Dream

Amaranthe has been all over my Heavy Metal playlists recently. They are a Swedish band (don’t worry – English lyrics) known for having 3 lead singers. Elize Ryd sings in a clear style that is not quite Symphonic Metal (or maybe it is), Henrik Englund Wilhelmsson is doing something very much like the Death Metal, Death Growl, and Nils Molin is singing in the Power Metal style. They end up sounding a little pop, but with definite Heavy Metal foundations. I like them.

This is “Dream” by Amaranthe from their 2018 album Helix. (Use the link when YouTube says the video is “unavailable.” They really hate the privacy settings in your browser.)

Lyrics are at this link, because it is Metal.

Drop Dead Cynical

Amaranthe is a band that even has trouble describing itself. Their music is in an uplifting style that has been described as everything from Dance Rock to Metalcore to a cross between Melodeath and Pop Music. Though everyone agrees that they are in fact Heavy Metal.

Elize Ryd sings in a clear style that is not quite Symphonic Metal, Henrik Englund Wilhelmsson is doing the Death Metal, Death Growl even though they are not singing about death, or any of the other things you usually find in Death Metal, and Nils Molin sings in the clear Power Metal style. I like it.

This is “Drop Dead Cynical” by Amaranthe from their 2014 album Massive Addictive. If YouTube trips over the privacy settings in your browser, use the link provided.

Inferno

Amaranthe is known for having 3 lead singers. Nils Molin sings clear vocals in the Power Metal style, Elize Ryd sings in the clear soprano, Symphonic style, and Henrik Englund Wilhelmsson does the Death Metal Death Growl. (Can you guess they are Swedish?). Even with a fair amount of Heavy Metal elements some of their songs come off a bit pop. But I like them.

This song is “Inferno” by Amaranthe. It is from their 2018 album Helix. It was the third single from that album. (YouTube will trip over the privacy extensions in your browser and tell you the video is unavailable. When that happens, use the link provided.)

The Score

Amaranthe released a new album in October of 2018. So I thought I had better give it a test drive.

This is “The Score.” It is the first song on the 2018 album Helix by Amaranthe. (A Swedish/Danish Heavy Metal Band – don’t worry the lyrics are in English.)

We all die
The goal isn’t to live forever
The goal is to create something that will

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Digital World

I really like the fact that Amaranthe has 3 lead singers. Though people tell me they sound more pop than metal… And I know I should put more effort into New Year’s Eve, but I just don’t have the energy.

This song is “Digital World” by Amaranthe from their 2014 album Massive Addictive. (YouTube. Browser Privacy Extensions. “Unavailable.” Use link above.)

Burn With Me

Amaranthe is a Heavy Metal band from Gothenburg, Sweden (don’t worry the song is in English) known for combining pop and Death Metal. They have 3 lead singers. Elize Ryd is singing clear soprano vocals. On this song from 2013 Joacim “Jake E” Lundberg is singing clear tenor vocals and if it was used on this song, Andreas Solveström would be doing the Death Growl. No Growling on this song. (The membership in the band has been a fluid over the years.)

This is “Burn With Me” from 2013 album The Nexus by Amaranthe.

Amaranthe

More Swedish Heavy Metal? Sure. (We started that before the holidays.) The first song is “Maximize” by Amaranthe. The 2nd by the same group is “True.” (It is after the break.)

Amaranthe is a bit hard to categorize. Some Death Metal. A touch of Beauty and the Beast (the Gothic Metal sub-genre, not the musical). Some feeling of pop. Whatever. They are a good hard rock band.

The 3 lead vocalists are Elize Ryd, Henrik Englund Wilhemsson, and Nils Molin.


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