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Title: The Arch Enemy thread
Post by: The Silent Cody on May 19, 2011, 07:34:17 AM
I've just realised that is in a few days :2metal:

(https://empikmedia.pl/c/khaos-legions-bprod61080751.jpg)

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 - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GaCJidBQXIM
Arch Enemy studio report pt.2 - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hus1cFhHQ8U&feature=relmfu
Arch Enemy studio report pt.3 - https://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:
Title: Re: New Arch Enemy album - "Khaos Legions" 27.05.2011 CAN'T WAIT!!!
Post by: YtseBitsySpider on May 19, 2011, 08:04:05 AM
I wonder if it's out early anywhere.....
Title: Re: New Arch Enemy album - "Khaos Legions" 27.05.2011 CAN'T WAIT!!!
Post by: The Silent Cody 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:
Title: Re: New Arch Enemy album - "Khaos Legions" 27.05.2011 CAN'T WAIT!!!
Post by: Arch Benemy 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
Title: Re: New Arch Enemy album - "Khaos Legions" 27.05.2011 CAN'T WAIT!!!
Post by: The Silent Cody 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.
Title: Re: New Arch Enemy album - "Khaos Legions" 27.05.2011 CAN'T WAIT!!!
Post by: inoku 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
Title: Re: New Arch Enemy album - "Khaos Legions" 27.05.2011 CAN'T WAIT!!!
Post by: pain of occupation 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)
Title: Re: New Arch Enemy album - "Khaos Legions" 27.05.2011 CAN'T WAIT!!!
Post by: The Silent Cody on May 19, 2011, 11:58:23 AM
Yes, The Root Of All Evil was the last one.
Title: Re: New Arch Enemy album - "Khaos Legions" 27.05.2011 CAN'T WAIT!!!
Post by: wolfking 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.
Title: Re: New Arch Enemy album - "Khaos Legions" 27.05.2011 CAN'T WAIT!!!
Post by: YtseBitsySpider on May 20, 2011, 07:24:53 AM
just finished listening.....it's an "ok" disc


7/10
Title: Re: New Arch Enemy album - "Khaos Legions" 27.05.2011 CAN'T WAIT!!!
Post by: Mr. Beale on May 20, 2011, 12:16:30 PM
Cool, hope to check it out soon.
Title: Re: New Arch Enemy album - "Khaos Legions" 27.05.2011 CAN'T WAIT!!!
Post by: faemir on May 21, 2011, 11:57:43 AM
I've heard everything from its okay to their bet since Wages...
Title: Re: New Arch Enemy album - "Khaos Legions" 27.05.2011 CAN'T WAIT!!!
Post by: Arch Benemy 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
Title: Re: New Arch Enemy album - "Khaos Legions" 27.05.2011 CAN'T WAIT!!!
Post by: pain of occupation 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.
Title: Re: New Arch Enemy album - "Khaos Legions" 27.05.2011 CAN'T WAIT!!!
Post by: faemir on May 29, 2011, 01:03:35 PM
One can dream...
Title: Re: New Arch Enemy album - "Khaos Legions" 27.05.2011 CAN'T WAIT!!!
Post by: Gorille85 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...
Title: Re: New Arch Enemy album - "Khaos Legions" 27.05.2011 CAN'T WAIT!!!
Post by: The Silent Cody 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  ;)
Title: Re: New Arch Enemy album - "Khaos Legions" 27.05.2011 CAN'T WAIT!!!
Post by: The Silent Cody on May 30, 2011, 03:53:51 AM
Screw my yesterday's post ! Yesterday Is Dead And Gone !!! :2metal:
Title: Re: New Arch Enemy album - "Khaos Legions" 27.05.2011 CAN'T WAIT!!!
Post by: Mr. Beale 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
Title: Re: New Arch Enemy album - "Khaos Legions" 27.05.2011 CAN'T WAIT!!!
Post by: The Silent Cody 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
Title: Re: New Arch Enemy album - "Khaos Legions" 27.05.2011 CAN'T WAIT!!!
Post by: wolfking on March 21, 2014, 06:25:56 AM
New song with new singer.  I like this quite a bit.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=InRMwptcgAo
Title: Re: New Arch Enemy album - "Khaos Legions" 27.05.2011 CAN'T WAIT!!!
Post by: BlobVanDam 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.
Title: Re: New Arch Enemy album - "Khaos Legions" 27.05.2011 CAN'T WAIT!!!
Post by: bl5150 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.
Title: Re: New Arch Enemy album - "Khaos Legions" 27.05.2011 CAN'T WAIT!!!
Post by: wolfking 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.
Title: Re: New Arch Enemy album - "Khaos Legions" 27.05.2011 CAN'T WAIT!!!
Post by: BlobVanDam 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.
Title: Re: New Arch Enemy album - "Khaos Legions" 27.05.2011 CAN'T WAIT!!!
Post by: wolfking 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.
Title: Re: New Arch Enemy album - "Khaos Legions" 27.05.2011 CAN'T WAIT!!!
Post by: MrBoom_shack-a-lack 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.
Title: Re: New Arch Enemy album - "Khaos Legions" 27.05.2011 CAN'T WAIT!!!
Post by: BlobVanDam 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.
Title: Re: New Arch Enemy album - "Khaos Legions" 27.05.2011 CAN'T WAIT!!!
Post by: ? 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
Title: Re: New Arch Enemy album - "Khaos Legions" 27.05.2011 CAN'T WAIT!!!
Post by: MrBoom_shack-a-lack on June 16, 2014, 01:28:36 PM
The verse riff in Down To Nothing is killer!
Title: Re: New Arch Enemy album - "Khaos Legions" 27.05.2011 CAN'T WAIT!!!
Post by: wolfking 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.
Title: Re: New Arch Enemy album - "Khaos Legions" 27.05.2011 CAN'T WAIT!!!
Post by: MrBoom_shack-a-lack on July 04, 2016, 07:41:45 PM
Some good drumcam footage of Daniel Erlandsson playing some tunes live:

