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The Arch Enemy thread
« on: May 19, 2011, 07:34:17 AM »
I've just realised that is in a few days :2metal:



1. Khaos Overture
2. Yesterday Is Dead and Gone
3. Bloodstained Cross
4. Under Black Flags We March
5. No Gods, No Masters
6. City of the Dead
7. Through the Eyes of a Raven
8. Cruelty without Beauty
9. We Are a Godless Entity
10. Cult of Chaos
11. Thorns in My Flesh
12. Turn to Dust
13. Vengeance Is Mine
14. Secrets
15. The Zoo
16. Snow Bound

Arch Enemy studio report pt.1 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GaCJidBQXIM
Arch Enemy studio report pt.2 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hus1cFhHQ8U&feature=relmfu
Arch Enemy studio report pt.3 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gR-C818UXXM&feature=relmfu

I love this band, it is my second metal favourite bad ass metal band just next to Nevermore and Chimaira. Just want to share with all of you that news, if you don't know, now you you are aware that I think great album is coming ;) Something to fill the waiting for DT11 ;) haha ;) :2metal:
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Re: New Arch Enemy album - "Khaos Legions" 27.05.2011 CAN'T WAIT!!!
« Reply #1 on: May 19, 2011, 08:04:05 AM »
I wonder if it's out early anywhere.....
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Re: New Arch Enemy album - "Khaos Legions" 27.05.2011 CAN'T WAIT!!!
« Reply #2 on: May 19, 2011, 08:15:32 AM »
I don't know Man I want the full original release at first ;)I was a little disappointed with Their last records, hope that this is gonna be a killer !! :2metal:
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Re: New Arch Enemy album - "Khaos Legions" 27.05.2011 CAN'T WAIT!!!
« Reply #3 on: May 19, 2011, 10:30:18 AM »
Their last few albums have been a mixed bag for me. I loved Doomsday Machine, but then Rise of the Tyrant is my least favourite by them (mainly because of the awful mix.) But then I thought they did a great job with The Root of all Evil, really did those old songs justice. I've heard the first single from this album, and it didn't blow me away which is a shame, as the singles are normally some of the best tracks from their albums, but I'll be picking this up anyway  :tup

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Re: New Arch Enemy album - "Khaos Legions" 27.05.2011 CAN'T WAIT!!!
« Reply #4 on: May 19, 2011, 10:31:55 AM »
I will stick to my opinion and I will listen to full album when it will be released anyway ;) no singles ahead;) I'm having good hopes.
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Re: New Arch Enemy album - "Khaos Legions" 27.05.2011 CAN'T WAIT!!!
« Reply #5 on: May 19, 2011, 10:57:36 AM »
i've listened to their single Yesterday is Dead and Gone. and it was  :metal :metal

really looking forward for this album  :tup

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Re: New Arch Enemy album - "Khaos Legions" 27.05.2011 CAN'T WAIT!!!
« Reply #6 on: May 19, 2011, 11:42:51 AM »
i kinda lost interest with Rise of the Tyrant. feel like ive only listened to these guys a combined 4 hours in the past 4 years.

is this their first album since RotT? (other than that rerecording-of-older-songs album)

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Re: New Arch Enemy album - "Khaos Legions" 27.05.2011 CAN'T WAIT!!!
« Reply #7 on: May 19, 2011, 11:58:23 AM »
Yes, The Root Of All Evil was the last one.
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« Reply #8 on: May 19, 2011, 06:10:11 PM »
The new single is pretty good, but definitely nothing new.  Doomsday was excellent, and I really enjoyed Tyrant, a lot of great melodies on that one, I never understood the criticism.  I'm not really big into them anymore but I will pick this up no doubt, the Amott brothers rip, Chris in particular.

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Re: New Arch Enemy album - "Khaos Legions" 27.05.2011 CAN'T WAIT!!!
« Reply #9 on: May 20, 2011, 07:24:53 AM »
just finished listening.....it's an "ok" disc


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Re: New Arch Enemy album - "Khaos Legions" 27.05.2011 CAN'T WAIT!!!
« Reply #10 on: May 20, 2011, 12:16:30 PM »
Cool, hope to check it out soon.

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Re: New Arch Enemy album - "Khaos Legions" 27.05.2011 CAN'T WAIT!!!
« Reply #11 on: May 21, 2011, 11:57:43 AM »
I've heard everything from its okay to their bet since Wages...

