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 M÷rck), the project began taking shape when singers Elize Ryd and Andreas Solvestrom signed on, as did drummer Morten L°we S°rensen.The name of the band, often questioned, is originally an uncommon French last name.
- Jake E - clean vocals (2008-present)
- Elize Ryd - female vocals (2008-present)
- Olof M÷rck - guitars, keyboards (2008-present), guitar (2008-2009)
- Morten L°we S°rensen - drums (2008-present)
- Johan Andreassen - bass (2009-present)
- Henrik Englund - harsh vocals (2013-present)
- Andreas Solvestr÷m - harsh vocals (2008-2013), rhythm guitar in "Burn With Me" video
- Amaranthe (2011)
- The Nexus (2013)
This Band provides the examples of each tropes:
- 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'.
- Lighter and Softer: To most standard Metalcore acts.
- Melodic Death Metal
- 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 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.