ClayMan – In Flames 2000

Clayman is the fifth album by Swedish metal band In Flames . The album was released by Nuclear Blast on July 25, 2000. Most of the lyrics deal with depression and internal struggles. The album’s cover art is based is Leonardo da Vinci ‘s Vitruvian Man drawing.

The Jester Head appears in the background, both on the cover, and in the album booklet itself. Music videos were made for “Pinball Map” (directed by Tamara Jordan) and “Only for the Weak”.

Reception

In 2005, Clayman was ranked No. 448 in Hard rock magazine’s book The 500 Greatest Rock & Metal Albums of All Time . [4]

Track listing

All lyrics written by Anders Fridén ; all music composed by Jesper Strömblad and Björn Gelotte .

No. title length
1. “Bullet Ride” 4:42
2. Pinball Map 4:08
3. “Only for the Weak” 4:55
4. “… as the Future Repeats Today” 3:27
5. “Square Nothing” 3:57
6. “Clayman” 3:28
7. “Satellites and Astronauts” 5:00
8. “Brush the Dust Away” 3:17
9. “Swim” 3:14
10. “Suburban Me” 3:35
11. “Another Day in Quicksand” 3:56
2000 Japan Pressing; some 2003 Asian releases
No. title length
12. “Strong and Smart” ( No Fun at All Cover) 2:22
2005 Deluxe edition; 2008 Reloaded edition
No. title length
12. “Strong and Smart” (No Fun at All Cover) 2:22
13. “World of Promises” ( Treat cover) 3:49
2010 re-release
No. title length
12. “Only for the Weak” (Live version)
13. Pinball Map (Live version)
14. “Strong and Smart” (No Fun at All Cover) 2:22

Staff

In Flames

  • Anders Fridén – vocals
  • Jesper Strömblad – guitar
  • Björn Gelotte – guitar
  • Peter Iwers – bass
  • Daniel Svensson – drums

Additional staff

  • Charlie Storm – programming, synthesizer
  • Christopher Amott (formerly Arch Enemy ) – solo guitar on “Suburban Me”
  • Fredrik Nordström – additional programming, synthesizer, recording, production
  • In Flames – recording, production
  • Axel Hermann – artwork, layout
  • Tobias Lundgren – photography

References

  1. Jump up^ https://web.archive.org/web/20001206220200/http://inflames.com/mainpage.html
  2. Jump up^ “Clayman – In Flames” . AllMusic . Retrieved July 11, 2014 .
  3. Jump up^ Albrecht, Frank. “RockHard: Review anzeigen” (in German) (158). Rock Hard . Retrieved May 22, 2013 .
  4. Jump up^ Rensen, Michael; Kühnemund, Götz (2005). Best of Rock & Metal die 500 stärksten Scheiben go Zeiten . Königswinter: Heel. p. 30. ISBN  3-89880-517-4 .

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