Top 10 Best In Flames Songs

The Top Ten
1 Only for the Weak

This is like Master of Puppets, Numb, Duality, Bohemian Rhapsody. A legendary and epic song that everyone should start listening to from the best Swedish metal band.

No, because this song is by far my favorite. In Flames have many great songs, but as far as melodic metal goes, 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.

It's just a masterpiece. Everything about it, how the music flows so nicely with the vocals, and how it's one of those songs no matter how many times you play it, you never grow tired of it. It gives you goosebumps.

Probably not only the best In Flames song but one of the top metal songs ever made.

2 Colony

Colony (the album) was In Flames's peak, their Everest, before things started going downhill. This track has remained my favorite from them for 20 years. Glad to see lots of people voted for it too.

WOW! That's the best In Flames song EVER! I love it! When I heard it for the first time, I said, What? 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!

3 Trigger

What can I say, the first time I heard the song, I was thinking generic IF song, and then the absolute killer chorus kicks in! Hard to choose a favorite, but this is probably it! Unbelievably great song!

Listen to what's going on BEHIND the vocal melody in the chorus. Such an amazing and rare chord progression to hear in In Flames, let alone metal. Gets me so pumped.

Excellent lyrics. Cool melodies. The perfect beat. This is what In Flames is all about. I hope their new albums were as good as the old ones, though.

4 Crawl Through Knives

First off, I don't get what's up with "Take This Life." It sucks. I'd rather listen to the Battles album on repeat for a week rather than listen to this song three times. Oh, before I forget, this song needs no introduction.

By the way, if you have not listened to this song, you should.

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

Awesome lyrics: "If you could be the things I need, I will crawl through knives an inch per tear."

5 Moonshield

As a whole, Moonshield is also kind of a masterpiece. Those melodies are insane! I don't like such aggressive vocals all the time, but together with the instruments, it works perfectly.

The only reason I didn't vote for this is that 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 anymore.

What?! How come this isn't number one? Damn, I've loved this song ever since I was a kid. It at least needs to be in the top ten!

6 Take This Life

Together with Shattering the Skies Above from Trivium, this is the most heavy song I like and tolerate. This one is a masterpiece, 10/10 definitely.

I had just started being a fan of In Flames. My brother noticed that and put this song in the car, and ever since, I've been in love with this banger!

One of the most epic songs by In Flames. Most people get to know the band because of this song. In Flames we trust!

7 My Sweet Shadow

The perfect example of how In Flames are able to utilize the different aspects of their sound, from the melodic guitar work to Anders' vocals, and in this utilization, create something of godly harmony.

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

This song is tied with Only for the Weak, Ordinary Story, and Reflect the Storm. All epics!

8 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 on 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 and the chorus are beautiful.

9 Cloud Connected

I think this is the best In Flames song because every time I listen to this song, it takes me over the clouds. It's my reason to start listening to In Flames.

This is my favorite In Flames song. I heard this song somewhere, and it got me hooked on these guys. It's a good song to start your day off too!

By far their best song! If you're looking for something to include in your playlist while working out, this is it!

10 Zombie Inc.

I had been listening to In Flames for a year or so before I first heard this song. But wow, this is the best song the band has ever produced. Everything about it is so damn good. The power and rhythm are out of this world, and it has so many amazing parts to it.

I mean, this is not an 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.

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 favorite In Flames track.

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.

How did this get so low? This should be at least the third or second best song of In Flames. I think before people vote, they should actually listen to the other songs.

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

12 Deliver Us

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.

Great song, it was at Soundwave, guys! I cannot believe that it is so far down on the list. It should at least be in the top 10. Come on, guys, only a few more votes and this amazing song will make it.

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

13 Clayman

Come on, that chorus:
How come it's possible
I wish there was a way
I feel so invincible
I'm the sculpture made of clay!
And then perfectly screamed...

The best track on Clayman. I totally get why they decided to name the album after it.

Currently one of my favorites. The chorus is amazing.

14 Ordinary Story

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.

Nothing is more melodic than this. A great In Flames song, and the piano work is mind-blowing. This is the number 1, and then comes the rest. Actually, all In Flames songs are great, but this is number 1.

This is the pinnacle of In Flames. It is absolutely heavy yet still so catchy and melodic.

15 Artifacts of the Black Rain

Jester Race is In Flames' magnum opus, and still, no songs from this album are in the top 10? For me, this is the best song In Flames ever recorded, with amazing riffs, great lyrics, and fantastic songwriting!

The best riffs and melody in their discography. I wish it had a solo like in December Flower, though. All the other albums are good, but nowhere near this. Too bad the newer emo-ish songs are first in the list.

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

16 Come Clarity

This was the first ever In Flames song I 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.

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.

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.

17 Pinball Map

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

My absolute favorite song from In Flames! Right before Trigger and Crawling Through Knives.

18 Sounds of a Playground Fading

This is the song that got me into In Flames. This song deserves to be number 1. The vocals, chorus, verses, and even the guitar solo are all amazing.

Bought this album after only hearing Scorn, and I loved this song from the first play.

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

19 Suburban Me

Ever listened to this song? There is no better IF song.

20 Where the Dead Ships Dwell

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.

Are you sure people know how to vote on this site? This should be much higher, along with other great songs that sit below the top 10.

Definitely my favorite IF song. Really melodic and brings out their true potential. In Flames we trust!

21 Dead End

The female vocals and Anders' screams make a wonderful composition in this song.

22 The Jester Race

Is this a joke? Seriously, when I started listening to this band, this song was my favorite, and it's still in my top 5 songs. In my opinion, it really has a soft beginning, getting harder, and then the chorus takes you to a brutal joy level.

To be honest, I'm proud of this poll. There aren't all these idiots who are like "In Flames' old songs are the only good In Flames, the real In Flames!" BS. You're full of crap and stuck in the past.

Open yourself to the new music! It's a great new style!

I don't really like those In Flames songs that most people like that much. Here's my top 5 list:

1. The Jester Race
2. Square Nothing
3. Behind Space
4. Moonshield
5. Ordinary Story

I don't like Whoracle at all, and all the albums after Clayman.

23 I Am Above

Best song in years by this band. I know, I know, hit and all that. But listen, it's a graceful song with a powerful message that doesn't relinquish the melodic death that In Flames is known for.

This deserves so much praise. It is the feeling that this song is waiting for.

24 Alias

Totally agree with the top comment. The synthesizer and the guitar together in the beginning, and in the chorus, is so unique and happy! I feel like closing my eyes and singing along to this cheery song.

Anyone reading this should get this clear: this is the best headbanging song of In Flames. Headbanging starts right from the moment the song starts. Great riffs and vocals, of course. If you're off mood, just listen to this song.

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

25 Dead Eternity

The intro section to this song has some of the most emotional and powerful compositions I have ever heard, especially 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, it's my personal favorite song and, in my opinion, the best song on The Jester Race album. I would not rate it the best song all around, but it's extremely underrated.

Philosophical dark lyrics that will redefine life for you. Amazing melodic guitars. The heaviest In Flames song.

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