Under Black Flags we March (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bIzYYyW92gk)
Yesterday is Dead and Gone (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4YEsoE5Eo8M)
War Eternal (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4eILO7Q_Yzc)
Title: Re: New Arch Enemy album - "Khaos Legions" 27.05.2011 CAN'T WAIT!!!
Post by: Grappler 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

Title: Re: New Arch Enemy album - "Khaos Legions" 27.05.2011 CAN'T WAIT!!!
Post by: wolfking 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.
Title: Re: New Arch Enemy album - "Khaos Legions" 27.05.2011 CAN'T WAIT!!!
Post by: BlobVanDam 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.
Title: Re: New Arch Enemy album - "Khaos Legions" 27.05.2011 CAN'T WAIT!!!
Post by: Adami on April 08, 2017, 12:15:30 AM
It's something I'll probably watch on Youtube or something. I've seen some the stuff with sexy blue haired girl and it's good, but it's not Angela. There was a presence, a power, and a impact on stage with Angela and now it's back to being a pretty normal melodic metal band.
Title: Re: New Arch Enemy album - "Khaos Legions" 27.05.2011 CAN'T WAIT!!!
Post by: wolfking on April 09, 2017, 04:11:17 AM
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.

I picked it up and have listened to a couple of songs in the car and so far, it sounds good, great mix and great hearing Loomis shredding it up in this band.  Alissa sounds pretty good, but I agree she is missing something that Angela had, but she's solid enough.
Title: Re: New Arch Enemy album - "Khaos Legions" 27.05.2011 CAN'T WAIT!!!
Post by: wolfking on July 14, 2017, 07:27:41 AM
New song;

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lk2-bgwA0Ro

Nothing new here.
Title: Re: New Arch Enemy album - "Khaos Legions" 27.05.2011 CAN'T WAIT!!!
Post by: Grappler on July 14, 2017, 07:36:56 AM
New song;

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lk2-bgwA0Ro

Nothing new here.

That was my thought.  One of the youtube comments said that this was a song written before Jeff joined the band.  I'm hoping we get more shredding from Jeff on other songs, whether it's solos or riffs.  What's the point of having him in the band if you don't let him off the leash sometimes?
Title: Re: New Arch Enemy album - "Khaos Legions" 27.05.2011 CAN'T WAIT!!!
Post by: The Silent Cody on July 14, 2017, 12:38:32 PM
To be honest I first read the comments about that song, then listen to it. I usually listen for the first, then read ;) but anyway, I had a negative approach to that track. But, after two listenings I liked it. I love the breakdown part somewhere in the middle. Main riff is also good. But, I miss Angela too ;) I saw Them live last year in Gdańsk, awesome, really awesome show. To see Loomis shredding live was a great experience for me. Alissa is a good "showman", but Her voice... I don't know, maybe my brain is still stuck to Angela's voice ;) I'm hoping for a strong record from Them \m/
Title: Re: New Arch Enemy album - "Khaos Legions" 27.05.2011 CAN'T WAIT!!!
Post by: NoseofNicko on July 14, 2017, 01:04:36 PM
That chorus is extremely generic. I know I've heard it before, I'll have to think about where.
Title: Re: New Arch Enemy album - "Khaos Legions" 27.05.2011 CAN'T WAIT!!!
Post by: wolfking on July 14, 2017, 04:51:35 PM
New song;

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lk2-bgwA0Ro

Nothing new here.

That was my thought.  One of the youtube comments said that this was a song written before Jeff joined the band.  I'm hoping we get more shredding from Jeff on other songs, whether it's solos or riffs.  What's the point of having him in the band if you don't let him off the leash sometimes?

I was disappointed with that too.  This song was like they took Nemesis and tried to rework it with the structure and such.
Title: Re: New Arch Enemy album - "Khaos Legions" 27.05.2011 CAN'T WAIT!!!
Post by: NoseofNicko on July 14, 2017, 05:51:10 PM
Just figured out what the chorus sounds like:

In Flames - Square Nothing (2:08):

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=F2tNTIDSkio
Title: Re: New Arch Enemy album - "Khaos Legions" 27.05.2011 CAN'T WAIT!!!
Post by: Adami on July 14, 2017, 10:32:53 PM
Chorus is pretty meh, but I actually liked the song quite a bit.

And as good as sexy blue haired girl is, it's damn near impossible to top or even match Angela.
Title: Re: New Arch Enemy album - "Khaos Legions" 27.05.2011 CAN'T WAIT!!!
Post by: BlobVanDam on July 14, 2017, 11:34:50 PM
Chorus is pretty meh, but I actually liked the song quite a bit.

And as good as sexy blue haired girl is, it's damn near impossible to top or even match Angela.

