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Wages of Sin
Genres: Pop, Rock, Metal
Two CDs for the price of one! Featuring a total of 8 bonus songs, 'Lament Of A Mortal Soul', 'Starbreaker', 'Aces High', 'Scream Of Anger', 'Diva Satanica', 'Fields Of Desolation', Damnation's Way' & 'Hydra'. Also inclu... more »
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Two CDs for the price of one! Featuring a total of 8 bonus songs, 'Lament Of A Mortal Soul', 'Starbreaker', 'Aces High', 'Scream Of Anger', 'Diva Satanica', 'Fields Of Desolation', Damnation's Way' & 'Hydra'. Also includes videos for 'Ravenous' & 'The Immortal' This supreme version also features an extensive 20-page full color booklet containing liner notes by Michael Ammot himself and updated photos as well.
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OzzyApu | Seattle, WA | 03/30/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I first heard of Arch Enemy wayyyyy back when N'Sync was still getting their underserved airplay. Problem is I could not get into this band because of the MONTONOUS Johan Liiva. God Damn he sounds the same in each song, its just wierd. It just never changed, but the guitar work was unparallel and never would be matched again.
Anyways I was sitting in English class watching this dumba** film and the lights were off so my friend put his earbud in my ear and immediately played a song. My first question was how did he know i liked death metal, but what played would be a journey to hell. A suddle keyboard drifted amidst space as a cringing noise grew in the backround, and suddenly a guitar punched me in the face while drum sticks were bashing my (ear)drum. I was just thinking holy s*** this is killer. 4 minutes later i quietly asked him while holding my ear in pain what was that song? He replied," It was Arch Enemy, straight outta hell with a new singer and improved sound" (he really didn't say that, but something close). I asked him the next second, "I wanna go back to hell."
Later back on the internet i listened to samples and loved what this CD had to offer. This couldn't be the same Arch Enemy that had that chunk of Liiva bred in them. Anyways i loved most of the tracks on this one and eventually a collecters version (aka this one) came out and it was filled with stuff from pre-Wages Of Sin. I have grown easier on Liiva's tireing moans, but still can't seem to fixiate myself towards it. Highly Highly reccommend taking a listen to this.
Enemy Within - First song heard with Angela in it. Great Intro
Burning Angel - DAMN the solo rules all solos of Angela's era
Heart Of Darkness - I just really like the guitars alot in this
Savage Messiah - Very creepy, yet catchy and dark powerhouse
Ravenous - Fast paced and full of agression
Snow Bound - Different sort of instrumental, nothing bad here
Behind The Smile - Has that driery echo during the damp chorus
Shadows And Dust - Pretty catchy and a nice most aspects of metal
Hydra - Very short but creepy instrumental, pretty sci-fi"
Charles | San Diego, CA | 05/28/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I love Arch Enemy. This album is one of my favorite melodic death metal albums. Angela Gossow's vocals scare me but I want to learn to scream like that. I really love the Amott brother's guitar playing as well. Ravenous is one of the greatest songs ever. RAVENOUS FOR MORE METAL!!!"
The Best Album of Arch Enemy!
DarkAmbience | VA | 08/24/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Wages of Sin...What to say about this melodic power/death masterpiece. We will start with Angela. With this album, AE bring a new vocalist to the frontlines. Angela dispells all concern of a female vocalist by dry-barking and growling throughout 100% of the album (no clean singing here). Now we come to the Amott brothers. I being a guitar player, know b.s. guitar work when I see it and let it be known that these two are some of the best lead players in all of metal! Almost anyone can play really fast scales with no feeling or personality (um...Zakk Wylde...), but the Amott brothers (Michael in specific) play the most emotional, techinical, and beautiful solos I've ever heard. I prefer their guitar work to that of Bodom and Dragonforce (although these are both great bands). Lastly, this album threw me from the world of korn, L.B., and Incubus into the awsome world of Soilwork, In Flames, and other great Swedish death metal bands. Even if you don't like metal, or growling vocals, buy this for the guitar work, which anyone who has ever picked up a guitar should enjoy!"