Yes, they pretty much suck now, but In Flames's early material is as good as any melodic death metal band that ever existed. I actually first started listening to the band with their Reroute to Remain album, and I do still enjoy it quite a bit. That's probably why I still enjoy their newer material up until A Sense of Purpose. Nevertheless, it's their early material that really takes the cake. Their mix of Iron Maiden-esque riffs played with a death metal flair and growled vocals was extremely impressive and groundbreaking at the time.
FAVORITE ALBUM: COLONY