The Root of All Evil (album)

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The Root of All Evil
The Root Of All Evil.jpg
Compilation album by Arch Enemy
Released 28 September 2009
Genre Melodic death metal
Length 52:22
Label Century Media
Producer Arch Enemy
Andy Sneap
Arch Enemy chronology
Manifesto of Arch Enemy
(2009)Manifesto of Arch Enemy2009
The Root Of All Evil
(2009)
Khaos Legions
(2011)Khaos Legions2011
Singles from The Root of All Evil
  1. "The Beast Of Man"
    Released: 6 October 2009
  2. "Dark Insanity"
    Released: 20 October 2009

The Root of All Evil is a compilation album 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 28 September 2009 by 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 themselves 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 itself is based on another instrumental Demoniality.

Track listing[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3.5/5 stars [2]
Jukebox:Metal 4/5 stars [3]
Metal Hammer 8/10 stars
Metal Underground 5/5 stars [4]
SMN News 8/10 stars [5]
Thrash Hits 2.5/6 stars [6]
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" M. Amott M. Amott/Christopher Amott 3:45
3. "The Immortal" Johan Liiva/M. Amott M. Amott/C. Amott 3:47
4. "Diva Satanica" M. Amott M. Amott/C. Amott 3:48
5. "Demonic Science" M. Amott M. Amott/C. Amott 5:24
6. "Bury Me an Angel" M. Amott M. Amott 4:25
7. "Dead Inside" M. Amott M. Amott/C. Amott 4:24
8. "Dark Insanity" Liiva M. Amott/Liiva 3:25
9. "Pilgrim" M. Amott M. Amott/C. Amott 4:50
10. "Demoniality" (instrumental)   M. Amott 1:40
11. "Transmigration Macabre" M. Amott M. Amott 3:33
12. "Silverwing" M. Amott M. Amott/C. Amott 4:22
13. "Bridge of Destiny" M. Amott M. Amott/C. Amott 7:53

Limited Edition bonus tracks[edit]

Limited Edition bonus tracks
No. Title Lyrics Music Length
14. "Bury Me an Angel" (Live at the London Forum 2004) M. Amott M. Amott 4:22
15. "The Immortal" (Live at the London Forum 2004) Liiva/M. Amott M. Amott/C. Amott 4:34
16. "Bridge of Destiny" (Live at the London Forum 2004) M. Amott M. Amott/C. Amott 7:36

Japan bonus tracks[edit]

The Japanese release of the album includes the above-mentioned live tracks plus an additional two tracks.[7]

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: 25 September 2009.
  • UK / France / Greece / Denmark / Norway / Rest of Europe: 28 September 2009.
  • Spain / Portugal: 29 September 2009.
  • Finland / Sweden / Hungary / Japan: 30 September 2009.
  • United States: 6 October 2009.[8]

Charts[edit]

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

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