This album, although it was released in 2007 I didn't listen to it until a couple weeks ago. I was thinking it'd be another crappy "nu-Arch Enemy" release, but I was very wrong.
Rise of the Tyrant is back to form in my eyes for Arch Enemy, this is what metal is supposed to sound like. Sweeping melodies, and heavy riffs with drumming that doesn't beat you over the head via double bass. Melodic death metal is the genre that originally got my attention, and Arch Enemy was the first real DM band I actually enjoyed so it makes me very happy to know they are doing something right.
If you haven't heard this album and like melodic death metal, check this one out it's really great.