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In Flames - Clayman



8.5 | 1230 votes |
Release date: 19 July 2000
Style: Gothenburg metal, Alternative metal

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01. Bullet Ride
02. Pinball Map
03. Only For The Weak
04. ...As The Future Repeats Today
05. Square Nothing
06. Clayman
07. Satellites And Astronauts
08. Brush The Dust Away
09. Swim
10. Suburban Me
11. Another Day In Quicksand
12. World Of Promises [bonus] [Treat cover]
13. Strong And Smart [bonus] [No Fun At All cover]

Staff review by
Dream Taster
Rating:
9.0
Melodic Death Metal band In Flames returned in 2000 with a splendid rage materialized in the album Clayman. After the wonderful Colony, the Swedish band are back with a powerful release full of hits! Same line-up, but a slightly different recording sound, even more based on the tremendous guitar work of both Jesper Stromblad and Bjorn Gelotte. Anders Friden is at his best level on this album from the first note to the last and the duo Peter Iwers / Daniel Svensson provide a strong rhythm background.

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published 02.09.2003 | Comments (15)

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09.04.2011 - 22:11
Rating: 10
erykk

Music: 10
Vocals: 9
Lyrics: 9
Melody: 10
Production: 10
Originality: 8
CD Cover: 10

My top 5:
01. Only For The Weak
02. Bullet Ride
03. Pinball Map
04. Swim
05. Square Nothing

The last great album from In Flames, sad but true.
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03.12.2011 - 07:14
Melkor

Guided by d pinball map,d driver still unknown to me!!! \m/
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11.03.2012 - 18:45
Rating: 8
BloodTears
ANA-thema
Listened to this one yesterday after so long alongside Dark Tranquillity's Haven. Good times. One of the best of the genre.
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Written by BloodTears on 19.08.2011 at 18:29

Like you could kiss my ass.


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11.03.2012 - 21:52
Rating: 8
Necrox

Great melodeath \m/
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11.03.2012 - 21:52
Rating: 8
Necrox

Great melodeath \m/
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03.06.2012 - 05:57
GrayWiZZarD
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Best meloDeath album......In flames were pretty AWESOME back then.....
Pretty disappointed with their new albums....
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14.07.2012 - 01:31
Rating: 10
Spacerunner

Love it. One of my favorite albums ever.
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14.07.2012 - 02:38
Rating: 8
Ace Frawley
The Spaceman
This is a very good album - a lot of variety and yet consistently strong all the way through. Too many highlights to mention. A valuable addition to any respectable rock album collection.
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02.10.2012 - 15:26
LordHypnos
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Their last good album IMO
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03.10.2012 - 08:35
Rating: 8
Ace Frawley
The Spaceman
Written by Guest on 02.10.2012 at 15:26

Their last good album IMO


I was going to stop here but decided to listen to Reroute to Remain and I wasn't disappointed.
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03.10.2012 - 23:36
LordHypnos
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Written by Ace Frawley on 03.10.2012 at 08:35

Written by Guest on 02.10.2012 at 15:26

Their last good album IMO


I was going to stop here but decided to listen to Reroute to Remain and I wasn't disappointed.

Listen to Come Clarity. I've hated their "hit" Take This Life, and I've hated Anders's new vocals...
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03.10.2012 - 23:38
!J.O.O.E.!
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Reroute and Soundtrack are both very good records in their own rights. It's after that it went spiraling downhill.
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04.10.2012 - 00:15
Rating: 7
X-Ray Rod
Skandino
Written by Guest on 03.10.2012 at 23:38

Reroute and Soundtrack are both very good records in their own rights. It's after that it went spiraling downhill.


Agree.... I actually preffer both Reroute and Soundtrack over Clayman. About their latest releases, I definitely do not like Come Clarity and A sense Of Purpose but there are some good tunes in the latest one.
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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.
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28.02.2013 - 18:36
Rating: 10
Aristarchos

My favourite Gothenburg album. The ultimate combination of melody and aggression. In Flames' most in-your-face album.
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15.11.2013 - 15:35
Rating: 10
BloodJuNkie
Of Rivia
My favorite album by In Flames!
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20.04.2014 - 12:06
Rating: 7
Paw!!

