Album Rating: 3.5
Great album, though strongly overshadowed by the band's previous three albums. The main problem I have here is the production, which doesn't exactly bring out the best sounds in each instrument (the worst being Gossow's vocals), but with songs as excellent as The last enemy' and the blistering title track, I think that problem can be ignored. For the most part this is simply Arch Enemy doing what they do best. 'The day you died' is a little bland for me and 'Intermezzo liberté' is simply a guitar-led instrumental to brea things up, but the album generally flows at a consistent pace.
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