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Arch Enemy

Wages of Sin

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Category: Melodic Death Metal

Year: 2001

Label: Toy's Factory

Catalog Number: TFCK-87245

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Arch Enemy Wages of Sin Album Cover

Angela Gossow vocals
Michael Amott lead guitar
Christopher Amott lead guitar
Sharlee D'Angelo bass
Daniel Erlandsson drums

Fourth release. First with new German vocalist Angela Gossow. And she can growl with the best of them.
1.  Enemy Within  4.18:
2.  Burning Angel  4.15:
3.  Heart of Darkness  4.50:
4.  Ravenous  4.03:
5.  Savage Messiah  5.16:
6.  Dead Bury Their Dead  3.53:
7.  Web of Lies  3.54:
8.  The First Deadly Sin  4.18:
9.  Behind the Smile  3.26:
10.  Snow Bound  1.33:
11.  Shadows and Dust  4.27:
Total Running Time:  42.0133333333333:07

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Existing comments about this CD

From: Dennis R. Date: August 22, 2001 at 21:48
All I can say is, fantastic!. Arch are one of the best metal bands going today,and with the addition of Angela Gossow, their even better. Now they have added an evil, on the lines of Cadavaria from Opera IX fame, female vocalist who has made their music an enigma of heavy death metal, and I should know, I have all of their albums and Wages of Sin is their Tour De Force. Fans of this band have just got to own this album, they will not regret it.

From: nikkiray$immon$ Date: May 18, 2002 at 20:12
While, I'm not a fan of Death Metal, I must admit this band is one of my favorites. I think that with the addition of a female singer, people had doubts they could pull it off. They showed us. Their 'best' material to date, some real musicianship happening here folks, check this band out. Don't waste your dough on these NUMETAL acts, they are here today & will be gone the next day. I picked up the reissue with the bonus disc of B-Sides & it has two bonus videos for your PC. 9.5 for sure!

From: Slipknot sucks Date: February 17, 2003 at 23:04
Well i must say this was quite impressive although the lyrics really sucked and angela gossows voice wasn't all that great the guitars really had a good sound to them overall i would have to say a great album

From: Martyr Date: March 9, 2003 at 23:20
An absolutely stunning album both lyrically and musically. Arch Enemy have really pushed forward the envelope with this one. Album is chock full of meaty hooks, brilliant guitar work and amazing vocal work from Angela Gossow. A must have for any death metal fan.

From: quoc viet Date: April 27, 2003 at 14:14
tuyet cu meo`, rat hay!!!!!!!!!!! Nghe da de so luon...

From: jimmy walden Date: August 1, 2003 at 12:29
this band rox.and i am damn glad nobody is bitching about them.really hardcore.hell i dont need 2 describe them.therza billion things i culd say about them, but they are just goddamn good and great.if ur into the haunted and other thrash like that thebn listen to arch enemy.& FUCK FUCK FUCK all who every mainstream band that comes along.who the fuck asked u?sum1 has 2 b famous and korn,linkin park,disturbed.theydidnt ask 4 ur approval so shove ur fucking head up ur ass

From: black girl Date: October 13, 2003 at 12:06
Album is great, the best song is ENEMY WITHIN. Daniel is really GREAT drummer!!!

From: angel of death Date: October 21, 2003 at 16:41
this is the best death metal band ive heard so far,some fuckin awsome guitar work with some excelent vocals from angela,wages of sin and anthems of the rebellion both fuckin rock, keep up the good work.and fuck anyone who says otherwise.

From: ????? Date: November 11, 2003 at 2:17
this album rocks i have it playing nearly all the time

From: destroyer15 Date: January 9, 2004 at 12:00
this album sucked. worthless pile of shit

From: dude Date: February 11, 2004 at 15:47
this album is cool i love it especially angela!

