The Root of All Evil
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Album · 2009


1. The Root of All Evil (intro) (1:06)
2. Beast of Man (3:46)
3. The Immortal (3:47)
4. Diva Satanica (3:48)
5. Demonic Science (5:23)
6. Bury Me an Angel (4:25)
7. Dead Inside (4:24)
8. Dark Insanity (3:25)
9. Pilgrim (4:51)
10. Demoniality (1:40)
11. Transmigration Macabre (3:33)
12. Silverwing (4:22)
13. Bridge of Destiny (7:53)

Total Time: 52:22

Limited edition with exclusive patch and 3 bonus tracks:
14. Bury Me an Angel (Live) (04:22)
15. The Immortal (Live) (04:34)
16. Bridge of Destiny (Live) (07:36)
These recordings are taken from the Live Apocalypse DVD.

Japanese version bonus tracks:
14. Wings of Tomorrow (Europe Cover)
15. Walk in the Shadows (Queensrÿche Cover)


- Angela Gossow / vocals
- Michael Amott / guitar and backing vocals
- Christopher Amott / guitar
- Sharlee D'Angelo / bass
- Daniel Erlandsson / drums

About this release

Century Media Records
September 28th, 2009
Recorded at different locations in Sweden.
Produced by Arch Enemy.

Mastering by Andy Sneap
Engineering by Daniel Erlandsson, Matti Almsenius and Rickard Bengtsson
Artwork by Gustavo Sazes and Abstrata

Apart from the new intro track, all the songs are re-recordings from the first three Arch Enemy albums, Black Earth, Stigmata and Burning Bridges. Some of the bass lines have been reworked.

Available as a regular CD, digital download and LP format with the full album on CD as bonus.

Thanks to bartosso, adg211288 for the updates

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A great reworking of the best compositions of the first three albums, this "The Root Of All Evil". I must admit that at the time of the first three albums Arch Enemy had struck me so much in technique and style though, however, I had not followed a lot and I did not buy anything. This CD I bought it more out of curiosity than anything else. But I have discovered some positive feelings.

Arch Enemy are certainly immediately started on the right foot and remembering a live video that I got to see in the beginning of the millennium, I can only say that, for those not following the time had "The Roots Of All Evil" is an excellent departure. Certainly at the time their Thrash/ Death Metal was at the forefront and now it sounds much more like Death Prog Metal that anything else but the fact remains that the compositions have maintained freshness and warmth, thanks to the new arrangements. I am always amazed by the immense guitar technique of the Amott brothers, who have very few rivals.

Other albums are more representative of Arch Enemy. But "The Roots Of All Evil" is really an album that looks good in any discography.

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