In Flames - Battles



IN FLAMES - BATTLES (2016)
Type : Full length
Released : November 11th, 2016
Genre : Melodic Death Metal
Country : Sweden
Label : Nuclear Blast


Gimana ya? jujur aja. Saya samasekali ga masuk sama perfoma musik In Flames album ini. Meski sejatinya saya demen banget sama In Flames era album The Jester Race, tapi sejak Reroute To Remain (2002) dan keluarnya guitarist Jesper Strömblad semakin membuat musik In Flames berubah drastis dari Melodic Death metal jadi semacam Metalcore atau apaan nih?? entah lah :(

Hilangnya nuansa Lunar Strain (1990), Subterranean (1994) serta The Jester Race (1995) sudah di pastikan membuat segala sudut pandang ke In Flames juga jadi beda menurut saya. Beda hal dengan Dark Tranquillity dan At the Gates yang masih konsisten dengan sound gothenburg mereka. Dan akan seluruh albumnya masih bernuansa Melodic Death Metal Swedia!

Memang sih sound di album Battles ini lebih lebar, jernih dan modern. Tapi jelas sekali, aroma Iron Maiden yang mereka usung di era awal tentu saja lenyap juga bersama Jesper Strömblad.

Anders Fridén sang vokalis masih tetap scream, tapi sedikit beda agak agak lebay dikit sembari disisipi clean vokal.

Yah buat kamu yang seneng musik macam Black Dahlia Murder atau sebangsanya. Ini cocok buat kamu. Tapi Ga buat saya!
(ed. Sastrawan)



TRACK LIST :
01. Drained
02. The End
03. Like Sand
04. The Truth
05. In My Room
06. Before I Fall
07. Through My Eyes
08. Battles
09. Here Until Forever
10. Underneath My Skin
11. Wallflower
12. Save Me

Limited Edition Bonus Track :
13. Greatest Greed
14. Us Against the World

BAND MEMBERS :
Björn Gelotte (Guitars, Lyrics, Songwriting)
Anders Fridén (Vocals, Lyrics, Songwriting)
Peter Iwers (Bass)
Niclas Engelin (Guitars, Songwriting tracks 1-3, 9, 11, 13)
Joe Rickard (Drums,Programming)

GUEST MUSICIANS :
Howard Benson (Additional Keyboards, Songwriting tracks 1, 2, 4-14)
James Michael (Songwriting track 1)
Bob Marlette (Songwriting track 3)
Lenny Skolnik (Backing Vocals, Songwriting tracks 3, 4, 7, 10)
Seann Bowe (Backing Vocals, Songwriting tracks 3, 4, 7, 10)
Zac Maloy (Songwriting track 6)
Diamante (Backing Vocals)
Jonny Litten (Backing Vocals)
Meron Ryan (Backing Vocals)
Sidnie Tipton (Backing Vocals)
Örjan Örnkloo (Keyboards, Programming)

PRODUCTION :
Mike Plotnikoff (Producer, Engineering, Mixing)
Andy C. Fellows (Design)
Paul Decarli (Editing)
Hatsukazu "Hatch" Inagaki (Engineering)
Carl Stoodt (Assistant Engineering)
Shaun Ezrol (Assistant Engineering)
Tom Coyne (Mastering)
Randy Merrill (Assistant Mastering)
Howard Benson (Producer)
Blake Armstrong (Artwork, Design)

NOTES :
Recorded during February - April 2016 at West Valley Studios in Woodland Hills, Los Angeles, California, United States.
Mixed at West Valley Studios in Woodland Hills, Los Angeles, California, United States.
Mastered at Sterling Sound in New York City, New York, United States.

Website: http://www.inflames.com/
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Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC9qjDzIQoyW3USlw__qdmnQ

In Flames - Battles In Flames - Battles Reviewed by I Nyoman Sastrawan, SE on 7:00 AM Rating: 5
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