Burning Japan Live 1999

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Burning Japan Live 1999
Live album by Arch Enemy
Released December 5, 2000
Recorded October–November 1999 in Tokyo, Japan
Genre Melodic death metal
Length 48:47
Label Toy's Factory
Producer Fredrik Nordström, Michael Amott
Arch Enemy chronology
Burning Bridges
(1999)Burning Bridges1999
Burning Japan Live 1999
Wages of Sin
(2001)Wages of Sin2001

Burning Japan Live 1999 is a live album by the Swedish melodic death metal band Arch Enemy. Originally released in Japan only, the album was re-released worldwide in 2000 due to fan demand.


Burning Japan Live 1999 received mixed reviews by critics. Metal Rules's El Cid criticized mainly the crowd writing that "the Japanese crowd doesn't help much in this matter, no offense to anyone but it does seem like everyone is just sitting down listening and doing nothing else during a gig unless they are instructed to by Johan Liiva" and stated that the album "is very much like listening to a compilation of Arch Enemy songs rather than a live album."[1] On the other hand, Paul Schwarz of Chronicles of Chaos wrote in his review that it "has a clear yet characteristic sound which places it in the rare category of being a live album well worth owning. The musical elements have a live-sounding rawness while retaining the subtleties which are such essential parts of Arch Enemy's masterful mixture of pure riff and metal melodies". He praised Liiva writing that his "vocal delivery is both powerful and expressive - and similarly well-balanced and accentuated by the top-notch production." Schwarz finished writing about the crowd, "the crowd are enthusiastically loud though their fanatical support is thankfully quite unintrusive to the enjoyment of the record."[2]

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Lyrics Music Length
1. "The Immortal" (from Burning Bridges) Johan Liiva, Michael Amott Christopher Amott, M. Amott 3:48
2. "Dark Insanity" (from Black Earth) Liiva Liiva, M. Amott 3:44
3. "Dead Inside" (from Burning Bridges) M. Amott C. Amott, M. Amott 4:16
4. "Diva Satanica" (from Burning Bridges) M. Amott C. Amott, M. Amott 4:12
5. "Pilgrim" (from Burning Bridges) M. Amott C. Amott, M. Amott 4:40
6. "Silverwing" (from Burning Bridges) M. Amott C. Amott, M. Amott 4:14
7. "Beast of Man" (Stigmata) M. Amott C. Amott, M. Amott 3:34
8. "Bass Intro/Tears of the Dead" (from Stigmata) M. Amott Sharlee D'Angelo, M. Amott 6:11
9. "Bridge of Destiny" (from Stigmata) M. Amott C. Amott, M. Amott 5:27
10. "Transmigration Macabre" (from Black Earth) M. Amott M. Amott 4:13
11. "Angelclaw" (from Burning Bridges) M. Amott C. Amott, M. Amott 4:28


Personnel credits adapted from Burning Bridges album liner notes.[3]

Arch Enemy[edit]



  1. ^ Cid, El (June 2001). "Arch Enemy - Burning Japan Live 1999". Metal Rules. Archived from the original on September 2, 2011. Retrieved January 8, 2017. 
  2. ^ Schwarz, Paul (January 10, 2001). "Arch Enemy - Burning Japan Live 1999". Chronicles of Chaos. Archived from the original on August 25, 2011. Retrieved August 24, 2011. 
  3. ^ "Live Tracks". Burning Bridges Deluxe Edition (Media notes). Arch Enemy. Century Media Records. 2009. 

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