Navigate: main >> reviews
S U M M A R Y . R E V I E W S


In Flames
Battles
Company: Nuclear Blast
Release: 2016
Genre: Heavy/Extreme
Reviewer: Eric Compton
Published: 1/19/2017

Lethargic energy levels
Comments:
In Flames 'Battles' hits me in the same way that Avenged Sevenfold's last one did. Maybe today 'Battles' is a 3, tomorrow it's a 5. As we sit now the Hollywood production from Howard Benson is lifeless. Very little spark on the strings and those obnoxious synth sounds don't do anything to make this band sound youthful. Critics can peg me as a non-believer of In Flames but I loved their last album. It isn't the progression and change for me, it's just the lethargic energy levels. I'll bet this stuff is better live.
Recommended for fans of:
Soilwork, Engel

Personal Breakdown:

ENJOYMENT
3
MUSIC
3
VOCALS
3.5
PRODUCTION
2
ARTWORK
4
LYRICS
3

Maximum Metal Rating Legend - Click for Full Details



<< back >>






   SUMMARY STATS
Reviews
Total Reviews: 829
Total Different Bands: 766
Total Styles: 14

< Style List >

< Reviewer Breakdown >



Companies
Total Companies: 295

Top Company Reviews:
Nuclear Blast - 57
Century Media - 37
Massacre - 29
AFM - 27
Napalm - 22
Metal Blade - 21
Pure Steel - 16
Frontiers - 14
Prosthetic - 14
Candlelight - 14
Nightmare - 12
Mighty Music - 11

< Full Company Breakdown >



Styles
Total Styles: 14

Breakdown:
Death - 138
Hard Rock - 111
Thrash - 107
Traditional - 105
Power - 99
Black - 69
Metalcore - 61
Heavy/Extreme - 58
Doom/Stoner - 35
Progressive - 22
Gothic/Symphonic - 16
Nu/Rapcore - 4
Industrial - 3