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Heavy Metal / Hardcore Specialist

Burning Bridges

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$24.95

Recorded 1999 Review: Arch Enemy is perhaps the purest sound of \"Swedish melodic death metal\" or the \"Gothenburg sound\" still in existence. Crushing death riffs, roaring vocals, catchy guitar leads, intense writing and insatiable metal energy. With eight songs in total clocking in around 38 minutes, songs are concise and tight and equally memorable. Arch Enemy lays down a fatter thrashdown than any Metallica song (\"Demonic Science\", \"Angelclaw\") and play the catchiest guitar licks that will bring out the air guitarist in anybody (\"Silverwing\", \"Dead Inside\") putting it all together into an unbeatable package with killer guitar solos. \"Seeds of Hate\" could have been a huge metal anthem had it been around during the 80s, while the title track is a slowed-down sludge of barely-changing, ultra-heavy riffs that revels in its dim, stifling emotional atmosphere. This one is especially interesting because it evaporates into chiming guitars chords and mellotron that shows a less appreciated side of Michael Amott\'s talent -- writing *beautiful* music. A very powerful song and very unlike the others on this album. Final note: Daniel Erlandsson\'s drumming is fracking HUGE. Oh, and I prefer Johan Liiva\'s hostile bark to the abrasive screeching of Angela Gossow (who performs the vocals on their last album, Wages of Sin). Consider this an essential purchase. Track Listing: 1. The Immortal 2. Dead Inside 3. Pilgrim 4. Silverwing 5. Demonic Science 6. Seed Of Hate 7. Angelclaw 8. Burning Bridges

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