Best songs from best albums
I will start with:
Style:Death Metal Melody
Release year: 2000
1. Bullet Ride
2. Pinball Map
3. Only For The Weak
4. ...As The Future Repeats Today
5. Square Nothing
6. Clay Man
7. Dattelites And Astronauts
8. Brush The Dust Away
10. Suburban Me
11. Another Day In Quicksand
Fave Song and the one that brought me to In Flames is Only For The Weak.
1.Bullet Ride - Starts out like this is going to be some prodigious In Flames, but falls flat on it face at the 0:35 mark with some light guitars and vocals. Luckily, this nonsense doesn't last forever as the song mushrooms into a symphony of melodic heaviness and intensity. Ludicrously commiserable section at 2:43 pretty much kills he integrity of this one, though.
2.Pinball Map - Alight, now we're getting somewhere. Expeditive, tight sound bordering on death metal. Surprisingly good chorus which consists of half-clean singing.
3.Only For The Weak - 60's style keyboards? Stuffy goth-like vocals? Sleepy time tempo? Even though it grows on you like Amorphis' retarded cousin, this just can't hold a candle up to typical In Flames.
4....As The Future Repeats Today - Begins with a strong (although generic) heavy riff, and with the exception of the 80's melodic pop meets Dark Tranquility chorus, it doesn't get any better.
5.Square Nothing - Breaking news: In Flames are not Iron Maiden. Who would have thunk it?
6.Clay Man - I'm seeing a trend develop here. All the songs start out cool, but turn into garbage...however this one seems to be a legitimately extraordinary song. In Flames gets a gold star. Ridiculous guitar work and drumming, emphatic vocals both screamed and sung, and the chorus is the smoothest and most catchy thing In Flames has ever done.
7.Sattelites And Astronauts - Breaking news: In Flames are still not Iron Maiden. On top of that, they apparently can't spell for shit, either. This is actually worse than "Square Nothing".
8.Brush The Dust Away - Compared to the average track on Clayman, this really isn't that bad. Think 80's hair metal mixed with...dare I say it...Acid Bath's When The Kite String Pops.
9.Swim - Swim, huh? Should have called this one "Floats".
10.Suburban Me - Yet another mid-tempo song that has the potential to be used as a clay pigeon, but the strong rock element saves it.
11.Another Day In Quicksand - "Another Day" must be symbolic of "generic", and "In Quicksand" must be symbolic of "lethargic tempo".