Greatest In Flames Songs


The Top Ten

1 Only for the Weak

Amazing riff! Death metal but can be pleayed even on an acoustic guitar!

This just has that deep melodic death metal feeling in all it's metal guitar and bass notes. It makes you simply wanna get out there and play to the tune. (even if you're not good with guitars )

No Because This song is by favorite the favorite because In Flames have MANY GREAT songs but as far as Melodic metal this is it... I wanted to Vote for the chosen Pessimist... But it would not be Fair if we were talking about melodic death metal... This song owns PERIOD.

Darkest deepest song of the best melodic Death Metal band. - Cdric

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2 Colony

WOW! That's the best In Flames song EVER! I love it! When I heard it for the first time, I said WTF?. Screw you Zombie Inc.! You cannot grasp the true form of Colony's attack! (Ace Ventura laughter)

Timeless Death Metal right here! The intro is unreal and the pacing in the song is brilliant!

Like Dude So True Shocked it was this High on the List at least some in flames fans have good taste

There can be no better riff than this. just amazing. and the exploding energy with which this song ends. woah. the number one metal song ever created.

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3 Crawl Through Knives

Absolutely BRUTAL scream in the final chorus which tops off an unbelievably awesome song

love it the feeling matches the name of the song and its very emotional for who is hearing it

HEAD BANGING TUNE Great vocals, great guitar, great bass, great drums, great song: enough said.

This song is so good! How was it not a single!? It seems to be a lot of people's favorite.

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4 Trigger

Great melody and vocal. This song is the reason I begin to listen In Flames. I don't understand why it is out of top ten.

Has and always will be my personal favorite IF song. With heavy and terrific sounding riffage throughout the whole song followed by that perfect chorus, that you get both happy and pumped over, makes this melodic death metal song an absolute masterpiece!

The first song I heard from In flames in 2004. Love at first sound and the love has grown so big that no one can break us. My heart belongs to in flames

Song has everything; groove, beefy guitars, amazing melody, composion, drums. It sounds like an 80's masterpiece remastered in modern era

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5 Take This Life

One of the most epic songs of in flames, and most of the people get to know the band because of this song. In flames we trust!

Greatest metal song ever has it all screams solos and harmony.

Finally, someone with some taste. I was trying to remember that song.

Such a good song - waxythread13

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6 My Sweet Shadow

The perfect example of how inflames are able to utilize the different aspects of there sound, from the melodic guitar work to anders vocals and in this utilization create something of godly harmony.

Without a doubt one of my favorites. It deserves to be in the top!

Beautiful melody with fluid transitions as the song progresses. Love the blend of varied vocals throughout and hard-hitting, punchy drum-work. Love it.

Bjorn's Harmony guitar is simply great

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7 Moonshield

this song is the best for me. This song is really melodic

The only reason I didn't vote for this is because I think Behind Space pips it slightly. This song somehow manages to make death metal sound beautiful. It's such a shame this and other "classic" in flames songs never get played at their gigs any more..

Amazing songs, I can't stop listening it... The guitar is hypnotic, the voice is terrific, my favorite song.

Absolutely amazing, the only song I think can compare to this is Dark Tranquility's Lethe in terms of its combination of beauty and brutality - TheJesterhead

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8 Cloud Connected

I think this is the best inflames song because every time I listen this song it takes me over the clouds and my reason to start listening inflames.

This is my favorite In Flames song. Heard this song somewhere and it got me hooked on these guys. Good song to start your day off too!

Ooh crap! Need a paper towel now. (me at 15 first time I heard this song! )


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9 Come Clarity

This was the first ever In Flames song I ever heard, and it still gives me shivers every time I listen to it. This song is the reason I listen to In Flames, there is just some sort of truth in this song that I love. In Flames We Trust.

The song has a great intro and is sung with a choked voice done so well. The chorus has a simple guitar riff and a powerful message, obviously made with passion.

This song is an absolute masterpiece. I can relate to the lyrics on so many levels... It has driven me to tears before. The melody, the chorus, absolutely everything about it is beautiful.

This was the first song I've ever heard from Inflames this is personally my nr.1

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10 Jotun

The fact that this is at #11 makes me want to set something on fire. Why is Take This Life above this again? I like that song too but Jotun destroys it and most other songs in this list.

By far their best work and probably the best Melodic Death Metal song ever written.

