- Released: September 25, 2007
- Label: Century Media
Alternative Press - p.1664 stars out of 5
-- "The Amott brothers' hermetic guitar acrobatics....deliver a thorough rhythmic thrashing throughout."
Kerrang (Magazine) - p.48
"[T]hat instantly identifiable Mike Armott guitar sound that's well over a decade old sounds the crispest and liveliest that it's done since he accidentally invented melodic death metal..."
- 1.Blood on Your Hands
- 2.The Last Enemy
- 3.I Will Live Again
- 4.In This Shallow Grave
- 5.Revolution Begins
- 6.Rise of the Tyrant
- 7.The Day You Died
- 8.Intermezzo Liberte
- 9.Night Falls Fast
- 10.Great Darkness, The - (Latin)
Arch Enemy: Angela Gossow (vocals); Michael Amott, Christopher Amott (guitar); Sharlee d'Angelo (bass guitar); Daniel Erlandsson (drums).
The Swedish death metal outfit added to their already impressive catalogue with 2007's RISE OF THE TYRANT, another pulverizing foray into sonic mayhem. As tunes like "The Last Enemy" and the breakneck-paced opener, "Blood On Your Hands," indicate, Arch Enemy are far from selling out. The pummeling rhythms of such tracks barely give the listener time to breathe while searing riffage and snarling, seemingly inhuman vocals shred through the sheets of sound. On tunes like "The Day You Died" Arch Enemy display a sense of melody rooted in classic metal, but the ferocity of their attack throughout RISE OF THE TYRANT assures that they'll take no prisoners.