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Band
In Flames
Title
The Mirror's Truth
Type
LP/EP
Company
Nuclear Blast
YOR
2008
Style
Thrash
3/14/2008 - Review by: Frank Hill

In Flames
The Mirror's Truth

Company: Nuclear Blast
Release: 2008
Reviewer: Nailer
Rating
4

  • Largely a continuation of the last CD with no real changes



  • Tracks: 1. The Mirror's Truth 2. Eraser 3. Tilt 4. Abnegation

    The last time I reviewed an In Flames EP, it was the Trigger release and I basically trashed it for the over-extensive use of electronica sounds. If it was a precursor to the direction they were going, expanded from the prior CD, I wasn't into it. Thankfully, they lessened the approach on Soundtrack To Your Escape and discarded it almost altogether on the last full-length Come Clarity. The new EP The Mirror's Truth is largely a continuation of the last CD with no real changes in direction. It still has melodic thrash guitars and a booming drum sound, but the "Korny" whine in Anders Fridén's vocals that all the old-schooler had an issue with is back to a harsher delivery. The highly introspective lyrics that they've had for many album (even I feel some contention with them) should help sell t-shirts to the mall kids. None of the songs on here are better than the best ones off of Come Clarity, but if you were into it, you should have no problem with the four songs here. It's 13+ more minutes of In Flames to get me through to a hotly anticipated A Sense of Purpose


    • 1 :REVIEW COUNT
      4 :AVE RATING

    ALL REVIEWS FOR: IN FLAMES
    TITLE
    DOR
    COMPANY
    REVIEWER DATE MADE RATING
    A Sense of Purpose
    2008
    Nuclear Blast
    Frank Hill6/12/2008
    3
    Battles
    2016
    Nuclear Blast
    Eric Compton1/19/2017
    3
    Come Clarity
    2006
    Ferret Records
    Frank Hill3/8/2006
    -
    Lunar Strain/Subterranean (Reissues)
    2005
    Candlelight
    Eric Compton6/17/2005
    -
    Reroute to Remain
    2002
    Nuclear Blast
    Guest1/21/2003
    -
    Siren Charms
    2014
    Sony Music
    Frank Hill10/20/2014
    3
    Sounds of a Playground Fading
    2011
    Century Media
    Eric Compton8/5/2011
    3.5
    Soundtrack to Your Escape
    2004
    Nuclear Blast
    Greg Watson4/30/2004
    -
    The Mirror's Truth
    2008
    Nuclear Blast
    Frank Hill3/14/2008
    4
    Trigger EP
    2003
    Nuclear Blast
    Frank Hill2/20/2004
    -

    ALL INTERVIEWS FOR: IN FLAMES
    INTERVIEW INTERVIEWER DATE TAGLINE
    Anders FridenGreg Watson7/9/2004


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