In Flames - A Sense Of Purpose


6.4 | 819 votes |
Release date: 1 April 2008
Style: Gothenburg metal, Alternative metal

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01. The Mirror's Truth
02. Disconnected
03. Sleepless Again
04. Alias
05. I'm The Highway
06. Delight And Angers
07. Move Through Me
08. The Chosen Pessimist
09. Sober And Irrelevant
10. Condemned
11. Drenched In Fear
12. March To The Shore
13. Eraser [bonus]
14. Tilt [bonus]
15. Abnegation [bonus]

The Biggest Letdown Of 2008

Additional info
Japan - March 26th (Toys Factory)
North America - April 1st (Koch Records)
Sweden - April 2nd (Universal)
Europe - April 4th (Nuclear Blast Records)

Staff review by
Baz Anderson
Rating:
4.5
Over the past few years In Flames have been wandering down questionable paths as far as long-time fans are concerned, some abandoned the band completely and the others decided that the new In Flames isn't really all that bad after all, and stuck with them. "A Sense Of Purpose" is a shockingly low blow to the second group of people here as In Flames continue to push towards the twelve-year-old, black dyed fringe bearing individual market - and this time do it in a way that indefinitely is the straw that breaks the camel's back and will not be tolerated by long-running fans.

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published 26.03.2008 | Comments (129)

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28.01.2010 - 04:25
wormdrink414
Unbelievably weak. I'm almost glad that it was the first In Flames album I listened to, otherwise I'm sure that I would have been heart broken.
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28.01.2010 - 04:55
Rating: 8
thewall30
Not really sure why this album gets bad ratings, the album is nothing compared to their early works, but its got some pretty good songs... I'm a fan of it for sure.
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28.01.2010 - 10:46
Rating: 2
Uirapuru
Liver Failure
Yeah... my bet is that not even the few who enjoy the recent In Flames liked this album.

Horrible to almost everyone...
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member of the true crusade against old school heavy metal, early 80s thrash, NWOBHM, traditional doom, first and second wave black metal, old school death metal, US power metal, 70s prog rock and atmospheric doomsludgestoner. o/
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02.02.2010 - 22:28
The great lich
Its not as bad as other said....but the album cover is better than musics.maybe the bad thing in this album is (all of the tracks have same rythm)
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15.02.2010 - 23:16
Rating: 6
Thor arise
It's quite good ...the first 9 songs except i'm teh highway are good or really good..but teh rest...condemned is the worst song ever made in in flames history..since i'am a true in flames fan...i must say...that this album.. is good...but not more than that...
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17.02.2010 - 12:42
Ankh Amen
Account deleted
Written by AceTrooper on 16.01.2010 at 16:58

And you who dislike this cd,you are not true In Flames fans!You suck!A sense of purpose fucks!




I'm surely not a true fan cause imo its a mediocre album, better than Soundtrack and R2R, but worse than their old stuff. It fucks... lol

But The chosen pessimist is a crime. This song deserves a fat 1*.
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22.02.2010 - 01:09
danielllewis
Obviously this album is terrible overall, but did anyone else notice that most of the songs had the same riff, but it was just played faster, slower, or backwards? Try to listen to it again, it's pretty funny once you pick up on that.

The album cover and lyrics are fucking stupid also.
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22.02.2010 - 18:07
MeTalRea|istiK
Bluwekk..throw up album!!
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29.03.2010 - 16:36
Rating: 7
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I like this album after all, my favourite ones are Clayman and Colony, but I like it just because it is different...It does not have to be so heavy and screamy, especially the "singing parts" are very good, I dont see any reason why fuck up with this album...Yeah, I would like next album faster and heavier, but still, A Sense Of Purpose left in me good feelings.
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27.05.2010 - 19:02
Rating: 8
Werewulf
I like the alb!
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Exista un sambure de adevar in toate... [ There is a seed of truth in everything...] - A Romanian proverb.
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25.07.2010 - 19:15
Rating: 4
Spanishkiller
Written by AceTrooper on 16.01.2010 at 16:58

After Clayman they sound like heavier Linkin Park!And you who dislike this cd,you are not true In Flames fans!You suck!A sense of purpose fucks!


First setence is completely true. In Flames have just turned into the new Linkin Park. About your second sentence, i just have to say: Listen to The Jester Race, YOU POSER! That wasn't even Gottemburg, it was True Melodic Death Metal, a genre which came from both Death and Black Metal, and was created by bands such as In Flames and At the Gates.


In Flames
R.I.P
1990-2000
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01.01.2011 - 00:34
Rating: 6
Boxcar Willy
yr a kook
Hmm i bought 2009 biggest letdown... for $11.99 havent even opened it... seems i shouldnt
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forever bummed out
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26.05.2011 - 10:54
Rating: 1
SymphonyImpaled
I've heard every album by this band... Not to mention a lot of other crappy shit from other crappy shit bands. But this album takes the cake for poopshit crap music.
There was no freakin effort even put into it. A SENSE OF PURPOSE FUCKS!(every metalhead in the ass with a large, spiky, splintery, wooden dildo)
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01.09.2011 - 19:14
Rating: 8
aerobat97
I agree, it's not as good as Jester Race, but I still think it's pretty good.
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04.01.2012 - 16:19
Rating: 6
Boxcar Willy
yr a kook
Drop c and growls, does not a good album make.
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forever bummed out
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04.01.2012 - 16:20
Mr. Doctor
Skandino
Written by Boxcar Willy on 04.01.2012 at 16:19

Drop c and growls, does not a good album make.


