Sound Studio.

Staff review by
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published 16.02.2023 | Comments (10)

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14.02.2023 - 12:05
Rating: 6
Tom Muller

Repetive. just average for me
The return of the messiah
14.02.2023 - 14:10
Rating: 6

Better than whole last decade output, yes. memorable moments here and there. but for a bunch of 50 year olds, the vocals and the autotuning and the lyrics are what kills it for me the most, sounds like a couple of 16 years old starting a wannabe american metalcore band, when the punchline is: it has to sound cool, depth doesn't matter. it is okay but so shallow and cringe at times I doubt I'm gonna play it again
14.02.2023 - 15:08
Rating: 8

Written by Redel on 13.02.2023 at 22:15

Written by Samot on 13.02.2023 at 20:57

Again I only give my rating so that the album reaches the note that I think is right for it

By this approach, do you check for the 257 albums you rated 10 like daily or so whether they finally reached the rate you consider fair, so that you can lower your rate? Potentially average ratings can change any minute. That approach can keep you pretty busy.

i check them from time to time when i visit again....but it really is nowhere near all of them.....and your question made it all seem more unfair now....very clever.....i think that from this I will have to change my way of voting.... seems very unfair now
Um, Dois, Três, Quatro! Yeah! PORRA!!!
14.02.2023 - 16:13

Written by Samot on 14.02.2023 at 15:08

and your question made it all seem more unfair now....very clever.....i think that from this I will have to change my way of voting.... seems very unfair now

How so?
15.02.2023 - 06:52
Rating: 5
Morbid Angel 13

The whiny straight vocals completely put me off. The rest is just the same all recipe.
15.02.2023 - 11:49
Rating: 8
A nice fusion between old and new. It could have been better but it could also have been worse
16.02.2023 - 18:05
JoHn DoE

Just finished listening to the whole thing
better than I expected
I thought the two primary purposes for the internet were cat memes and overreactions.
18.02.2023 - 00:17
Rating: 6

There must be something wrong if the opening song of your supposedly "back-to-roots" album reminds you of another band's hit.
Am I the only one to listen an AT THE GATES' SLAUGHTER OF THE SOUL rip-off?
The rest of the album is pure generic. I don't know it it's me or that I've lost total hope in the genre, but it all seems recycled stuff.
If Jesper Stromblad had written music for the album at least I'd be excited for the melancholic side of it.
18.02.2023 - 17:46
Rating: 7
At best deranged
It's fine. Better than the previous album, but not extremely memorable either. Vocals weren't bad, but a bit underwhelming overall.

Anyway, I'm already glad to see some improvement from these guys, because the previous albums didn't give me a lot of confidence in this release.
26.02.2023 - 01:37
Rating: 5

NOT GOOD! This is a total fraud.

They released a single that sounded like a complete copy of At The Gates' Slaughter of the Soul, which created some hype. However, the resulting album is far from what you would expect this time. It's just another generic and average alternative metal album.

Now I have totally lost interest in the band's new material, even if they were to remix or remaster The Jester Race album in its entirety. Goodbye New-Old In Flames, I'm done with your music now!

To clarify, my complaint is not about the quality of the album, as they have been producing music of this caliber for over a decade. Rather, I am disappointed that the band I was once a huge fan of has fooled me. This is not cool at all.

I suggest that Metal Storm add a button that allows users to block all news about a specific band.

26.02.2023 - 13:03

Written by Litvin on 26.02.2023 at 01:37

I suggest that Metal Storm add a button that allows users to block all news about a specific band.

Just erase the band from your list of favourite bands and you wont receive notifications on their news any more.
02.03.2023 - 00:27
Rating: 6

With the new "Foregone," today's In Flames manage to find an apt combination of melody and aggression without sounding bombastic, alternating with more spontaneity melodic-death-metal riffs, attacks between metalcore and alt-rock, pop veins, melodic and effected refrains, sweeping harmonies, sparse acoustic cues.
The album reduces the shortcomings of "I, the Mask" - repetitiveness and superficiality in both the catchy and harder-edged sides - to focus on the elements of strength. The synthesis between the band's two souls sounds more genuine this time around and in the more pounded moments harks back to 2006's "Come Clarity," albeit without the same grit and compositional inspiration.
It almost sounds as if Anders Fridén and Bjorn Gelotte wanted to respond to The Halo Effect project in which former members of the group reunited by calling on the vocals of their friend Mikael Stanne, but without giving up the American element. Fridén, above all, puts in a lot of effort, less cloying than in the past.

The songs tend to pause at decent levels, and indeed lack a sensational climax as "Voices" on the previous record might have been. Among the most effective, "Meet Your Maker" starts out violent and furious, then gives way to an emotive refrain over radio guitars. In contrast, "In The Dark" starts off scorching and then dilutes too much. "Bleeding Out" does not fully convince on the vocal side, but makes up for it with the virtuoso solo. The power ballads "Foregone pt. 2" and "Pure Light of Mind" wink at Bullet For My Valentine.
The most intriguing songs are in the coda: "A Dialogue In B Flat Minor," between industrialoid riffs and emotional refrain; "Cynosure," rocking and enveloping; "End The Transmission," with a fun melodic refrain.

"Foregone" will not disappoint fans of the last course, will arouse mixed opinions in those who liked the band until 2010, and will hardly convince those who disliked the twists and turns from 2002 onward. In Flames is like that: lightness and heaviness, in every sense.
02.03.2023 - 11:38
Rating: 6

Not even Chris Broderick could rescue In Flames.

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