The Amott Brothers

IsaacIsaac Posts: 3,088
two best players in metal right now IMO, well, along with jeff loomis.

i really don't know much about the carcass, arch enemy, carnage stuff. but i do know that Armageddon and spiritual beggars RULE!!! i think i like chris more, but Michael has some great melodies, and can fly too. chris is like the next logical step for randy rhoads type players. ie rhoads, le tekro, vandenberg, oliva. i also here some jason becker in there.

what do you guys think of the amott bros?

can any of you guys direct me to more melodic arch enemy stuff? like the ending to bridge of destiny? thats really melodic, and great solos.

Comments

  • SanchoSancho Posts: 18,678
    I think as a guitarist, Christopher pisses all over Michael. He's one of the most insane players I've heard in years. On a par with Loomis I'd say.
    Michael on the other hand is probably the better musician of the two and the guy responsible for the songs.

    Asking for the more melodic Arch Enemy tracks is like asking for the heavier Madonna tracks. Why bother :036:
  • AgrippaAgrippa Posts: 5,943
    I too think Chris is fantastic, they both are.

    And Angela Gossow is AWEsome, and then some.

    MY candidate for "best" current metal guitarist must be Muhammad Suicmez.
    He is really amazing, so is Necrophagist, I so wish more people into dino guitar would check out Suicmez, because he is good.
    If you like Friedman and Becker in cacophony, chances really are that you´ll find something you´ll like in Christian Müenzer and Muhammad Suicmez of Necrophagist:


    But, yes, the Amott brothers are great, another good guitarist whose playing is undervalued imho is Karl Sanders of Nile.
  • Seven MoonsSeven Moons Posts: 8,797
    [quote author=Sancho link=topic=9339.msg142493#msg142493 date=1256633351]
    I think as a guitarist, Christopher pisses all over Michael. He's one of the most insane players I've heard in years. On a par with Loomis I'd say.
    Michael on the other hand is probably the better musician of the two and the guy responsible for the songs.
    [/quote]
    Yes, I think that's probably how it goes. As a result, they're a terrific team.  
    And I like the fact that they're firmly rooted in classic metal, even when playing contemporary stuff.


    [quote author=Sancho link=topic=9339.msg142493#msg142493 date=1256633351]
    Asking for the more melodic Arch Enemy tracks is like asking for the heavier Madonna tracks. Why bother :036:
    [/quote]
    :roll:  However, you might like this:
     (Chris solo)
     (skip to 4:09 if you want to avoid cookies)

    Now, if you're in the mood for something more br00tal, here it is :twisted:






  • IsaacIsaac Posts: 3,088
    been listening to a lot of arch enemy today im not finding the vocals that offensive today. i'll have to deal with all of it because the guitar just RIP in every song! and there are great melodies to be found as well.

    listened to armaggedon's 3 a few times as well. really good melodic metal. and chris is a good singer.
  • otcconanotcconan Posts: 5,680
    You'll get no complaints from this Opeth fan about Michael's playing on Watershed.
  • FenceFence Posts: 282
    This is actually greatly sculpted 70 music. Added heavyness drumms, growling. But if you change the vocals, this would be great heavy hard rock. I like what michael contributed with his schenkerism's.
  • Absolutely love Arch Enemy.

    It's actually quite refreshing to hear a group as heavy as Arch Enemy with such a highly developed melodic sense. They literally have melodies for days.
    Love the contrasting guitar styles, too. Christopher, whilst being the more technical of the two, i find, never strays into "wank" terrotory. Great stuff, indeed!  :up:
  • Duojett71Duojett71 Posts: 9,494
    I prefer Michael's playing to Chris. Chris is flashier and usually plays faster, but Michael has a much better melodic sense and his solos are constructed better. I am a pretty big Arch Enemy fan but I actually prefer The Spiritual Beggars and am hoping he and J.B. from Grand Magus do another record sometime soon. The last album 'Demons' ruled.
  • Seven MoonsSeven Moons Posts: 8,797
    [quote author=Duojett71 link=topic=9339.msg143706#msg143706 date=1257732600]

    hoping he and J.B. from Grand Magus do another record sometime soon. The last album 'Demons' ruled.
    [/quote]

    'Demons' is awesome!  I hope they will keep on releasing stuff like that!

  • maybeyesmaybeyes Posts: 4,522
    Just came across this bit of info in a e-zine I get.  I remember Crowley mentioning this in another e-mail, but couldn't find it so here is a bit of enligtenment for those who enjoyed Chris and Armageddon.


    -Armageddon -- Melodic Metal Project Of Arch Enemy Guitarist Chris
    Amott To Be Re-released Via Century Media; EMBRACE THE MYSTERY & THREE
    Artwork And Track Listing Announced!

