Review by Jeff Maki
Amaranthe is hot right now. Its 2014 album, Massive Addictive (review), ignited the band’s flame in North America, a flame that had been burning in its homeland of Sweden for some time due to its 2013 album, The Nexus. The band is immediately recognizable by its three-vocalist attack of Elize Ryd, Jake E. Lundberg and Henrik Englund, each one bringing a different style to the music—the beautiful and theatrical pop-diva, the clean metalcore singer and the death metal growler. I caught the band opening for Within Temptation in 2014 (read here), and Amaranthe is on a North American headlining tour as I write this (view dates here). Looking to keep the flame burning, the band has released a digital-only EP, featuring six acoustic tracks, along with the songs “Breaking Point” and “Splinter in My Soul,” which according to the band are “originals from the early days.” But is this EP worth your hard-earned digital dollars? (more…)
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Tags: Acoustic, Amaranthe, Breaking Point, Elize Ryd, EP, female-fronted metal, Henrik Englund, Jake E. Lundberg, pop, sweden, Swedish metal, symphonic metal
Review by Jeff Maki
Tags: Amaranthe, Breaking Point, Elize Ryd, female-fronted metal, Official video, symphonic metal, Tour Dates
Sweden’s Amaranthe recently released the digital-only compilation, titled Breaking Point – B-Sides 2011-2015 and are now on a headline tour in the U.S. To herald the B-sides release and the tour, the band has dropped the video for of “True,” the song taken from its 2014 album, Massive Addictive (review). View the new video and tour dates inside!
Tags: Amaranthe, Breaking Point, digital, female-fronted metal, symphonic metal, Tour Dates, upcoming releases
Amaranthe will be releasing a digital-only compilation of B-sides on October 30, 2015. Breaking Point – B-Sides 2011-2015 will feature eight tracks.
“As some of you know, AMARANTHE has recorded quite a few b-sides and bonus tracks throughout the years,” guitarist Olof said. “We’ve always tried to keep the quality high, as something extra for our fans, but until now a lot of these tracks have been hard-to-find rarities, and quite spread out. We are now very excited to release a collection of some of the best b-sides and bonuses: Breaking Point: B-sides 2011-2015″ It focuses on some of the best acoustic renditions of fan favorites as well as a couple of originals from the early days! Enjoy this rare and different side of AMARANTHE!”