Khaos Legions - Arch Enemy
Metascore
70

Generally favorable reviews - based on 7 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 7
  2. Negative: 0 out of 7
  1. Jun 10, 2011
    80
    The characteristically classy playing and Angela's seething vocal delivery will provide plenty to satisfy existing fans but, importantly, this album also captures a band still hungry to progress both creatively and commercially. You can consider Arch Enemy's rise officially back on. [28 May 2011, p.50]
  2. Jun 10, 2011
    70
    While the 15-year-old group may not have explicitly improved their game, Khaos Legions provides a mass of suitably heroic melo-metal anthems. The hardcores will be pleased.
  3. Jun 10, 2011
    70
    While the group's increasingly mid-paced heaviness reduces the number of showy frills and demonstrates a matured sense of melodic chops, it does make songs sound slightly repetitive by the album's end. Nevertheless, Khaos Legions will please longtime fans and probably find a few new ones for Arch Enemy
  4. Jun 10, 2011
    70
    Sometime's it's more of a challenge to sound fresh without constantly reinventing yourself, and Arch Enemy has done an admirable job of it yet again.
  5. Jun 10, 2011
    70
    Khaos Legions shouldn't be dismissed as the result of creative burnout--there's plenty of scorching metal here, and fans will be very pleased.
  6. Jul 27, 2011
    60
    When it's muscular, it can be very good, but too frequently it veers off into more confused, mystical or plain boring territory. [Jul 2011, p.114]
  7. Jun 10, 2011
    40
    Arch Enemy seem content with resting on their laurels, and while that may please the kind of fans who are upset that In Flames haven't be repackaging Whoracle for the past ten years, it ultimately lacks substance.

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