Arch Enemy – Will To Power (2017) – Review

RockmusicRaider Review - Arch Enemy - Will To Power - Album CoverI confess. Sometimes I do look into the opinions other reviewers express. Not so much to gain specific word-by-word insight, but more to get a general drift of a record. Usually the sum of all parts gives you a pretty good idea where an album resides. It is a bit like Trip Advisor, where you get the gist of things from the overall rating. But not from the detailed wording of endless badly written and subjective comments.

For any record you will always find the fan boys and girls schmoozing the audience in glowing, sugary colors on the beauty of whatever is being discussed. And – in contrast – you will get the masters of grouch warming up, spewing their usual greenish bile.Got hooked? Raid this some more...

Arch Enemy – Khaos Legions (2011) – Review

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RockmusicRaider Review - Arch Enemy - Khaos Legions - Album CoverScreech! Angela Gossow in full form and going strong, like an angry cheetah. Expertly delivering Melodic Death Metal at its best really is the specialty of Arch Enemy. And it just blasts you out of your reverie into paying attention of what is going on in your earphones.

The 2011 album Khaos Legions is the last one to date featuring Angela Gossow and Christopher Amott. Ironically, in 2014 the latter had to replace one of the guitarists leaving in a hurry in the midst of the War Eternal tour. But only temporarily until Jeff Loomis arrived in November of the same year to cover the rest. Chris is currently mainly busy with his off and on project ArmageddonGot hooked? Raid this some more...

Arch Enemy – War Eternal (2014) – Review

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RockmusicRaider Review - Arch Enemy - War Eternal - Album CoverI know, okay? You hardcore fans would like to have Angela Gossow back, but you know what? Ain’t gonna happen and Alissa White-Gluz is pretty good and spits these lyrics out quite aggressively herself.

Young and cute Alissa was hand-picked (so I am told), whisked unceremoniously away from her old gig The Agonist by Angela to take over after her departure from active duty. Angela still appears to remain the manager of the band, though. And hey, if you want Angela, just switch back to albums like Khaos Legion, which is a pretty cool piece of work by itself.

The new front combined with the kind of oldie, but goldie stellar riffs and solos on this album, renders a pretty good mix of good, old Melodic Death Metal.Got hooked? Raid this some more...