In Flames at First Avenue

posted by MP Johnson

I never fault bands for changing. Go ahead. Try new things. I’ve always got the old stuff to listen to if I don’t like the new stuff. Still, there’s a fine line between adding new dimensions and morphing into a band that plays a completely different genre of music. Early In Flames stuff is classic. That cannot be disputed. Over the years, they’ve introduced more melody and smoother vocals. Songs like “Trigger” worked for me.

But now a line has been crossed. I just watched this new video and it veers a little too close to Linkin Park style mainstream rock. It doesn’t help that it looks like a fucking Nickleback video. I’m done. I’m out.

Actually, I still might go see them at First Avenue. They’ll probably play “Trigger” and maybe throw in one oldie. Hopefully.

Tuesday, January 24
First Avenue
5 PM | $25 | All Ages

Thursday, December 15th, 2011 at 12:00 pm