In Flames are combining the old and the new in a big way on their latest album.
In Flames are back with their 14th full-length album.
It’s called ‘Foregone’ and will be dropping on February 10 next year via Nuclear Blast Records.
Vocalist Anders Fridén had this to say about it:
“Going into the Foregone sessions, we wanted to make a record that was heavily guitar-driven, and that had a strong foundation between the bass and drums. We still approached our songwriting the same way, as we always have, as a juxtaposition between melody and aggression. That’s the DNA of our music. From the lyrical end of things, there was no shortage of inspiration to draw from, especially the concept of time.
Humanity as a whole was forced to slow down and take a breather. In that break, many of us spent time evaluating and reprioritizing. Time is a constant, but what we do with it and how we perceive it varies. Especially now looking at where the world seems to be headed faster than ever before.”
It’s crazy that after everything we are still here and on our fourteenth album. I feel that we’ve found a great balance between the past, the present and the future with Foregone. This is a new era of In Flames!”
The stunning artwork looks like this:
And the tracklisting like this:
01. The Beginning Of All Things That Will End
02. State Of Slow Decay
03. Meet Your Maker
04. Bleeding Out
05. Foregone Pt. 1
06. Foregone Pt. 2
07. Pure Light Of Mind
08. The Great Deceiver
09. In The Dark
10. A Dialogue in b Flat Minor
12. End The Transmission
They’ve also shared Foregone Pt. 1′, which is as epic and savage as it gets.
Anders had this to say about it:
“I thought that everything we’ve been through these past few years would be a reminder that life is precious, and that time is not on our side. Unfortunately, I feel that we’ve woken up in a world that’s more hostile and bleak than ever before. The clock is ticking and the countdown has begun…”
Here we go:
You can also hear the stunning ‘State Of Slow Decay’:
And ‘The Great Deceiver’: