Oct 242010

We just discovered video of Arch Enemy‘s performance on Oct 22 at The Waerdse Tempel in Heerhugowaard, The Netherlands. We had to watch those clips, because Arch Enemy is an NCS favorite and because the band’s live performances in Seattle have been some of the best shows we’ve ever seen.

These are fan-filmed clips, but the video quality is very high and the audio quality is above-average, too. So, they’re worth sharing with you. Besides, featuring Arch Enemy is in keeping with the female-centric nature of our previous post today. As far as we know, Angela Gossow doesn’t swallow swords (or running jackhammers) and hasn’t married herself, but man, can she command a stage.

Here’s the clip of Arch Enemy performing “Ravenous”, which is just a cool fucking song to begin with.

(more clips after the jump . . .)

  18 Responses to “RAVENOUS!”

  1. Good to have fan filmed footage that’s clear and doesn’t stay on one person. Plus, there’s no crowd noise and the camera’s actually high enough to show the band. I think now I have to dig out the Arch Enemy that I have for today’s listening.

  2. The truly awesome thing about this band is that Angela has only gotten better with time (both in the studio and live). I have to admit, when they first replaced Johan with her, I questioned the decision. But Wages of Sin won me instantly, and Doomsday Machine was a masterpiece. And live they absolutely slay (as you can see).

    • Hard to believe that 10 years have passed since she became the vocalist. It was a daring stroke when Arnott and the other guys gave her a shot, but it has sure paid off.

      • I kind of agree…

        Wages Of Sin was great, but unfortunately they immediately dropped the ball and dumbed down…Anthems was awful – lumpen and uninspired and I thought Doomsday Machine only had a few good songs… the rest was bland filler…

        But I always thought they killed live and knew they had better in them and “Rise Of The Tyrant” is about 90% pure awesome.

        And that’s a lot fo awesome. We got to see them from side-stage at Hellfest and it was brilliant.

  3. I’m not sure why, but I never really got into Arch Enemy. Partly, it was because I somewhat wrote them off as a one trick pony. Not because they have a female vocalist, but because such a big deal was made of it.

    Frankly, I don’t give a shit who the vocalist is, as long as they’re good. But when a big deal is made of it, I find it a bit of a turn off…

    I’ve since heard a bit of their music, and I do like it…but now it just reminds me of Amon Amarth…which seems odd…

    Whatever. These videos are doing a lot to drastically improve my opinion of the band! They gots some chops, yo!

  4. Hey Phro, I wasn’t intentionally forcing you to cyber-talk with yourself — though I have to say it’s an entertaining thing to see. I’ll have to bitch-slap our software for doing whatever it did to make your muttering to yourself difficult. I’ve just been jammed up by my fucking day job and barely got something written for today’s post. Now I’m catching up on comments.

    And no, I actually don’t know Cerebral Bore, so thanks for that tip. As soon as I can get all the bastards hammering on me at bay, I will go listen.

    • Hahahaha! It’s not anyone’s fault. I just have the attention span of a cat on PCP.

      What is your day job? Does it involve the ocean in anyway? If not, I demand an immediate career change!

      I don’t remember where I first heard about Cerebral Bore, but their singstress (?) is the 18 (19?) year old Italian girl who uploaded a shit ton of videos to youtube wherein she practices brutal vocals. She’s really damn good and somehow now she’s singing (growling/screaming/grunting/gutteralling) from the Scottish band…

      The internet is doing everything it can to just fuck with us. That is my official policy. And I shall do everything in my power to encourage such behavior.

      • I can’t reveal my day job, because I fear it would wreck whatever cred I may have earned through this blog. Nothing to do with oceans or music. All the oceans are in my mind, just like the music.

        I’m really, really curious now to hear Cerebral Bore. In fact, they seem like a natural for the next MISCELLANY post, which I think will be devoted to tips I’ve gotten — which is a bit of a cheat on the MISCELLANY rules, but since I make the rules . . . I can decide the punishment for bending them.

  5. A-M-A-Z-I-N-G live performance! End of story!

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