Siren Charms

Siren Charms
In Flames - Siren Charms (album cover).jpg
Studio album by
Released 9 September 2014 (2014-09-09)
Recorded December 2013 at Hansa Studios, Berlin
Genre Alternative metal
Length 44:43
Label Sony Music
Producer
  • Daniel Bergstrand
  • Roberto Laghi
  • In Flames
In Flames chronology
Sounds of a Playground Fading
(2011)
Siren Charms
(2014)
Battles
(2016)
Singles from Siren Charms
  1. "Rusted Nail"
    Released: 13 June 2014
  2. "Through Oblivion"
    Released: 2014
  3. "Paralyzed"
    Released: 2015

Siren Charms is the eleventh studio album by the Swedish metal band In Flames.[1][2] It was released on 5 September 2014 and 9 September in the United States via Sony Music Entertainment. Siren Charms is the first album to feature guitarist Niclas Engelin and the last album to feature long time drummer Daniel Svensson before his departure in 2015.

The eighth track on the disc, "Rusted Nail", was the album's lead single, released on 13 June 2014. Shortly after this release, the band briefly streamed a second track, "Through Oblivion", online. On 9 September 2014, In Flames released an additional music video for the song "Everything's Gone". Finally, a video for "Paralyzed" was released on 15 February 2015.

Critical reception

Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
Source Rating
Metacritic 52/100[3]
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic [5]
Blabbermouth.net 7/10[6]
Sputnikmusic [7]
Kerrang! [3]

Siren Charms 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.[3] 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 band's latest material will likely enjoy it. 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 tracks are written by Anders Fridén and Björn Gelotte.

Personnel

In Flames
Additional musicians
  • Örjan Örnkloo – keyboards, programming
  • Emilia Feldt – backing vocals on "When the World Explodes"
  • The Head Jester Choir – choir on "Rusted Nail"
  • Martin Rubashov – backing vocals on "Dead Eyes"
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

Charts

Chart (2014) Peak
position
Australian Albums (ARIA)[8] 33
Austrian Albums (Ö3 Austria)[9] 7
Belgian Albums (Ultratop Flanders)[10] 62
Belgian Albums (Ultratop Wallonia)[11] 68
Canadian Albums (Billboard)[12] 12
Danish Albums (Hitlisten)[13] 28
Finnish Albums (Suomen virallinen lista)[14] 1
French Albums (SNEP)[15] 87
German Albums (Offizielle Top 100)[16] 7
Italian Albums (FIMI)[17] 89
Japanese Albums (Oricon)[18] 23
Norwegian Albums (VG-lista)[19] 6
Scottish Albums (OCC)[20] 38
Spanish Albums (PROMUSICAE)[21] 60
Swedish Albums (Sverigetopplistan)[22] 1
Swiss Albums (Schweizer Hitparade)[23] 9
UK Albums (OCC)[24] 52
UK Rock & Metal Albums (OCC)[25] 4
US Billboard 200[26] 26
US Independent Albums (Billboard)[27] 6
US Top Hard Rock Albums (Billboard)[28] 1
US Top Rock Albums (Billboard)[29] 6

References

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  4. ^ Bowar, Chad (9 September 2014). "In Flames Siren Charms Review". Retrieved 10 September 2014.
  5. ^ Heaney, Gregory (8 September 2014). "Allmusic review "Siren Charms". Retrieved 11 September 2014.
  6. ^ Van Horn Jr., Ray. "IN FLAMES - "Siren Charms"". Retrieved 1 October 2014.
  7. ^ a b Ward, Kyle (6 September 2014). "Sputnik Music In Flames Siren Charms review". Retrieved 7 September 2014.
  8. ^ "Australiancharts.com – In Flames – Siren Charms". Hung Medien. Retrieved 22 September 2014.
  9. ^ "Austriancharts.at – In Flames – Siren Charms" (in German). Hung Medien. Retrieved 22 September 2014.
  10. ^ "Ultratop.be – In Flames – Siren Charms" (in Dutch). Hung Medien. Retrieved 22 September 2014.
  11. ^ "Ultratop.be – In Flames – Siren Charms" (in French). Hung Medien. Retrieved 22 September 2014.
  12. ^ "In Flames Chart History (Canadian Albums)". Billboard. Retrieved 22 September 2014.
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  14. ^ "In Flames: Siren Charms" (in Finnish). Musiikkituottajat – IFPI Finland. Retrieved 15 September 2014.
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  16. ^ "Officialcharts.de – In Flames – Siren Charms". GfK Entertainment Charts. Retrieved 22 September 2014.
  17. ^ "Italiancharts.com – In Flames – Siren Charms". Hung Medien. Retrieved 14 September 2014.
  18. ^ サイレン・チャームズ (in Japanese). Oricon. Retrieved 22 September 2014.
  19. ^ "Norwegiancharts.com – In Flames – Siren Charms". Hung Medien. Retrieved 15 September 2014.
  20. ^ September 2014/40/ "Official Scottish Albums Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 22 September 2014.
  21. ^ "Spanishcharts.com – In Flames – Siren Charms". Hung Medien. Retrieved 22 September 2014.
  22. ^ "Swedishcharts.com – In Flames – Siren Charms". Hung Medien. Retrieved 22 September 2014.
  23. ^ "Swisscharts.com – In Flames – Siren Charms". Hung Medien. Retrieved 22 September 2014.
  24. ^ "In Flames | Artist | Official Charts". UK Albums Chart. Retrieved 22 September 2014.
  25. ^ "Archive Chart". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 22 September 2014.
  26. ^ "In Flames Chart History (Billboard 200)". Billboard. Retrieved 22 September 2014.
  27. ^ "In Flames Chart History (Independent Albums)". Billboard. Retrieved 22 September 2014.
  28. ^ "In Flames Chart History (Top Hard Rock Albums)". Billboard. Retrieved 22 September 2014.
  29. ^ "In Flames Chart History (Top Rock Albums)". Billboard. Retrieved 22 September 2014.

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