Search


Categories

Latest updates...

MASTER - review
(February 20, 2019)
EREMIT - review
(February 20, 2019)
CZARNA MAGIA - review
(February 20, 2019)
FERAL - review
(February 19, 2019)
NATTRAVNEN - review
(February 19, 2019)
CEREBRUM - review
(February 17, 2019)
HUMANITY DELETE - review
(February 17, 2019)
BLACK GOAT - review
(February 15, 2019)
OBSCURE INFINITY - review
(February 14, 2019)
DER ROTE MILAN - review
(February 14, 2019)
BEDSORE - review
(February 13, 2019)
HEADS FOR THE DEAD - review
(February 13, 2019)
GRAVERED - review
(February 13, 2019)
THRONUM VRONDOR - review
(February 13, 2019)
CULTUS PROFANO - review
(February 12, 2019)
OPPROBRIUM - review
(February 07, 2019)
IN SHADOWS AND DUST - review
(February 06, 2019)
SAQRA`S CULT - review
(February 05, 2019)
PÁNICO AL MIEDO /... - review
(February 03, 2019)
OPPROBRIUM - interview
(February 01, 2019)
BLODHEMN - review
(January 31, 2019)
DEKONSTRUKTOR - review
(January 29, 2019)
GOD DISEASE - review
(January 28, 2019)
TRAUMASPHERE - review
(January 28, 2019)

ARCH ENEMY
ARCH ENEMY
Burning Japan - Live 1999
(Toy's Factory)
48:47min

Some people might wonder that ARCH ENEMY already decided to release an official live-album after only three regular studio records and seemingly not too much live-presence in the Metal circuit. Then again the story starts to make sense if you consider that ARCH ENEMY are the probably biggest extreme (Death) Metal band these days in the land of the rising sun in sales and they have already toured there plenty of times. "Burning Japan - Live 1999" indeed is a Japan-only release so far, so it might be a little difficult to purchase over here but in case you are into ARCH ENEMY, this is a very recommendable compilation of a beautifully packaged (16 pages photo booklet, poster, lyrics in Japanese, liner notes and extra card-box surrounding the CD case), well recorded, still raw and pure live performance with a tracklist that goes like this: 'The Immortal', 'Dark Insanity', 'Dead Inside', 'Diva Satanica', 'Pilgrim', 'Silverwing', 'Beast Of Man', 'Bass Intro/Tears Of The Dead', 'Bridge Of Destiny', 'Transmigration Macabre' and 'Angelclaw'. The sound quality probably went through some re-mixing but then again never sounds too fake and it's always cool to hear the Japanese audience scream out before a guitar lead takes place. ARCH ENEMY is surely on of the handful best melodic Death Metal bands out there these days and among those definitely the most underrated one if you consider the ever-present instrumental ability and outstanding songwriting on all releases so far. Let's hope they will be achieving the final worldwide breakthrough soon... and by the way ARCH ENEMY are currently in the studio finalizing recordings for their fourth studio album that will feature a yet not announced new vocalist. Watch out for another (soon to become) masterpiece...

Leif Jensen

< back   |   print   |   report errors

Related reviews:


© 2000 - 2017 - Voices From The Darkside   |   Page origin: Dec. 04, 2000   |   Site notice   |   Privacy policy