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Whoracle (Re-Issue)

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Whoracle (Re-Issue)
Whoracle (Re-Issue)


Whoracle is the third album by Swedish melodic death metal band In Flames. The album was released through Nuclear Blast on 27 October 1997. Apart from "Everything Counts", which is a cover of a Depeche Mode song, all songs were composed and arranged by In Flames. The lyrics were translated by Dark Tranquillity guitarist Niklas Sundin, after Anders Friden had written them in Swedish. Whoracle is the final album to have Johan Larsson & Glenn Ljungstrom.Whoracle is a concept album which describes the past, present, and a hypothetical future of the planet Earth. "Jotun" is a foreshadowing of the main concepts where a society is crushed and broken after an apocalyptic event. "Episode 666" seems to be the narration of this apocalyptic event which is, perversely, televised. The songs leading up to this tell a story of the rise and fall of a global society. "The Hive" and "Jester Script Transfigured" describe this technologically advanced society and a utopian world which is demolished by human nature in the next two songs. The inclusion of the Depeche Mode cover, "Everything Counts", is a poignant way to imply that the people who built then destroyed their society realized their folly after it was too late.


  1. Name
  2. Jotun
  3. Food For The Gods
  4. Gyroscope
  5. Dialogue With The Stars
  6. The Hive
  7. Jester Script Transfigured
  8. Morphing Into Primal
  9. Worlds Within The Margin
  10. Episode 666
  11. Everything Counts
  12. Whoracle
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