THE NEW IN FLAMES SINGLE IS OUT — DO THEY “DELIVER” THE GOODS?
I’ve listened to In Flames’ new album, Sounds of a Playground Fading, three times now, and I can’t remember a single thing about it. In fact, I’m listening to it even as I type this, and all the songs still feel kinda like I’m just hearing them for the first time.
What I’m saying is, while it’s not a bad album, but it’s an incredibly mediocre one that is not at all memorable. I like it better than A Sense of Purpose. At least, I think I do. Come to think of it, that record made pretty much zero impression on me, too.
So. In Flames’ new single, “Deliver Us,” was released digitally yesterday. You can download it for a buck here, or, if you wanna preview it before you buy it, you can just stream it here. And I think it’s pretty representative of the new album as a whole — not terrible, but surely not the level of quality that all us In Flames fans were hoping for. However you personally feel about it is probably how you’re going to feel about the rest of the record.
I know it wasn’t realistic of me to expect another Clayman from IF, but I was really pulling for at least another Come Clarity. Oh, well.
Sounds of My Interest Fading comes out on Century on June 21.