Arch Enemy guitar mastermind Michael Amott was asked by Rock Pages on why Jeff Loomis wasn’t included in the band’s songwriting process on the band’s latest album “Will to Power,” to which he replied (via Blabbermouth):
“I write all the music with Daniel [Erlandsson], our drummer, like I’ve done for many years.
“I co-wrote one a little bit with my brother as well, Chris. Like the ballad, ‘Reason to Believe’, came out of a jam with my brother.
“Jeff has a great style, but it’s not really Arch Enemy style.
“He’s got a great style. Really, I’m one of the original Nevermore fans. I’ve toured with them back in the day before anybody really listened to Nevermore. I had their demo tapes before they made albums. That’s how far I go back with them.
“But, it’s just a different style of writing. It’s very dark, very progressive. And I think it’s really fucking cool, but it’s not really Arch Enemy style… at this time.”