|Posted by Anna H. on October 17, 2015 at 2:15 AM|
How's it going my gumdrops? Last night, I was browsing around It's Not All Gumdrops & Unicorns and realized, that I have NEVER done a Song Saturday block for Arch Enemy. I have posted a few songs and music videos for Arch Enemy with both Angela Gossow and Alissa White-Gluz as the band's vocalists, but never an entire block. Well, better late than never, right?
Over the years, I have occasionally thought about the fact, that Arch Enemy was originally fronted by the Swedish male vocalist, Johan Liiva. By 2000, Johan was replaced and the band was fronted by Angela. She retired in March 2014.
Last March, Angela Gossow retired from Arch Enemy and handpicked The Agonist's Alissa White-Gluz, who was a Canadian Metalcore vocalist, to be her replacement. Angela is now Arch Enemy's manager.
It feels a little strange, now that Angela has taken the backseat. This German female vocalist had released 7 albums and 3 EP's with this predominantly male Swedish Death Metal band. Now, Angela Gossow is the band's manager and Alissa is fronting Arch Enemy, years later. Whichever works I suppose.
Even though Arch Enemy has been through a total of 3 different vocalists from different countries, I'll always be more of a fan of Angela's. I cannot help being automatically biased.
Compared to Johan Liiva and Alissa White-Gluz, Angela Gossow has the most history and experience with Arch Enemy. Angela also continues to play a major role with the band, considering that she is now their manager.
With that being said, I have chosen 6 songs from Arch Enemy. Most of these songs consist of Angela Gossow doing the vocals. All the while, Johan Liiva and Alissa White-Gluz are both acknowledged with at least 1 song a piece for today's Song Saturday block.
1) Arch Enemy [Vocalist Johan Liiva] "Diva Satanica" Stigmata (1998 )
2) Arch Enemy [Vocalist Angela Gossow] "Enemy Within" Wages Of Sin (2001)
3) Arch Enemy [Vocalist Angela Gossow] "Dead Bury Their Dead" Wages Of Sin (2001)
4) Arch Enemy [Vocalist Angela Gossow] "I Am Legend/Out For Blood" Doomsday Machine (2005)
5) Arch Enemy [Vocalist Angela Gossow] "Skeleton Dance" Doomsday Machine(2005)
6) Arch Enemy [Vocalist Alissa White-Gluz] "Stolen Life" War Eternal (2014)
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