In Flames - The Mirror's Truth review
|Album:||The Mirror's Truth|
|Release date:||March 2008|
01. The Mirror's Truth
So In Flames return after "Come Clarity" and the huge tour that followed a couple of years ago to much anticipation. Anticipation from die-hard fans for their next instalment from the jesters of Gothenburg, and also on the other side anticipation from casual onlookers to see just how bad they have got these days.
"The Mirror's Truth" comes to us one month before the release of the next chapter in the In Flames story in the form of the full-length album "A Sense Of Purpose". This EP contains four tracks totalling not even quarter of an hour. The opening, title track to this CD is also the opening number of the forthcoming full-length but the other three tracks do not make any more appearances than on this teaser of a release.
Everyone knows the direction In Flames have taken in recent times and it would seem generally, people are used to this fact but whenever you come face to face with a cartoonish cover of this nature the only thoughts evoked are those that this band is aiming at the audience Korn did back in the 90's. Musically there is no standout track on this EP but there are no real bad ones either, the four tracks present quite a heavy side to In Flames that many people will be glad to hear. Of course we have our usual In Flames-isms, there is no lack of melody, Anders' distinctive voice is still ever-present as are the guitars and usual song structures that are much the same as they have been for the past few albums.
"The Mirror's Truth" is a nice little release although its main purpose is to draw attention for the full-length that will make its release early next month. This CD is easily accessible for young newcomers and very likeable. You would hope "A Sense Of Purpose" can continue this wave of positivity, but you will just have to wait and see how your expectations compare to the release everyone has their eyes on in a few weeks time.
||Written on 06.03.2008 by Member of Staff since 2006.|
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