In Flames – “Jotun” Live at Sticky Fingers 2004

This live footage is a sample taken from In Flames’ live DVD “Used and Abused… In Live We Trust” (Nuclear Blast, 2005), filmed their performance held at Sticky Fingers on 7 September, 2004.

“Jotun” is an opening song of In Flames’ fourth studio album “Whoracle” (Nuclear Blast, 1999).

In Flames is a melodic death metal / heavy metal band from Gothenburg, Sweden formed in 1990. They are one of the most famous and successful Swedish bands, and considered a pioneer of melodic death metal as well as Dark Tranquillity.

Needless to say, the music styles of In Flames are characterized by the combination of melodic harmonized guitar style inspired with Iron Maiden and brutal death metal. So many heavy metal bands followed this style.

  • Anders Fridén – Vocals
  • Björn Gelotte – Guitar
  • Jesper Strömblad – Guitar
  • Peter Iwers – Bass
  • Daniel Svensson – Drums

Lyrics

I often dream of huge numb buildings,
Jet-black sinister architecture
Being installed when nobody sees
Their appearance so sudden
That few would take notice

And when I wake up
I imagine being crushed by one
Imaginating it’s weight, it’s silence
And the absence of excuses for a havoced life
And the priviledge of a 22-kilometers tombstone

Jotun

A body of black
That carried no reflection
Defying it’s own room
Un-earthly egg of decreation
There would be colonies
Mushroom-scattered forever out of context
Rising spores from a dying world
To pollute and chase away what’s left

Sun-white pulverised desert stone
And serpentine lizard mouths
Pales away the pyramids
Rewriting 4500 years of history
Raping the Statue of Liberty
Outplays the acropolis
Inverting the fjords
Invades the N Y skyline to
Dream its own existence in one single final word

Jotun

A body of black
That carried no reflection
Defying it’s own room
Un-earthly egg of decreation
Can we identify them
As the flint buried in our reptile skulls
Or the time-bomb coded in our DNA

Jotun

A body of black
That carried no reflection
Defying it’s own room
Un-earthly egg of decreation
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Written by Björn Gelotte, Jesper Strömblad
© Nuclear Blast Records

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