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Band
In Flames
Title
Trigger EP
Type
LP/EP
Company
Nuclear Blast
YOR
2003
Style
Death
2/20/2004 - Review by: Frank Hill
In Flames 2003 Trigger EP - Reviewed by Nailer

Track Listing
1. Trigger
2. Watch Them Feed
3. Land of Confusion
4. Cloud Connected
5. Moonshield
6. Trigger (video)
7. Cloud Connected (videos)
In Flames is a band I've liked from first listen. Their mix of brutality and melody hooked me right in, but I can't say that I really wanted to spend the bones for the "Trigger" EP. When I came across it in the used bin, I snapped it up sure that I was getting a hot deal. It's probably best that I got it there because it added little positive to my perception of the band. From the prior "Reroute to Remain", the song "Trigger" was cut down to a single; for where, I don't know. "Cloud Connected" was redone as a club remix; for what clubs, I don't know. "Watch Them Feed" is a decent thrash-up, but the rest is pretty pointless for me. Next is a remake of the Genesis song "Land of Confusion". Its subject matter of facelessness in a modern world does fit the band philosophy that I've gathered, but the song itself musically does little. "Moonshield" is done without lyrics, Karaoke" style, so you can sing it yourself. It's electronic noise that I don't want to sing to, really.

Hopefully, this CD was realeased isn't an indicator of the directions they want to persue

Bottom Line: For collectors and hardcore completist fans only.


--Nailer 02.20.04
  • 1 :REVIEW COUNT
    N/A :AVE RATING

ALL REVIEWS FOR: IN FLAMES
TITLE
DOR
COMPANY
REVIEWER DATE MADE RATING
A Sense of Purpose
2008
Nuclear Blast
Frank Hill6/12/2008
3
Battles
2016
Nuclear Blast
Eric Compton1/19/2017
3
Come Clarity
2006
Ferret Records
Frank Hill3/8/2006
-
Lunar Strain/Subterranean (Reissues)
2005
Candlelight
Eric Compton6/17/2005
-
Reroute to Remain
2002
Nuclear Blast
Guest1/21/2003
-
Siren Charms
2014
Sony Music
Frank Hill10/20/2014
3
Sounds of a Playground Fading
2011
Century Media
Eric Compton8/5/2011
3.5
Soundtrack to Your Escape
2004
Nuclear Blast
Greg Watson4/30/2004
-
The Mirror's Truth
2008
Nuclear Blast
Frank Hill3/14/2008
4
Trigger EP
2003
Nuclear Blast
Frank Hill2/20/2004
-

ALL INTERVIEWS FOR: IN FLAMES
INTERVIEW INTERVIEWER DATE TAGLINE
Anders FridenGreg Watson7/9/2004


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