Wednesday, 18 April 2012
In Flames - Lunar Strain
I'm a big fan of In Flames and I've been listening to most of their albums for a long time. My personal favorites are Soundtrack To Your Escape and Clayman but I knew of the other albums as well. The album I had spent least time with is probably Lunar Strain. Why? Because I thought it sounded so boring and that audio quality was way too bad and so on.
So why am I writing about this album and not one of my favorites? It's because this album has become my new favorite. As I get better equipment I rediscover albums that I never used to listen to before and this is not an exception.
Lunar Strain hasn't got that typical In Flames-sound which is apparent on all other albums. This sounds more like death metal I think. And Mikael Stanne is doing vocals, not Anders Fridén. In my opinion this album is a little more non-mainstream and unique than In Flames' newer ones.
My favorite tracks on this albums are Starforsaken, Hårgalåten and Upon An Oaken Throne.
Audio quality - 5/10