Episode 666: Revisiting In Flames’ 1997 breakout melodic death metal cornerstone, “Whoracle”

In their 25+ years of existence, Sweden’s melodic death metal exports In Flames have become metal icons. While it’s probably true that their last few albums haven’t been as great as, say, The Jester Race, that shouldn’t take away from the fact that they have a deep and varied discography.

While their mid-period works like Reroute To Remain deserve more accolades than they get, it’s 1997’s Whoracle where the young band really found their identity. Following up their career-defining The Jester Race wasn’t an easy task, but there’s enough riffs and melodies here that influenced plenty of your favorite #metalcore bands.

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Photo Review: Five Finger Death Punch, Breaking Benjamin + more! – Orlando, FL 12/5

Recently our photojournalist Savannah Rowley had the privilege to cover Five Finger Death Punch’s tour at the CFE Arena in Orlando, FL on December 5th. Filled with pyro and ground-shaking bass, it’s no wonder this band is still around performing all over the world. Also on the bill was Breaking Benjamin, In Flames, and From Ashes to New.

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Hellfest 2017 Review – Day 1 of 3 : Too many bands, too little time!

Welcome to hell¬†! This year again, almost 60,000 metalheads reached their shrine¬†: Clisson, where takes place one of the main metal events of the year in Europe : Hellfest. The festival has welcomed the biggest names in extreme music over the last ten years, and this year’s lineup won’t stop them getting bigger and bigger.

Through those three days, we’ve seen headliners such as Rob Zombie, Aerosmith, Rancid, Linkin Park, Prophets of Rage, and, what’s one of this festival’s strengths, more confidential ones, which makes this -more than 160 bands- bill one of the strongest that you’ll see this summer.

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