Dead Eyes See No Future
Company: Century Media
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.