From: bernss Date: April 6, 2004 at 6:23
holy sh... this band is amazing well done arch enemy

From: Loki Date: April 7, 2004 at 18:41
Anyone who dosent like Arch Enemy Should be shot. They are the ephiphany of heavy metal. Great Vocals. Great Guitars. Great Drumming. I myself being a musician really appriciate their work. It pleases me to see all the fans out there. I hope Arch Enemy Keeps up the wonderful work!

From: xxx Date: April 12, 2004 at 13:26

From: Lazer Date: May 26, 2004 at 16:28
Angela sucks A.E badly needs a new singer. I could do better vocals then she can.She should go back where she came from.

From: nether.... Date: May 27, 2004 at 18:32
well, hmm, this album is pretty damn good, I've heard and it's great. compared to the crap load of nu metal garbage band. they are above all superior.....

From: j Date: June 3, 2004 at 13:23
this album is good but in flames on the jester race is better fuck those satanists

From: kill nu metal Date: June 4, 2004 at 14:28
Ahem, well I bought 'anthems of rebellion', well, first off it sounds good, but the song structures aren't that great, there's a lot of good solos in the songs. But this album kind of lost the amazing sound from 'wages of sin'. I'd give it a 8/10. it's ok but not good enough. In their next album they should look back at wages of sin, so they can re-inspire themselves. well, I'm out and once again this is Nether, and another thing kill gay nu metal. Load of garbage, doesn't deserve a second chanc

From: ripneckz2bleed Date: July 28, 2004 at 14:06
arch enemy kicks ass

From: Date: July 28, 2004 at 14:07
enemy killz alll false whores

From: Axelinger Date: July 28, 2004 at 17:41
What the hell? According to recent crime stats, false whore murders are down 20% this year, so I guess this Arch Enemy fella ain't killing 'em like he used to...

From: naim Date: August 7, 2004 at 14:50
this is the best album, good job mike amott

From: hobo Date: September 19, 2004 at 13:54
mike amott is not only a genius but an artist, if you like arch enemy you should check out his other/former bands, spiritual beggars, carnage, and carcass. rock on mike

From: MetalSmasher86 Date: October 14, 2004 at 3:11
This album rocks! Enemy Within has got to be one of the most hardcore songs I have ever heard!

From: Metalhead66 Date: October 19, 2004 at 12:33
This is Great...Angela kicks ass...the new one (Anthems) is so much better..her voice is more up in the mix...And the Music,Well those Amott guys have got some KILLER riffs Hats off to Andy Sneap for the Great production on The new one.This is an 8/10!!!

From: Date: June 3, 2005 at 23:08
arch enemy is definetly one of the best power metal bands ever and Angela rox

From: hey Date: June 3, 2005 at 23:09
arc enemy is one of the best bands ever and angela rox

From: Doghouse Reilly Date: January 4, 2023 at 15:34
This was my entry ! @

From: Doghouse Reilly Date: January 4, 2023 at 15:45
This was my entry to Arch Enemy. At that point, I was still an extreme-metal skeptic, but this band, along with Amon Amarth, made it easier to get into death metal. And granted, it's not death metal as in Cannibal Corpse. It's death-metal with heavy power and traditional metal influences that make the songs much more accessible to someone used to more typical rock songwriting. The extremity is there in the razor-sharp modern production, the double-bass drumming, the tuning of the guitars down to C, and of course in the vocals, but as things went in 2002, this went down pretty easily. As for the disc itself, although I endoy some of the Johan Liiva material, Wages Of Sin is really the beginning of Arch Enemy for me. Three of their bestsongs ever are "Burning Angel," "Heart Of Darkness" and "Ravenous," with other highlights being "Dead Bury Their Dead," "Web Of Lies," "Behind The Smile" and the slow, melancholy "Savage Messiah."

From: Doghouse Reilly Date: January 4, 2023 at 15:49
I saw Iron Maiden, Dio and Motorhead in 2003, and during the break between bands, one of the songs played over the PA system was "Heart Of Darkness." Me and my buddy, who had been the one to turn me on to Arch Enemy in the first place, flipped out.

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