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Arch Enemy - Khaos Legions (2011) (Limited Mediabook Edition, 2CD)

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Arch Enemy - Khaos Legions (2011) (Limited Mediabook Edition, 2CD)

Arch Enemy - Khaos Legions (2011) (2CD)
Year & Label: 2011, Century Media Records | CD#: 9980630
Flac (image) | MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | Artwork (JPG, 300 dpi) | File-hosts: FileSonic & FileServe
Melodic Death Metal | FLAC: 580 MB | Artwork: 120 MB | MP3: 170 MB | 5% WinRAR Recovery

EAC Secure-rip with LOG+CUE+COVERS | Source: eMule
Limited Mediabook Edition with 'Kovered in Khaos' Bonus CD

This is, of course, is nothing groundbreaking, but that's not what we are looking for here, nor is it what we were expecting. We were expecting a good Gothenburg release and this is what we got!

The music is always quality melodic death metal led by the ferocious vocals of Angela. She sounds so vicious and it's awesome! The guitar work is a pounding attack brought to us by the Amott brothers. It has a razor sharp sound and the tone is perfect. The drum work is blistering with blast beats and fast fills building the backbone of the music. The bass is pretty much inaudible, which is not a good thing. The production values are perfect as expected. All in all, this release has its redeeming factors despite its errors.

What are the errors, you ask? Lets talk about the. First of all, the bass. As stated before, I can't hear it. That's a big minus. Furthermore, I believe the drummer lacks energy. Then we have Angela. Yes, she is ferocious. Yes, she is vicious and sounds evil. She is amazing but sometimes I find her quite monotonous with a lack of variation subtracting from her overall performance. Maybe it's just me. Maybe I got tired of the whole melodeath scene. I don't know. It's just lacking something in my opinion. Also, I believe that she should not be excused because she is a woman. Imagine just for a moment that these growls are coming from a man. Would you be impressed? The answer is probably no unless you are highly inexperienced when it comes to death metal vocals. Also, I believe that some of the guitar solos could be longer, but again that's just my opinion. Of course, there is no doubt that the Amott brothers are skilled musicians!

Overall, this has its flaws but still flows quite well. It gives what the fans want: melodeath. Maybe this is mainstream but I don't care. Does it matter if it's mainstream when it's good? No! So the conclusion is if you want some high-quality melodeath, then buy this. If you enjoyed the band's previous work, then buy this. If you never cared for the band and rejected them without listening to their music, then give this a try! If you already hate Arch Enemy for your own reasons, then this will definitely not change your mind. This is not a masterpiece, but it is still an enjoyable listen!
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Musicians:

Vocals : Angela Gossow
Guitar : Michael Amott
Guitar : Christopher Amott
Bass : Sharlee D'Angelo
Drums : Daniel Erlandsson

Khaos Legions - Track List:

01. Khaos Overture (Instrumental) [1:31]
02. Yesterday Is Dead And Gone [4:22]
03. Bloodstained Cross [4:49]
04. Under Black Flags We March [4:41]
05. No Gods, No Masters [4:15]
06. City Of The Dead [4:33]
07. Through The Eyes Of A Raven [5:10]
08. Cruelty Without Beauty [5:00]
09. We Are A Godless Entity (Instrumental) [1:34]
10. Cult Of Chaos [5:11]
11. Thorns In My Flesh [4:55]
12. Turn To Dust (Instrumental) [0:39]
13. Vengeance Is Mine [4:11]
14. Secrets [4:06]

Exact Audio Copy V0.99 prebeta 4 from 23. January 2008

EAC extraction logfile from 15. June 2011, 12:30

Arch Enemy / Khaos Legions

Used drive : ATAPI iHAP122 9 Adapter: 3 ID: 0

Read mode : Secure
Utilize accurate stream : Yes
Defeat audio cache : Yes
Make use of C2 pointers : No

Read offset correction : 6
Overread into Lead-In and Lead-Out : No
Fill up missing offset samples with silence : Yes
Delete leading and trailing silent blocks : No
Null samples used in CRC calculations : Yes
Used interface : Installed external ASPI interface

Used output format : User Defined Encoder
Selected bitrate : 40 kBit/s
Quality : High
Add ID3 tag : No
Command line compressor : C:\Program Files\Exact Audio Copy\flac.exe
Additional command line options : -6 -V %s


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Copy CRC FB71A3BD
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End of status report

Kovered in Khaos - Track List:

01. Warning (Discharge Cover) (Previously Unreleased) [2:45]
02. Wings Of Tomorrow (Europe Cover) [3:15]
03. The Oath (Kiss Cover) [4:14]
04. The Book Of Heavy Metal (Dream Evil Cover) [4:17]

Exact Audio Copy V0.99 prebeta 4 from 23. January 2008

EAC extraction logfile from 15. June 2011, 12:36

Arch Enemy / Kovered In Khaos

Used drive : ATAPI iHAP122 9 Adapter: 3 ID: 0

Read mode : Secure
Utilize accurate stream : Yes
Defeat audio cache : Yes
Make use of C2 pointers : No

Read offset correction : 6
Overread into Lead-In and Lead-Out : No
Fill up missing offset samples with silence : Yes
Delete leading and trailing silent blocks : No
Null samples used in CRC calculations : Yes
Used interface : Installed external ASPI interface

Used output format : User Defined Encoder
Selected bitrate : 40 kBit/s
Quality : High
Add ID3 tag : No
Command line compressor : C:\Program Files\Exact Audio Copy\flac.exe
Additional command line options : -6 -V %s


TOC of the extracted CD

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2 | 2:44.43 | 3:15.22 | 12343 | 26989
3 | 5:59.65 | 4:14.16 | 26990 | 46055
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Filename D:\Download\Arch Enemy - Kovered in Khaos.wav

Peak level 99.2 %
Range quality 100.0 %
Copy CRC 62CB7E5E
Copy OK

No errors occurred


AccurateRip summary

Track 1 not present in database
Track 2 not present in database
Track 3 not present in database
Track 4 not present in database

None of the tracks are present in the AccurateRip database

End of status report

FLAC, image + artwork at FileSonic.com
CD1 - Part 1
CD1 - Part 2
CD1 - Part 3
CD1 - Part 4
CD1 - Part 5
CD2
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Artwork
2CD - Mp3 320 kbps

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FLAC, image + artwork at FileServe.com
CD1 - Part 1
CD1 - Part 2
CD1 - Part 3
CD1 - Part 4
CD1 - Part 5
CD2
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Artwork
2CD - Mp3 320 kbps

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