||Chapter six... “Doomsday Machine!”
This menacing indulgence has now sent Arch
Enemy into a whole new metal spectrum-- GOOD METAL! (instead of
just Death Metal) From the very beginning stages of this album, the
guitar ferocity is superb, as is D'Angelo's pulse to go along with
Erlandsson's relentless hammering. Oh by the way, not to mention Angela's
guttural growls and highly shrieks making this album complete. To
be perfectly honest, though, it's not like Arch Enemy hasn't always
been this modest in power. What about their predecessor, “Anthems
of Rebellion?” Or perhaps we all failed to remember Carcass?
Regardless, “Doomsday Machine” is indeed in caliber with
both. This one does seem to hammer the shit out of you with almost
every riff & beat. There is even a little more synth included
to make a little more of a surge in power to particular parts that
may have otherwise been just awesome (now, they're amazing). "Nemesis"
is completely speed-driven in rhythmic technicality and prosperous
aggression. "I Am Legend....", on the other hand, has more
of that Carcass feel that most of us can never get enough of. Although,
both of these notable tracks are my favorites...I quite enjoy some
of the more melodic parts on the other tracks too. This album is the
most complete one so far for Arch Enemy. Many thumbs, fingers, drinking
glasses and horns up, people!
Reviewed By: Thomas