Amaranthe (album)

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Amaranthe
Amaranthe debut album cover art
Studio album by Amaranthe
Released April 13, 2011 (2011-04-13)
Recorded Jacob Hansen Studios, Ribe, Denmark, 6 October-4 December 2010
Amaranthe Metalmedia Studios, Gothenburg, Sweden (additional recordings)
Genre Melodic death metal, power metal, pop metal[1]
Length 42:56
Label Spinefarm
Producer Jacob Hansen, Jeppe Andersson, Olof Mörck
Amaranthe chronology
Leave Everything Behind
(2009)
Amaranthe
(2011)
The Nexus
(2013)
Singles from Amaranthe
  1. "Hunger"
    Released: February 28, 2011
  2. "Rain"
    Released: June 13, 2011
  3. "Amaranthine"
    Released: September 26, 2011
  4. "1.000.000 Lightyears"
    Released: May 23, 2012
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3.5/5 stars[1]
Jukebox: Metal 4/5 stars[2]
Global Domination 7/10 stars[3]
Sea of Tranquility 4/5 stars[4]

Amaranthe is the debut album by the Swedish band Amaranthe. The album was released April 13, 2011 (iTunes release: April 11, 2011) and reached No. 35 on Swedish[5] and No. 16 on the Finnish Charts.[6] It also topped the Japanese Import charts beating Lady Gaga. A deluxe edition was released in October 2011, featuring two bonus tracks and a DVD.

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Lyrics Music Length
1. "Leave Everything Behind" Olof Mörck, Jake E. Lundberg Mörck, Lundberg 3:19
2. "Hunger" Mörck, Lundberg, Andreas Solveström Mörck, Lundberg, Elize Ryd, Solveström 3:13
3. "1.000.000 Lightyears" Mörck, Lundberg, Ryd, Solveström Mörck, Ryd 3:16
4. "Automatic" Mörck, Lundberg, Ryd, Solveström Mörck, Ryd 3:26
5. "My Transition" Mörck, Lundberg Mörck 3:50
6. "Amaranthine" Mörck, Lundberg, Solveström Mörck, Lundberg 3:30
7. "Rain" Mörck, Lundberg Mörck, Lundberg 3:45
8. "Call Out My Name" Mörck, Lundberg Mörck, Lundberg 3:17
9. "Enter the Maze" Mörck, Lundberg Mörck, Lundberg 4:05
10. "Director's Cut" Mörck, Lundberg Mörck, Lundberg 4:44
11. "Act of Desperation" Mörck Mörck, Ryd 3:05
12. "Serendipity" Mörck, Lundberg, Ryd, Solveström Mörck, Ryd 3:26

DVD[edit]

Music videos

  • Hunger
  • Amaranthine

Extras

  • Behind the Scenes - The Making of Hunger
  • 2011 European Tour Documentary
  • Album Recording Studio Diaries

Personnel[edit]

Amaranthe[edit]

Additional musicians[edit]

  • Elias Holmlid - keyboards and arrangements on track 6
  • Pagaard Wolff - additional guitar on track 6

Production[edit]

  • Jacob Hansen - producer, engineer, mixing, mastering
  • Olof Mörck - co-producer, mixing
  • Jeppe Andersson - co-producer

Charts[edit]

Chart Peak
position
Finnish Albums Chart[6] 16
Japanese Albums Chart[7] 39
Swedish Albums Chart[5] 35

Release history[edit]

Country Date
Europe 13 April 2011[8]
Japan 8 June 2011
United States 6 November 2012

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Collar, Matt. "Amaranthe - Amaranthe review". Allmusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved 2014-04-07. 
  2. ^ Donovan, James. "Amaranthe - Amaranthe". Jukebox Metal.com. Retrieved 2014-04-07. 
  3. ^ Philipson, K. "Amaranthe: Amaranthe". Global Domination.se. Retrieved 2014-04-07. 
  4. ^ Jensen, Kim. "Amaranthe: Amaranthe". Sea of Tranquility.org. Retrieved 2014-04-07. 
  5. ^ a b "Amaranthe - Amaranthe (album)". Swedishcharts.com. Media Control Charts. Retrieved 2014-04-07. 
  6. ^ a b "Amaranthe - Amaranthe (album)". Finnishcharts.com. Media Control Charts. Retrieved 2014-04-07. 
  7. ^ "Amaranthe Deluxe Edition - Amaranthe" (in Japanese). oricon ME inc. Retrieved 2015-05-16. 
  8. ^ "Amaranthe Comments On Release Of Debut Full-Length Album". February 16, 2011. Retrieved June 22, 2011.