Amaranthe are a Swedish/Danish Power Metal/Melodic Death Metal band that are noticeable for their poppy melodies.They formed in 2009 under the name Avalanche, but were forced to change the name due to a copyright issue. Shortly after, they released a demo called Leave Everything Behind, with Olof doing the basswork as Bassist Johan Andreassen joined after the recording. Formed by Jake E and Olof Mörck), the project began taking shape when singers Elize Ryd and Andreas Solvestrom signed on, as did drummer Morten Løwe Sørensen.The name of the band, often questioned, is originally an uncommon French last name.
- Elize Ryd - female clean vocals (2008-present)
- Olof Mörck - guitars, keyboards (2008-present), guitar (2008-2009)
- Morten Løwe Sørensen - drums (2008-present)
- Johan Andreassen - bass (2009-present)
- Henrik Englund - harsh vocals (2013-present)
- Jake E - male clean vocals (2008-2017)
- Andreas Solveström - harsh vocals (2008-2013), rhythm guitar in "Burn With Me" video
- Amaranthe (2011)
- The Nexus (2013)
- Massive Addictive (2014)
This Band provides the examples of each tropes:
- Costume Porn: Do a Google Image Search for Elize Ryd. Pick any picture. Literally. Any. Picture.
- Transhuman: This is what a sizable chunk (if not all) of the album 'The Nexus' is about, particularly transhumanism of the Cyborg variety, most prominently in 'Mechanical Illusion', 'Electroheart' and of course 'Transhuman'.
- Five-Man Band:
- Lighter and Softer: To most standard Metalcore acts.
- Melodic Death Metal
- The Men in Black: The video for "Hunger" features several members of the band being abducted and imprisoned by black-suited government agents.
- Metal Scream: Andreas
- Mohs Scale of Rock and Metal Hardness: 5 on their ballads, 7/8 otherwise.
- Morality Ballad: "Burn With Me" seems to be one, with the subject to never treat people wrong, since it might be their or your last day.
- Ms. Fanservice: Elize
- My God, What Have I Done?: In the music video for "Burn With Me", Jake goes insane from the sight of Elize dying in a car wreck, moreso since he deserted her after an arguement.
- Power Metal
- Self-Titled Album: Their debut.
- Signature Style: Had been described as "a healthy dose of pop fused with a heavily metalcore-inspired melodic death metal sound"
- Soprano and Gravel: Elize and Jake do the clean vocals, Andreas does the harsh vocals
- Special Guest: Elize herself during a Nightwish concert along with Alissa White-Gluz when Annette Olzon was sick. She also does vocals on Timo Tolkki's Avalon's The Land Of New Hope. She is also currently a live member for Kamelot.
- Unflinching Walk: Bookends the video for "Hunger", with the band walking away from an exploding building.