The band said they wanted to make something more aggressive. Honestly, it does sound like In Flames is trying to recapture that intensity they had over 10 years ago. The guitars are stepped up in the rhythm section. YOu hear a bit of flare in the performance which is good to hear with In Flames again. Foregone is a step up over some of the previous albums in the 2010s but it’s not out of the band’s comfort zone. Meet Your Maker is a good single. Forgone Pt.1 & 2. and The Great Deceiver are good standouts. Anders still has a good growl. For the most part, the songs grow on you. In Flames aren’t reinventing the wheel with their album about lost time, but they are still trying to shine up and run that wheel better than before. 7/10.
Meet Your Maker
The Great Deceiver
In Flames is a Swedish melodic death metal band, formed by guitarist Jesper Strömblad in Gothenburg in 1990. Alongside At the Gates and Dark Tranquillity, In Flames pioneered the genres known as Swedish death metal and melodic death metal.
Foregone is the upcoming fourteenth studio album by Swedish melodic death metal band In Flames. The album is set to be released on 10 February 2023 through Nuclear Blast and was produced by Howard Benson. It is the first album by the band to feature guitarist Chris Broderick who replaced Niclas Engelin.