This is their best in my opinion. The intro, the chorus, beautiful.

Come on, its jotun.

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The Contenders

11 The Quiet Place

This should definitely be higher (i mean WAY higher) up the list. It blends the BEST of vocals, headbang-able riffs and melody into a godlike song. This is what I show people when they ask me what makes melodic death metal different from other metal.

Really underrated... Amazing vocals, I'm rather surprised that it isn't higher up the list but then I found the order of the list rather surprising itself!

It Drives ME Crazy... one of my top 3 IF songs. the lyrics completely lies on melody. its like Anderson has psycho problems

This was the first song I got to know from In Flames, and its absolutely beautiful.
The intro is pure Goosebumps!

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12 Sounds of a Playground Fading

So underrated! This song combines great lyrics with an unbelievable good sound that catches you while the song start and as you continue listening the sound grows and a toughest sound takes place combining with the great voice and lyrics this band have

Amazing song guys! So much underrated! Deserves to be at least in the top 3.

So underrated undoubtedly :3

13 Zombie Inc.

This song is a beauty. I don't know which part is the bridge and which part is the chorus and it doesn't matter because both are so strong. Add in a rocking' guitar solo that comes in two phases and you've got a metal classic.

Exceptional guitar work, the bridge and chorus rhythm and lead guitars melt together so well and the overall song is highly melodic. The lyrical concept is thought provoking, and the song has an epic clean tone guitar solo. Personally, this is the best song on Colony and my favourite In Flames track.

I can't believe this is at 47! In my opinion the guitar solo is the best in the In Flames repertoire, which is certainly saying something! The rest of song is also brilliant, I think the best on the Colony album. Should definitely be higher. - louiscurlydunham

I had been lisening to In Flames for a year or so before I first heard this song. But wow. This is the best song the band have ever produced. Everything about is so damn good. The power and rhythm is out of this world and it has so many amazing parts to it. I mean, this is not a ordinary song. It is built in such a cool way with the verses, bridges and the small sticks. Man I am in love with this one, In Flames we trust

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14 Clayman


Fourth best song on Clayman

This song is the best no doubt. So hard core.

Amazing intro! - KMalik993

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15 Alias

The song really sticks out from the rest of the album - TheMitchelator

Intro is amazing. Amazing lyrics and kick ass song!

The intro instantly grips you and takes your for a ride.

Well, well, well... what do we have here? This song needs to go up right now! - Dvz

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16 Ordinary Story

Nothing is more melody than this... A great in flames song and the piano work... Mind blowing... This is the number 1 and than comes the rest... Actually all in flames songs are great but this is 1

Deserves to at least be in the ranks of Only For The Weak, and Colony. Truly a beautiful song with very inspirational lyrics and themes. Far better than anything from Come Clarity.

This is the best one... even though I like more than 90% of in flames songs... but I would like 2 see ordinary story at 1st place... Great work of clean vocals and piano art.. in flace we trust

Greatness described

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17 Artifacts of the Black Rain

It's ridiculous that no songs on the Jester Race and only one song on Whoracle are in the top 10. I'm a fan of their newer work as well and have enjoyed every single album they have released but this song seriously has the probably the catchiest and most memorable riffs and some of the deepest lyrics they ever wrote.

Heard 1000 times, still kicking like crazy

This is brutally amazing! This song is super underrated along with Morphing into Primal. Needs to be up there along with Only for the Weak!

This song is pretty amazing. It's very musically interesting to me while still being very poppy and catchy. Great melodies and guitar harmonies.

18 Pinball Map

I think this should be on the top ten list...great riffs and great deserves at least #5

Absolutely ridiculous song. The intro explodes in your face instantly, the fast pace, the breakdown, everything. Should be top 10.

My absolute favorite song from In flames! Right before Trigger and Crawling Through Knifes

Way too many post Clayman songs near the top. - wizardlarry

19 Deliver Us

Great song, it was at sound wave guys! I can not believe that it is so fare down on the list, it should at least be top 10. Come on guys only a few more votes and this amazing song will make it.

The chorus of this song is unbelievable. It just gives you goosebumps all over and that's when you know that you've found a great song. And this is definitely a great song. Probably my favorite out of all in flames songs.

Really amazing song! It contains epic screams and a truly beautiful chorus! Its really catchy and makes me happy every time I hear this song! :D

Great hook and the rest of the song delivers up. If someone is new to In Flames this is definitely one of the songs to let them listen to.

