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Wages of Sin [Import]

Arch Enemy Audio CD
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)

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Product details

  • Audio CD (8 April 2002)
  • Number of Discs: 2
  • Format: Import
  • Label: Century Me
  • ASIN: B000063DXW
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 155,223 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

Product Description

ARCH ENEMY Wages Of Sin (2002 German 21-track 2-disc album featuring the Swedish melodic death metallers fourth long player includes a bonus disc which features rare & unreleased material with the bands previous vocalist Johan Liiva as well as covers of Judas Priests Starbreaker and Iron Maidens Aces High complete with picture sleeve)

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars HEAVY METAL AT IT'S BEST! 26 April 2002
Format:Audio CD
This is one of my favourite cd's, i've had it about three weeks and i must have lisened to it about eighteen times, and i'm still not sick of hearing it.The guitaring is raw, intricate and heavy, straight from the depths of hell, the FEMALE singer put most men to shame.This is what heavy metal is all about.If you love classic metal(ie. metallica, slayer)with a little more darkness you should love this cd. You won't regret buying it.
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars YOU'LD NEVER KNOW IT WAS A WOMAN! 18 Mar 2002
By Malibu
Format:Audio CD
So it's album number 4 and what a killer! Vocalist Johan Liva is gone and in his place is Angela Gossow, the surprise is though that far from cooing softly into the mic, Angela spews forth a stream of vitriolic gurgle previously unheard from a female throat (except maybe from Linda Blair!)...and jolly splendid it is too!
The new album is admittedly a tad more polished than before, but it's still Arch Enemy. It's more down to the production and the slightly less brutal guitar sound I think. The video track 'Ravenous' (which is included as a bonus for those of you with PC's) is a real cracker and even tips a nod to Mike Ammott's former band Carcass just after the solo. Apparently Arch Enemy are absolutely massive in Japan and maybe this is were the influence to become more METAL and less DEATH METAL has come from.
The album also comes with a bonus disc of covers etc, along with some amusing notes in the booklet from Mr Ammott. So if you like Judas Priest, Europe (!) and Iron Maiden then you might like to hear their material brutalized by Arch Enemy?
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars oh dear lord,melodic metal masterclass 2 Mar 2006
By sean paul mccann VINE VOICE
Format:Audio CD
i first heard of this band when i heard the heartstopping 'ravenous' which is on this album,oh the melodies were almost too much for me,the guitars were like sounds from heaven,the screaming was so intense and brutal that i would never have guessed they were performed by a woman,which of course they are,there are no clean vocals on here ,but they have more melodies per minute than maybe any band in metal,in flames are melodic metal,this is a different kind of melodic metal,the guitars provide the melody as opposed to clean vocals in a chorus,get the idea?,good!this is startling,seriously it is,if the opening riff to trhe first song 'Enemy Within' doesnt melt you into a puddle then i will be surprised ,its world class,all in all a superb album,there isnt enough superlatives to throw at this album
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11 of 13 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Metal Heaven 7 July 2002
Format:Audio CD
I love metal. From 'Fear Factory', 'Slayer' and 'Sepultura' to 'System Of A Down', 'American Head Charge', Decapitated' and 'Killswitch Engage'. The only problem I have with the newer bands is the lack of guitar solos. The new 'Killswitch Engage' album is amazing, but it would be even better if it had lead guitar solos. 'Arch Enemy' on the other hand have got solos in spades. Great heavy riffs, amazing drums and really great guitar solos. The vocals are amazing, you would never know it's a woman. Never. Right from the start, with 'Enemy Within', the music is relentless. Fast, crushing riffs, heavy drums and amazing solo's, It does not get much better than this. More melodic sections interlink mega heavy parts, and the end result is something really special. The second disk has older stuff from the digipak versions of earlier albums, and is a good compliment. A couple of videos rounds off one off the best metal albums in years. If you love metal, then I really recommend you get this as soon as possible. You will not regret it. Top class.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Wages of Sin 5 July 2006
By Jane Aland VINE VOICE
Format:Audio CD
For their 4th album Arch Enemy have a major line-up change with original vocalist Johan Liiva making way for new singer Angela Gossow. Any fears that the addition of a female vocalist would lead to Arch Enemy going soft however prove unfounded, as Angela gives full-on death metal screams throughout of such harshness that the changeover isn't that much apparent. Musically this is the same Arch Enemy of old, with their highly melodic death metal collision of the intensity of Carcass and the hooks of Iron Maiden. Inevitably a couple of tracks smack a little of filler, but for the most part the quality control is very high, with some highly infectious metal riffing (not least the `Hanger 18'-style `Burning Angel') and a stunning production. Great melodic death metal.

NB: The best version of this release is the 2 disc limited edition, which not only contains a bonus track and video on disc 1, but a further 7 audio rarities and 1 video from the bands earlier years on the second disc.
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