Black Earth

Arch Enemy - Black Earth

Black Earth is the first album by the Swedish melodic death metal band Arch Enemy. The album was reissued on April 24, 2007 on Regain Records, featuring "Losing Faith", two Iron Maiden covers and the video for "Bury Me an Angel".

During the time of recording Black Earth, Arch Enemy was more of a solo project. Michael Amott wrote all of the songs and played bass guitar on the album. Although Johan Liiva is cited as playing the bass, Michael later stated in an interview that he had it credited that way to make it seem more of a "band effort." Christopher Amott, who was attending music college at the time, only contributed his leads on the album, leaving Michael to record all the rhythm tracks.

Track listingEdit

  1. "Bury Me an Angel" - 3:40
  2. "Dark Insanity" - 3:16
  3. "Eureka" - 4:44
  4. "Idolatress" - 4:56
  5. "Cosmic Retribution" - 4:00
  6. "Demoniality" - 1:19
  7. "Transmigration Macabre" - 4:09
  8. "Time Capsule" - 1:09
  9. "Fields of Desolation" - 5:31


Personnel credits adapted from Black Earth album liner notes.

Arch Enemy
  • Fredrik Nordström – producer, engineer, mixing, keyboards
  • Wez Wenedikter – executive producer, design
  • Baskim Zuta – assistant engineer
  • Miran Kim – cover art
  • Kenneth Johansson – band photography
  • Urszula Striner – model photography
  • Sara Grundquist – model
  • Johanna Lindskough – make-up artist
  • M&A Music Art – layout

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