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20 Dead End

The female vocals and Anders' screams make a wonderful composition on this song :o

The combo is epic, not like to old stuff but certainly great

21 Suburban Me

Great, underrated IF song

One of the best!

22 The Jester Race

Is this a joke? Seriously when I started listening this band this song was my favourite and its still in top 5 songs in my opinion really soft beginning getting harder and then chorus takes you to brutal joy level..

Jester Race album is by far their best album and this song lands in the top three tracks for me from that album. Good song, deserves to be in the top 15 at least. - Mjankner

This song is pretty underrated, I think. Like most of the Jester Race album, this title track is really good.

My favorite song

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23 Delight and Angers

My personal number one. Trigger is the second song I prefer. I think this song is underrated as hell - julianclaussen

I completely agree this is definitely the best song. I also really like Take This Life but this is an easy number one for me!

This song has great contrast in the ups and downs and the lyrics are just amazing. My favorite is, "thought I was unbreakable but this is killing me". Just let that sink in for a minute.

Watch the video and this is definitely number 1

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24 Where the Dead Ships Dwell

Definitely my favorite IF song, really melodic and brings out their true potential. In flames we trust!

Deserves No. 1... Best Song of All ll time... M/

How come this song no. 33... It deseves No. 1... Best song of all time I guess

Highly powerful vocals, insane guitar riffs super melodic and harmonic. it has to be at least top 3, together with The Mirror's Truth and Only for the Weak.

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25 Jester Script Transfigured

Well, one of the most underrated metal song ever, actually not only a metal song, it goes beyond any genre, absolutely magic, who ever listened to it will never stop listening.

Can�'t understand this one is at 54, I know quite a many In Flames fans who say this song is their number 1.

So underrated, the middle guitar section is heartstopping

Totally forgotten song with a magic that can�'t be explained - you just hear it or you don�'t. "Hallowed be thy name"-like song.

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26 Dead Eternity

The intro section to this song has some of the most emotional and powerful compositions I have ever heard, especcially those beautiful harmonies. It basically defines what in flames used to be.

Like someone below me said, the intro to this song is just beautiful. by far my personal favourite song, best song in my opinion on the Jester Race album. I would not rate the best song all round but extremley underrated.

The song that got me into In Flames.
Deserve to be in the top 15

27 The Mirror's Truth

Each chorus and riff just do something for me. Not my #1 song from them, but easily in my top ten.

The riff, the sound, the uplifting beat...why isn't this with the top 10?

Incredibly beautiful song. It might not have signiture solo but damn... it has one of their best choruses and overall sounds.

28 I'm the Highway

Perfect song with powerful riffs! In flames has some of the greatest music I've ever heard!

Riff, lyric of this song = BEST SONG EVER

Best achord ever I will never forget it

29 Versus Terminus

From the hard ass verses to the epic melodic chorus this song deserves to be number 1!

30 Dialogue with the Stars

One of the best instrumentals I have ever heard. I sometimes use this awesome melody in my improvisation

Great melody! One of the things you hear and it "sticks" to your mind.

On of the the best metal instrumentals out there!

31 Embody the Invisible

Amazing guitar, good melody, great lyrics, it might not be the best song but it's up there! I do love the bass as well as the drums it's a great song!

The song provides me with extreme energy!

My second favorite In Flames song, after Trigger. Amazing guitar and great melody

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32 Bullet Ride

For the win! Love it


Their only good song.

33 Lord Hypnos

This is definitely one of the more underrated on Jester Race. It's a little weird but the riffs are pretty solid.

34 December Flower

This whole list is garbage so far laugh out loud. Make no mistake, this is their best song. Colony and zombies inc follow it and so does the jester race.

Comments about the solo in this song are correct. Best solo, one of the best guitar solos in melodic metal history, hands down.

There's no other In Flames song with a solo as good as this one.

What the hell, #39? Really? What is wrong with this world?

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35 A New Dawn

This song is full of emotions, thanks to the violins. As of 2013-07-01 this song has %0.3 of the votes, but it should have got more than a %10!

Please listen and feel big varieties of emotions with this song. Some sorrow, some hate, some deep depression, it's all in this song!

This is clearly the best song ever written. This is a true masterpiece, showing in Flames genius.

