Release date: 9 June 2014
Style: Gothenburg metal


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Disc I
01. Tempore Nihil Sanat (Prelude In F Minor)
02. Never Forgive, Never Forget
03. War Eternal
04. As The Pages Burn
05. No More Regrets
06. You Will Know My Name
07. Graveyard Of Dreams
08. Stolen Life
09. Time Is Black
10. On And On
11. Avalanche
12. Down To Nothing
13. Not Long For This World
14. Shadow On The Wall [Mike Oldfield cover] [bonus]
15. Breaking The Law [Judas Priest cover] [Japanese bonus]

Disc II [Seeds Of War - The Demos]
01. Never Forgive, Never Forget [demo]
02. No More Regrets [demo]
03. You Will Know My Name [demo]
04. On And On [demo]
05. As The Pages Turn [demo]

Disc III [Instrumental]
01. Never Forgive, Never Forget [instrumental version]
02. War Eternal [instrumental version]
03. As The Pages Burn [instrumental version]
04. No More Regrets [instrumental version]
05. You Will Know My Name [instrumental version]
06. Stolen Life [instrumental version]
07. Time Is Black [instrumental version]
08. On And On [instrumental version]
09. Avalanche [instrumental version]
10. Down To Nothing [instrumental version]

Lyrics (13)

Alissa White-Gluz - vocals
Michael Amott - guitars
Nick Cordle - guitars, additional keyboards
Daniel Erlandsson - drums, additional keyboards
Sharlee D'Angelo - bass

Additional musicians:
Per Wiberg - mellotron
Ulf Janson - additional keyboards, additional programming

Stockholm Session Strings conducted by Ulf Janson and Henrik Janson.

Additional info
Produced by Michael Amott and Arch Enemy.
Mixed and mastered by Jens Bogren at Fascination Street Studio.
The bonus track "Shadow On The Wall" is a Mike Oldfield cover, only featured in Media Book or 3CD Artbook Version.
A Judas Priest cover "Breaking The Law" is featured in Japanese Limited Version that also has a bonus DVD contains 2 music videos.
The Deluxe 3CD Artbook Version is limited to 2.500 hand-numbered copies, including extended booklet, guitar tabs.

Staff review by
Ag Fox

Ah… Arch Enemy - the love-it or hate-it band since having a female vocalist who growls. Regardless, most casual listeners of the band would agree that Khaos Legions was one of those forgettable releases that they won't mind putting behind.

Now that Angela Gossow has retreated to the side lines, the band has a chance to start afresh with Alissa White-Gluz. Personally, I usually had no problem with the vocals of Angela, and Alissa sounds like the perfect replacement. Instead, what matters is that the overall aggression and energy is back, so either the band has listened to its critics or Alissa has reinvigorated the sound of the band. The melodies and riffs sound less stale, the cascading solos are quite impressive and the music in general is definitely more head-bangable.

published 17.06.2014 | Comments (44)

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deadone - 17.09.2014 at 08:19  
  After a few listens I think this is quite a decent album, even if completely unoriginal. It's better than Khaos Legions. New singer sounds very similar to Gassow so no real change.

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