Reroute to Remain

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Reroute to Remain
In Flames - Reroute to Remain.png
Studio album by
Released3 September 2002
Recorded2002
GenreMelodic death metal, alternative metal
Length51:39
LabelNuclear Blast
ProducerDaniel Bergstrand
In Flames chronology
Clayman
(2000)
Reroute to Remain
(2002)
Soundtrack to Your Escape
(2004)
Singles from Reroute to Remain
  1. "Cloud Connected"
    Released: 4 November 2002
  2. "Trigger"
    Released: 10 June 2003 (EP)
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic4.5/5 stars[1]
Rock Hard (de)9/10[2]
Ultimate Guitar9/10 stars[3]

Reroute to Remain (subtitled: Fourteen Songs of Conscious Insanity, and on reissue: Fourteen Songs of Conscious Madness) is the sixth studio album by the Swedish metal band In Flames. The album saw a major change in musical style and was In Flames' second considerable step in the direction of a new sound, and was met with rejection among many of their fanbase. The album's more accessible sound attracted many new fans and popularized In Flames' name within the American heavy metal scene, helping to secure a top spot at Ozzfest. This was the band's first album to present singles, which were "Trigger" and "Cloud Connected".

Track listing[edit]

All lyrics written by Anders Fridén.

No.TitleLength
1."Reroute to Remain"3:53
2."System"3:39
3."Drifter"3:10
4."Trigger"4:58
5."Cloud Connected"3:40
6."Transparent"4:03
7."Dawn of a New Day"3:40
8."Egonomic"2:36
9."Minus"3:45
10."Dismiss the Cynics"3:38
11."Free Fall"3:58
12."Dark Signs"3:20
13."Metaphor"3:39
14."Black & White"3:33

Credits[edit]

Reception[edit]

Critical reception[edit]

Despite initially receiving a mixed response from fans, the album received mostly favorable reviews. In 2005, Reroute to Remain was ranked number 326 in Rock Hard magazine's book of The 500 Greatest Rock & Metal Albums of All Time.[4]

Charts[edit]

The album peaked at No. 13 on the Billboard Independent Albums chart.[5]

Chart (2002) Peak
position
German Album Charts[6] 23

References[edit]

  1. ^ Sheaks, Matthias. "Allmusic review". Retrieved 27 May 2013.
  2. ^ Albrecht, Frank. "Rock Hard review". issue 184. Retrieved 27 May 2013.
  3. ^ Albrecht, Frank. "Rock Hard review". issue 184. Archived from the original on 24 October 2014. Retrieved 27 May 2013.
  4. ^ [...], Rock Hard (Hrsg.). [Red.: Michael Rensen. Mitarb.: Götz Kühnemund] (2005). Best of Rock & Metal die 500 stärksten Scheiben aller Zeiten. Königswinter: Heel. p. 80. ISBN 3-89880-517-4.
  5. ^ "Billboard Independent charts". Retrieved 27 May 2013.
  6. ^ "charts.de". Retrieved 27 May 2013.