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.
Demo versions of the songs have been recorded with other drummer and singer. The demo is not so perfectly recorded and technically played but in some aspects it is more sincere and warm than the full-length CD. The songs are more Power Metal oriented and dynamic with dominant keyboard work. Former singer Max Zhena has a wide ranged voice which it is slightly lower than Steve Braun’s one and not so typical for Progressive Metal.
So tonight we headed down to Grand central in Manchester to catch Asylum City Zoo for their EP launch party, for their new EP ‘Bait The Hook’.