In Flames A Sense Of Purpose

In Flames A Sense Of Purpose
When it comes to Sweden’s mega-metalers In Flames, expectations for each new release should be high considering their credibility as a pioneering European metal powerhouse. But since Clayman, things haven’t been so. Come Clarity had many moments of heavy brilliance, despite its differing sound, and A Sense Of Purpose creates the same aura. Everything seems to be aligned with "The Mirror’s Truth,” which is similar to "Take This Life,” off of their previous album. In Flames’ new sound continues until "Alias,” where things slow down to a radio-friendly tempo. On the album’s eight-minute epic, "The Chosen Pessimist,” another lull in speed is present but this time with grounds, as this song has a gradual build utilising keyboards, violins and a touch of electronic drums to form a grand song while still keeping elements of metal present. A Sense Of Purpose demonstrates that In Flames have found a definitive sound while being able to experiment on a different level with breathtaking class. (Koch)