Yeah, Gossow is untouchable, although I'm perfectly fine with Alissa's vocals too.

I think the problem at this point is that they've gotten all they can out of the same formula, so most of their recent stuff doesn't stand out to me. There's no reason I shouldn't enjoy it as much, I just don't find the last couple of albums memorable. I didn't mind the title track from War Eternal, but I don't think I listened to the rest of the album more than twice.
Title: Re: New Arch Enemy album - "Khaos Legions" 27.05.2011 CAN'T WAIT!!!
Post by: Adami on July 14, 2017, 11:49:11 PM
Yea, I think Arch Enemy is one of those bands that is, for some reason, absolutely terrified of changing their sound whatsoever.

It's a shame. Really talented band, not too smart to box themselves in to sex an extent.
Title: Re: New Arch Enemy album - "Khaos Legions" 27.05.2011 CAN'T WAIT!!!
Post by: The Silent Cody on July 15, 2017, 02:56:36 AM

I think the problem at this point is that they've gotten all they can out of the same formula, so most of their recent stuff doesn't stand out to me. There's no reason I shouldn't enjoy it as much, I just don't find the last couple of albums memorable. I didn't mind the title track from War Eternal, but I don't think I listened to the rest of the album more than twice.
Blob, You just read my mind  ;) Exactly what I wanted to say, I think that even Khaos Legions isn't so memorable. The Rise Of The Tyrant was mindblowng, but then just as You said - They've stuck in the same formula.
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Post by: wolfking on August 25, 2017, 06:21:35 AM
Another new song.  More of the same.  Why even have Loomis there, what a waster, WTF?!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mjF1rmSV1dM
Title: Re: New Arch Enemy album - "Khaos Legions" 27.05.2011 CAN'T WAIT!!!
Post by: Grappler on August 25, 2017, 06:44:50 AM
Another new song.  More of the same.  Why even have Loomis there, what a waster, WTF?!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mjF1rmSV1dM

Someone asked Michael in an interview about Jeff's writing contributions and Michael just said something like "well it's my band and I know what the band should sound like."   I think he's afraid to have Arch Enemy sound a little different by letting Loomis write and having him come up with some different sounding stuff.  But Jeff is great enough to write riffs that fit the band's style.  Maybe on the next album he'll get to spread his wings a bit.  I was hoping for him to have a chance to write on this one, but it's the first album with him as a band member.

So far, neither of the first two songs have hit me as hard as War Eternal's title track did.

Title: Re: New Arch Enemy album - "Khaos Legions" 27.05.2011 CAN'T WAIT!!!
Post by: The Silent Cody on August 25, 2017, 06:57:36 AM
First track wasn't so bad, it doesn't stuck in my mind, but I have positive feelings about it. Secind track, I didn't hear it yet ;) But, nice surprise. I didn't knew that coming :)
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Post by: BelichickFan on August 25, 2017, 10:02:33 AM
I really like both of the tracks.  As one of the few with a negative opinion of the new Styx (still not sure what you guys see in that), I'm happy to be positive about this one.  In terms of long term bands with some lineup changes with albums this year, I really like the new Iced Earth and really like the Arch Enemy through two tracks.  Styx (who I loved in their heyday) - still not hearing it.
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Post by: wolfking on August 25, 2017, 04:03:36 PM
I'm not worried about Jeff not writing much, but let the men do some shredding.
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Post by: NoseofNicko on August 26, 2017, 08:14:52 PM
Another shitty generic song. Good thing is now I know I'm not gonna have to waste my time listening to the album.
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Post by: Grappler on August 28, 2017, 10:16:15 AM
At least Alissa is going to use some of Jeff's tunes! 

Quote
Former NEVERMORE guitarist Jeff Loomis, who joined ARCH ENEMY in late 2014, didn't have any of his songwriting ideas included on the latter band's new album, "Will To Power", but will play a prominent role on Alissa's upcoming disc.

"Jeff didn't write with Michael [Amott, ARCH ENEMY guitarist and main songwriter], because Michael was already writing so well with Daniel [Erlandsson, ARCH ENEMY drummer] that we just actually had too many ideas," White-Gluz told France's Loud TV in a separate interview (see video below). "But all of Jeff's ideas are really good and I've heard them and they're gonna be released, so people will hear themÖ Jeff is gonna be one of my collaborators on my solo project, because how can you say no to that? [Laughs]"

Read more at https://www.blabbermouth.net/news/alissa-white-gluzs-solo-debut-will-feature-collaborations-with-kamelot-arch-enemy-members.html#chlWmd3CaKJbvxaM.99
Title: Re: New Arch Enemy album - "Khaos Legions" 27.05.2011 CAN'T WAIT!!!
Post by: The Silent Cody on August 28, 2017, 11:55:30 AM
At least Alissa is going to use some of Jeff's tunes! 

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Former NEVERMORE guitarist Jeff Loomis, who joined ARCH ENEMY in late 2014, didn't have any of his songwriting ideas included on the latter band's new album, "Will To Power", but will play a prominent role on Alissa's upcoming disc.

