Sweden’s Amaranthe are set to release their third album ‘Massive Addictive‘ via Spinefarm Records on October 20th. The album was recorded at Hansen Studios in Ribe, Denmark, with Jacob Hansen (Volbeat, Epica) at the helm.
The 12-song album is said to be a flawlessly executed clinic of masterfully and carefully crafted modern metal, boasting Olof Mörck’s surgically precise riffs and soaring solos alongside Morten Løwe Sørensen’s rhythmic thrust and Johan Andreassen’s booming low-frequency assault. Elise Ryd’s vocals are as emotive and empowering as ever, filling the room, while Jake E’s melodic vocals are an outpouring of power. New screamer Henrik Englund Wilhelmsson puts his stamp on the material, as well.
“We have lived and breathed this album every hour and every day the last year, and to know that this music is about to reach everyone’s ears is beyond exciting,” guitarist Mörck says about ‘Massive Addictive‘. “Following the first leg of The Nexus World Tour, we sat down and agreed that we wanted the next album to be really fresh, new and even to raise a few eyebrows, all while retaining our signature sound.”
He continued, “Massive Addictive‘ is in every way that huge leap forward we wanted to achieve; the album definitely contains our strongest song-writing to date. The press often asks us to ‘describe the album in three words’; this time, the answer is simple – it’s MASSIVE, it’s ADDICTIVE and, most importantly, it’s AMARANTHE!”
Track-listing:1. “Dynamite” 2. “Drop Dead Cynical” 3. “Trinity” 4. “Massive Addictive” 5. “Digital World” 6. “True” 7. “Unreal” 8. “Over and Done” 9. “Danger Zone” 10. “Skyline” 11. “An Ordinary Abnormality” 12. “Exhale”