The ten best concerts in Denver this weekend
1. IN FLAMES @ BOULDER THEATER | SUN, 2/10/13
In Flames was one of the flagship bands of the Gothenburg scene in Sweden of the early 1990s that included death-metal luminaries like At the Gates and Dark Tranquility. Those bands injected the savagery of death metal with melodic elements that made the music curiously more accessible without undermining its heaviness. After an inaugural EP, 1995's Subterranean, and the debut full-length album, Lunar Strain, In Flames started to hit its stride with its 1996 album, The Jester Race, considered by many critics a classic in the genre. Now with ten albums to its credit, the latest being the 2011 release, Sounds of a Playground Fading, In Flames isn't exactly a household name, but it is one of the most respected and popular bands in heavy music, not just for the quality of its songwriting, but also for its incendiary live show.