Reroute to Remain

Reroute to Remain is the sixth studio album by In Flames. The album was released on September 3, 2002 on Nuclear Blast. Reroute to Remain was In Flames' first big step towards mainstream music, and was rejected by sections of In Flames' fan base upon its release. It is sometimes viewed as a transitional album between Clayman and Soundtrack to Your Escape. The album's more accessible sound attracted many new fans, and launched In Flames into the US metal scene, securing them the top spot at Ozzfest. However, many fans of In Flames' earlier albums rejected this release, claiming that the band had sold out because of its American influences from scenes like alternative metal, nu metal and metalcore. Despite this, the album peaked at #13 on the Top Independent Albums chart.

Two singles were released, "Trigger" and "Cloud Connected." The music video for Cloud Connected simply shows In Flames in a barren landscape (actually a studio), and also shows the band members (starting with Anders), putting their face up against what seemed to be porthole, seeming heavily influenced on a Stargate theme. The music video for "Trigger" has the band performing for fans while fellow Swedish band Soilwork observes from a distance and appears to be at odds with In Flames. A video for "Rejection Role" from Figure Number Five, Soilwork's album of the time, reverses this gag role.

Track listing

All songs written by Björn Gelotte, Jesper Strömblad and Anders Fridén. Lyrics by Anders Fridén except "Reroute to Remain" and "Dismiss the Cynics", co-written by Helena Lindsjö.

  1. "Reroute to Remain" – 3:53
  2. "System" – 3:39
  3. "Drifter" – 3:10
  4. "Trigger" – 4:58
  5. "Cloud Connected" – 3:40
  6. "Transparent" – 4:03
  7. "Dawn of a New Day" – 3:40
  8. "Egonomic" – 2:36
  9. "Minus" – 3:45
  10. "Dismiss the Cynics" – 3:38
  11. "Free Fall" – 3:58
  12. "Dark Signs" – 3:20
  13. "Metaphor" – 3:39
  14. "Black & White" – 3:33

Bonus Tracks

  1. "Colony (Live)" - 5:11 (Bonus track for Japan and Korea)
  2. "Trigger (Edit)" - 4:05 (Bonus track for 2008 re-release)
  3. "Watch Them Feed" - 3:11 (Bonus track for 2008 re-release)
  4. "Land Of Confusion" - 3:22 (Bonus track for 2008 re-release)
  5. "Cloud Connected (Club Connected Remix)" - 4:11 (Bonus track for 2008 re-release)
  6. "Moonshield (C64 Karaoke Version)" - 3:26 (Bonus track for 2008 re-release)



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