"Jeff didn't write with Michael [Amott, ARCH ENEMY guitarist and main songwriter], because Michael was already writing so well with Daniel [Erlandsson, ARCH ENEMY drummer] that we just actually had too many ideas," White-Gluz told France's Loud TV in a separate interview (see video below). "But all of Jeff's ideas are really good and I've heard them and they're gonna be released, so people will hear themÖ Jeff is gonna be one of my collaborators on my solo project, because how can you say no to that? [Laughs]"

Read more at https://www.blabbermouth.net/news/alissa-white-gluzs-solo-debut-will-feature-collaborations-with-kamelot-arch-enemy-members.html#chlWmd3CaKJbvxaM.99
Wow, that's some good news! I love Loomis play, and I was very interested how Arch Enemy will look like with Him. But as I can see it doesn't change so much ;) Anyway, the next new song is nothing new. Just another solid, generic Arch Enemy song. I don't say it's bad, I even like it because I like simple straight melodies, but I'm not happy about that Loomis isn't writing with  them, just playing.
Title: Re: New Arch Enemy album - "Khaos Legions" 27.05.2011 CAN'T WAIT!!!
Post by: Adami on August 28, 2017, 11:58:23 AM
I'm hoping her album is good, she looks like shes's bringing in some good people.
Title: Re: New Arch Enemy album - "Khaos Legions" 27.05.2011 CAN'T WAIT!!!
Post by: Grappler on September 06, 2017, 01:31:31 PM
I've warmed up to the two singles.  This new track though...this is SLAMMING.   A little less of the typical Arch Enemy sound and a killer chugging and galloping main riff.

https://www.revolvermag.com/music/hear-arch-enemys-doomy-new-crusher-first-day-hell
Title: Re: New Arch Enemy album - "Khaos Legions" 27.05.2011 CAN'T WAIT!!!
Post by: NoseofNicko on September 06, 2017, 02:43:14 PM
That's one of the best songs on the album, but still nothing special imo. I've heard that main riff before.

I was bored and listened to the album. It's pretty bad. Generic as fuck. Maybe 2 or 3 decent songs. 4/10
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Post by: The Walrus on September 06, 2017, 02:59:43 PM
I'm not an Arch Enemy fan but I'm seeing them and Trivium this fall just because Jeff Loomis is in the band. Can't wait.
Title: Re: New Arch Enemy album - "Khaos Legions" 27.05.2011 CAN'T WAIT!!!
Post by: wolfking on September 06, 2017, 06:35:26 PM
That's one of the best songs on the album, but still nothing special imo. I've heard that main riff before.

I was bored and listened to the album. It's pretty bad. Generic as fuck. Maybe 2 or 3 decent songs. 4/10

Not a good review, but not surprising.  The last two didn't stick and I doubt this one will also.
Title: Re: The Arch Enemy thread
Post by: Adami on September 06, 2017, 07:44:07 PM
Based solely on the 3 songs I have heard, they've really run the "Arch Enemy" sound into the ground. I have no idea why they are so terrified of trying something a little different, but for some reason Michael is dead set on being as redundant as possible.

Title: Re: The Arch Enemy thread
Post by: BlobVanDam on September 07, 2017, 03:33:17 AM
Reason to Believe actually has singing in it, which I was hoping they'd introduce a bit more of now with Alissa. I wish they'd explored that a little more though. Otherwise very standard stuff. I can still listen to it just fine, I think they've just milked the formula to the point that it's really hard for it to sound distinctive from their older material. It's not bad, but it's no different to their last couple of albums. After Rise of the Tyrant, it's just a blur to me.
Title: Re: The Arch Enemy thread
Post by: The Silent Cody on September 08, 2017, 08:32:20 AM
A little bit of pure vocals in Reason To Believe was a surprise for me. The album isn't bad, of course it's nothing new, but it does not affect me. I like Arch Enemy just the way it is. I didn't expect nothing new from them. But the fact is that the albums after Rise Of The Tyrant are very very similar ;)
Title: Re: The Arch Enemy thread
Post by: Luoto on September 10, 2017, 03:02:42 AM
The album sounded alright through one listen. The World Is Yours works well for me, and other better songs are on the second half. I really like the main guitar melody of The Eagle Flies Alone, a bit unfortunate the rest isn't that special.

By the way, Saturnine is basically the outro to First Day In Hell with a shared musical theme and a lyrical reference ;)
Title: Re: The Arch Enemy thread
Post by: FracturedMirror on September 28, 2017, 05:53:27 PM
Personally, I really like the new album.  It may just be more of "the Arch Enemy sound", but that's a sound I like to listen to.  :metal
Title: Re: The Arch Enemy thread
Post by: Grappler on September 28, 2017, 09:43:14 PM
Personally, I really like the new album.  It may just be more of "the Arch Enemy sound", but that's a sound I like to listen to.  :metal

That's where I'm at.  The first singles seemed like more of the same, but I really warmed up to them, especially The Eagle Flies Alone.  I wanted them to experiment a little, and they did - Alissa sings cleanly on one song.  I just wish Loomis could have inserted some crushing riffs, but maybe in the future.
Title: Re: The Arch Enemy thread
Post by: The Silent Cody on September 28, 2017, 10:44:00 PM
Personally, I really like the new album.  It may just be more of "the Arch Enemy sound", but that's a sound I like to listen to.  :metal

That's where I'm at.  The first singles seemed like more of the same, but I really warmed up to them, especially The Eagle Flies Alone.  I wanted them to experiment a little, and they did - Alissa sings cleanly on one song.  I just wish Loomis could have inserted some crushing riffs, but maybe in the future.
And that's exactly where I am too  ;) I liked that album from the first listen, and even that it has almost nothing new to offer (but it doesn't bother me) the songs are solid, I'll definitly rank it higher than War Eternal or Khaos, time does not worked too well for those two...
Title: Re: The Arch Enemy thread
Post by: wolfking on September 29, 2017, 05:31:13 AM
I've had a listen to this album and it's obviously more of the same.  Nothing new at all but I guess there's nothing wrong with it. 

