Rise of the Tyrant
|Rise of the Tyrant|
|Studio album by|
|Released||24 September 2007|
|Genre||Melodic death metal|
|Producer||Fredrik Nordström and Michael Amott|
Daniel Erlandsson (co-production)
|Arch Enemy chronology|
|Singles from Rise of the Tyrant|
Vocalist Angela Gossow commented on Rise of the Tyrant on the band's website that:
I experimented quite a bit with doubling vocal lines on the last album, which I now feel kind of took personality and vocal attack away. So this time it's the classic, one-vocal-track, no-frills, no-effects approach. I put a lot of work and emotions into the lyrics, some of them actually made me cry, most of them made me very, very angry. They deal with the pain and losses we cause each other. To balance these gloomy themes out, we managed to write some lyrics in the vein of 'We Will Rise' — you know, fight songs! There is not only suffering and injustice in this world, but also hope, love and friendship .
Guitarist Michael Amott described it as:
...the ultimate Arch Enemy album!!! To me, this album sounds like the perfect mix of melody and brutality. This album is an organic and honest statement from the band — it's pure fucking metal at its absolute best, the Arch Enemy way! Producer Fredrik Nordström did a killer mix on the record — the sound is big and intense!
Music videos were made for the songs "Revolution Begins" and "I Will Live Again", both directed by Patric Ullaeus.
|1.||"Blood on Your Hands"||Angela Gossow||4:41|
|2.||"The Last Enemy"||Gossow||4:15|
|3.||"I Will Live Again"||Gossow||3:32|
|4.||"In This Shallow Grave"||M. Amott||4:54|
|5.||"Revolution Begins"||M. Amott||4:11|
|6.||"Rise of the Tyrant"||Gossow||M. Amott||4:33|
|7.||"The Day You Died"||4:52|
|8.||"Intermezzo Liberté" (instrumental)||M. Amott||2:51|
|9.||"Night Falls Fast"||Gossow||M. Amott||3:18|
|10.||"The Great Darkness"||Gossow||M. Amott||4:46|
|12.||"The Oath" (Kiss cover)||Paul Stanley, Bob Ezrin, Tony Powers||4:16|
Also available is a limited edition version including a bonus 3" DVD with two live tracks and a documentary on the band's tour of South America.
South American Doomsday 2007:
- "I Am Legend / Out for Blood (live)" – 5:25
- "Diva Satanica (live)" – 4:29
- "Arch Enemy - South American Tour" − 16:07 (includes backstage footage, fan meeting, etc.)
- "Blood on Your Hands"
- "Revolution Begins"
- "I Will Live Again"
|Billboard Top Rock Albums||22|
|Billboard Rock Albums||12|
|Billboard Hard Rock Albums||10|
|Billboard European Albums Chart||61|
|Swedish Album Chart||20|
|Austrian Album Chart||50|
|Swiss Album Chart||65|
|French Album Chart||72|
|Dutch Album Chart||83|
|Belgian Album Chart (Wallonia)||81|
|Finnish Album Chart||18|
|Japanese Album Chart (Oricon)||14|
- Arch Enemy
- Angela Gossow − vocals
- Michael Amott − guitars, keyboards
- Christopher Amott − guitars
- Sharlee D'Angelo − bass
- Daniel Erlandsson − drums
- Produced by Fredrik Nordström and Michael Amott; co-produced by Daniel Erlandsson
- Mixed by Fredrik Nordström
- Engineered by Patrik J. Sten
- Mastered by Peter In De Betou
- All music arranged by Michael Amott and Daniel Erlandsson. Drum arrangements by Daniel Erlandsson. Vocal arrangements by Angela Gossow. Additional arrangements by Arch Enemy.
- Keyboards by Per Wiberg (not credited in album artwork)
- Artwork by Niklas Sundin
|United Kingdom||24 September 2007||Century Media Records||CD|
|United States||25 September 2007||Century Media Records||CD|
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