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Amaranthe (SWE): Swedish Metal Virtuosos

Formed in 2008, the Swedish heavy metal band Amaranthe has carved out a unique niche in the genre. With 7 hit albums and hundreds of millions of streams to their name, Amaranthe has made its way into the hearts of metal enthusiasts worldwide. 

Join us as we explore the roots of Amaranthe’s unique sound and look back on some of their greatest hits. 

Amaranthe: A Unique Blend of Swedish Metal

Unveiling Amaranthe’s Musical Fusion

From the beginning, Amaranthe’s unique sound has captivated heavy metal and pop-rock fans alike. With three incredible lead vocalists, Elize Ryd, Mikael Sehlin & Nils Molin, Amaranthe possesses an impressive ability to seamlessly combine various genres including pop metal, power metal and melodic death metal.

Exploring the Origins of Amaranthe’s Unique Sound

According to guitarist Olof Mörck, having three lead vocalists was on the cards from the beginning. When reflecting on the process of finding their unique sound, Mörck described the experience as ‘exciting to realise that these influences come from vastly different areas and genres’. 

If he had to categorise Amaranthe’s music into a genre, Mörck said that he’d describe it as ‘melodic metal or something like that’, explaining that people draw their own conclusions from the look of the band. 

Exploring Amaranthe’s Albums: A Swedish Metal Journey

Diving into Amaranthe’s Discography

Audiences first experienced Amaranthe’s cutting-edge sound in 2011 with the release of their self-titled debut album, ‘Amaranthe’. The album made a bold statement, reaching no. 35 and no. 16 on the Swedish and Finnish charts, respectively. In Japan, the album shot to the top of the import charts, beating Lady Gaga, a highly impressive feat for their first album.  

Analysing the Evolution of Amaranthe’s Music

The success of Amaranthe’s albums ramped up with the release of The Nexus in 2013. In this new album, Amaranthe continued to develop their unique sound, with guitarist Olof Mörck stating that “the contrasts are greater, the mix and blends of genres are more controversial and I think we took more creative freedoms in general with ‘The Nexus’”. 

Amaranthe’s music continued to evolve with new vocalists, beginning when Henrik Englund Wilhelmsson replaced harsh vocalist Andreas Solveström in 2013. What remained consistent over the years was Amaranthe’s ability to dazzle fans with their unique, genre-redefining music. 

Don’t miss Amaranthe’s first-ever tour of Australia, where you’ll experience stunning hits including ‘Drop Dead Cynical’, ‘Digital World’, ‘The Nexus’, ‘Archangel’, and more. Get your tickets now!