Amaranthe – The Nexus (2013) – Review

OMG!! 'The Rasmus' on steroids with a taste of 'Britney Spears'!! And this featuring a female front and two more male singers - one clear voice, the other growls. It is kind of a vocalist overkill of sorts and all that voodoo is delivered without the feathers that you would have gotten from Lauri and his gang! Once could describe it as total Pop Metal and Disco Metal, out of control, but with a few riffs made by Olof Mörck that got my attention straight away - not bad at all.

Amaranthe – Massive Addictive (2014) – Review

I heard somewhere that not knowing the Swedish/Danish Viking band 'Amaranthe' is not knowing Metal. Come again? Well, here I am listening to their last, newest and best 2014 concoction 'Massive Addictive' and I just ask myself - WHAT ON EARTH IS THAT?? For sure, the tunes are catchy, fast, kind of Power Metally and well produced (even too well produced), but - gosh - it just sounds to me like 'George Michael' on steroids teamed up with some pop queen.