    Sweden's Armageddon are the melodic metal project of Arch Enemy
    guitarist Chris Amott and EMBRACE THE MYSTERY & THREE finally sees
    their second (EMBRACE THE MYSTERY) and third (THREE) albums getting a
    proper and domestic release outside of Japan, where they originally
    came out back in the years 2000 and 2002, respectively. EMBRACE THE
    MYSTERY & THREE will be released as a 2-CD set with upgraded artwork,
    several bonus tracks and liner notes on November 16th, 2009 in Europe
    and on January 26th in North America via Century Media Records.

    Chris Amott comments the release as follows: "It is with great
    pleasure that I announce the first time ever release of these albums
    in Europe and the U.S.! Any fan of melodic hard rock and shred guitar
    playing should check this out -- EMBRACE THE MYSTERY and THREE feature
    many great instrumental performances and epic songs! These two albums
    were recorded in 2000 and 2002 and have until only been available in
    Japan. I put a lot of work into these recordings at the time, so I am
    glad to see them come out!"

    Originally formed in Halmstad / Sweden in 1997, Armageddon was
    launched as a melodic death metal act with their debut album CROSSING
    THE RUBICON released via the now defunct W.A.R. Records label in
    Europe and Toy's Factory in Japan. Next to guitarist and mastermind
    Chris Amott, the album also featured drummer Peter Wildoer (Darkane,
    Majestic, now also in Pestilence) and bassist Martin Bengtsson, who
    both then moved on to join Arch Enemy, recording, releasing and
    touring Arch Enemy's 1998 STIGMATA release. Chris revisited Armageddon
    with 2000's EMBRACE THE MYSTERY album, once again released in Japan on
    Toy's Factory but never available internationally. This album
    presented a rather melodic and traditional metal approach and featured
    Last Tribe member Rickard Bengtsson on vocals, Dick Lövgren on bass
    (now member of Meshuggah but previously touring bassist for bands like
    Eucharist, Arch Enemy or In Flames) as well as Arch Enemy drummer
    Daniel Erlandsson (also previously active with Eucharist and In Flames
    and with the reunited Carcass these days). Following the album's
    release Armageddon supported In Flames and The Haunted on a Japanese
    tour, which remain the only live performances for the band until now.
    In 2002 Armageddon released their third and so far last album
    exclusively in Japan again. Simply entitled THREE, it showcases
    Armageddon as a three-piece with Chris Amott handling all vocal duties
    next to playing guitar as well as Daniel Erlandsson on drums and new
    bassist Tobias Gustafsson (Eucharist).

    The EMBRACE THE MYSTERY & THREE 2-CD set marks the long-overdue
    international release of these two jewels of modern Scandinavian
    melodic metal, not only including the full original versions of both
    albums packaged in a revamped version of the original EMBRACE THE
    MYSTERY artwork by Niklas Sundin (Dark Tranquillity, Arch Enemy, In
    Flames), but also comes with six special bonus tracks (demo and
    rehearsal songs as well as cover versions of Iron Maiden and Mercyful
    Fate) and liner notes by Chris Amott. EMBRACE THE MYSTERY & THREE
    isn't only an essential historical release for collectors of the
    mentioned main bands of the involved high-quality players but with its
    total of 26 tracks and 100+ minutes of playing time it also represents
    a worthwhile purchase for supporters of the melodic metal genre in
    general!

    Armageddon - EMBRACE THE MYSTERY & THREE 2-CD (102:26) track listing:

    CD 1 EMBRACE THE MYSTERY (47:45)
    1. Awakening (0:38)
    2. The Broken Spell (4:29)
    3. Blind Fury (4:07)
    4. Worlds Apart (3:06)
    5. Cry Of Fate (5:07)
    6. Illusions Tale (4:22)
    7. Moongate Climber (2:45)
    8. Embrace The Mystery (3:25)
    9. Sleep Of Innocence (3:51)
    10. Grain Of Sand (3:38)
    11. Worlds Apart (Rehearsal) (3:03) *
    12. The Broken Spell (Rehearsal) (3:42) *
    13. Die With Your Boots On (Iron Maiden Cover) (5:33) *
    * Bonus Tracks

    CD 2 THREE (54:41)
    1. Gathering Of The Storm (0:59)
    2. Burn The Sun (4:25)
    3. Stranglehold (4:39)
    4. Heart Of Ice (3:53)
    5. Well Of Sadness (6:04)
    6. Rainbow Serpent (4:37)
    7. Winter Skies (4:02)
    8. Final Destination (4:29)
    9. Spirit Kiss (2:17)
    10. The Contract (5:04)
    11. Winter Skies (Demo) (4:05) *
    12. Sands Of Time (Demo) (5:46) *
    13. Desecration Of Souls (Mercyful Fate Cover) (4:21) *
    * Bonus Tracks

    Never mistake a clear view for a short distance.

  • EugenicScumEugenicScum Posts: 5,323
    He goes full Uli on Three. Good shit.
    Check out my band: Bevar Sea
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