In Flames - Sounds Of A Playground Fading
In Flames have stepped forward releasing their first album without founding member Jesper Stromblad. In Flames have had some ups and downs over the last few years, which has only fueled what I can only descibe as a new direction in the bands sound. "Sounds of the Playground Fading" was written entirely by Bjorn Gelotte with lyrics by Anders Friden and finds the bands taking a new and exciting approach. The new songs offer a much wider array of both melody, vocal ranges and styles. The album even offers up a slower but stunning track "Liberation" as the final song. Overall I find it one of the bands finest moments, and I really like the new direction the band is taking. Excellent work!