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228 Swedish Death Metal Band

"Arch Enemy" is a Swedish melodic death metal band that originated in Halmstad in 1995. the band current members are Michael Amott (guitar, backing vocals), Daniel Erlandsson (drums), Sharlee D'Angelo (bass), Alissa White-Gluz (lead vocals), and Jeff Loomis (guitar, backing vocals).

The band is considered a supergroup as its members have previously played in other prominent bands such as Carcass, Armageddon, Carnage, Mercyful Fate, Spiritual Beggars, The Agonist, Nevermore, and Eucharist. Founding member Michael Amott, who was previously with the death metal band Carnage, started the band along with Johan Liiva. Since its formation, the band has released a total of eleven studio albums, four EPs, three video albums, and three live albums.

Initially, Johan Liiva served as the band's frontman, but in 2000, he was replaced by German vocalist Angela Gossow. After Gossow's departure in March 2014, she became the band's manager, and the band welcomed Canadian vocalist Alissa White-Gluz as their new lead singer. Arch Enemy's musical style is widely regarded as melodic death metal, with a combination of progressive and death metal influences. According to AllMusic critic Steve Huey, the band's sound is a "blend of progressive and death metal influences."

The band's earlier albums, such as Burning Bridges, while still classified as melodic death metal, were more focused on classic death metal. The band's music features intense riffs, speedy drumming, and a harmonic sensibility that incorporates powerful guitar melodies and solos. Over the years, the band has consistently evolved its sound, incorporating different elements into its music, such as clean vocals, symphonic elements, and electronic influences, while still maintaining the core of their signature sound. Arch Enemy has gained a worldwide following due to their unique sound and captivating live performances, cementing their place as one of the most influential melodic death metal bands in the world.

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