Clayman is the fifth album by Swedish metal band In Flames. The album was released by Nuclear Blast on 25 of July, 2000. On this Album, most of the lyrics deal with depression and internal struggles. The album's cover art is based on Leonardo da Vinci's Vitruvian Man drawing. This is the final In Flames Album to feature their original Melodic Death Metal sound. The band would later start doing a different style on their next release, Reroute to Remain.

Studio album by
ReleasedJuly 25, 2000 (2000-07-25)
Recorded31 January-? 2000[1]
StudioStudio Fredman
GenreMelodic death metal[2]
LabelNuclear Blast
ProducerFredrik Nordström, In Flames
In Flames chronology
Reroute to Remain
Professional ratings
Review scores
Rock Hard9.5/10[4]

The Jester Head appears in the background, both on the cover, and in the album booklet itself. Music videos were made for "Pinball Map" (directed by Tamara Jordan) and "Only for the Weak".


In 2005, Clayman was ranked No. 448 in Rock Hard magazine's book The 500 Greatest Rock & Metal Albums of All Time.[5]

Track listing

All lyrics are written by Anders Fridén; all music is composed by Jesper Strömblad and Björn Gelotte.

1."Bullet Ride"4:42
2."Pinball Map"4:08
3."Only for the Weak"4:55
4." the Future Repeats Today"3:27
5."Square Nothing"3:57
6."Clay man"3:28
7."Satellites and Astronauts"5:00
8."Brush the Dust Away"3:17
10."Suburban Me" (featuring Christopher Amott)3:35
11."Another Day in Quicksand"3:56


In Flames

Additional personnel


  2. Palmerston, Sean. "In Flames - Clayman". Exclaim!. Retrieved 2019-02-08.
  3. "Clayman - In Flames". AllMusic. Retrieved July 11, 2014.
  4. Albrecht, Frank. "RockHard: Review anzeigen" (in German) (158). Rock Hard. Retrieved May 22, 2013. Cite journal requires |journal= (help)
  5. Rensen, Michael; Kühnemund, Götz (2005). Best of Rock & Metal die 500 stärksten Scheiben aller Zeiten. Königswinter: Heel. p. 30. ISBN 3-89880-517-4.
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