2005 was a huge year of trial and error for me. In a lot of ways it mirrored the mid 80s, where I would browse a record store and see a cover that stood out, a band logo or a label and I’d give it a try. 2005 was the same, but in place of the record store it was magazines like Decibel and Terrorizer. I’d read about a band, feel the words of reviews echo a certain way in my head and find the album. Sometimes the album worked in the way I thought. Sometimes it worked, but different. Sometimes it didn’t.
So enters Doomsday Machine, the 2005 album by Swedish melodic death metal band Arch Enemy. Continue reading “Arch Enemy: Doomsday Machine (2005)”