Arch Enemy – Anthems Of Rebellion (2003)

I’m not sure what tempted me to dig this one out, but I had legitimately forgotten how golden a gem this is. It kinda bridges the gap between melodic death metal and Arch Enemy’s later more mainstream efforts, but its easy to be mired in genre-isms when it comes to metal. Simply put, Anthems Of Rebellion is a straight up, solid metal record. Every member of the band amply pulls their weight. Its not the most groundbreaking thing ever, but its massively entertaining.