In Flames came out with yet another album. I believe it is their 10th. It has been 3 years since they last produced one, and this one is a welcome addition to their extensive prolificness.
This album, Sounds of a Playground Fading, in many ways lacks the energy that they have produced throughout the years. In sum, it is a different take. But, since music ought to be diverse and not recycled album after album, it is a welcome change. In Flames have retained the metal genre, but they have done so in a way that is fresh. I would not say it is their best album, but it is good quality nonetheless.
Currently in the iTunes Store, Deliver Us, Sounds of a Playground Fading, Fear Is the Weakness, Enter Tragedy, and Ropes are the top 5 songs on the album. I, however, personally favor A New Dawn.