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In Flames Wins Swedish Grammi

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In Flames took home a Grammi last night in the Best Hard Rock Album category for their most recent release, "A Sense of Purpose." Other nominees included Meshuggah for "obZen," Millencolin for "Machine 15," Opeth for "Watershed," and Sabaton for "The Art of War."

The death metallers also performed their song "Alias" at the live ceremony, with fellow Swedish recording artist Timo Räisänen. The event took place in Stolkholm and was broadcast on Sweden's national channel TV4. The band's website provided video footage of this performance:

In Flames also received a nomination in the Best Live Act category. They lost out to garage punk band The Hives.

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1. mysweetshadow writes:

in flames we trust

# Jan 8, 2009 @ 12:11 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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2. zmessy writes:

that was an interesting performance with that pop artist. pretty cool that they won the best hard rock album. i liked it alot, not their best, but still really good. but im not sure if it beats watershed or obzen though.

# Jan 8, 2009 @ 4:15 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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3. bbristowe writes:

Damn they've definitely changed since I last heard them. Not all that bad though.

# Jan 8, 2009 @ 4:20 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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4. sonOfKalmah writes:

sense of purpose is garbage. last great album was now 9 years ago. anders needs to stop "singing"

# Jan 8, 2009 @ 5:32 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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5. fingermanz writes:

lol is it just me or do they really make that other guy look like a huge puss

# Jan 8, 2009 @ 6:34 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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6. BrianSD writes:

i like the clean vocals mixed in on Come Clarity, haven't heard but one or two tracks from the new disc

# Jan 8, 2009 @ 7:02 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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7. DaveTheViking writes:

Their early albums were awesome, filled will some breath taking melodies. Clayman and Colony was some of their best work, even Come Clarity wasnt too bad but im afraid In Flames have become In Flame$.

# Jan 9, 2009 @ 7:34 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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8. Jake.Shall.Perish writes:

I love In Flames, but am not too partial to Sense of Purpose. There were a few sweet riffs from Bjorn like on Tilt, or Abnegation. Their best album, in my opinion, was Whoracle.

# Jan 9, 2009 @ 12:18 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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9. TimW writes:

They are a shadow of what they used to really be.....

# Jan 9, 2009 @ 12:27 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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10. That_One_Guy writes:

I didn't think "A Sense of Purpose" was that bad. Not as good as "Watershed" though.. or "obZen."

Now playing: Immortal - "Moonrise Fields of Sorrow"

# Jan 9, 2009 @ 1:39 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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11. Txmetalhead writes:

To post 4 - stop living in the 1990s man. In Flames is phenomenal, and those melodies are fukkin' awesome. In Flames is still spectacular. I love all their albums, but I like the newer songs, much better. This band is something incredibly special.

# Jan 9, 2009 @ 3:51 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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12. Jake.Shall.Perish writes:

I completely agree with you, cept for the new songs being better lol. In Flames is one of the most underrated bands out there right now in my opinion.

# Jan 9, 2009 @ 6:33 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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13. Fuck_A_Name writes:

^avctually, i think they are entirely overreted, but to each their own.

Personally, if one were looking for melodic death metal in the vein of the signature sound carried by in flames, I would recommend either At the gates or Hypocrisy. Much better, far more intricate and inventive, and you can't make funny puns using their names( In flame$ lmao).

Seriously check out Hypocrisy. anything by them, and be impressed.

At the gates is as classic as Testament,, but death metal, and still just as relavent. Download "Slaughter The Soul" (album) and rejoice.

As far as I'm concerned, In Flames is just a curiousity. I have like 10 or 12 songs by them, but all i really listen to are sweet shadow and leeches. Everthing else just sounds "bleh" to me. But, once again, to each his own.

# Jan 10, 2009 @ 1:02 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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14. Netromancer writes:

I have to say the acoustic intro/outro really grabbed me. And when the heavy part came crashing in I was ready for it. Very nice use of contrast. Can't say it was better than Opeth who have it down to a PHD in Science, but very nice.

# Jan 10, 2009 @ 2:21 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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15. Jake.Shall.Perish writes:

FAN - Alright, I'll check them both out. I think I've heard Hypocrisy before...

Netromancer - Opeth? meh.....I'm not to partial to their sound for some reason.r

# Jan 11, 2009 @ 11:54 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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16. DeathInEye writes:

This would've been an incredibly awkward performance for most metal bands I think. Everyone's sitting at professionally decorated tables. As far as liking In Flames...They were at one point my favorite band with Soilwork and Dark Tranquility following, but then first two became formulaic and boring. I still love In Flames through Reroute to Remain but after that it's all meh.

I'd recommend Scar Symmetry to you Jake.Shall.Perish with At the Gates and Hypocrisy.

# Jan 11, 2009 @ 5:58 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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17. DeathInEye writes:

You might check out Septic Flesh as well. Not really melo-death but they may appeal.

# Jan 11, 2009 @ 6:00 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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18. Jake.Shall.Perish writes:

Yeah I already listen to Scar Symmetry, they are pretty good.

# Jan 11, 2009 @ 6:28 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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19. That_One_Guy writes:

FAN -- Yes. Hypocrisy and At the Gates >; In Flames.

But that's not to say that In Flames are bad, in my opinion.

# Jan 11, 2009 @ 7:17 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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20. Cynic writes:

Pretty much all melodic death metal is now a cheap derivative of what At The Gates did. In Flames had some good stuff but in terms of how popular they are they are overrated as FAN says. At The Gates and Hypocrisy are the real f***ing deal too, no pretensions.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eG661utjmto&feature=related

# Jan 11, 2009 @ 7:48 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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21. BrianSD writes:

At the Gates don't really sound like In Flames. Hypocrisy is pretty good. I like Scar Symmetry but we'll see where the sound goes or how the vocals will be now with the new singers. Lately all I've been listing to in my car are In Flames and Soilwork.

np: Knives Out-Swollen Mistress

# Jan 11, 2009 @ 8:45 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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22. That_One_Guy writes:

Cynic -- Yeah, At the Gates pretty much made melodic death metal popular (or at least as popular as it will ever get), so of course there's going to be rip-offs. But personally, I think In Flames figured out a way to make the sound their own, and they don't do a bad job of it. But that's just my opinion.

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