Sounds of a Playground Fading

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Sounds of a Playground Fading
Studio album by In Flames
Released15 Juin 2011
(See release dates)
Recordit11 October 2010–25 Januar 2011 at IF Studios, Gothenburg, Swaden
GenreAlternative metal
LabelCentury Media, Razzia
ProducerRoberto Laghi, Anders Fridén
In Flames chronology
A Sense of Purpose
(2008)A Sense of Purpose2008
Sounds of a Playground Fading
Singles frae Sounds of a Playground Fading
  1. "Deliver Us"
    Released: 7 Mey 2011
  2. "Where the Dead Ships Dwell"
    Released: 14 November 2011
Profeesional ratins
Review scores
Springheid Ratin
Allmusic 3.5/5 stars[1]
Kerrang! 4/5 stars[2]
Metal Hammer 6/7 stars[3]
Metal Storm 6/10 stars[4]
Sputnikmusic 3/5 stars[5]

Sounds of a Playground Fading is the tent studio album bi the Swadish melodic daith metal baund In Flames, released on Juin 15, 2011 through Century Media Records/Razzia.[6] This is the first album recordit bi In Flames athoot foondin guitarist Jesper Strömblad, who left the baund in Februar 2010.[7]

Backgrund[eedit | eedit soorce]

Accordin tae Anders, this album features increasinly wide vocal registers an reduced screams an gruwls.[8] In addition, some of the album's songs "pretty much go against the hard rock formula."[6]

Writin an recordin[eedit | eedit soorce]

The entire album wis composed bi Björn Gelotte. The guitar solos, unlike maist ither albums, wur able tae be pre-planned oot an wirkit muckle better accordin tae the in-studio report.

Release an promotion[eedit | eedit soorce]

The baund revealed the cover airt, track leetin an first single, "Deliver Us", on their offeecial Facebook page. Then on Juin 3, 2011, streamed the entire album on their muisic network.[9]

Reception[eedit | eedit soorce]

Sounds of a Playground Fading debuted at number 27 on the Billboard 200 album chairt in the Unitit States. The record an aa debuted at number 2 on the Top Hard Rock Chart, number 7 on the Top Rock Chairt an number 5 on the Top Independent Chairt. In addition, it an aa debuted at Number 1 o the Billboard German Albums chairt, an at Number 12 o the Billboard Canadian Albums chart[10]

Track leetin[eedit | eedit soorce]

Aw muisic written bi Björn Gelotte an aw leerics bi Anders Fridén. Aw sangs arranged bi In Flames.[11]

1."Sounds Of A Playground Fading"4:44
2."Deliver Us"3:31
3."All for Me"4:31
4."The Puzzle"4:34
5."Fear Is the Weakness"4:07
6."Where the Dead Ships Dwell"4:27
7."The Attic"3:18
8."Darker Times"3:25
10."Enter Tragedy"3:59
11."Jester's Door"2:38
12."A New Dawn"5:52

Personnel[eedit | eedit soorce]

In Flames

Release Dates[eedit | eedit soorce]

Region Date
Swaden 15 Juin 2011
Germany, Austrick, Swisserland & Norawa[12] 17 Juin 2011
Europe (Excludin Spain, Italy, Finland, Hungary)[12] 20 Juin 2011
North Americae, Spain & Italy[12] 21 Juin 2011
Finland & Hungary[12] 22 Juin 2011
Australie & New Zealand[12] 24 Juin 2011

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. Monger, James Christopher (2011 [last update]). "Sounds of a Playground Fading In Flames | AllMusic". Retrieved 20 August 2011. Check date values in: |year= (help)
  2. "In Flames - Sounds of a Sell-Out Review". Kerrang!.
  3. "In Flames review". Metal Hammer. Retrieved 16 June 2011. Italic or bold markup not allowed in: |publisher= (help)
  4. "In Flames - Sounds Of A Playground Fading review". Metal Storm.
  5. "In Flames review". Sputnikmusic. Retrieved 16 June 2011. Italic or bold markup not allowed in: |publisher= (help)
  6. 6.0 6.1 "In Flames Signs with Century Media Records". Roadrunner. March 28, 2011. Retrieved March 28, 2011.
  7. Jesper Strömblad (12 February 2010). "JESPER STRÖMBLAD LEAVES IN FLAMES". Anders, Peter, Daniel & Björn. In Flames Myspace Blog. Retrieved 1 February 2011.
  8. Kim (14 January 2011). "Sounds of a Playground Fading". Kim bloggar. Retrieved 1 February 2011.
  9. Kim (3 June 2011). "In Flames - Sounds Of A Playground Fading - Streaming". Metal CallOut. Retrieved 3 June 2011.
  10. "Sounds of a Playground Fading chart position". July 2011. Retrieved 2011-07-07.
  11. "In Flames - In The Studio Episode #2". In Flames Youtube Channel. Retrieved 5 May 2011.
  12. 12.0 12.1 12.2 12.3 12.4 "In Flames: New Album Artwork, Track Listing Revealed". Roadrunner. April 13, 2011. Retrieved April 13, 2011.

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