In Flames – The Tokyo Showdown: Live in Japan – Review

In Flames

The Tokyo Showdown: Live in Japan (Nuclear Blast)
by Scott Hefflon

In Flames now has a live album with most of the hits of their handful of now-legendary “rocker” take on soaring’n’ripping melodic death metal. The mix is kinda thick, unlike the studio albums that are always so crisp, and the kick drum kinda thuds annoyingly loud. Clayman, Colony, and Whoracle are all must-haves for metal fans, and while I’d like to recommend this as a “best-of” type thing, the sound here just doesn’t do the songs justice.
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