The day is here, for Amaranthe to finally release their third album “MASSIVE ADDICTIVE”. As most of you know, I’ve had this album for quite some time because of my job, but I decided to wait up until now to review it for my blog, to keep it more to the real date.

MASSIVE ADDICTIVE is a 12 track long euphoric perfection“.

That is what I wrote in my review for, and I don’t think any line I’ve ever written about this, nor any other album, describes it more perfectly. Because that’s what it is.

Something that I always fancied with this band is the arrangements. Not only the musical ones – but more so, the vocals. The vocals just owns everything. The perfect balance between Henrik, Elize and Jake. Normally I’d think multiple singers are pretty much like too many chefs on one soup, but they manage to pull it off perfectly without it becoming overpowering.

Something that I noticed with the material for this album, is the heaviness. It’s a bit heavier than their previous material – I’m not sure how to explain it, but you’ll notice when you hear it yourself. I’m not sure if this is something Henrik brought to the table or if this is just a natural evolvement, but regardless – it fits them. And it ain’t just the music that’s gotten heavier, it’s the lyrics too. I’m in love with the attitude in songs like “Dynamite”, “Drop Dead Cynical” and “An Ordinary Abnormality” to name a few.

But the absolute best song on the album is without a doubt the title track. It’s slower, it’s heavier and darker. And the power, the massive power in the chorus just runs you over like a trailer going 110 mph. I can sit for hours and hours listening to that one song. I feel like I heard the chorus somewhere before, but I’m not sure where. If anyone figures it out, let me know.

Yes. I don’t know what more to add. I know I very often recommend CD’s to you, else I wouldn’t write about them, but this… this goddamn album. This is what perfection sounds like.

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// Sara



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