We’ve already featured the first song — “Deliver Us” — from the new album by In Flames, Sounds of A Playground Fading, and pronounced it a noticeable step up from the disappointments on A Sense of Purpose (that post is here). It’s a damned catchy song with better vocals by Anders than he delivered on AOP. No, it’s not a return to the glory days of Clayman, but this band has been there, done that, and have moved on, whether diehard fans like us approve or not. At least “Deliver Us” provides some hope for a better version of the current In Flames than ASOP.
This morning we saw the official video for “Deliver Us” and it’s a very tasty piece of eye candy — beautifully filmed, with striking images of a shining ferris wheel at night and fireworks blazing in the sky — and the band members blazing away on their instruments inside the ferris wheel cars. I’ll leave the connection between the imagery and the song’s lyrics to other cinematics. I’ll just say it’s fun to watch (and that song continues to grow on us). See it after the jump (you might want to take this one to full-screen if you can) . . .
Guys got some budget ey?! Any idea where it’s shot? Can’t imagine they managed to book the London Eye.
Also, the album cover concept is very cool, but am I the only to think it’s a bit minimal? I mean, Anachronaeon’s upcoming album has something very similar, but is executed about a billion times better:
According to the press release, the clip was filmed a few weeks ago at the Göteborgshjulet (The Wheel of Gothenburg) in Gothenburg, Sweden by director Patric Ullaeus of Revolver Film Company. Göteborgshjulet was inaugurated in the spring 2010 and is situated on the waterfront, right next to the opera house. The wheel is 60-meters high (200 feet).
That cover is for the single. The cover for the album is similar, but not the same:
Critique stays. The cover lacks detail.
As for the ferris wheel: that’s a shit’s cool!
You don’t see enough flat caps in metal these days.
The new IN FLAMES video for “Deliver Us“ will be premiered on http://new.music.yahoo.com.
It would have been better with open cars and the fireworks shooting from various locations on the ferris wheel. Still, not bad.