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Siren Charms is the eleventh studio album by the Swedish metal band In Flames.[2][3] It was released on September 5, 2014 and September 9th in the United States via Sony Music Entertainment.

The eighth track on the disc, "Rusted Nail", was the lead single released on June 13, 2014. Shortly after this release they also briefly streamed a second new track 'Through Oblivion' online. On 9 September 2014 In Flames released their new music video for the song "Everything's Gone."

Critical reception[]

 Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
Source Rating
Metacritic 52/100[4]
Review scores
Source Rating
About.com 3/5 stars3/5 stars3/5 stars3/5 stars3/5 stars[5]
Allmusic 3/5 stars3/5 stars3/5 stars3/5 stars3/5 stars[1]
Blabbermouth.net 7/10[6]
Sputnikmusic 1.5/5 stars1.5/5 stars1.5/5 stars1.5/5 stars1.5/5 stars[7]
Ultimate Guitar 4.8/10 stars4.8/10 stars4.8/10 stars4.8/10 stars4.8/10 stars4.8/10 stars4.8/10 stars4.8/10 stars4.8/10 stars4.8/10 stars[4]
Kerrang! 2/5 stars2/5 stars2/5 stars2/5 stars2/5 stars[4]

The album has received generally mixed reviews from music critics. At Metacritic, which assigns a normalized rating out of 100 to reviews from critics, the album received an average score of 52, which indicates "mixed or average reviews", based on 4 reviews.[4] Gregory Heaney of Allmusic described Siren Charms as "a bit too casual." However he stated it as "a solidly written and executed metal album" and that fans of the bands latest material will likely enjoy it.[1] About.com critic Chad Bowar wrote: "While not a perfect album by any means, Siren Charms is not the abomination some have made it out to be." He also further added: "There are plenty of solid songs, with the album’s charms diminished by a few uneven ones."[5] Kyle Ward of Sputnikmusic however panned the album, describing it as "an unforgivable misstep containing oversights in both songwriting and execution that such a veteran band should be able to spot and correct."[7]

Track listing[]

All songs written and composed by Anders Fridén and Björn Gelotte

No. Title Length
1. "In Plain View"   4:05
2. "Everything's Gone"   3:24
3. "Paralyzed"   4:15
4. "Through Oblivion"   3:37
5. "With Eyes Wide Open"   3:58
6. "Siren Charms"   3:05
7. "When the World Explodes" (feat. Emilia Feldt) 4:39
8. "Rusted Nail"   4:55
9. "Dead Eyes"   5:23
10. "Monsters in the Ballroom"   3:53
11. "Filtered Truth"   3:31
Total length:
44:43


Note: Track times contain an extra two seconds of silence at the end of each song on the Deluxe CD version of the album.



Personnel[]

In Flames
  • Anders Fridénvocals
  • Björn Gelotteguitar
  • Niclas Engelin – guitar
  • Peter Iwersbass
  • Daniel Svenssondrums, percussion
Additional musicians
  • Örjan Örnkloo – keyboards, programming
  • Emilia Feldt – backing vocals (7)
  • The Head Jester Choir – choir (8)
  • Martin Rubashov – backing vocals (9)
Other personnel
  • Erik Jaime – art direction
  • Andreas Werling – art direction, design, management
  • Blake Armstrong – artwork, illustration
  • In Flames – co-production
  • Arnold Lindberg – additional drum editing
  • Roberto Laghi – engineering, production
  • Daniel Bergstrand – engineering, production, backing vocals
  • Jez Hale – management
  • Tom Coyne – mastering
  • Michael Ilbert – mixing

References[]

External links[]

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