I, The Mask

In Flames

Breathe In Life

I don’t do many reviews. The reason being: I’m not a very critical kind of person, so it’s hard for me to point out flaws in releases, or chew out an artists hard work. The few times I’m tempted to write a review is in case a release doesn’t show any signs of weakness to me. I, The Mask by In Flames is such a release.

I first learned about the band many years ago while developing a website that incorporated live play data from Last.FM, and it turned out some album named ‘Come Clarity’ was in a lot of users’ top lists. From my first play, I was sold on the In Flames sound. Even though I loved that album, their later work didn’t do as much for me.

The power of beards

I, The Mask made me a believer once more. This album, as I pointed out, to me has no flaws, and hs been on heavy rotation from the moment I picked it up. Easily my new favorite In Flames album to date, and the best release this year so far.

Genre: Metal
Label: Nuclear Blast Records
Release Date: 01.03.2019
Tracklist:

  1. Voices 4:47
  2. I, The Mask 3:41
  3. Call My Name 3:33
  4. I Am Above 3:49
  5. Follow Me 4:55
  6. (This Is Our) House 4:18
  7. We Will Remember 4:04
  8. In This Life 3:52
  9. Burn 3:43
  10. Deep Inside 4:21
  11. All The Pain 4:29
  12. Stay With Me 5:16

Rating

Moshpit potential - 10
Song-stuck-in-head ratio - 10
Sing-along potential - 10

10

Overall rating

My favorite In Flames album so far!

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Randy Gerritse

Randy is the founder of Metal On Loud Magazine and its community. He is a lyricist for several bands (Dissector, GOOT), an author currently working on his second book, and does web development for a living.

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