Best In Flames Albums

The Top Ten

1 The Jester Race The Jester Race

In Flames' second The Jester Race is the second album by melodic death metal band In Flames. It is the first album to feature Anders Friden as the band's vocalist and Bjorn Gelotte as the drummer.

Highlights: Artifacts of the Black Rain, Moonshield, The Jester Race - TheBerserker

December Flowers, best melo-death song ever. - TheBerserker

Strongest opening on any album ever, on parr with Megadeth's "Rust In Peace" when it comes to an epic intro. Moonshield is the best song on the album! But December Flower, The Jester Race and Artifacts of the Black Rain are amazing

Best album by far from the rest

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2 Clayman Clayman

Number 6? Seriously? Clayman is an unbelievable, classic melodic death metal album! In my opinion it should be number 1, but at the very least it should be in the top three. Great album.

Highlights: the whole bloody album..

Clayman is the fifth album by Swedish melodic death metal band, In Flames.

Highlights: Only for the Weak, Pinball Map, Bullet Ride - TheBerserker

10/10
Bullet ride, Only for the weak, Satellites and astronauts, Another day in quicksand are best songs... But all songs are great!

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3 Colony Colony

Colony is the fourth album by Swedish melodic death metal band, In Flames.

Highlights: Colony, Embody the Invisible, Ordinary Story - TheBerserker

Absolute best tracks on this one: embody the invisible, scorn, zombie inc, ordinary story, etc...

Highly recommended! Contains some of the band's best work. For me Ordinary story, Coerced coexistence, Insprid 2000 and the amazing bonus tracks Clad in Shadows, Man made God are some of my favorite tracks from their entire catalog.

Almost as good as Clayman,but not quite.Ordinary story is unbeliavible. As a matter a fact first five songs on this record are perfect.

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4 Whoracle Whoracle

This album has everything that the early period of In Flames stands for, awesome riffs, outstanding melody transitions and a very good mixing between growl and clean vocals. Food for the gods is a great example. A fast and genius main riff and both growling and clean vocals. A song with great melodies is Jotun which is also one of the greatest tracks in Whoracle.

This was once the one old In Flames album I didn't care for. Oh, how misguided I was. Maybe because it's a concept album, it brings you all the way through without disrupting the flow - and Jotun, what a song.

Pleasantly surprising to see the early albums leading the list, this is probably my favourite for carrying more melodies than The Jester Race and packing more punch than Colony/Clayman.

The swan song of In Flames. After this album In Flames died. Best concept, best melody, best flow and the most fantastic atmosphere. It is a pity that this band can not thrash like that any more.

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5 Come Clarity Come Clarity

After a few albums of experimenting with a lighter sound, all the while still maintaining their melodic death metal style, In Flames created Come Clarity. This album is lighter, but is still reminiscent of their older, heavier material - however, it also has some of the bands softest moments. It is the beautiful mish-mash of death metal/clean vocals, clean guitars, and a high-quality, top notch production. Vocalist Anders is also at his best here, doing some of his most brutal vocals and some incredible clean vocals. Their isn't anything noticeably wrong with this album, and I think it easily stands as one of, if not their best.

Come Clarity is the eighth studio album by the Swedish melodic death metal band In Flames.

Highlights: Take This Life, Come Clarity, Crawl Through Knives - TheBerserker

Awesome album. I like Come Clarity, Crawl through knives, take this life and Reflect the storm!

Although I love Clayman to death, this album, all in all, takes the lead.

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6 Reroute to Remain Reroute to Remain

Reroute to Remain (Subtitled: Fourteen Songs of Conscious Insanity & on The Reissue: Fourteen Songs of Conscious Madness) is the sixth studio album by the Swedish melodic death metal band In Flames. The album saw a major change in musical style and was In Flames' first considerable step in the direction of mainstream music, and was met with rejection among many of their fanbase.

Highlights: Cloud Connected, Trigger, System - TheBerserker

Id like this album a lot more if the vocal and audio quality was better. It seems like they rushed to put it out on the market. They should have took another year to perfect everything and give songs a more complex breakdown

And don't forget "Free Fall" and "Dawn of a new Day", not that heavy, but still terrific! :D - Flav

This is one of my favorite In Flames albums.

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7 Sounds of a Playground Fading Sounds of a Playground Fading

Perfect combination of their modern alternative sounds with some old-school riffs and lead guitars. Anders is screaming and growling again (title track, A New Dawn, Darker Times, The Puzzle) and the lead melodies from their first albums have returned (title track, Deliver Us, Fear Is The Weakness). Overall their best album with the title track being my personal IF favorite

The tenth studio album by the Swedish heavy metal band In Flames

Highlights: Deliver Us, Sounds of a Playground Fading, Where the Dead Ships Dwell - TheBerserker

Highlights: Fear is the weakness; Deliver us; Where the Dead Ships Dwell

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8 Soundtrack to Your Escape Soundtrack to Your Escape

Soundtrack to Your Escape is the seventh studio album of Swedish melodic death metal band In Flames.

Highlights: The Quiet Place, My Sweet Shadows, Touch of Red - TheBerserker

Pretty hard to say what the best In Flames album is but this one barely nudged out Reroute to Remain and Clayman.

Much more melodic than reroute to remain. songs are more thought through. Better choruses.

Borders and Shading? Anyone?

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9 A Sense of Purpose A Sense of Purpose

This album to me is their finest work. Not because it contains more than a few popular songs that seem to be included in the bands "live" setlist, but because I think it's a perfect blend of heaviness and melody, with great guitar riffs, time changes and just a solid album from start to finish.

Are you kidding me? #9? This album deserves to be in top 3! Alias is hands down their best song and The Chosen Pessimist is incredible! Delight and angers is classic death metal!

A Sense of Purpose is the ninth studio album by Swedish band In Flames.

Highlights: The Mirror's Truth, Alias, The Chosen Pessimist, Delight and Angers - TheBerserker

There is not a bad song on this album.

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10 Lunar Strain Lunar Strain

Lunar Strain is the debut album by Swedish melodic death metal band In Flames.

Highlights: Behind Space, Lunar Strain, In Flames - TheBerserker

The should be up there next to The Jesters Race and Whoracle. Their first four albums (Including Subterranean) are their best in my opinion.

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The Contenders

11 Black Ash Inheritance Black Ash Inheritance
12 Siren Charms Siren Charms

Siren Charms maybe their lightest album yet but lyrically, it contains deep emotion. If you don't mind listening to alternative metal, Siren Charms is one that offers great relaxing with occasional shreds and light screaming and if you listen and pay attention to the lyrics, you can hear deeply entrenched emotion. This is the "Feels" album.

I like it when bands play a diverse range of music and don't pigeon hole themselves in one style. This album is their most mature piece of work and shows growth as musicians. Yeah it's softer than their early stuff, but it still kicks ass.

The eleventh studio album by Swedish metal band In Flames delivers a diverse mixture of sound ranging from blast-beats to soft electronics. A surprisingly very good album.

Highlights: Most of them.

13 Battles Battles
14 Subterranean Subterranean

Biosphere kills! Stand Ablaze and Everdying are also pretty awesome. I wish it wasn't an EP, but a full-length album. - Flav

15 Tokyo Showdown Tokyo Showdown
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