Sounds of a Playground Fading is the tenth studio album by the Swedish metal band In Flames, released on June 15, 2011 through Century Media/Razzia. This is the first album recorded by In Flames without founding guitarist Jesper Strömblad, who left the band in February 2010  making it also the first In Flames release not to have two guitarists. The track "Deliver Us" was featured in the soundtrack to the video game Saints Row IV.
The band revealed the cover art, track listing and first single, "Deliver Us", on their official Facebook page in April and May 2011. Then on June 3, 2011, aol.com streamed the entire album on their music network. In Flames have played this album in their European tour with support from Noctiferia, as part of the Defenders of the Faith III tour with Trivium, Rise to Remain, Ghost and Insense, and with Trivium in their North American Tour.
Sounds of a Playground Fading received generally positive reviews. Review aggregate Metacritic gave the album a 68 out of 100 based on 6 professional critics. It debuted at number 27 on the US Billboard 200 album chart; number 2 on the Top Hard Rock Chart, number 7 on the Top Rock Chart and number 5 on the Top Independent Chart. It also debuted at Number 1 of the Media Control German Albums chart, and at Number 12 of the Billboard Canadian Albums chart
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