The only thing I can really say out of it though, is that Loomis is wasting his time and talent being in this band.
Title: Re: The Arch Enemy thread
Post by: The Silent Cody on September 29, 2017, 05:49:41 AM
The only thing I can really say out of it though, is that Loomis is wasting his time and talent being in this band.
Agreed totally
Title: Re: The Arch Enemy thread
Post by: Luoto on September 29, 2017, 06:09:08 AM
The only thing I can really say out of it though, is that Loomis is wasting his time and talent being in this band.

It's basically his bread and butter, so I can't really blame him. I know he has written music for Alissa's solo album, and he seems to be working on a new solo album of his as well.
Title: Re: The Arch Enemy thread
Post by: wolfking on September 29, 2017, 06:15:42 AM
Yeah, I know he's paying the bills being in AE, just wished he was utilised more.  Seems like he really has no connection to any of the members or the music IMO.  Don't know how I can say that, just get that feel.
Title: Re: The Arch Enemy thread
Post by: NotePad on October 04, 2017, 09:27:31 AM
When i heard Loomis joined the band i went and listened to War Eternal. It was an interesting album and all, but he should really be doing his own thing. Escpecially since he's clearly not a huge part in the writing of the new material, which is a huge waste of talent.
Title: Re: The Arch Enemy thread
Post by: wolfking on October 04, 2017, 06:01:10 PM
When i heard Loomis joined the band i went and listened to War Eternal. It was an interesting album and all, but he should really be doing his own thing. Escpecially since he's clearly not a huge part in the writing of the new material, which is a huge waste of talent.

Loomis isn't on War Eternal.
Title: Re: The Arch Enemy thread
Post by: ? on December 27, 2018, 01:25:50 PM
This story is circulating on social media right now: https://www.metalblast.net/blog/how-i-got-banned-from-photographing-arch-enemy/

The band is in damage control mode: instead of admitting they were wrong and apologizing, they've disabled the comments on their Instagram and are frantically deleting FB comments. They couldn't stop the shitstorm on Twitter though, and the responses over there are brutal :lol https://twitter.com/archenemymetal/status/1077941605200527360
Title: Re: The Arch Enemy thread
Post by: Adami on December 27, 2018, 01:34:44 PM
I dunno. I read the whole thing. I kinda side with the band on this one. Guy seemed like a major douche.
Title: Re: The Arch Enemy thread
Post by: MirrorMask on December 27, 2018, 01:38:04 PM
I was kinda on the photographer side, then someone on FB (public post, so you all can read it) gave a different approach and it kinda got my feelings mixed now. Maybe the band wasn't terribly wrong after all:

Read here (https://www.facebook.com/jeremysaffer/posts/10156125858172901?__xts__%5B0%5D=68.ARDjpU-6poF1Cw3bcmM9kFRuPiVpf-EF_L0BeUnMQPgTtLxxNOGsdTkz_z_yehsK7wMM-rraPBSlVl_9o1Ysj_06xfV4TqJavy4H-tubuyP9wdcnbVr7ddUWAqMhc_48nXn69ujyE4HiNxgld2mqugKHjcBEbn-J1BpZ6E78sK2QOL27Tw9BHDep5DvEjIpq5YtvvUCX8mXPnzne4g1ghx9w3wu3BZxfRcoNcEFMBYnsN5K2ZuDBnSWiFR-0HX-2AFsCGWqtxg092yy5H_ebUD6u8fpwpWYCwgC155Cx4r7-i5o_efG6Csy7dNPn1Rh0FdApGNAazSYCIAGI6q2GZ_dJszmhVoVnvBPgUVaPuA&__tn__=H-R)
Title: Re: The Arch Enemy thread
Post by: ariich on December 27, 2018, 01:39:00 PM
I disagree, if the article is basically accurate then the band acted with a huge amount of hypocrisy.

EDIT: Which isn't to say that the guy wasn't also fairly douchey. Both sides acted pretty unprofessionally as far as I can tell.
Title: Re: The Arch Enemy thread
Post by: The Walrus on December 27, 2018, 01:39:49 PM
I dunno. I read the whole thing. I kinda side with the band on this one. Guy seemed like a major douche.

Mmm, I disagree. I think the band handled this more poorly than anyone else and at this point I think the onus is now on them to take the high road because the way they talked to the guy and acted like they were going to smear his reputation across the industry... really bad call. Alissa too should check herself, not too long ago she was a nobody. The photographer might have been aggressive with wanting the compensation initially but the band really comes off as smug, entitled, and disrespectful.
Title: Re: The Arch Enemy thread
Post by: Adami on December 27, 2018, 01:43:03 PM
Angela came off as really aggressive, I agree.

But I think (from what I remember) the initial messages he got from the band were fine (and I believe those were from sexy blue hair girl).

