In Flames

Despite being vilified by a portion of the early, die-hard fans on a few occasions throughout their quarter century existence, In Flames weathered the storm and continued to exhilarate legions of metal fans worldwide. It would have been so much easier to ride the wave of popularity they enjoyed as one of the trailblazers of the Gothenburg melodic death metal sound but instead they allowed their music to evolve. As a result, In Flames are the textbook example of a band who have remained true to their vision regardless of the implications and inspired numerous other acts along the way.