5 comments on “IN FLAMES – Behind The Jester’s Door

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  2. I have been listening to In flames since someone handed me the Jester Race back when i was in high school. Since then the entire In Flames image and sound has captivated me. At the time i was looking for a sound. One that really spoke to me, one that would channel feeling and thought that every adolescent struggles with. As i aged into a man i almost feel like In Flames aged with me. In ways this is a beautiful thing, however, with growth also come pain. I find it very interesting that my two favorite IF albums would be the Jester Race and A Sense of Purpose. Two opposite ends of the spectrum when it comes to their musical spectrum. I have been on every in flames band wagon between those two albums as well, however this new album and underlying themes have me scared for the band that has supplied the soundtrack to my life so far. I understand that i am sure that it was due to circumstances out of everyones control, but Jesper leaving, for me, is like a flickering heart beat for my In Flames enthusiasm. He was the founding member, and i am sure inspiration behind the jester theme. Through each album there was this soul to its message: Jester Race – struggles of man, Whoracle – death of man, Colony – rebirth of man, and literally on the cover of Clayman… the perfect mam. Written like a book series playing on into another. Each a;bum with the jesters (or jesper’s) stamp on it… jester race, jesters script…etc. And now, the jester’s door. Is this some kind of ode to Jesper, basically you guys “showing him the door”. It pains me to know this is the final chapter in a musical genius’s carrier. Though he may do other things it will never be in flames. My favorite little blurb out of in flames media is during the disconnected guitar lesson where bjorn turns and says…”you need to be really fast with your picking hand, im not…so usually he does it”. I just think as Bjorn always says, he may be playing over his skill level. Unfortunatly the simplicity of the new album and the outsourcing to other artists to cover the lack of writing ability it looking obvious… and the Jester Door is the mocking cried of sailors, standing on a sinking ship… or where the dead ship dwells…*RIM SHOT*

  3. That story is absolutely hilarious. Brofist Anders, it can’t be fun to have to put up with so much hate.

  4. I really don’t understand the critisizm about flames’s new albums..they evolve, improving their song writing and playing skills. I have never seen so much solos and cool melodys such as in the new “sotf” album (except Arch Enemy’s albums off course..:] )

  5. From the minute I heard this track, I thought it was about Jesper and at times I thought Jesper wrote the words.

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