He was also extremely condescending in all of his messages. Adding in something about charity doesn't make his messages more palatable.
Title: Re: The Arch Enemy thread
Post by: ariich on December 27, 2018, 01:54:26 PM
I dunno, the initial message came across ok tonally, but it did accuse him of "sending discontent emails" and claimed that their sponsors are allowed to use anyone's photos and that it's good for exposure, all the stuff that musicians (including Arch Enemy) rightly rail against when it comes to music. So I can understand why that frustrated him.

Like I said, he was douchey about it, but the band comes across much worse to me.

EDIT: Oh yeah and the original message also didn't say who it was from, which is really lame.
Title: Re: The Arch Enemy thread
Post by: Adami on December 27, 2018, 01:55:46 PM
Hmm, either way it sounds like the band has become his............................................................................main form of exposure currently.
Title: Re: The Arch Enemy thread
Post by: ariich on December 27, 2018, 01:56:43 PM
:lol Indeed.
Title: Re: The Arch Enemy thread
Post by: ? on December 27, 2018, 02:07:58 PM
I disagree, if the article is basically accurate then the band acted with a huge amount of hypocrisy.

EDIT: Which isn't to say that the guy wasn't also fairly douchey. Both sides acted pretty unprofessionally as far as I can tell.
I dunno. I read the whole thing. I kinda side with the band on this one. Guy seemed like a major douche.

Mmm, I disagree. I think the band handled this more poorly than anyone else and at this point I think the onus is now on them to take the high road because the way they talked to the guy and acted like they were going to smear his reputation across the industry... really bad call. Alissa too should check herself, not too long ago she was a nobody. The photographer might have been aggressive with wanting the compensation initially but the band really comes off as smug, entitled, and disrespectful.
Yup. Even if the guy was a bit abrasive, he had every right to ask for a compensation, since his work had essentially been used to promote a company without his consent. You wouldn't use a band's song in a radio ad with no permission and then go "well, you got exposure" when you're called out on it.
Title: Re: The Arch Enemy thread
Post by: wolfking on December 27, 2018, 03:01:20 PM
IMO, both sides fucked up so it was never going to end well or look well for both.  When both react initially the way they did, there's always going to be hostility.  I dunno the ins and outs, but the guy seems like a bit of a wanker.  Saying that, the band has an image to uphold so once he kept pushing, maybe they should have gotten their legal team onto it to deal with him straight away so they don't take the bait like they did.
Title: Re: The Arch Enemy thread
Post by: wolfking on December 27, 2018, 03:02:39 PM
Angela came off as really aggressive, I agree.

But I think (from what I remember) the initial messages he got from the band were fine (and I believe those were from sexy blue hair girl).

He was also extremely condescending in all of his messages. Adding in something about charity doesn't make his messages more palatable.

I agree with that.
Title: Re: The Arch Enemy thread
Post by: ? on December 27, 2018, 03:03:34 PM
Found this on Reddit, apparently this kind of behavior is nothing new from Angela: https://mikaalavesa.kuvat.fi/kuvat/Tapahtumat/AE/
Title: Re: The Arch Enemy thread
Post by: MinistroRaven on December 27, 2018, 03:04:22 PM
I disagree, if the article is basically accurate then the band acted with a huge amount of hypocrisy.

EDIT: Which isn't to say that the guy wasn't also fairly douchey. Both sides acted pretty unprofessionally as far as I can tell.
I dunno. I read the whole thing. I kinda side with the band on this one. Guy seemed like a major douche.

Mmm, I disagree. I think the band handled this more poorly than anyone else and at this point I think the onus is now on them to take the high road because the way they talked to the guy and acted like they were going to smear his reputation across the industry... really bad call. Alissa too should check herself, not too long ago she was a nobody. The photographer might have been aggressive with wanting the compensation initially but the band really comes off as smug, entitled, and disrespectful.
Yup. Even if the guy was a bit abrasive, he had every right to ask for a compensation, since his work had essentially been used to promote a company without his consent. You wouldn't use a band's song in a radio ad with no permission and then go "well, you got exposure" when you're called out on it.

This
Title: Re: The Arch Enemy thread
Post by: Adami on December 27, 2018, 03:16:24 PM
Found this on Reddit, apparently this kind of behavior is nothing new from Angela: https://mikaalavesa.kuvat.fi/kuvat/Tapahtumat/AE/

Weird, since everything seemed to have worked out before Angela came in and banned the person.

Either way, her bad behavior doesn't excuse his (the guy in the original article) nor does his excuse hers.

They both be cunts.
Title: Re: The Arch Enemy thread
Post by: MrBoom_shack-a-lack on December 27, 2018, 06:58:20 PM
I feel like the charity thing was a mistake on his part. I understand if he wanted compensation for his photo but then he shouldn't have said "or give to this charity" because that felt like a public trap for AE in a way like "look at them, they wouldn't even give to charity, such monsters" and let the public shitstorm commence.

But I agree both parties handled this badly.

Title: Re: The Arch Enemy thread
Post by: deggs37 on December 27, 2018, 07:22:37 PM
I disagree, if the article is basically accurate then the band acted with a huge amount of hypocrisy.

EDIT: Which isn't to say that the guy wasn't also fairly douchey. Both sides acted pretty unprofessionally as far as I can tell.
I dunno. I read the whole thing. I kinda side with the band on this one. Guy seemed like a major douche.

