Whether it was the ultra-melodic death metal of The Jester Race or the electronics-laden sound of Soundtrack to Your Escape, In Flames have always managed to deliver quality music. This consistency comes despite so many line-up changes that there is currently not a single musician left from the debut album. The most consistent presence has been founding member and chief songwriter, Jesper Strömblad, but even he is gone now. Before he left, though, he was able to slowly guide the band away from their melodic death metal roots and towards a much more modern and mainstream sound. This sound has varied from album to album, but it has basically been characterized by slower tempos, electronic nuances, assorted vocal styles and an overall accessible direction that has been met with mixed opinions. With the release of In Flames' tenth studio album, Sound of a Playground Fading, two things are clear: first, this album isn't going to change anyone's opinion of the band and second, Björn Gelotte is more than capable of filling Jesper's songwriting shoes.
01 Sounds of a playground fading 02 Deliver us 03 All for me 04 The puzzle 05 Fear is the weakness 06 Where the dead ships dwell 07 The attic 08 Darker times 09 Ropes 10 Enter tragedy 11 Jester's door 12 A new dawn