The Root of All Evil (album)

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The Root of All Evil
Compilation album by Arch Enemy
Released September 28, 2009
Genre Melodic death metal
Length 52:22
Label Century Media
Producer Arch Enemy
Andy Sneap
Arch Enemy chronology
Manifesto of Arch Enemy
(2009)
The Root of All Evil
(2009)
Khaos Legions
(2011)

The Root of All Evil is a compilation by the Swedish melodic death metal band Arch Enemy, featuring re-recorded songs from the first three albums by the band—Black Earth (tracks 6,8,10,11), Stigmata (tracks 2,4,13), and Burning Bridges (tracks 3,5,7,9,12). It was released on September 28, 2009 on Century Media Records and was made available as a jewel case CD, limited edition mediabook, digital media download and LP. The album was produced by the band itself and mixed and mastered by Andy Sneap.[1]

All songs from this album are re-recordings. The only new track is the title track, which is itself a remix of another instrumental Demoniality.

Tracklisting[edit]

The Root of All Evil
No. Title Lyrics Music Length
1. "The Root of All Evil" (intro)   Michael Amott 1:06
2. "Beast of Man"   Michael Amott Michael Amott/Christopher Amott 3:45
3. "The Immortal"   Johan Liiva/Michael Amott Michael Amott/Christopher Amott 3:47
4. "Diva Satanica"   Michael Amott Michael Amott/Christopher Amott 3:48
5. "Demonic Science"   Michael Amott Michael Amott/Christopher Amott 5:24
6. "Bury Me an Angel"   Michael Amott Michael Amott 4:25
7. "Dead Inside"   Michael Amott Michael Amott/Christopher Amott 4:24
8. "Dark Insanity"   Johan Liiva Michael Amott/Johan Liiva 3:25
9. "Pilgrim"   Michael Amott Michael Amott/Christopher Amott 4:50
10. "Demoniality"   Instrumental Michael Amott 1:40
11. "Transmigration Macabre"   Michael Amott Michael Amott 3:33
12. "Silverwing"   Michael Amott Michael Amott/Christopher Amott 4:22
13. "Bridge of Destiny"   Michael Amott Michael Amott/Christopher Amott 7:53

Limited Edition bonus tracks[edit]

Limited Edition bonus tracks
No. Title Lyrics Music Length
14. "Bury Me an Angel" (Live) Michael Amott Michael Amott 4:22
15. "The Immortal" (Live) Johan Liiva/Michael Amott Michael Amott/Christopher Amott 4:34
16. "Bridge of Destiny" (Live) Michael Amott Michael Amott/Christopher Amott 7:36

Japan bonus tracks[edit]

The Japanese release of the album includes the above mentioned live tracks plus an additional two tracks.[2]

Japanese bonus tracks
No. Title Writer(s) Length
17. "Wings of Tomorrow" (Europe cover) Joey Tempest 3:14
18. "Walk in the Shadows" (Queensrÿche) Geoff Tate/Chris DeGarmo/Michael Wilton 3:07

Release Dates[edit]

  • Germany / Austria / Switzerland / Italy / Benelux: September 25, 2009.
  • UK / France / Greece / Denmark / Norway / Rest of Europe: September 28, 2009.
  • Spain / Portugal: September 29, 2009.
  • Finland / Sweden / Hungary / Japan: September 30, 2009.
  • United States: October 6, 2009.[3]

Charts[edit]

Album[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3.5/5 stars [4]
Jukebox:Metal 4/5 stars [5]
Metal Hammer 8/10 stars
Metal Underground 5/5 stars [6]
SMN News 8/10 stars [7]
Thrash Hits 2.5/6 stars [8]
Chart (2009) Peak
position
French Album Chart[9] 133

Credits[edit]

Band members[edit]

Production[edit]

U.S cat:18646 upc: 727701864624 - Europe cat:9979462 upc: 5051099794627 - Japan cat:YRCG-90019 upc: 4580204755389

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Arch Enemy: The Root of All Evil coming this fall". Blabbermouth.net. June 23, 2009. Retrieved July 4, 2009. 
  2. ^ "Japan bonus tracks". The Root of All Evil. Trooper Entertainment. September 30, 2009. Retrieved September 25, 2009. 
  3. ^ "Release Dates". The Root of All Evil. Century Media. September 24, 2009. Retrieved September 25, 2009. 
  4. ^ The Root of All Evil (album) at AllMusic
  5. ^ Jukebox:Metal review
  6. ^ Arch Enemy - "The Root Of All Evil" (CD)
  7. ^ Arch Enemy – The Root Of All Evil
  8. ^ Album: Arch Enemy – The Root Of All Evil
  9. ^ [1]
  10. ^ "Recording Details". The Root of All Evil. Century Media. September 11, 2009. Retrieved September 25, 2009. 

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