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Release date: 27 July 1999
Style: Gothenburg metal


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01. The Immortal
02. Dead Inside
03. Pilgrim
04. Silverwing
05. Demonic Science
06. Seed Of Hate
07. Angelclaw
08. Burning Bridges
09. Diva Satanica [bonus]
10. Hydra [bonus]
11. Scream Of Anger [Europe cover] [Japanese bonus]
12. Fields Of Desolation '99 [Japanese bonus]

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Burning Bridges is the 3rd full-length from the Swedish metallers in Arch Enemy. It is the last album to feature vocalist, John Liiva. Whether Gossow is superior to Liiva is a highly debated issue, but we all know Liiva is way better (good to get that out of the way). Liiva is often criticised for having a weaker voice than Gossow and I have to admit his performance on Stigmata was below par, but this is due to him having problems with his voice at that time. Still it's a good album. You know, new AE is re-recording songs from the Liiva period which I think is fucked up, because why would you want to re-record perfectly fine songs? Let me tell you, I heard their attempt to re-record Beast of Man and it sounds horrible! Oh well, let us go back to the review, shall we.

published 05.09.2009 | Comments (17)

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Reza - 09.09.2010 at 17:34  
  It's my second favorite album by them.
Angelic Storm - 09.09.2010 at 17:42  
Rating: 10 This was the first album I heard by Arch Enemy, and it still remains my favourite by them today. The twin guitar melodies and harmonies are just out of this world, and many of the riffs simply crush. And "The Immortal" is just a stunning opening track. xD
musicalkaratekid - 13.05.2012 at 01:21  
Rating: 8 Not quite as effective as their first two albums in my opinion, but the musicianship and quality of the songs are still very good indeed.
krrrrebets - 17.11.2014 at 00:01  
  Classic in my eyes. Best by Arch Enemy and the only Liiva's album where he really shines (Not that I'm a big fan of Gossow, I think her only very good performance was on Wages of Sin.) But Amotts were the real stars here - really killer guitar work on this one.

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