As someone who has been following In Flames since 2006 and accepted every bit of love and hate they get, I was very impressed and pleased with this album. Siren Charms was the clearcut worst album they have ever done, it's really not even close (althought Lunar Strain actually sucks too). I was very concerned after that release that it was time to call it quits. I enjoyed Battles, and felt they did some newer things that didn't necessarily work, but they weren't afraid of risks anymore. It's been clear that was an issue with albums that are looked as as "masterpieces" now with ASOP and SOAPF. Songs like Before I Fall and In My Room were forgotten jams from that album and should have really gotten more recognition.
As for this album, I really only found two songs that stood out as, alright not for me. This Is (Our House) is pretty much the biggest bit of bait for a reason to hate what In Flames has become, and All The Pain just didn't flow well. The rest of the album? Great work. Many solid tracks here that have already been mentioned but I felt the need to comment as I don't think Anders is going to get enough credit for the effort put into Stay With Me. I did not think in any way shape or form he was capable of singing in a ballad form that cleanly and logically. It's not perfect, but about as good as you can possibly expect. When he has tried it before (The Chosen Pessimist, Wallflower) they ended up dragging too long and not showcasing his voice's progression (yet it's also a regression let's be real)
Couple days late on this really but I just felt the need to get out some opinions of support for these guys. They were my nucleus of metal and allowed me to branch out into other genres so I will always love them for that.
I, The Mask
I Am Above
Stay With Me