Reroute to Remain

Reroute to Remain (subtitled: Fourteen Songs of Conscious Insanity, and on reissue: Fourteen Songs of Conscious Madness) is the sixth studio album by Swedish heavy metal band In Flames, released in September 2002.

Reroute to Remain
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Studio album by
Released3 September 2002
Recorded2002
Genre
Length51:39
LabelNuclear Blast
ProducerDaniel Bergstrand
In Flames chronology
Clayman
(2000)
Reroute to Remain
(2002)
Soundtrack to Your Escape
(2004)
Singles from Reroute to Remain
  1. "Cloud Connected"
    Released: 4 November 2002
  2. "Trigger"
    Released: 10 June 2003 (EP)
Music video
"Cloud Connected" on YouTube
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic[1]
Rock Hard9/10[2]
Ultimate Guitar[3]

The album saw a major change in musical style and was met with rejection among many of the band's fanbase. The album's more accessible sound attracted many new fans and popularized In Flames' name within the American heavy metal scene, helping to secure a top spot at Ozzfest. It was the band's first album to present singles, which were Trigger and Cloud Connected. The band would continue to use guitars tuned to Drop A# standard on this album with some songs tuned to C standard with the exception of Transparent which was tuned down to Drop G.

ReceptionEdit

Critical receptionEdit

Despite initially receiving a mixed response from fans, the album received mostly favorable reviews. In 2005, Reroute to Remain was ranked number 326 in Rock Hard magazine's book of The 500 Greatest Rock & Metal Albums of All Time.[4]

ChartsEdit

The album peaked at No. 13 on the Billboard Independent Albums chart.[5]

Track listingEdit

All music is composed by Björn Gelotte, Jesper Strömblad and Anders Fridén. All lyrics are written by Anders Fridén except where noted

No.TitleLyricsLength
1."Reroute to Remain"Fridén, Helena Lindsjö3:53
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"Fridén, Lindsjö3:38
11."Free Fall" 3:58
12."Dark Signs" 3:20
13."Metaphor" 3:39
14."Black & White" 3:33
Total length:51:39
Japanese & Korean reissue
No.TitleAlbumLength
15."Colony (Live)"Colony5:11
Total length:56:50
2010 re-release
No.TitleLength
15."Watch Them Feed"3:12
16."Land of Confusion" (Genesis cover)3:22
17."Cloud Connected (Club Connected Remix)"4:11
Total length:62:24

CreditsEdit

ChartsEdit

Charts (2002) Peak
position
Austrian Albums (Ö3 Austria)[6] 67
Finnish Albums (Suomen virallinen lista)[7] 5
French Albums (SNEP)[8] 81
German Albums (Offizielle Top 100)[9] 23
Swedish Albums (Sverigetopplistan)[10] 5
US Heatseekers Albums (Billboard)[11] 10
US Independent Albums (Billboard)[12] 13

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Sheaks, Matthias. "Allmusic review". Retrieved 27 May 2013.
  2. ^ Albrecht, Frank. "Rock Hard review". issue 184. Retrieved 27 May 2013.
  3. ^ Albrecht, Frank. "Rock Hard review". issue 184. Archived from the original on 24 October 2014. Retrieved 27 May 2013.
  4. ^ Best of Rock & Metal - Die 500 stärksten Scheiben aller Zeiten. Rock Hard. 2005. p. 80. ISBN 3-89880-517-4.
  5. ^ "Billboard Independent charts". Retrieved 27 May 2013.
  6. ^ "Austriancharts.at – In Flames – Reroute To Remain" (in German). Hung Medien. Retrieved 18 December 2021.
  7. ^ "In Flames: Reroute To Remain" (in Finnish). Musiikkituottajat – IFPI Finland. Retrieved 18 December 2021.
  8. ^ "Lescharts.com – In Flames – Reroute To Remain". Hung Medien. Retrieved 18 December 2021.
  9. ^ "Offiziellecharts.de – In Flames – Reroute To Remain" (in German). GfK Entertainment Charts. Retrieved 18 December 2021.
  10. ^ "Swedishcharts.com – In Flames – Reroute To Remain". Hung Medien. Retrieved 18 December 2021.
  11. ^ "In Flames Chart History (Heatseekers Albums)". Billboard. Retrieved 18 December 2021.
  12. ^ "In Flames Chart History (Independent Albums)". Billboard. Retrieved 18 December 2021.