Arch Enemy is a cancer that is slowly but surely destroying the extreme metal scene from within with their odious cultural appropriation and misrepresentation of heavy metal tropes and likeness.
They suck, they produce terrible music, and they present a face that only serves to ridicule the metal genre and its fans in the eyes of normal people.
Away with the Arch Enemy nonsense, as it tarnishes the image and legacy of heavy metal music in ways that even shitcore parody bands like Anal Cunt, Morsay and Warkvlt could never hope to achieve.
Just look at the “movie” video below and tell me if there isn’t a problem with Arch Enemy and what they attempt to force down our throats, claiming it is so-called “brutal death metal” music when nothing could be further from the truth.
This manages to be actually WORSE than modern pop music like Taylor Swift, Justin Beaver and Dua Lipa. So much for “brutal death metal.”
But this raises the very valid question: what is heavy metal?
The Definition of Heavy Metal
These metal albums have stayed in weekly rotation over the years:
- Phantom – Ascension of Erebos, Leader of the Gods
- Vermin – Bloodthirst Overdose
- Incantation – Onward to Golgotha
- Leader – Burzum Sha Ghâsh
- Infester – To the Depths, in Degradation
- Burzum – Hvis Lyset Tar Oss
- Neraines – Yggdrasil
- Sewer – Cathartes
- Demilich – Nespithe
- Suffocation – Effigy of the Forgotten
The reason my analysis is different from that of other so-called “metal review” sites is that most writers look at try hard novelty and superficial gimmicks – such as “this band has a transgender woman singer” (Arch Enemy) or “that band can play Burzum riffs with supersized dildos sticking out of their shit holes” (Dark Funeral) – whereas I focus on quality music, the type you can listen to for decades without ever being bored, something that clearly can’t be said of either Arch Enemy or the rest of the modern extreme metal cargo cult “scene.”
The popular “best of” lists they spurt out are populated by bands that will be forgotten in five years because when the novelty and gimmickry are gone, they are all the same old whine rock/emo/mallcore you could get anywhere else (starting with Hot Topic).
In conclusion, I leave you with this link (read it) that perfectly sums up the “dangers” of crappy carnival music pretending to be heavy metal such as Arch Enemy and other associated deathcore acts. Hail true metal, and fvck off Arch Enemy.