Annotation

Track 10 & 11 are bonus tracks for Japanese release.
Track 11 is cover of Iron Maiden's Track.

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.

Recorded at Studio Fredman, February-March 1996; mixed, April 1996
Pre-mastered at the Mastering Room, Gothenburg

Annotation last modified on 2009-09-24 03:48 UTC.

Tracklist

CD 1
# Title Rating Length
1 Bury Me an Angel
3:41
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
4:11
8 Time Capsule
1:09
9 Fields of Desolation
5:31
10 Losing Faith
3:15
11 The Ides of March
1:47

Credits

CD 1

additional engineer:
Baskim Zuta (tracks 1–9)
co-producer:
Michael Amott (tracks 1–9)
composer:
Christopher Amott (tracks 3, 8–10)
Michael Amott (tracks 1–10)
Daniel Erlandsson (track 10)
Steve Harris (Iron Maiden bassist) (track 11)
Johan Liiva (tracks 2, 4)
engineer:
Fredrik Nordström (tracks 1–9)
lead vocals:
Johan Liiva (tracks 1–5, 7, 9–10)
lyricist:
Michael Amott (tracks 1, 3, 5, 7)
Johan Liiva (tracks 2, 4, 9–10)
mixer:
Michael Amott (1996-04) (tracks 1–9)
Fredrik Nordström (1996-04) (tracks 1–9)
producer:
Fredrik Nordström (tracks 1–9)
cover recording of:
The Ides of March (track 11)
recording of:
Bury Me an Angel (track 1)
Cosmic Retribution (track 5)
Dark Insanity (track 2)
Demoniality (track 6)
Eureka (track 3)
Idolatress (track 4)
Losing Faith (track 10)
Time Capsule (track 8)