We (the Top Brass, Benevolent Overlords, etc: Corey, Dan K, Chris, and Josh) had so much fun drunkenly rambling about Sky Void of Stars that we decided to do it again! This time around, we’re taking a first dive into Foregone, the highly anticipated new album from Swedish death metal legends In Flames. We are all very much aware and familiar with the In Flames discography and the opinions surrounding that timeline, as divisive as they are. So. Is the hype surrounding the new album justified? More importantly, are we collectively disappointed or excited about their fourteenth studio album? HOW WILL THIS IMPACT THE NINE CIRCLES IN FLAMES ALBUM RANKINGS THAT NOBODY HAS EVER SEEN? We ask the hard questions around here, and rarely answer them.
Need a reminder of how this works? Sure, you can have one. We pick an album off the promo pile by we’re interested in, we get drunk, and we share our first impressions. Cohesive reviews can be hard, and we don’t get paid for this shit. Deal with it. Let’s fucking go!Continue reading