Arch Enemy Article

20.10.2012 Arch Enemy

Metal Female Voices Fest X

Oktoberhallen Wieze (Belgium)

(Pentax K-5 with Tamron SP AF 17-50mm 2.8 XR Di II LD Asp IF and Sigma AF 50-150mm 2.8 EX DC APO HSM II)

Two years ago Arch Enemy were guests for the first time and really rocked the venue. Now it was again the time but this time they started their show on time.
Just like the last time Arch Enemy was standing out of the mainly with clear voice singing line-up (OK, I take Arkona apart as that was a special case). That was probably also the reason, why although having a really great show the reactions of the audience was more than held back. However I have to say that the show was way better than that one of Metal Female Voices Fest 8. Front woman Angela Gossow found the atmosphere way too quite all the time (with the used audience there would have been much more movement in the crowd). But directly asking for broken bones and splashing blood seemed to be too hard for some people (luckily they did not meet that request ;-) ).
But not only Angela was in good mood that evening but also her band members as there are the two genius guitarists Nick Cordle and Michael Amott as well as bassist Sharlee D'Angelo and Daniel Erlandsson on drums. Each of them had its special moment during the concert. This was crowned when before the last song started the promoter Phil entered the stage to present to the surprised band the Metal Female Voices Award for being the best live band. Angela heartly thanked for that and shot out during "Nemesis" all that she could give.
I had a lot of fund during that gig but unfortunately large parts of the audience were not of that opinion. Due to that it might not have been one of the best shows Arch Enemy had played for sure. Although they belong to this festival in my opinion they are strikingly different from the rest what is shown by the small amount of fans and the reserved atmosphere. That is really not what they deserve.


  • Khaos Overture
  • Yesterday Is Dead and Gone
  • Ravenous
  • My Apocalypse
  • Bloodstained Cross
  • The Day You Died
  • Revolution Begins
  • Dead Eyes See No Future
  • Dead Bury Their Dead
  • No Gods, No Masters
  • We Will Rise
  • Nemesis