Arch Enemy Stigmata
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ChrisAdlerisGod
October 15th 2006


474 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

This album is pretty good. The vocals are pretty bad, but the riffs, solos, drumming, and song structures all save this from being really bad.
I think Arch Enemy should remake all the Johan Liiva albums with Angela Gossow. I have the live DVD and they did some songs from the Johan albums and it sounds REALLY good.

Drunken Viking
October 15th 2006


1023 Comments


Johan >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Angela.

ChrisAdlerisGod
October 15th 2006


474 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

exactly^^^! Thats why they should re-do the earlier albums.

Drunken Viking
October 15th 2006


1023 Comments


I said Johan was better you moron.

Yazz_Flute
April 7th 2007


18852 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

HOLY CRAP! This album is awesome! 100 times better than burning bridges.

I'm digging eevery song on the album, the title track is one of the most beautiful instrumentals i've heard, vox stellarum as well.

Digging: Kenn Nardi - Dancing With the Past

CarnivalMaster
November 5th 2007


6 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

I personally believe that this is not a special album. It has one thing that sucks= The Songstructure... it's the same in every song, and that bores me, but I think this album has the best AE-song ever..... Stigmata/Sinister Mephisto-medley =)

kalkal50
November 5th 2007


2386 Comments


This album has no magnetism at all. And if this is Arch Enemy's best album, then it's a relatively average band. I've yet to hear something consistent from them.

LoUd3
December 17th 2007


37 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

The solo in Dark of the Sun is damn beautiful!

rasputin
December 17th 2007


14555 Comments


I don't really like Arch Enemy.

TheFlightOfTheNazgul
August 16th 2008


55 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

I Love This Album...
Definitely 5/5

foreverendeared
August 16th 2008


14678 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

I've yet to hear something consistent from them
Wages of Sin

Hawks
August 16th 2008


35838 Comments


I Love This Album...

Definitely 5/5

Definitely not.


Zeromus Dark
December 30th 2008


45 Comments


I do not concur, Arch Enemy is more of the same and Arsis owns them. You cannot even put Arch Enemy in the same sentence as Dark Tranquillity. Although this is a pretty solid album from a band that went south of good as of late.

Ziefer
August 6th 2009


8 Comments


By far the best Arch Enemy album. I love the vocals, even though I do love Angela's, I feel Johan's are much better. The album is raw in your face, and extremely brutal. The dark feeling of the riffs is amazing.

R6Rider
August 6th 2009


4715 Comments


ahhhh yes, the better days of Arch Enemy

Digging: Thou - The Sacrifice

BallsToTheWall
August 6th 2009


44801 Comments


Angela was the best thing to happen to this band. Commerically at least, and this was my first venture into metal with a hot chick vocalist. But this album is still good, vocally, not so much.

Digging: Pink Turns Blue - If Two Worlds Kiss

bigguy69
February 17th 2010


199 Comments


arsis aint from sweden...good review

linguist2011
Contributing Reviewer
February 27th 2012


1917 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

I always preferred 90's arch enemy to their music of the last 12 years-not because i support liiva in the debate as to which is the better vocalist, more to the point regarding the band actually writing much better songs. The two instrumentals could be regarded filler by cynics, but they only add to the overbearing grandiosity that the other songs convey. The album is opened by a monstrous 'Beast of Man' and closed with one of the most beautiful epic metal masterpieces i've ever had the pleasure of hearing ('Bridge of Destiny'). And let's not forget the mammoth of a (perhaps too late) title track, 'Black earth', which is a perfect encapsulation of the Gothenburg metal scene. I believe this is my favourite AE album.

Digging: Obliterations - Poison Everything

XcKyle93
March 6th 2013


135 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

I also prefer Liiva's vocals. Much deeper, and they seem more like a guttural yell than scream. I've always preferred this type of extreme vocals.

Vakarian12
April 18th 2013


3906 Comments


disagree, Doomsday Machine is the best thing they've done imo

Digging: Ghost Brigade - IV - One with the Storm



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