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L-R: Nils, Henrik, Elize, Olof, Johan, Morten
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Amaranthe is 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. Andreas left the band after 2013 to join the band Reaching Fall, and Henrik Englund took over gravel duty. Jake E then left the band in 2017 and subsequently formed a new group, Cyhra; Nils Molin of Dynazty then replaced him.

The name of the band, often questioned, is originally an uncommon French last name.

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Members

  • 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 Wilhelmsson - harsh vocals (2013-present)
  • Nils Molin - male clean vocals (2017-present)

Past Members:

  • Jake E - male clean vocals (2008-2017)
  • Andreas Solveström - harsh vocals (2008-2013), rhythm guitar in "Burn With Me" video

Discography

  • Amaranthe (2011)
  • The Nexus (2013)
  • Massive Addictive (2014)
  • Maximalism (2016)
  • Helix (2018)
  • Manifest (2020)

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This Band provides the examples of each tropes:

  • Genre-Busting: Well, well. Power Metal, Metalcore, pop metal, electronic metal, Melodic Death Metal, and less commonly Industrial Metal can describe this band, but with their pop side so integrated into their metal, it's hard to see if any of those labels can encompass their style.
  • Genre Mashup: Melodic Death Metal + electropop.
  • "I Am" Song:
    • "Invincible". It doubles as a particularly fierce "I Am Great!" Song, sounding like a superhero's Badass Boast.
      Can't you see who I am? I'm invincible
      Like a force that is out of control
      But this power runs deep in my soul, unbreakable
    • "Strong".
      I am stronger than I've ever been
      Watch me now, I'm drowning in the deep
      It's a burden, I'm not alone here
      But it's so quiet since you're gone
      I know one day I will be again
      Strong
  • 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: Henrik and Andy, both high-register type 1. Notable difference is, Andy tends to hold his screams longer while Henrik is more of a Motor Mouth.
  • 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 is not shy about showing skin or playing up her body in videos and live performances; a lot of videos verge on Three Minutes of Writhing.
  • 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.

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