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Arthemis
We Fight
Type: CD
Company: Hydrant Records
Release: 2012
Genre: Power
Reviewer: Eric Compton
Published: 9/25/2012
Aggressive power-thrash

Arthemis
We Fight

Company: Hydrant Records
Release: 2012
Genre: Power
Reviewer: EC

  • Aggressive power-thrash



  • Seven albums in thirteen years makes this Italian chop shop a very active member of the modern metal circuit. Unfortunately this new album is only available in Japan as the band have yet to acquire a Euro or North America deal. It's a shame that a band like Arthemis haven't really hit their stride in terms of popularity. While other acts like Brainstorm and Primal Fear play this sort of groovy power-thrash to the masses these Italians are really low on the totem pole. Nevertheless the band release another quality recording in "We Fight".

    The album provides tons of grinding grooves and solos, all crisp and polished through a modern production job that is really up front with the strings and double bass. This is the second album to feature singer Fabio D. and his vocals are very similar to Niklas Isfeldt of Dream Evil. In fact the whole album is like a cross of early Dream Evil crossed with the modern scraping of Metalium. Throw in a measured dose of thrash and you have "We Fight". This is an aggressive power-thrash album that should appeal to fans of Mystic Prophecy and Chainsaw.


    About this Writer:
    Eric Compton // Eric Compton lives in the most haunted city in the world, St. Augustine, Florida with his family and two yorkies. He has served as senior editor for MaximumMetal.com for nearly 10 years and is the author of the heavy metal book series--Denim & Letters. His reviews, interviews and social commentary has been featured on websites like Brave Words, Blabbermouth, Metal Temple, Metal Rules, Ultimate Metal, Metal Maniacs and Wikipedia.

    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: ARTHEMIS
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    TITLE BAND
    DOR
    REVIEWER DATE
    Back From The HeatArthemis
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    Eric Compton12/15/2005
    We FightArthemis
    2012
    Eric Compton9/25/2012


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