What a huge surprise Arch Enemy are! Surely, you'll say, any band with a female vocalist can never REALLY make it as a true metal band... not so!
After hearing their latest album, The Doomsday Machine, i thought i'd check this out too... and man i'm glad i did.
Like the latest album, Wages of Sin is just pure, heavy metal. It's all about the massive riffs and solos. Think very much along the lines of bands like the mighty InFlames or possibly bands like Chimaira & LambOfGod. The Opening 4 or 5 tracks are just sheer brutality. Enemy Within, Burning Angel, Ravenous, absolutely top notch.
The vocals are very 'death' and harsh, but like i said, if you are a fan of InFlames, Chimaira or Trivium etc etc then no doubt you'll be used to it and will love Arch Enemy.
I can't find a fault with this great metal record. Deserves top marks! Definitely recommend this for fans of anything really heavy.