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Re: New Arch Enemy album - "Khaos Legions" 27.05.2011 CAN'T WAIT!!!
« Reply #12 on: May 21, 2011, 01:33:17 PM »
Listened to it today, it's a pretty good disc, nothing earth-shattering. I did think it was too long, 16 tracks is a bit much considering they're not really doing anything groundbreaking, but I enjoyed it nonetheless. Needs another listen I think. I'll be seeing them at Sonisphere and I'm looking forward to seeing how the new tracks come across live, as when Sigz and I saw them a few months ago even the songs from Rise of the Tyrant (which I don't really like) were injected with more power and were really great

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Re: New Arch Enemy album - "Khaos Legions" 27.05.2011 CAN'T WAIT!!!
« Reply #13 on: May 29, 2011, 01:02:00 PM »
i had a dream a couple nights back that marco minnemann was the new arch enemy drummer, and i watched a video of him in the studio talking bout the album they were working on, mixed in with some music from said album. and i was REALLY digging it - very experimental and proggy with a bunch of stuff one wouldnt expect outta the A.E. camp.

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Re: New Arch Enemy album - "Khaos Legions" 27.05.2011 CAN'T WAIT!!!
« Reply #14 on: May 29, 2011, 01:03:35 PM »
One can dream...

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Re: New Arch Enemy album - "Khaos Legions" 27.05.2011 CAN'T WAIT!!!
« Reply #15 on: May 29, 2011, 01:04:55 PM »
So I've listened to the new single and it feels to me like a bunch of OK sections glue together...

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Re: New Arch Enemy album - "Khaos Legions" 27.05.2011 CAN'T WAIT!!!
« Reply #16 on: May 29, 2011, 02:04:47 PM »
Well, I must tell you that I'm a little disappointed too, maybe it requires time, I give it another try  ;)
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Re: New Arch Enemy album - "Khaos Legions" 27.05.2011 CAN'T WAIT!!!
« Reply #17 on: May 30, 2011, 03:53:51 AM »
Screw my yesterday's post ! Yesterday Is Dead And Gone !!! :2metal:
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« Reply #18 on: June 12, 2011, 01:33:31 AM »
Early verdict- better than Doomsday and Tyrant. Angela sounds great on a few tracks like Bloodstained Cross. Overall very pleased with it. :metal

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« Reply #19 on: July 01, 2011, 08:57:14 AM »
Month after release I can say that - the best album since Doomsday Machine. Some really great melodies in here, some great grooves, and Angela is really awesome on this album...really great!! :metal :metal
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Re: New Arch Enemy album - "Khaos Legions" 27.05.2011 CAN'T WAIT!!!
« Reply #20 on: March 21, 2014, 06:25:56 AM »
New song with new singer.  I like this quite a bit.

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Re: New Arch Enemy album - "Khaos Legions" 27.05.2011 CAN'T WAIT!!!
« Reply #21 on: March 21, 2014, 06:27:52 AM »
Good choice on the new vocalist, although the song was unfortunately just as generic as the last album. The style is all there, and everything sounds great, but they haven't written anything distinctive in years now. I'll give the whole album a chance because I'm a fan, but I have low expectations after hearing this. I was hoping they'd change it up at least a little.
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« Reply #22 on: March 21, 2014, 06:52:04 AM »
I'm not familiar with Arch Enemy at all so forgive me for a potentially dumb comment but I found the vocal almost comical to watch on that video - would there seriously be 5% of her natural voice left after whatever's happened to it in the studio??  Bad lip sync didn't help but it didn't look even vaguely real to me.  I could be wrong - it did happen once  ;D

Aside from that I thought the song was pretty decent -not my style really but I thought the music was good anyway.
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Re: New Arch Enemy album - "Khaos Legions" 27.05.2011 CAN'T WAIT!!!
« Reply #23 on: March 21, 2014, 07:00:23 AM »
Good choice on the new vocalist, although the song was unfortunately just as generic as the last album. The style is all there, and everything sounds great, but they haven't written anything distinctive in years now. I'll give the whole album a chance because I'm a fan, but I have low expectations after hearing this. I was hoping they'd change it up at least a little.

The last album was really disappointing.  A shame cause I love Rise of the Tyrant.  It seems Amott has tried intentionally to go back to a more Anthems and Doomsday style with the arrangements and melodies in this song, but it still sounds like what they have been doing.  I do like this more than most of what the last albums delivered though.

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Re: New Arch Enemy album - "Khaos Legions" 27.05.2011 CAN'T WAIT!!!
« Reply #24 on: March 21, 2014, 07:05:52 AM »
Good choice on the new vocalist, although the song was unfortunately just as generic as the last album. The style is all there, and everything sounds great, but they haven't written anything distinctive in years now. I'll give the whole album a chance because I'm a fan, but I have low expectations after hearing this. I was hoping they'd change it up at least a little.

