Come Clarity

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Come Clarity
Studio album by In Flames
Released February 3, 2006
Recorded November 2004 – May 2005[citation needed]
Genre Melodic death metal
Alternative metal
Length 48:06
Label Ferret (US)
Nuclear Blast (EU)
Toy's Factory (Japan)
Producer Anders Fridén, Björn Gelotte, Jesper Strömblad
In Flames chronology
Soundtrack to Your Escape
(2004)
Come Clarity
(2006)
A Sense of Purpose
(2008)
Singles from Come Clarity
  1. "Take This Life / Leeches"
    Released: February 2006
  2. "Come Clarity"
    Released: 13 December 2006
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[1]
Drowned in Sound 8/10[2]
Pitchfork Media 7.3/10[3]
PopMatters 8/10[4]

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".[citation needed]

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".

Style[edit]

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.

The song "Dead End" is the fourth In Flames song to feature female vocals (the others are "Everlost, Pt. 2" from Lunar Strain, "Whoracle" from Whoracle and "Metaphor" from Reroute to Remain.)

Sales and awards[edit]

The album debuted at number 1 in Sweden[5] 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.

This album has recently won the award for Best Hard Rock Album in the 2007 Grammis (Swedish Grammy Awards) over such nominated albums such as The Haunted's The Dead Eye and HammerFall's Threshold.[6]

Come Clarity was named Best Swedish album of the Past Decade by readers of Swedish newspaper Aftonbladet.[7]

Track listing[edit]

All songs written and composed by Anders Fridén, Björn Gelotte, and Jesper Strömblad

No. Title Length
1. "Take This Life"   3:35
2. "Leeches"   2:55
3. "Reflect the Storm"   4:16
4. "Dead End"   3:22
5. "Scream"   3:12
6. "Come Clarity"   4:15
7. "Vacuum"   3:39
8. "Pacing Death's Trail"   3:00
9. "Crawl Through Knives"   4:02
10. "Versus Terminus"   3:18
11. "Our Infinite Struggle"   3:46
12. "Vanishing Light"   3:14
13. "Your Bedtime Story Is Scaring Everyone"   5:25
Total length:
48:06

Personnel[edit]

In Flames[edit]

Other Personnel[edit]

Additional Musicians
Production
  • Eskil Lövstrom - mixing
  • Pelle Henricsson - mixing & mastering
  • Magnus Lander- tracking
Additional Personnel

Release history[edit]

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.

Region Date Format Catalog Label
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

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