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In Flames - The Jester Race (1996)
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In Flames - The Jester Race cover art

The Jester Race

TypeStudio Full-length
GenresMelodic Death Metal
LabelsNuclear Blast
Ranked#19 for 1996 , #624 all-time
Reviews :  1
Comments :  1
Total votes :  2
Rating :  90 / 100
Have :  6         Want :  0
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Last modified by SludgeLeader
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The Jester Race Information

Track listing (Songs)

2.The Jester's Dance2:09951
3.Artifacts of the Black Rain3:171001
5.Lord Hypnos4:01951
6.Dead Eternity5:01951
7.The Jester Race4:51901
8.December Flower4:10901
10.Dead God in Me4:15851

Line-up (Members)

  • Anders Fridén : Vocals, Additional Drums
  • Glenn Ljungström : Lead Guitar
  • Jesper Strömblad : Lead Guitar, Keyboards
  • Johan Larsson : Bass, Backing Vocals
  • Björn Gelotte : Drums, Lead Guitar

Guest / session musicians

  • Fredrik Johansson : Lead Guitar (track 8)
  • Kaspar Dahlqvist : Keyboards (track 9)
  • Fredrik Nordström : Keyboards
  • Oscar Dronjak : Additional Vocals (track 6)

Production staff / artist

  • Jocke Göthberg : Lyrics (track 6)
  • Niklas Sundin : Lyrics
  • Glenn Ljungström : Logo
  • Kenneth Johansson : Photography
  • Staffan Olofsson : Mastering
  • Patrik Hellgren : Engineering
  • Fredrik Nordström : Producer, Engineering
  • Andreas Marschall : Cover Art, Artwork
  • Anders Fridén : Lyrics
Additional notes
Recorded and mixed at Studio Fredman in November 1995.
Co-produced by In Flames.

Original release licensed to Nuclear Blast Records by Wrong Again Records.
The band was under contract to WAR, but WAR never released their own edition of this album - early editions bore both labels' logos and stated "Licensed from Wrong Again Records".

Japan bonus tracks are demos of "Dead Eternity" (5:02) & "The Inborn Lifeless" (3:22).
"The Inborn Lifeless" is an early version of "Dead God in Me".
Original Japanese release features different artwork.

Reissued in 2002 with the "Black Ash Inheritance" EP added (artwork).

Quotation in "Lord Hypnos" taken from William Wordsworth's "Ode: Intimations of Immortality from Recollections of Early Childhood".

The Jester Race Reviews

Reviewer :    (90/100)
Date : 
Sweden Gothenburg Sound를 만방에 알린 In Flames의 The Jester Race 앨범이다. In Flames의 앨범 중 가장 지명도가 높고 많은 분들이 Melodic Death Metal 계열 최고작중 하나로 지목하고 있기도 하다. 깔끔한 기타리프와 단음위주의 멜로디컬한 리드기타의 환상적인 조화는 격정적인 보컬보다도 호소력있고 깊은 인상을 남기며 In Flames 사운드의 주요요소로 역할하게 된다. Sinergy, Hammerfall의 앨범에도 세션 게스트로 참여하는 등 왕성한 활동을 펼치는 Jesper Stromblad의 멋진 멜로디메이킹에 흠뻑 취하게 될 것이다. 멜로디컬한 단음 리드기타의 환상적인 음의 향연을 들을 수 있는 Artifacts Of The Black Rain, The Jester's Dance등 전곡이 고른 완성도로 안배되어 있다.

Killing Track : Artifacts Of The Black Rain
Best Track : The Jester's Dance , Lord Hypnos , Dead Eternity

The Jester Race Comments

스웨덴 멜데스에 있어서 하나의 나침반같은 앨범. 멜데스의 방향을 제시했으며 수많은 아류작들을 탄생시킨 장본인격의 앨범이기도 하다. 물흐르듯 부드러운 전개와 구성의 곡들로 가득차 있는 놀라운 앨범.

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