Let me start by saying that I am a huge At the Gates fan and always have been. When In Flames came out with their record The Jester Race, I thought it was good, but second rate to the At the Gates releases. I could never listen in In Flames without hearing sub-par At the Gates. During that time, it seemed that everyone became huge fans of In Flames but never really caught onto the At the Gates records. I always felt that the In Flames records sounded like dumbed down versions of ATG. I was picking up a few records from an eBay seller and he had this one as well, for pretty cheap. It is from 2008 so not really a fair representation of them, but worth a shot anyhow.
Long story short.. I think I got through most of the first side before wanting to throw it into the street. This definitely did not help revitalize any interest in In Flames. I am going to listen through Whoracle and The Jester Race one more time and see the 10+ years since they came out have helped me be more understanding!
Definitely not my style