If you’ve made it to the end of the weekend…. pause for a moment to pay respect to fallen comrades, those who have been overcome by the mixture of heat and the demon drink.
11.12.2018 UK – London, Koko
CYHRA, a new project featuring former Amaranthe singer Jake E. and ex-In Flames guitarist Jesper Strömblad, have signed to Spinefarm Records.
Amaranthe finally hits the stages, and immediately the crowd is energized with their mix of electric riffing and potent choruses. The fusion of styles between metalcore, metal and pop elements hasn’t bored any fans of the band to this point’ and why should it? It’s a formula that has propelled the young Swedes into touring the World pushing their brand.
Overall a great night of terrific vocals, a great mix of styles, and two bands that feature great female vocals and vocalists period. Elize Ryd of Amaranthe is someone who you will hear from more and more in the future, and Sharon Den Adel has only solidified herself among the best female fronted metal vocalists today. Go out and see them live, entertainment at face value hits the States.
We wanted to create something fresh and new within the metal genre. Me, Olof and Jake E had a strong belief in our music. We worked really hard to make it as perfect and satisfying as possible, for us. I can’t point out any specific reason besides that maybe the world was ready for a change at this point. Luckily a lot of people did receive the message we wanted to send out to them through our music, and we couldn’t be more grateful and happy for that.
All in all, I’m quite enamored and impressed with this band. For every annoying, boring metalcore band, there are bands like Amaranthe which despite not quite being extreme at all to me, are just so enjoyable to listen to and play with genuine heart and energy that I can’t help enjoy myself with their music.
The band’s perfect mix of hard core death metal growls provided by Jake and the clean vocal parts by Elyze actually is something that is not groundbreaking at all and has been done many times before, but the kicker here is that regardless of originality of lack of the songs here stand on their own and will gracefully break some spines.