Alternative Press (p.138) - 3.5 stars out of 5 -- "[A] joyride....In Flames remain a stunningly accessible point of entry to the dark side."
CMJ - "In Flames is strange-but-crucial commodity in the metal universe: a guilty pleasure that elevates your goose bumps but still demands headbanger respect..."
Kerrang (Magazine) (p.48) - "[The album] reaffirms the band as genuine pioneers in the field. Combining the lead-heavy, dual harmony-loving sound of old with the epic choruses and crunching riffs that we've come to expect from their 21st century incarnation..."
Pitchfork (Website) - "[T]he band revisits its latter-day ideas: hooky riffs, mid-paced tempos, and a tug-of-war between rock's immediacy and metal's ambition....Grace abounds. Eighteen years into their career, In Flames wield a subtle instrumental fluency..." -- Rating: 7.0