Mmm, I disagree. I think the band handled this more poorly than anyone else and at this point I think the onus is now on them to take the high road because the way they talked to the guy and acted like they were going to smear his reputation across the industry... really bad call. Alissa too should check herself, not too long ago she was a nobody. The photographer might have been aggressive with wanting the compensation initially but the band really comes off as smug, entitled, and disrespectful.
Yup. Even if the guy was a bit abrasive, he had every right to ask for a compensation, since his work had essentially been used to promote a company without his consent. You wouldn't use a band's song in a radio ad with no permission and then go "well, you got exposure" when you're called out on it.

This

This this. I've read the entire exchange and even if going out on a limb and saying the guy was being "douchey" he was in the right and they were in the wrong. Stealing is not cool. I say that as a fan of Arch Enemy, although this entire fiasco is very disappointing.
Title: Re: The Arch Enemy thread
Post by: Nick on December 27, 2018, 09:19:39 PM
I've not been able to look into this whole thing as much as I'd like, but if I've gathered one thing it's that I think so much of this drama could be better avoided if there was better discussed terms and conditions, or whatever you want to call them, associated with photo passes. A full understanding up front of who can do what with the photos taken with an approved pass could go a long way.
Title: Re: The Arch Enemy thread
Post by: MrBoom_shack-a-lack on November 10, 2021, 04:08:55 PM
Arch Enemy - Deceiver, Deceiver (OFFICIAL VIDEO) (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m_m2oYJkx1A&ab_channel=ArchEnemy)

Love the punky verse followed by the 16th kicks.  :metal
Title: Re: The Arch Enemy thread
Post by: The Curious Orange on November 11, 2021, 05:49:20 AM
1. None of us know what the terms and conditions were in whatever contract this guy signed to take authorised photos at this festival. Yes, as a general principle photographers own the image, but he might well have contracted this away.

2. Quite like that new song - excited to hear the album!

3. Is it sexist of me in these "hashtag me too" times to wonder exactly how much money I would pay to lick chocolate syrup off Alissa's stomach? Perhaps I could donate the money to charity???
Title: Re: The Arch Enemy thread
Post by: LithoJazzoSphere on November 11, 2021, 11:31:05 AM
It's fascinating how polarizing they've become in various corners of the internet.  People seem positive so far here, but in other places people are just savaging this track.  I'm a bit more neutral.  I think they've been coasting for quite awhile now, and Loomis's gifts aren't being nearly well-utilized enough, but I kind of like the energy of the track, and those D-beat sections are a nice touch that they don't incorporate often enough.  They haven't made a full album that has connected with me since Rise of the Tyrant, but I'd like to think they could pull it off again. 
Title: Re: The Arch Enemy thread
Post by: svisser on November 11, 2021, 12:10:29 PM
For me, the new track is about as good as anything off Khaos Legions. I think I am with a lot of fans in saying that they peaked with Wages Of Sin.

I personally find Armageddon more interesting than Arch Enemy nowadays.

And they waste Loomis.

But, they are one of the progenitors of the genre, so they are worth respect. And their music is fun, so that is a plus. My fav albums are Wages Of Sin and Doomsday machine.
Title: Re: The Arch Enemy thread
Post by: LithoJazzoSphere on November 11, 2021, 01:24:02 PM
To me they're a band that doesn't have a definitive best album.  I prefer Angela to Johan, and I think her albums hit higher heights, but aren't as consistently good as the Liiva albums.  The past dozen years have been mostly a series of disappointments.  Nothing on Khaos Legions connected with me, War Eternal was step back up, but Alissa seemed a bit monotone compared to her work in The Agonist, and then having Loomis join only to contribute solos and not be involved at all in the songwriting has been aggravating.  It might be more tolerable if he'd been busy with other projects, but all he's really been doing is guest solos on other band's albums as well, he's just a hired gun now.  Hopefully his third solo album and work with Alcatrazz turns out to be rejuvenated.  Still, the primary determinant of the quality of the next Arch Enemy album seems to be how inspired Michael is at this point. 
Title: Re: The Arch Enemy thread
Post by: wolfking on November 11, 2021, 03:41:54 PM
To me they're a band that doesn't have a definitive best album.  I prefer Angela to Johan, and I think her albums hit higher heights, but aren't as consistently good as the Liiva albums.  The past dozen years have been mostly a series of disappointments.  Nothing on Khaos Legions connected with me, War Eternal was step back up, but Alissa seemed a bit monotone compared to her work in The Agonist, and then having Loomis join only to contribute solos and not be involved at all in the songwriting has been aggravating.  It might be more tolerable if he'd been busy with other projects, but all he's really been doing is guest solos on other band's albums as well, he's just a hired gun now.  Hopefully his third solo album and work with Alcatrazz turns out to be rejuvenated.  Still, the primary determinant of the quality of the next Arch Enemy album seems to be how inspired Michael is at this point.

I could be wrong, but hasn't that always kind of been the case?  I've always felt that Michael kind of is AE.
Title: Re: The Arch Enemy thread
Post by: LithoJazzoSphere on November 11, 2021, 03:51:24 PM
Yeah, I'm just highlighting that because Alissa and Jeff get the bulk of the discussion at this point online.  I don't like Alissa as much as Angela and think she's being underused, but she's not the reason they're in something of a slump.  And Jeff isn't making them worse, even by only tracking solos he's a better guitarist than Chris, as good as he was.  Sharlee is always solid, and Daniel is kind of overlooked. 
Title: Re: The Arch Enemy thread
Post by: wolfking on November 11, 2021, 04:01:07 PM
Hmmm....off topic but I may take Chris over Jeff.  I've just always loved his playing.  But then I think of some Nevermore solos and go......ah yes, this guy is amazing.

