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Release date: 27 October 1997
Style: Gothenburg metal


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01. Jotun
02. Food For The Gods
03. Gyroscope
04. Dialogue With The Stars
05. The Hive
06. Jester Script Transfigured
07. Morphing Into Primal
08. Worlds Within The Margin
09. Episode 666
10. Everything Counts [Depeche Mode cover]
11. Whoracle
12. Clad In Shadows '99 [deluxe version bonus]
13. Jotun [video] [deluxe version bonus]

Top 20 albums of 1997: 17

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Produced, engineered and mastered by Fredrik Nordström.

Staff review by
Demonic Tutor

1997's Whoracle was a huge step for the Swedish band In Flames as it was really a change in their peculiar sound. Even if you can hear it a little bit throughout their previous release, The Jester Race, this change is obvious on Whoracle.

First of all, I want to point out that Bjorn Gelotte played both guitars and drums on this album, which is unchanged compare to The Jester Race and a real performance. At this time, the line-up included three guitar players with Glenn Ljungstrom, Jesper Stromblad and Bjorn Gelotte.

published 02.09.2003 | Comments (19)

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Talking about an In Flames album is very difficult, most people hate Music like this because is not pure Death Metal and say all kind of elitist stuff, Well Yes In Flames is not pure Death Metal I am sure, In Flames is what we call nowadays Gothenburg Metal or Melodic Death Metal, I am going to put all those things aside and I'll review this album in the most objective way , let's start shall we?

published 08.02.2005 | Comments (0)

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JÄY - 15.02.2010 at 18:57  
Rating: 10 This is my favorite of old in flames
erykk - 25.04.2011 at 11:10  
Rating: 9 I still remember the good times, this album rocks!!
Ace Frawley - 19.08.2011 at 13:47  
Rating: 9 Very good album but for me, personally, I think that The Jester Race is superior. Both outstanding albums.
ThunderAxe1989 - 11.03.2012 at 03:22  
Rating: 7 This album is pretty good!
musicalkaratekid - 17.04.2012 at 03:27  
Rating: 8 I like this album, the production is very clean, although Friden's vocals are slightly weaker compared to the earlier releases. Most of these songs are pretty fast-paced, but it suits the band when they go down that route to be honest.
MetalAce - 03.01.2014 at 21:39  
Rating: 9 Good vocal, great guitars, brilliant result!
Wes - 22.04.2014 at 13:34  
Rating: 10 Love it
LeKiwi - 21.04.2015 at 06:03  
Rating: 8
Written by musicalkaratekid on 17.04.2012 at 03:27

Most of these songs are pretty fast-paced, but it suits the band when they go down that route to be honest.

On the contrary, I find that their fast-paced leanings engender a more generic sound. Its during their slower passages that the band really shines IMO.
LeKiwi - 21.04.2015 at 16:56  
Rating: 8
Written by deadone on 21.04.2015 at 06:30

They weren't generic at the time though. In Flames helped pioneer that particular sound.

True. Generic or not, still sounds like ass
Mr. Doctor - 21.04.2015 at 18:24  
  Couldn't disagree more with both the fast/slow comments and the generic one.
TrueMetalJope - 03.11.2015 at 17:00  
Rating: 7 Pretty good stuff on this album, especially the songs with acoustic guitars ("Gyroscope", "Dialogue With The Stars" and "Jester Script Transfigured"). Classic In Flames material, not the whole album though.

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