Arch Enemy
Doomsday Machine

Century Media
2005
C+
Reviewed by: Cosmo Lee
Reviewed on: 2005-08-22



Posted 08/22/2005 - 12:36:08 PM by doomwatcher:
 jesus dude, ever since i flipped through that lyrics booklet i am having a really hard time to like this album. they are so absolutely terrible, it's amazing.... she's got such an amazing voice, let her sing, but dont let her write the words.
 
Posted 08/22/2005 - 03:07:36 PM by cosmokane31:
 yes, i have mixed feelings about metal bands showing their lyrics. on the one hand, so few metal bands have decent lyrics, and most people are listening only to the sound of the voice anyway. on the other hand, even though the lyrics are unintelligible, bands like cannibal corpse and cattle decapitation wouldn't be who they are without printed lyrics. just be glad that metal reviews don't descend into the lyrical analysis that indie rock reviews do!