I've haven't really liked anything since Tyrant, which may be my fav AE album truthfully.
Title: Re: The Arch Enemy thread
Post by: Peter Mc on December 13, 2021, 03:54:50 PM
Wow these two new singles from Arch Enemy are absolutely killer.  Theyíre a band Iíve tried to get into before as I liked them instrumentally and think itís a cool name for a band (stupid reason, I know!) but couldnít get past the harsh vocals.  For some reason, these two new ones have really hit me hard, absolutely love them.
Title: Re: The Arch Enemy thread
Post by: Grappler on December 13, 2021, 04:12:43 PM
The new songs sound good, and like...Arch Enemy.   Looking forward to hearing more!
Title: Re: The Arch Enemy thread
Post by: LithoJazzoSphere on December 13, 2021, 04:21:43 PM
I'm hoping Jeff is featured more on other tracks.  He just gets two tiny "solos" on these two so far. 
Title: Re: The Arch Enemy thread
Post by: wolfking on December 13, 2021, 04:43:58 PM
I'm not that fond of the two new songs truthfully.  They may grow but just sounds like more of the same that they've been doing lately that hasn't really interested me.
Title: Re: The Arch Enemy thread
Post by: Corlis on December 22, 2021, 06:06:28 PM
Arch Enemy is a band that tries to be too many things at once, and it just doesn't fit together for me. Most songs start heavy and mean then devolve into the soppiest, mellowest slow crap imaginable.

It sucks, since Jeff Loomis is my favorite guitarist on the planet. I wish he played in a more badass band. But you can't argue with Arch Enemy's fame.

Hmmm....off topic but I may take Chris over Jeff.  I've just always loved his playing.  But then I think of some Nevermore solos and go......ah yes, this guy is amazing.

I met Chris Broderick a few years ago and got one of his picks. Thick, solid, unbendable pick. It totally explains why his solos have so much attack.

Title: Re: The Arch Enemy thread
Post by: wolfking on December 22, 2021, 06:34:23 PM
Broderick is indeed great but I was actually referring to Amott.

Id by far take Loomis over Broderick.
Title: Re: The Arch Enemy thread
Post by: Peter Mc on December 22, 2021, 08:11:39 PM
Arch Enemy is a band that tries to be too many things at once, and it just doesn't fit together for me. Most songs start heavy and mean then devolve into the soppiest, mellowest slow crap imaginable.

It sucks, since Jeff Loomis is my favorite guitarist on the planet. I wish he played in a more badass band. But you can't argue with Arch Enemy's fame.

Hmmm....off topic but I may take Chris over Jeff.  I've just always loved his playing.  But then I think of some Nevermore solos and go......ah yes, this guy is amazing.

I met Chris Broderick a few years ago and got one of his picks. Thick, solid, unbendable pick. It totally explains why his solos have so much attack.

I donít think that can be applied to the two new singles unless we have very different definitions of mellow and soppy.  Deceiver, Deceiver in particular is pretty relentlessly heavy.
Title: Re: The Arch Enemy thread
Post by: MinistroRaven on February 04, 2022, 07:02:32 AM
On July 29th, extreme metal masters Arch Enemy will release their 11th studio album, Deceivers, via Century Media Records. For a preview of the record, the new single, "Handshake With Hell", can be streamed worldwide now HERE. Directed by Patric Ullaeus, the video premiere for "Handshake With Hell" is set for 9AM PT//12PM ET//6PM CET today at: https://youtu.be/dsuhfOD7emE
Title: Re: The Arch Enemy thread
Post by: MrBoom_shack-a-lack on February 04, 2022, 03:02:00 PM
Oh nice hearing some clean singing from Alissa. That's a pretty kickass song!
Title: Re: The Arch Enemy thread
Post by: Peter Mc on February 04, 2022, 04:33:56 PM
Three for three for Arch Enemy imo.  Iíve never owned an Arch Enemy album (and believe me Iíve tried them a few times) but I will be buying this one!  All three songs are absolutely fire.  Love the cleans in this too.  Very reminiscent of Judas Priest to me but done well, not like the awful KK Priest thing.
Title: Re: The Arch Enemy thread
Post by: Adami on February 04, 2022, 04:47:16 PM
I love Wages of Sin and Anthem of Rebellion. I liked a few songs off Doomsday Machine but never connected much with stuff after that. Minus a song here or there.

I havenít heard this last song yet but Iíve really dug the two before it. So Iím hopeful!


If anyone wants a fantastic band (with like 1-2 albums only sadly) that are doing Arch Enemy but better recently, check out Once Human.
Title: Re: The Arch Enemy thread
Post by: LithoJazzoSphere on February 06, 2022, 10:58:56 AM
"Handshake With Hell" is by far my favorite of the singles so far, it actually makes more usage of Alissa and Jeff's gifts this time. 
Title: Re: The Arch Enemy thread
Post by: MrBoom_shack-a-lack on February 10, 2022, 05:21:18 PM
Sometimes I like the small things, like a straight forward classic tap solo just after a slow section in a song.  :metal