Arch Enemy live at Sweden Rock — photo by Am. Creations, used with permission.
The new album from Arch Enemy, War Eternal, is being released today in North America by Century Media and to celebrate the occasion we bring you the premiere of the band’s official video for the album’s fifth track, “No More Regrets”.
For a genre of music that at its core is about wrecking convention, metal has a surprising number of fans who tend to resist change. Arch Enemy, of course, experienced a big change this year with the end of the Angela Gossow era and her replacement by new frontwoman Alissa White-Gluz. That has led to some upheaval in the ranks of the Arch Enemy faithful — an upheaval that has sometimes seemed to overshadow the music on War Eternal itself, which happens to be excellent.
As our writer Andy Synn put it in his review of the new album, “[T]he recent changes to the band’s line-up really are a blessing in disguise. Throughout War Eternal the new Arch Enemy sound renewed and re-energised, a band firing on all cylinders and with something to prove – to themselves as much as to everyone else…. [The album] succeeds in taking the by-now familiar formula of the Arch Enemy sound and sharpening it, strengthening it, giving it teeth and claws and a fresh appetite for destruction.”
“No More Regrets” marries the kind of “prog-power” guitar showmanship and hard-driving riffs that have become two of the band’s hallmarks to a thunderous backbone of earth-shaking drums and rumbling bass work, while Alissa White-Gluz proves herself on the song to be a more than able replacement for the woman who led the band through its defining era. And the video, by the band’s long-time collaborator Patric Ullaeus, is as fun to watch as the music is to hear.
War Eternal can now be ordered digitally in Europe and North America at iTunes and AmazonMP3. The album is also available in a variety of physical formats at CM Distro and the band’s web site. Arch Enemy’s Facebook page is here.
Now, check out the premiere of “No More Regrets”: