Burning Japan Live 1999

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Burning Japan Live 1999
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Live album by
Released5 May 2000
RecordedOctober–November 1999 in Tokyo, Japan
GenreMelodic death metal
Length48:47
LabelToy's Factory
ProducerFredrik Nordström, Michael Amott
Arch Enemy chronology
Burning Bridges
(1999)
Burning Japan Live 1999
(2000)
Wages of Sin
(2001)

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.

Reception[edit]

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.TitleLyricsMusicLength
1."The Immortal" (from Burning Bridges)Johan Liiva, Michael AmottChristopher Amott, M. Amott3:48
2."Dark Insanity" (from Black Earth)LiivaLiiva, M. Amott3:44
3."Dead Inside" (from Burning Bridges)M. AmottC. Amott, M. Amott4:16
4."Diva Satanica" (from Burning Bridges)M. AmottC. Amott, M. Amott4:12
5."Pilgrim" (from Burning Bridges)M. AmottC. Amott, M. Amott4:40
6."Silverwing" (from Burning Bridges)M. AmottC. Amott, M. Amott4:14
7."Beast of Man" (Stigmata)M. AmottC. Amott, M. Amott3:34
8."Bass Intro/Tears of the Dead" (from Stigmata)M. AmottSharlee D'Angelo, M. Amott6:11
9."Bridge of Destiny" (from Stigmata)M. AmottC. Amott, M. Amott5:27
10."Transmigration Macabre" (from Black Earth)M. AmottM. Amott4:13
11."Angelclaw" (from Burning Bridges)M. AmottC. Amott, M. Amott4:28

Personnel[edit]

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

Arch Enemy[edit]

Production[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Cid, El (June 2001). "Arch Enemy - Burning Japan Live 1999". Metal Rules. Archived from the original on 2 September 2011. Retrieved 8 January 2017.
  2. ^ Schwarz, Paul (January 10, 2001). "Arch Enemy - Burning Japan Live 1999". Chronicles of Chaos. Archived from the original on 25 August 2011. Retrieved 24 August 2011.
  3. ^ "Live Tracks". Burning Bridges Deluxe Edition (Media notes). Arch Enemy. Century Media Records. 2009.CS1 maint: others (link)

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