Clayman

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Clayman
Studio album by In Flames
Released July 3, 2000 (2000-07-03)
Recorded Studio Fredman
Genre Melodic death metal
Length 43:44
Label Nuclear Blast
Producer Fredrik Nordström, In Flames
In Flames chronology
Colony
(1999)
Clayman
(2000)
Reroute to Remain
(2002)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[1]
Rock Hard 9.5/10[2]

Clayman is the fifth album by Swedish metal band In Flames. The album was released by Nuclear Blast on July 3, 2000. Most of the lyrics deal with depression and internal struggles. The album's cover art is based on Leonardo da Vinci's Vitruvian Man drawing.

The Jester Head appears in the background, both on the cover, and in the album booklet itself. Music videos were made for "Pinball Map" (directed by Tamara Jordan) and "Only for the Weak", with Metal Hammer naming the latter its top 10 death metal song.

Reception[edit]

In 2005, Clayman was ranked No. 448 in Rock Hard magazine's book The 500 Greatest Rock & Metal Albums of All Time.[3]

Track listing[edit]

All lyrics written by Anders Fridén, all music composed by Jesper Strömblad and Björn Gelotte.

No. Title Length
1. "Bullet Ride"   4:42
2. "Pinball Map"   4:08
3. "Only for the Weak"   4:55
4. "...as the Future Repeats Today"   3:27
5. "Square Nothing"   3:57
6. "Clayman"   3:28
7. "Satellites and Astronauts"   5:00
8. "Brush the Dust Away"   3:17
9. "Swim"   3:14
10. "Suburban Me"   3:35
11. "Another Day in Quicksand"   3:56
2000 Japan Pressing; some 2003 Asian releases
No. Title Length
12. "Strong and Smart" (No Fun at All cover) 2:22
2005 Deluxe edition; 2008 Reloaded edition
No. Title Length
12. "Strong and Smart" (No Fun at All cover) 2:22
13. "World of Promises" (Treat cover) 3:49
2010 re-release
No. Title Length
12. "Only for the Weak" (Live version)  
13. "Pinball Map" (Live version)  
14. "Strong and Smart" (No Fun at All cover) 2:22

Personnel[edit]

In Flames[edit]

Additional personnel[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Clayman - In Flames". Allmusic. Retrieved July 11, 2014. 
  2. ^ Albrecht, Frank. "RockHard: Review anzeigen" (in German) (158). Rock Hard. Retrieved May 22, 2013. 
  3. ^ Rensen, Michael; Kühnemund, Götz (2005). Best of Rock & Metal die 500 stärksten Scheiben aller Zeiten. Königswinter: Heel. p. 30. ISBN 3-89880-517-4. 

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