Arch Enemy - Wages Of Sin


8.5 | 741 votes |
Release date: 25 April 2001
Style: Gothenburg metal

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Disc I
01. Enemy Within
02. Burning Angel
03. Heart Of Darkness
04. Ravenous
05. Savage Messiah
06. Dead Bury Their Dead
07. Web Of Lies
08. The First Deadly Sin
09. Behind The Smile
10. Snow Bound
11. Shadows And Dust
12. Lament Of A Mortal Soul [bonus]

Disc II [bonus]
01. Starbreaker [Judas Priest cover]
02. Aces High [Iron Maiden cover]
03. Scream Of Anger [Europe cover]
04. Diva Satanica
05. Fields Of Desolation '99
06. Damnation's Way
07. Hydra

Staff review by
Jeff
Rating:
9.0
The good surprise of 2002, after a delay of two years the new Arch Enemy has finally arrived in Europe. This new album introduces an important change with the departure of Johan Liiva, the first singer, and the arrival of Angela Gossow to replace him. The first time that I heard them, I immediately asked myself if that was really a girl who was singing and also what she could look like? And yes, to my surprise it was a girl really, and a pretty one... With this change, one could wonder whether or not Arch Enemy would lose intensity, for it is true that girls with a death metal voice are not legion in metal and therefore quite unknown... But on the contrary, Angela knew how to bring all her strength in her song and the new songs of Arch Enemy don't suffer from the comparison with the olds tracks.

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published 26.08.2003 | Comments (22)

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06.01.2010 - 16:11
Reza
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IMO it's one of their best albums. Songs like "Enemy Within" and "Burning Angel" are awesome !
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14.11.2010 - 13:16
Rating: 9
ramin
Awesome, just awesome
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14.11.2010 - 15:43
Rating: 10
Angelic Storm
Melodious
Definitely the best album with Angela on vocals, I love every song on this one! xD
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15.11.2010 - 17:03
Reza
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Written by Angelic Storm on 14.11.2010 at 15:43

Definitely the best album with Angela on vocals, I love every song on this one! xD

Don't forget "Rise of the Tyrant". This album contains great songs with nice riffs and solos !
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15.11.2010 - 17:13
Rating: 10
Angelic Storm
Melodious
Written by Guest on 15.11.2010 at 17:03
Don't forget "Rise of the Tyrant". This album contains great songs with nice riffs and solos !


That album does have some really great songs on it! But it has a couple of songs that aren't that great, so I like Wages more because I think every song on that one is awesome.
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13.04.2012 - 03:06
Rating: 8
musicalkaratekid
The first half of 'Wages of Sin' is absolutely brilliant-heavy riffage, beautifully handled solos, and enough aggression to make even the mellowest person want to rip someone's head off. However, from track 8 onwards, it seems as if the band slightly lose their creativity and originality, and as 'behind the smile' and disappointingly bland closer 'lament of a mortal soul' prove, the level of quality set by those first 7 songs couldn't be matched. Nonetheless, this serves as a great modern metal album, if only because the guitar work is top notch. I wouldn't say it's their best, but i'd certainly say it's their most successful.
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13.04.2012 - 03:16
!J.O.O.E.!
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Written by musicalkaratekid on 13.04.2012 at 03:06

However, from track 8 onwards, it seems as if the band slightly lose their creativity and originality, and as 'behind the smile' and disappointingly bland closer 'lament of a mortal soul' prove, the level of quality set by those first 7 songs couldn't be matched.

'Shadows And Dust' is easily one of the best and most memorable tracks on this record if you ask me.
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13.04.2012 - 03:35
Rating: 8
musicalkaratekid
Written by Guest on 13.04.2012 at 03:16

Written by musicalkaratekid on 13.04.2012 at 03:06

However, from track 8 onwards, it seems as if the band slightly lose their creativity and originality, and as 'behind the smile' and disappointingly bland closer 'lament of a mortal soul' prove, the level of quality set by those first 7 songs couldn't be matched.

'Shadows And Dust' is easily one of the best and most memorable tracks on this record if you ask me.

I like that song, but i don't think it's as effective as the first half of the album to be honest.
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13.04.2012 - 21:44
Rating: 10
BloodTears
ANA-thema
They should play this album in its entirety and releasing it on DVD, just an idea.
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Written by BloodTears on 19.08.2011 at 18:29

Like you could kiss my ass.
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27.07.2014 - 02:37
Rating: 9
mz
Their best IMO.
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Giving my ears a rest from music.
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28.09.2014 - 19:38
Rating: 6
Erik M.
This is indeed their best album. And it's still mediocre at best...
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15.02.2015 - 22:26
psykometal
A staff guy...
Written by Erik M. on 28.09.2014 at 19:38

This is indeed their best album. And it's still mediocre at best...

Doomsday Machine is their best, pal.
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15.02.2015 - 22:28
Fearmeister
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Written by psykometal on 15.02.2015 at 22:26

Written by Erik M. on 28.09.2014 at 19:38

This is indeed their best album. And it's still mediocre at best...

Doomsday Machine is their best, pal.


Nope, Burning Bridges.
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15.02.2015 - 22:28
Rating: 6
Erik M.
Written by psykometal on 15.02.2015 at 22:26

Doomsday Machine is their best, pal.


Couldn't care less to be honest. I don't like any of their stuff (anymore).
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14.07.2017 - 17:31
skeksis25
I could never get into this album, I find it a little boring
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