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Release date: 23 September 2007
Style: Gothenburg metal


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Disc I [CD]
01. Blood On Your Hands
02. The Last Enemy
03. I Will Live Again
04. In This Shallow Grave
05. Revolution Begins
06. Rise Of The Tyrant
07. The Day You Died
08. Intermezzo Liberté
09. Night Falls Fast
10. The Great Darkness
11. Vultures
12. The Oath [Kiss cover] [Japanese bonus]

Disc II [Live In South Ameica DVD]
01. I Am Legend / Out for Blood
02. Diva Satanica
+ Tour Movie

Lyrics (12)

Angela Gossow - vocals
Michael Amott - guitars
Christopher "Chris" Amott - guitars
Daniel Erlandsson - drums
Charles Petter Andreason - bass

Additional info
Produced by Fredrik Nordstrom and Michael Amott. Co-produced by Daniel Erlandsson.

Staff review by
Demonic Tutor

"If it ain't broke, don't fix it". With this motto leading Sweden's Arch Enemy vision, Rise of the Tyrant should sound like any of their previous albums, right? Wrong! They took all of their experience and added some to brought forth an incredible effort. But let's rewind a tad. Arch Enemy is the brainchild of talented guitarist Michael Amott, who after leaving the band Carcass, deviled in different projects before forming the band. However, the band really got in the public eye when a German female vocalist by the name of Angela Gossow joined to record Wages of Sin on 2000. Since then, Arch Enemy has become one of the beloved children of the Gothenburg Death Metal sound.

published 13.10.2007 | Comments (54)

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musicalkaratekid - 14.09.2013 at 22:00  
Rating: 7 Good album, though strongly overshadowed by the band's previous three albums. The main problem I have here is the production, which doesn't exactly bring out the best sounds in each instrument (the worst being Gossow's vocals), but with songs as excellent as The last enemy' and the blistering title track, I think that problem can be ignored. For the most part this is simply Arch Enemy doing what they do best. 'The day you died' is a little bland for me and 'Intermezzo liberté' is simply a guitar-led instrumental to brea things up, but the album generally flows at a consistent pace.

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