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.
- Olof Mörck - guitars, keyboards (2008-present), bass (2008-2009)
- Elize Ryd - female clean vocals (2008-present)
- Morten Løwe Sørensen - drums (2008-present)
- Johan Andreassen - bass (2009-present)
- Henrik Englund - harsh vocals (2013-present)
- Nils Molin - male clean vocals (2017-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)
- MAXIMALISM (2016)
This Band provides the examples of each tropes:
- Attention Whore: The narrator of "Drop Dead Cynical".
- I need attention, feed on my addiction
I want the action, satisfaction
- Cyberpunk: Most of The Nexus; naturally, considering that its theme is technological transhumanism. "Trinity" and "Digital World" on MASSIVE ADDICTIVE also have shades of this.
- Costume Porn: Do a Google Image Search for Elize Ryd. Pick any picture. Literally. Any picture.
- Five-Man Band:
- "I Am" Song: "Invincible". It doubles as a particularly fierce "I Am Great!" Song, sounding more like a superhero's "World of Cardboard" Speech than "Roar".
- Jade-Colored Glasses: "Drop Dead Cynical".
- Lighter and Softer: Than most standard Metalcore acts.
- Male Band, Female Singer
- 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: Everything Henrik sings is this.
- 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 went insane from the sight of Elize dying in a car wreck, more so since he deserted her after an argument.
- Neoclassical Punk Zydeco Rockabilly: Or rather, electro-dance symphonic death metal.
- Power Metal
- Self-Titled Album: Their debut.
- Shout-Out: "Trinity" opens with a distorted male voice saying, "Resistance is futile".
- Signature Style: Has been described as "a healthy dose of pop fused with a heavily metalcore-inspired melodic death metal sound".
- Silly Love Songs: "Amaranthine" and "Limitless".
- Soprano and Gravel: Elize and Henrik, and Nils and Henrik, to a lesser degree.
- Special Guest: Elize herself during a Nightwish concert along with Alissa White-Gluz when Anette 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.
- 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'.
- Unflinching Walk: Book Ends the video for "Hunger", with the band walking away from an exploding building.