Written by erykk on 09.04.2011 at 22:11

Music: 10
Vocals: 9
Lyrics: 9
Melody: 10
Production: 10
Originality: 8
CD Cover: 10

My top 5:
01. Only For The Weak
02. Bullet Ride
03. Pinball Map
04. Swim
05. Square Nothing

The last great album from In Flames, sad but true.

you dont say
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30.05.2014 - 12:37
Rating: 7
Paw!!

When I love Lunar Strain,Subterranean,The Jester Race,Whoracle,Colony.
I'm agree with that man .... maybe Clayman their last good album.

If they didn't follow producer maybe they can make more great album.IMO

Music:9
Vocals:9
Lyrics:8
Artwork:10
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23.04.2015 - 23:36
Rating: 9
Toxik

Bought this one last weekend and after the first listen i tough it was pretty bad because i was loocking for more awesome guitars like in Colony (it still has) but i listen more times and i like it a lot now. Maybe my rating will improve
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27.10.2015 - 22:27
Rating: 7
Jope of Steele
Steelemeister
The first IF album that I heard, and ofc I used to prefer it more back then cuz I had no idea how to the early IF was like. Not a bad album tbh, the strong songs are really strong here ("Pinball Map", "Only For The Weak", "Clayman"), but many of these other songs are worth nothing. I'm not biggest fan of the musical approach the band took on this album, but at least it's executed properly. The vocals are alright, though I highly preferred the old(er) vocals.
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A Call for Parallel Institutions https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=]Vw3tUXdLu2Y
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16.10.2016 - 00:58
Rating: 9
Redel

Actually, turned out to be my fav IF album. Used to prefer The Jester race days of this band.
And really dislike what they do nowadays.
But Clayman is so consistent, it has so many very good songs (highlights: Only for the weak and Square nothing).
Well, the highlights may be a bit brighter on TJR, but Clayman is just a very enjoyable, powerful, seemingly never-ending Gothenburg ride.
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14.12.2017 - 21:57
Rating: 7
Kuroboshi

The production value on this album is totally awesome. Perfect. In terms of songs, I think I prefer RtR, but the production on that album is not so good. Although, Colony will always be their by far best for me. Here they dropped some of the aggression and good song-writing they had on that one.
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23.02.2021 - 21:45
Rating: 4
sgtrobo

Yawnfest. So disappointing
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06.08.2021 - 08:31
Rating: 7
Ganondox

If the second half of this album was as strong as it's first half this would be In Flames best album.
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06.08.2021 - 22:35
Rating: 9
Redel

Written by Ganondox on 06.08.2021 at 08:31

If the second half of this album was as strong as it's first half this would be In Flames best album.

Interesting point, never occured to me yet. The first half of this album is stronger than the second, I agree, but not by much imo.
Songs like Brush the Dust Away, Swim, and especially Another Day in Quicksand are really excellent, I think, the latter belonging to the album highlights imo.
I like the album about as much as The Jester Race nowadays, both being my favourite IF albums (by quite a bit).
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12.09.2021 - 23:18
Rating: 7
Ganondox

Written by Redel on 06.08.2021 at 22:35

Written by Ganondox on 06.08.2021 at 08:31

If the second half of this album was as strong as it's first half this would be In Flames best album.

Interesting point, never occured to me yet. The first half of this album is stronger than the second, I agree, but not by much imo.
Songs like Brush the Dust Away, Swim, and especially Another Day in Quicksand are really excellent, I think, the latter belonging to the album highlights imo.
I like the album about as much as The Jester Race nowadays, both being my favourite IF albums (by quite a bit).


I like Swim, but I'm not a fan of those other two tracks. Suburban Me is the other track from the second half I find to be underrated, but there is just so many killer songs in the first half.
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06.07.2022 - 04:37
Rating: 8
Fred_P

Very strong openers on this album. "Pinball Map", "Only for the Weak", "Clayman" are fantastic song, and "Sattelites and Astronaut" might be my favorite IF song ever. Just like Colony, the rest of the track ranges from good to great.
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