MetalBite Review by Adam on 3/20/2001
One band that has managed to stick it out and already begin to leave their mark on the death metal world is Arch Enemy
. This disc is an example of years of practice and hard work, and the reward is given in the form of many dedicated and loyal followers. As most of you know, this is Arch Enemy's
third release. Their previous effort, Stigmata
, in more ways than one, was a bit of a departure for the band, both musically and vocally. With Burning Bridges
; however, the band returns to what made Black Earth
such a killer debut. The songs are nice, tight, and short not to mention catchy and brutally heavy. The guitars are perfect, the drumming is perfect, the bass is perfect, and even the vocals, which many shun as being the weak link for the band, are incredibly powerful. One of the highlights on the album is Angelclaw. When you hear this song, you know this is the song that could best be used as a finale at a live show to bring down the house!
I urge all of you true metal heads out there to pick this up straight away!
out of 10