Arch Enemy - Doomsday Machine


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Release date: 26 July 2005
Style: Gothenburg metal

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Disc I
01. Enter The Machine
02. Taking Back My Soul
03. Nemesis
04. My Apocalypse
05. Carry The Cross
06. I Am Legend/Out For Blood
07. Skeleton Dance
08. Hybrids Of Steel
09. Mechanic God Creation
10. Machtkampf
11. Slaves Of Yesterday
12. Heart Of Darkness [Live in Paris 2004] [Japanese bonus]
13. Bridge Of Destiny [Live in Paris 2004] [Japanese bonus]

Disc II [German limited edition bonus DVD - Live Apocalypse preview]
01. Intro
02. Dead Eyes See No Future [Live in London 2004]
03. Ravenous [Live in London 2004]
+ Nemesis [video clip]

Line-up
Angela Gossow - vocals
Christopher Amott - guitars
Michael Amott - guitars
Daniel Erlandsson - drums
Sharlee D'Angelo - bass

Guest musicians
Ola Strömberg - keyboards
Kostas "Gus G." Karamitroudis - guitars
Apollo Papathanasio - backing vocals

Additional info
Gus G. from Firewind plays guest lead guitar on track 2

Guest review by
Horlequism
Rating:
9.4
Doomsday Machine marks Arch Enemy's third installment in their new millennium Angela Gossow period. This album certainly has the slickest production of all three Gossow albums. Gossow herself has been produced in order to sound harsher vocally, sometimes bordering on black metal screeching on some songs. Fans of previous Gossow albums will enjoy Doomsday Machine but will be sad as this is the last Arch Enemy album with Christopher Amott on it. Amott left the band in the summer of 2005 in order to continue his studies.

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published 29.06.2006 | Comments (17)

Guest review by
Savage Messiah
Rating:
9.0
The 2005 release "Doomsday Machine" by Arch Enemy is yet another example of the band's ability to create brilliant melodic death metal, in their own unique way. Stepping further away from their older, original sound, Arch Enemy has created a new album consisting of songs that vary in speed and overall sound. "Doomsday Machine" is a highly entertaining mix of songs ranging from a slow, haunting intro to blistering, bone chilling riffs.

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published 12.07.2006 | Comments (6)

Guest review by
VPeter
Rating:
6.1
There seems to be a lot of praise for Doomsday Machine, people think this was the comeback album of Arch Enemy after the lacking Anthems Of Rebellion. I didn't listen to Arch Enemy that often until I found the slipcase version of Doomsday Machine for a low price so I decided to pick it up and see what all the praise is about.

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published 06.07.2008 | Comments (9)

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10.03.2010 - 01:53
carcass797
The record "dommsday machine" of archenemy is probably the best work of this great Swedish band because the style handled melodeath ranges from thrash metal to a normal reason why in some forums it was classified as death-thrash, combining melodies emotional as well as fast and brutal guitar, speed and technique on drums, a quite acceptable down and clear a murderer guttural style which characterize of the Germanic Angela Gossow which was not degraded by applying no voice modulator. I would recommend the songs "Machtkampf" and "carry the Croos" which are not mentioned by fans and the band themselves
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10.03.2010 - 12:31
Rating: 9
Roro
One of my favorites
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02.10.2011 - 16:47
Rating: 8
musicalkaratekid
The best album with angela Gossow and the last truly great AE album. Rise of the Tyrant and the other two releases after doomsday machine were ok, but they didn't match the intensity on this record.
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02.10.2011 - 22:01
Rating: 9
Angelic Storm
Melodious
It doesn't beat "Wages Of Sin" as the best AE album with Angela on vocals, but it's still a great album and probably the 2nd best album from AE with Angela.
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25.11.2011 - 02:24
Rating: 9
AngelofDeth
Cyborg Raptor
Arch Enemy at its finest
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25.11.2011 - 04:35
Troy Killjoy
perfunctionist
Their finest with Gossow, I agree. But I'd say Stigmata or Burning Bridges both top this and anything they released with Gossow.
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Prettier than BloodTears.
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25.11.2011 - 13:24
!J.O.O.E.!
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Very decent but not a patch on the previous two. And my God Gossow's vocals are so hideously digitised on this release it hurts.
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25.11.2011 - 21:11
Troy Killjoy
perfunctionist
Written by Guest on 25.11.2011 at 13:24
And my God Gossow's vocals are so hideously digitised on this release it hurts.

For sure, I honestly think she sounds a lot better live than she does on album.
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Prettier than BloodTears.
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25.11.2011 - 21:19
!J.O.O.E.!
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Written by Troy Killjoy on 25.11.2011 at 21:11

Written by Guest on 25.11.2011 at 13:24
And my God Gossow's vocals are so hideously digitised on this release it hurts.

For sure, I honestly think she sounds a lot better live than she does on album.

Very much so, she's much deeper and quite gruff and raw live, nothing like on record at all.
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26.11.2011 - 01:37
Rating: 9
Angelic Storm
Melodious
Written by Guest on 25.11.2011 at 13:24
And my God Gossow's vocals are so hideously digitised on this release it hurts.


That is undoubetdly the worst thing about the album. But musically and song wise, I prefer it to AOR, and it's miles better than the latest AE album.
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26.11.2011 - 02:10
Marcel Hubregtse
Grumpy Old Fuck
Written by Troy Killjoy on 25.11.2011 at 04:35

Their finest with Gossow, I agree. But I'd say Stigmata or Burning Bridges both top this and anything they released with Gossow.


Wages Of Sin is superior to this trite thing. Actually the album with Gossow which I deem good is Wages Of Sin. But of course Stigmata and Burning Bridges are there two best. At least on Wages Of Sin Angela wasn't a marketing trick yet whereas she is her and now even more so. One of the single most overrated extreme female vocalist ever.
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14.03.2013 - 13:35
Fritillaria
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Written by Marcel Hubregtse on 26.11.2011 at 02:10

Written by Troy Killjoy on 25.11.2011 at 04:35

Their finest with Gossow, I agree. But I'd say Stigmata or Burning Bridges both top this and anything they released with Gossow.


Wages Of Sin is superior to this trite thing. Actually the album with Gossow which I deem good is Wages Of Sin. But of course Stigmata and Burning Bridges are there two best. At least on Wages Of Sin Angela wasn't a marketing trick yet whereas she is her and now even more so. One of the single most overrated extreme female vocalist ever.



well you're right, perhaps she's kinda over-rated, but I really rather Angela to be overrated than the other vocalists similar to Simone Simons to be overrated.
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02.02.2014 - 21:01
Rating: 10
BloodTears
ANA-thema
After almost ten years, this album still sounds great to me. I just listened to it. Wages, Anthems and Doomsday Machine were great albums back to back. Too bad the quality went down from here on.
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Written by BloodTears on 19.08.2011 at 18:29

Like you could kiss my ass.
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27.07.2014 - 02:38
Rating: 8
mz
Not as good as WoS but it's not that bad either.
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Giving my ears a rest from music.
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28.07.2014 - 14:51
Rating: 6
Paw!!
Lol. I found soooooooooooooo many girl inspired by this album.
But, there are choice for them to change their mind.
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28.07.2014 - 15:01
!J.O.O.E.!
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Yeah I didn't like this album when it first came out. Particularly disliked Angela's artificial sounding vocals. Somehow grew on me though. Probably their fastest and most aggressive album I would think.
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