Published Nov 17, 2017Having released their 12h LP Battles last year, Swedish melo-death vets In Flames are now looking back on the work of a few of their influences with a new surprise covers LP.
Down, Wicked & No Good features the band reinterpreting Depeche Mode's "It's No Good," Chris Isaak's "Wicked Game," Alice in Chains' "Down in a Hole" and Nine Inch Nails' "Hurt," the last of which was recorded live. The EP arrives today (November 17) through Eleven Seven.
It isn't the first time In Flames have paid homage to Depeche Mode either, having covered the group's "Everything Counts" on their 1997 LP Whoracle. Frontman Anders Fridén spoke about their love of the '80s icons in a statement:
Ever since we were kids, Depeche Mode has been a top favorite band for us. Whenever people ask us who inspires us as songwriters, Martin Gore is always one of the first people we mention. The power of the song musically and lyrically really pulled us in to make a version of our own. Even though we're a metal band, Depeche Mode has influenced our music in a lot of the ways, especially where we use electronics and synths.
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