Lunar Strain is the debut album by Swedish melodic death metal band In Flames. In this release, it was the last time where vocals were sung by Mikael Stanne, who is the vocalist of Dark Tranquillity and was a session musician for In Flames at the time. He had sung with this band previously on "Demo '93". The album is known for its "folky elements" with the inclusion of violins and acoustic guitars.
1. Behind Space (4:54) 2. Lunar Strain (4:05) 3. Starforsaken (3:09) 4. Dreamscape (3:45) 5. Everlost (Part 1) (4:16) 6. Everlost (Part 2) (2:57) 7. Hargalaten (2:26) 8. In Flames (5:33) 9. Upon An Oaken Throne (2:49) 10. Clad In Shadow (2:51)
11. Stand Ablaze (4:34) 12. Everdying (4:23) 13. Subterranean (5:46) 14. Timeless (1:46) 15. Biosphere (5:09) 16. Eye Of The Beholder (Metallica cover) (5:29)
In Flames - Lunar Strain (1994) [Japanese Ed. 1995]
Produced by In Flames
• Mikael Stanne - lead vocals • Jesper Strömblad - guitar, keyboards, drums • Glenn Ljungström - guitar • Johann Larsson - bass • Carl Näslund - Guitar
Guests musicians Ylva Wåhlstedt - violins, viola Jennica Johansson - vocal appearance Oscar Dronjak - vocal appearance
Japanese edition of In Flames' first album. It was recorded with Mikael Stanne (Dark Tranquillity) singing because they hadn't a definitive vocalist yet. This Japanese edition includes the EP Subterranean as bonus plus the song Eye Of The Beholder, a cover of Metallica.