Last album I think I will ever like by them. Yeah, it's definitely not their best, but they still had the intensity of Angela's vocals to rely on if the melodies and riffs weren't heavy enough.
Now they've overdosed on sugar, and went all glittery and metalcore-ish with Alissa. That is, at least on the studio recordings... I'm hoping they will prove me wrong live.
I think this is an underrated album. Well maybe they didn't re-invent anything, but strip out the intro, instrumentals, and the super boring anthemic songs "Under Black Flags We March" and "No Gods, No Masters", the rest of the album is pretty rad. Their fastest since Wages of Sin. Most their albums have a few good songs, and a lot of anthemic boring filler. The ratio is flipped here.
I am a huge melodic death metal fan, so by extension I liked Arch Enemy a lot. Yes, the band recycles their music but at least they still manage to put in effort to making a good album. In the case of Khaos Legions, the recycled sound is starting to get annoying. The only song I can remember as being any decent was the lead off single at that just felt like a knock off of Silent Wars off of Anthems Of Rebellion. And yes, the album art work is amazing I do amdit. But those two positives aside what is there to like? Mike and Chris Amott's guitar solos aren't as memorable and Angela really needs to do something different with her vocals. Eventually her vocals do tend to get repetitive. And I know I've said repetitive and other synonyms of that word enough, but it is the best description of this album. Hopefully the band does a new album soon to redeem them from this borefest.
Инертный альбом. Пускай он и не столь катастрофически плох, как кажется многим, его можно слушать (и даже не один раз), но вот любить... Признаться, немного завидую тем, для кого KL стал первым прослушанным релизом группы: если не обращать внимания на постоянные самоцитаты, вероятно, он cможет произвести тот же фурор, что, в своё время - Wages Of Sin или Black Earth.
I like it, but I find that it just doesn't have the same energy as "Doomsday Machine", but it still is not without it's charm. I give it, just for musical aesthetics, a 7/10. (Doomsday is my fave album by AE [Gossow era], so it's kinda unfair to compare the two)