There are growls in this album? Couldn't hear them over the sound of all the whining scream.
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Written by BloodTears on 19.08.2011 at 18:29
Like you could kiss my ass
Written by Milena on 20.06.2012 at 10:49
Rod, let me love you.
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04.01.2012 - 16:21
Rating: 6
Boxcar Willy
yr a kook
Written by Mr. Doctor on 04.01.2012 at 16:20

Written by Boxcar Willy on 04.01.2012 at 16:19

Drop c and growls, does not a good album make.


There are growls in this album? Couldn't hear them over the sound of all the whining scream.

that's what I meant, good call.




BTW, are you stalking me
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04.01.2012 - 16:22
Mr. Doctor
Skandino
Written by Boxcar Willy on 04.01.2012 at 16:21
BTW, are you stalking me


No.

















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Written by BloodTears on 19.08.2011 at 18:29
Like you could kiss my ass
Written by Milena on 20.06.2012 at 10:49
Rod, let me love you.
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21.06.2012 - 14:53
scapeplan
Mouthcrab
Despite this being their lowest rated album, I find this to be by far the best album of the "bad" era of In Flames.
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"Without judgement, perception would increase a million times."~Chuck Schuldiner

Less coherent than Anal Cunt.

Eric Brecht once liked my Facebook comment. Therefore, by the translative property, Chuck Schuldiner like my comment.
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24.06.2012 - 01:54
Rating: 6
Boxcar Willy
yr a kook
Alias popped up while i was listening to my PS3 music (from about a year ago). It's a groovy tune, I like it a lot, too bad (from what I remember) the entire album is essentially the same riff.
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forever bummed out
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14.07.2012 - 17:59
Mattybu
Written by scapeplan on 21.06.2012 at 14:53

Despite this being their lowest rated album, I find this to be by far the best album of the "bad" era of In Flames.


Man I think there's some substance to that statement. To be honest there's some seriously nice riffs on the 2 songs I listened to (the first two) and if you ignore the cringe-worthy vocal work/lyrics it's actually not that bad.

Although I did only listen to 2 songs. Could be a shitfest later on
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14.07.2012 - 18:31
Sync
Account deleted
When I started to get into metal, I absolutely cherished this album. Tracks like Alias, I'm The Highway and Delight And Angers i think are really good. IMO their best album of the "New In Flames" era, on par with their latest effort.
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21.05.2013 - 09:13
Rating: 7
Zadion
I suppose I'm one of the few who really enjoy this album. It's no "The Jester Race," but I'd say it's probably their best since Colony.
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30.10.2013 - 03:24
Rating: 7
Moose
Similar to what Sync said above, I loved this album in my early days of listening to metal... back in the times of Killswitch, Trivium, etc. Listening to it now I still find it enjoyable.
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20.04.2014 - 12:13
Paw!!
Written by Spanishkiller on 25.07.2010 at 19:15

Written by AceTrooper on 16.01.2010 at 16:58

After Clayman they sound like heavier Linkin Park!And you who dislike this cd,you are not true In Flames fans!You suck!A sense of purpose fucks!


First setence is completely true. In Flames have just turned into the new Linkin Park. About your second sentence, i just have to say: Listen to The Jester Race, YOU POSER! That wasn't even Gottemburg, it was True Melodic Death Metal, a genre which came from both Death and Black Metal, and was created by bands such as In Flames and At the Gates.


In Flames
R.I.P
1990-2000
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14.05.2014 - 08:43
Rating: 2
Opethian
Written by Moose on 30.10.2013 at 03:24

Similar to what Sync said above, I loved this album in my early days of listening to metal... back in the times of Killswitch, Trivium, etc. Listening to it now I still find it enjoyable.


I Envy your Innocence
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14.05.2014 - 18:21
Troy Killjoy
perfunctionist
Written by Opethian on 14.05.2014 at 08:43
I Envy your Innocence

Innocence?
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Prettier than BloodTears.
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09.09.2014 - 00:19
ScnD361
I'm in love with this album...
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10.03.2016 - 17:10
Rating: 6
PatrickBateman
Not bad, more enjoyable parts than un-enjoyable, everyone just slating it because it's by in flames and doesn't sound like their old stuff. Does use pretty much the same riff throughout though
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01.12.2016 - 07:26
Rating: 9
Gopherhawk
I got into In Flames with Reroute to Remain and The Jester Race like basically everyone who is 24. That being said, I just listened to this for the first time, and I must say it has aged remarkably well.
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