|Studio album by In Flames|
|Released||February 3, 2006|
|Recorded||November 2004 – May 2005|
|Genre||Melodic death metal, alternative metal|
Nuclear Blast (EU)
Toy's Factory (Japan)
|Producer||Anders Fridén, Björn Gelotte, Jesper Strömblad|
|In Flames chronology|
|Singles from Come Clarity|
|Drowned in Sound||8/10|
Come Clarity is the eighth studio album by the Swedish heavy metal band In Flames. The album was released on February 3, 2006 in Europe through Nuclear Blast Records and February 7 in the U.S. through Ferret Records.
This album was originally entitled Crawl Through Knives but was changed to its current title and the track itself is listed incorrectly on some programs as "Crawling Through Knives" along with others such as "Reflect the Storm" as "Reflect the End", and "Versus Terminus" as "End of All Things".
This album features the artwork of Derek Hess, who is popular among metal bands and has produced artwork for Converge and Sepultura amongst others. Specifically with Sepultura, their album Roorback's artwork has a similarity.
The song "Take This Life" is featured in Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock and music videos were produced for this song along with "Come Clarity".
The Drums, Vocals, Keys and Programming recorded at "Dug Out Studio" and Guitars and Bass recorded at "The Room". This album was mixed and mastered at "Tonteknik Recording".
Stylistically this harkens back to the band's heavier roots with elements of the alternative style still present. The band had claimed the sound would be "a bit of the old and a bit of the new".
Come Clarity features the return of the guitar harmonies and the solos to the band, and can be described as a combination of their older melodic death metal sound with their newer alternative sound.
Sales and awards
The album debuted at number 1 in Sweden and number 58 on the United States Billboard 200; in the latter country, selling almost 25,000 copies in its first week, and 50,000 in its first month. Since its release, the album has sold more than 110,000 copies in the United States. The album has also sold over 400,000 copies worldwide.
|1.||"Take This Life"||3:35|
|3.||"Reflect the Storm"||4:16|
|8.||"Pacing Death's Trail"||3:00|
|9.||"Crawl Through Knives"||4:02|
|11.||"Our Infinite Struggle"||3:46|
|13.||"Your Bedtime Story Is Scaring Everyone"||5:25|
- Anders Fridén – vocals
- Björn Gelotte – guitar
- Jesper Strömblad – guitar
- Peter Iwers – bass
- Daniel Svensson – drums
- Additional Musicians
- Örjan Örnkloo – keyboards and programming
- Uppsala Poker HC Crew – additional vocals on "Scream"
- Lisa Miskovsky – additional vocals on "Dead End"
- Additional Personnel
This album was intended for release in the summer or early fall of 2005 but did not occur. The album did get released as a special plexiglass limited to 1000 copies box that features the album split onto 2 discs (with tracks 1-7 being disc 1 and the remainder as disc 2), a certificate pictures on a foil and a DVD. The DVD, features the band playing the album in its entirety, except for the final track of the album. However, the audio is not actually live as it is simply the studio recording played over the video. The DVD also features a photo gallery of the recording sessions of Come Clarity. This is the only In Flames studio album not to have bonus tracks.
|Germany||2006||CD, Album||NB 1309-2||Nuclear Blast|
|Germany||2006||Limited Box, 3xCD + DVD||NB 1643-2, NB 1644-2, NB 1645-2, NB 1637-5||Nuclear Blast|
|United States||February 7, 2006||CD, Album||F062||Ferret Music|
|Ukraine||2006||CD, Album||MR 1848-2||Moon Records|
|Russia||2006||CD, Album||IROND CD 06-1121||Irond|
|Russia||2006||CD, Album, Dig + DVD||IROND CD 06-1121 DL||Irond|
|US||2006||CD, Album, Dig + DVD||F962||Ferret Music|
|Germany||2006||CD, Album, Dig + DVD-V, Dig||NB 1309-0, NB 1637-5||Nuclear Blast|
|US||2006||CD, Album, Promo||F062-2ADV||Ferret Music|
|Germany||2006||CD, Album, Promo||NB 1613-2||Nuclear Blast|
|Germany||2006||LP, Album, Cle||NB 1309-1, 27361 13091||Nuclear Blast|
|Germany||2010||CD, Album, RE||FSR 007||FS Records (2), Tonpool|
- "In Flames Chart Positions". Swedish Charts. 2006. Retrieved 2007-02-11.
- "Come Clarity winning Best Hardrock award at 2007 Grammis.". Grammis. 2007. Retrieved 2007-02-26.
- "In Flames & Bossen bäst". Aftonbladet. 2009. Retrieved 2009-12-29.
- Come Clarity album details
- Come Clarity in the press at the Wayback Machine (archived January 19, 2008)
- Peter Iwers speaks about Come Clarity