Arch Enemy - Will To Power



7.6 | 256 votes |
Release date: 8 September 2017
Style: Gothenburg metal

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01. Set Flame To The Night
02. The Race
03. Blood In The Water
04. The World Is Yours
05. The Eagle Flies Alone
06. Reason To Believe
07. Murder Scene
08. First Day In Hell
09. Saturnine
10. Dreams Of Retribution
11. My Shadow And I
12. A Fight I Must Win

Line-up
Alissa White-Gluz - vocals
Michael Amott - guitars
Jeff Loomis - guitars
Daniel Erlandsson - drums
Sharlee D'Angelo - bass

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16.09.2017 - 11:45
Rating: 6
joshsteph
After the ballad (Reason To Believe) everything goes downhill. The first single was very promising, the second made me think they're on the right track, but when I got the album I could enjoy only the first part of it. The rest seem to be filler after filler. I understand Michael wants to keep the AE sound, but they really should consider letting Jeff step in on some songs with riffs. I'm sure Michael can select or at least inspire himself by some of them. I don't think Jeff is not capable to understand as an artist what the AE sound means or should sound like. When you have such a giant in your band it wouldn't hurt to ask for help if you're out of ideas after 5 - 6 songs.
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16.09.2017 - 12:20
Rating: 7
Polaria
Written by joshsteph on 16.09.2017 at 11:45

After the ballad (Reason To Believe) everything goes downhill. The first single was very promising, the second made me think they're on the right track, but when I got the album I could enjoy only the first part of it. The rest seem to be filler after filler. I understand Michael wants to keep the AE sound, but they really should consider letting Jeff step in on some songs with riffs. I'm sure Michael can select or at least inspire himself by some of them. I don't think Jeff is not capable to understand as an artist what the AE sound means or should sound like. When you have such a giant in your band it wouldn't hurt to ask for help if you're out of ideas after 5 - 6 songs.


FWIW, http://www.blabbermouth.net/news/alissa-white-gluzs-solo-debut-will-feature-collaborations-with-kamelot-arch-enemy-members/
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Life is all the pain we endeavour.
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19.09.2017 - 16:30
Rating: 7
Dark Forever
Ruído Sonoro
Written by joshsteph on 16.09.2017 at 11:45

After the ballad (Reason To Believe) everything goes downhill.


That's also how I feel about the album. Very strong start, and I also like Dreams Of Retribution, but the other 5 songs of the second half are pretty uninspired. It's still a good album, but it could have been much better if it kept the pace.
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Taste the DARK...
... and you'll live FOREVER!
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24.09.2017 - 01:59
Rating: 5
hadriel
Given the talent of this lineup and can't even wrap my head around how flat this album sounds. It's maybe not as horrible as some are making it out to be, but there's literally nothing that really stands out here. It's played incredibly safe, songs blend; doubt I'll ever listen through it again after these first few spins. The cleans on that one track were a nice addition, I guess? Still doesn't do enough to make the album very interesting and the cleans were just average tbh.
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26.09.2017 - 12:41
Rating: 5
Kuroboshi
Man the melodies really are to sweet for this kind of music this time around. No edge what-so-ever. AE has been sliding down a slope into mediocrity ever since Doomsday Machine.
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29.09.2017 - 17:12
Rating: 8
Sword_Chant
Not as good as War Eternal, but it's not a bad effort. Best track is The World Is Yours.
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30.09.2017 - 06:33
JÄY
Metal slave
First off, I like the album ok. But why is Jeff Loomis even in this band? I don't hear a single stick of his style... purely promotional? Weird/sad/confusing.

But I mean I get it, I like money, too
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05.10.2017 - 00:19
Aries Rising
Written by JÄY on 30.09.2017 at 06:33

First off, I like the album ok. But why is Jeff Loomis even in this band? I don't hear a single stick of his style... purely promotional? Weird/sad/confusing.

But I mean I get it, I like money, too


I'm sure Jeff is happy collecting a paycheck and I'm sure AE is happy about any influx of fans that having Jeff in the band gets them.
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27.12.2017 - 18:34
Rating: 6
RhaegarTargaryen
Telcontar
It is not a horrible album, you can enjoy it and there are some really nice songs. But it does feel flat and boring or at least repetitive at moments. Given the amount of talent that this band has, both in Alissa, Michael and Jeff (who did not write anything for the album, which in hindsight might be a mistake) one would expect this to feel better than the previous one.. I gave it six, but maybe I am a bit too harsh since I am a bit disappointed.
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... For years I have traveled in coldness,
But my heart is warm as the darkened sun above me...
Nothing can never take away
What I've seen with these tired eyes
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