Releasedate: 12-08-2022 Label: Century Media Records
Swedish Melodic Death band Arch Enemy has been on top for many years now. Not always without controversies but always with a certain eagerness to continue and a focus on their music. This year the band releases the eleventh studio album “Deceivers”.
As an album we think that “Deceivers” is not an album that brings us many surprises. The band has found themselves content with their sound as it seems and sticks with that strongly. But a recognizable sound on a proper level is still good for many happy fans. The band maintains their feel for the combination of raw and melodics. Maybe a slightly shifting balance towards a lighter feel. Yet there are songs like “ Handshake With Hell” are giving us a good dose of vehemence. Looking at a more catchy tune you come down to “ Deceiver, Deceiver” where the band prepares you to sing along during the various live shows the band is going to do.
Guitarist Michael Amott is keeping us entertained with the riffs as well here and there he throws in a solo to bring a bit extra power into the tracks. Most interesting track we found with “ Sunset Over The Empire” where the band brings all their highlights together in one track. The instrumentals and the vocals in perfect balance and a lot of power make that this one stand-out in the tracklist.
Fans of Arch Enemy will be pleased with this new release, a new one for the collection. If this one is one that brings in a lot of new fans, we may not know how it will do what previous albums could not. But altogether this is simply a good release as you may expect from a steady formation like Arch Enemy.
Alissa White-Gluz – Vocals
Michael Amott – Guitar
Jeff Loomis – Guitar
Sharlee D’Angelo – Bass
Daniel Erlandsson – Drums
- Handshake With Hell
- Deceiver, Deceiver
- In The Eye Of The Storm
- The Watcher
- Poisoned Arrow
- Sunset Over The Empire
- House Of Mirrors
- Spreading Black Wings
- Mourning Star
- One Last Time
- Exiled From Earth
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