Ok I am a true In Flames not these posers who listen to STYE and RtR and Come Clarity, which are utter crap compared to before.
In Flames are one of the pioneers of the "melodic death-metal" genre along with Soilwork and At the Gates. This is true death melody with a lot of groove and thrash elements mixed together with superb musicianship. Whoracle and Colony are their best albums in my opinion because they sound so uniquely different while kicking major ass at the same time. With their beautiful acoustics mixed with badass keyboards this band truely stood out and kicked ass at the same time. A lot of shitty bands try to copy them with their sounds and fail miserably. Listen to everything up until RtR, and you can see why they are famous. Episode 666 is thier best song but every single song kicks ass even on Clayman which sounds radically different(a lot of more thrash elements) from Whoracle but stands out from most bands out there.
Releasing Reroute to Remain, they basically took a shit on everything they stand for. It's basically just really low tuned guitars with one note chords over and over with a semi-decent chorus. And his voice is trying to be clean but it's ear piercingly painful to not listen to him growl. I have no idea why they did it is such a shame because this band was once a god of metal. It's so sad to see this band sink to this level because if you can listen to Reroute to Remain and then pop in Jester Race or Lunar Strain you would be pissed off too. So sad to see such a badass band go to waste.
In Flames: Once the god of death melody, now just another sheep in the flock.
Lunar Strain and Subterrenean
Jester Race/Black Ash Inheritance