Please vote for it its an amazing song! The lyrics are beatifull and the violines make the song very melodic! If I listen to this song I want cry

36 Gyroscope

#56. Sad. Almost in a funny way actually. My top ten, in no particular order, are my sweet shadow, the quiet place, evil in a closet, suburban me, fear is the weakness, where the dead ships dwell, delights and anger, ordinary story,

This song has to be "up there" as well. A masterpiece.

How can this song not be in top tens. This is one of their best songs ever!

Like moonshield, this song opens well and remains great throughout. While I understand it is not that popular of on of their songs, I think it should be in their top 5 best. - Mjankner

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38 Ropes

This is an insult to death metal! Seriously! Listen to this song and ask yourself, WHY DIDN'T I VOTE FOR THIS SONG?!. This song should definitely be no. 2 after Only for the Weak

Since I am not a real hardcore melo-death-metal fan, I like the combination between clear vocals and screaming-singing-something

It is blasphemy that this song is so low. It is on the same level as Only for the Weak!

In my opinion their absolutely best song how the hell is this on #33, its pissing me off!

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39 Food for the Gods

A head-banging song, start with a very heavy riff and Anders' growl, the chorus made this song the most headbaning metal song EVER. End with Anders screaming "Food for the Gods! ", Totally amazing.

40 Man Made God

One thing I really like about Man Made God is the way it kind of feels like a summary of IF's sound, up to the point of the Colony album, at least

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41 Reflect the Storm

Many bullets penetrate me!

Awesome rift, brutal screaming, and very melodic.

This should be in the top ten no doubt.


42 The Chosen Pessimist

This song is way the best song ever! Anders Vocals are abolutly amazing, their sad en mad at the same time. Even if you check out the lyrics for this one... WAUW! Very emotional, it almost makes me wanna cry!

Best In Flames song! Can leave it on repeat all day. So emotional, so good!

I have been listening to In flames since I was 7 so for 13 years. And nothing can beat the live performance "Sounds from the heart of Gothenburg". The live performance is 100 times better then the studio made. The goosebumbs! - jabkopski

Just the most original done by the band, very slow, but what will be quite negative normally just becomes incredebly interesting here.

Also, probably one of the best climax in any song.

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43 Dial 595-Escape

Inflames is an unreal band and this song is their greatest

I actually like this. - Flav

44 Behind Space

This might be my top in flames song. So many riffs strung together into an awesome, heavy masterpiece.

Heres a fact. After Lunar Strain and Subterranean, In Flames went downhill.

Laugh out loud how is this #116, seriously all you numbnuts have no idea and probably started liking In Flames when they became more pop...

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45 Fear is the Weakness

You guys suck if you're not voting this, listen to this song... IT has TO be IN the TOP 10!
1. Take this life
2. Only for the weak
3. Deliver us
4. Fear is the weakness
5. Alias

Amazing song that really needs to be higher up in the list its to catchy to not be! Everything is good about this song and it just saddens me that people has not noticed how good this song is, but its very difficult for everyone to like the same songs since in flames has made sooo many good songs. In Flames We Trust!

Reminds me of RAMfest! First time I ever saw a metal band like In Flames! Now when I play it all the great memories come flooding back

Pure awesomeness in the guitars. And the chorus is amazing

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46 Strong and Smart

It's a cover song and a bonus track only, but its pretty good

47 System

Just recently found this In Flames gems. Last minute of the song is so amazing

Slow I go, and the wait seems to be over... - Tylerlangford1234

The best track (with Trigger) on the best In Flames Album


48 Free Fall

I can't believe that it has so low position on the list. The song is amazing, it should be in the first 5.

I would not consider this my number 1 by them but definitely close to it. Such a great but underrated song.

I can't stop listening to this song right now. Let's bump this up considerably.

Awesome intro. Twisted. Liked the chorus. It should get a lot better rating.

49 Goliaths Disarm Their Davids

Greatest song in flames has ever done in my opinion...everything in it is top notch

Brilliant dual guitar rhythm riffs, killer track.

One of their best riffs, critically underrated - DomoDaisuki

My first and favorite song by the band. It introduced my to my favorite melodeath band.

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50 Satellites and Astronauts

Insane Intro... How is this #69? I mean, I love 69, but come on!

This song is my favourite. What the heck

This should be #1?!?! How can it be 67?
Makes no sense being so low

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