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Arch Enemy
Dead Eyes See No Future
Type: CD
Company: Century Media
Release: 2004
Genre: Death
Reviewer: Axeman
Published: 11/29/2004
The energy level is at an all time low
Arch Enemy - Dead Eyes See No Future Century Media 2004 Axeman


Track Listing

01. Dead Eyes See No Future
02. Burning Angel (Live in Paris 2004)
03. We Will Rise (Live in Paris 2004)
04. Heart of Darkness (Live in Paris 2004)
05. Symphony Of Destruction (Megadeth cover)
06. Kill With Power (Manowar cover)
07. Incarnated Solvent Abuse (Carcass cover)
08. We Will Rise (Enhanced video clip)
Ep's are hit and miss. Either you like them for the fact that they help pass the time in between full length albums or you hate them because they are NOT a full length album. "Dead Eyes See No Future" offers a mix of the studio cut with the same name off "Anthems Of Rebellion", three finely produced live cuts with the trade-mark Andy Sneap stamp on them and three cover tunes. (plus the addition of an enhanced video of the live "We Will Rise" tune). One beef I have with most live recordings even in this day and age is their poor sound but this stuff sounds heavy, tight and crystal clear. Covering Megadeth and Man O War seems like a good idea on the surface. I really find no fault in their renditions of both tunes but it's not something I would sit and spin for hours like a fresh, original A.E. tune. The highlight of this cd comes last as the Amott brothers pull one of their old Carcass tunes out of the archives and dust it off with a modern touch and sound. "Incarnated Solvent Abuse" really brought back memories and was easily the highlight of the disc for me.

Bottom Line: High quality ep that served to remind me how long it will be before we get another full album from the Arch Enemy camp.


--Axeman 11.24.04








Maximum Metal Rating Legend - Click for Full Details
5 Excellent - Buy it and say a prayer to the metal gods that you were tuned on to this masterpiece. A classic.
4-4.5 Great - Almost perfect records but there's probably a clunker or a lacking somewhere to keep it from perfection. You won't feel bad about dropping some bones on these.
3.5 Good - Most of the record is good, but there may be some filler. This is the OK range where you'd search for the record on sale or used.
3 Average - Some good songs, some bad ones at about a half/half ratio. Could show skills but be dull overall. Redeeming qualities for indy bands are effort and passion. Majors that don't try or suck outright end up here.
2-2.5 Fair - Worth a listen, but best obtained by collectors. There is much better metal out there.
1-1.5 Bad - Major problems with music, lyrics, production, etc.
0 Terrible or an otherwise waste of your life and time.

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ALL FULL REVIEWS FOR: ARCH ENEMY
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TITLE BAND
DOR
REVIEWER DATE
Dead Eyes See No FutureArch Enemy
2004
Axeman11/29/2004
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2005
Eric Compton8/13/2005
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2011
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