The last album was really disappointing.  A shame cause I love Rise of the Tyrant.  It seems Amott has tried intentionally to go back to a more Anthems and Doomsday style with the arrangements and melodies in this song, but it still sounds like what they have been doing.  I do like this more than most of what the last albums delivered though.

This sounds pretty much identical to the last album to me, although I only bothered to listen to that once or twice. Very meh.
Rise of the Tyrant and Doomsday Machine both had a mix of great and average tracks for me, and Wages of Sin and Anthems of Rebellion are both excellent.

I don't find this new song or the last album bad in any way, because it's still the same style I love hearing from them, but maybe that's the problem. They've written so many great songs using that formula, that I think it's getting harder to write a new one that stands out as distinctive among those.
They've still got the fast riffs, the guitar melodies/harmonies, growls I enjoy, but it doesn't make me want to headbang and scream like a song such as We Will Rise or I Will Live Again does.
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« Reply #25 on: March 21, 2014, 07:27:04 AM »
Fair enough.  I do agree perhaps a bit of diversity in what they are putting out wouldn't hurt.

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Re: New Arch Enemy album - "Khaos Legions" 27.05.2011 CAN'T WAIT!!!
« Reply #26 on: June 16, 2014, 09:10:36 AM »
New album is pretty beast! Had a run through today, really liked War Eternal, As The Pages Burn, Avalanche and the awesome version of Mike Oldfields Shadow Of A Wall.

Will definitly listen some more.
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Re: New Arch Enemy album - "Khaos Legions" 27.05.2011 CAN'T WAIT!!!
« Reply #27 on: June 16, 2014, 09:14:15 AM »
Gave it one listen, and it was what I expected. I like the title track, but the rest of the album blurs into the same saminess as the last album did. I just tuned out by the end of it.
It's a shame, because the production on these last two albums has been perfect, and I have no problem with Alissa on vocals either. Hopefully on the next album they try something a little bit different.
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« Reply #28 on: June 16, 2014, 09:25:42 AM »
I've known of AE for years, as some of my friends listen to them, but haven't become a fan until now. The new album kicks ass :metal

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« Reply #29 on: June 16, 2014, 01:28:36 PM »
The verse riff in Down To Nothing is killer!
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« Reply #30 on: June 16, 2014, 04:49:53 PM »
I picked it up on the weekend and have had one listen through.  It is pretty solid and some great tunes, but as Blob said it does all blur a little like the last one.  It's definitely better than Khaos Legions though I think.  Mind you it's only one listen.

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« Reply #31 on: July 04, 2016, 07:41:45 PM »
Some good drumcam footage of Daniel Erlandsson playing some tunes live:

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Re: New Arch Enemy album - "Khaos Legions" 27.05.2011 CAN'T WAIT!!!
« Reply #32 on: April 07, 2017, 01:41:23 PM »
Has anyone else picked up As the Stages Burn?

War Etermal (Live at Wacken) - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p5etfIwlRbg

I flipped through the DVD last night - I've been craving a live album with Alissa since she joined the band 3 years ago.  It's their headline set from last year's Wacken.  Killer stage setup, great sound/video, Jeff Loomis, and.....Alissa kills it, and she looks awesome in those stage outfits as well.  :hefdaddy


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« Reply #33 on: April 07, 2017, 04:18:35 PM »
Has anyone else picked up As the Stages Burn?

War Etermal (Live at Wacken) - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p5etfIwlRbg

I flipped through the DVD last night - I've been craving a live album with Alissa since she joined the band 3 years ago.  It's their headline set from last year's Wacken.  Killer stage setup, great sound/video, Jeff Loomis, and.....Alissa kills it, and she looks awesome in those stage outfits as well.  :hefdaddy

I'm probably going to pick this up today if I can find it.  Really interested in seeing what Loomis brings to the band.

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Re: New Arch Enemy album - "Khaos Legions" 27.05.2011 CAN'T WAIT!!!
« Reply #34 on: April 07, 2017, 11:59:31 PM »
I'm not too interested in live albums, so I probably won't get it. Alissa is a great front-person, so I'm sure it will be cool, but from what I've heard in clips, she doesn't quite have the growly power of Gossow.
I'm still surprised that with how long they've been touring, and they haven't swung by Oz yet. They've come here the last few tours, and I'd definitely see them again.
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