The Nexus (album)

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The Nexus
Front cover for Amaranthe's second album.
Studio album by
ReleasedMarch 19, 2013 (2013-03-19)[1]
RecordedJacob Hansen Studios, Ribe, Denmark, 24 September-24 November 2012
Amaranthe Studios, Gothenburg, Sweden (additional recordings)
Genre
Length41:00
LabelSpinefarm
ProducerJacob Hansen, Olof Mörck, Jake E. Lundberg
Amaranthe chronology
Amaranthe
(2011)
The Nexus
(2013)
Massive Addictive
(2014)
Singles from The Nexus
  1. "The Nexus"
    Released: January 25, 2013
  2. "Burn with Me"
    Released: June 17, 2013
  3. "Invincible"
    Released: November 25, 2013
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic3.5/5 stars[1]
Metal Storm(Unfavorable)[2]
Metal.de2/10 stars[3]
Metal Hammer (GER)5/7 stars[4]

The Nexus is the second album by the Swedish/Danish metalcore band Amaranthe. The album was released on varying dates in March 2013, starting on the 13th in Japan and concluding on the 26th in the US. The Nexus is a development of the sound and ideas Amaranthe introduced on their first record. The band stated that they felt "the contrasts are greater, the mix and blends of genres is more controversial, and more creative freedoms were taken in this album."[5] The album is also the first one to include a song ("Burn with Me") without any harsh vocals. It is also the last album to feature harsh vocalist Andreas Solveström.

Track listing[edit]

All lyrics written by Olof Mörck, Elize Ryd and Jake E. Lundberg; all music composed by Mörck, Ryd and Lundberg, except where indicated.

No.TitleLength
1."Afterlife"3:15
2."Invincible"3:11
3."The Nexus"3:16
4."Theory of Everything"3:35
5."Stardust"3:09
6."Burn with Me"4:01
7."Mechanical Illusion"4:01
8."Razorblade"3:05
9."Future on Hold"3:17
10."Electroheart"3:48
11."Transhuman"3:55
12."Infinity"3:05

Personnel[edit]

Amaranthe[edit]

Production[edit]

  • Jacob Hansen - producer, engineer, mixing, mastering

Charts[edit]

Chart Peak
position
Finnish Albums Chart[6] 4
Swedish Albums Chart[7] 6
US Heatseeker Albums[8] 12
UK Rock Chart[9] 17
Swiss Albums Chart[10] 90
Belgian Ultratop (Wallonia)[11] 192
Japanese Albums Chart (Oricon)[12] 31

Scheduled release history[13][edit]

Country Date
Japan 13 March 2013
Sweden 20 March 2013
Finland 22 March 2013
Germany 22 March 2013
UK 25 March 2013
United States 26 March 2013

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Collar, Matt. "Amaranthe - The Nexus". AllMusic. Retrieved May 23, 2017.
  2. ^ "Amaranthe - The Nexus review". Metal Storm. 22 March 2013. Retrieved 2014-04-08.
  3. ^ Schörg, Florian (28 February 2013). "Amaranthe "The Nexus"" (in German). Metal.de. Retrieved 2014-04-08.
  4. ^ Ahlig, Enrico (10 April 2013). "Amaranthe - The Nexus" (in German). Metal Hammer. Retrieved 2014-04-08.
  5. ^ Johnny Price (2013-06-07). "INTERVIEW: AMARANTHE'". RockRevolt Magazine™.
  6. ^ "Amaranthe - The Nexus (album)". Finnishcharts.com. Media Control Charts. Retrieved 2014-04-08.
  7. ^ "Amaranthe - The Nexus (album)". Swedishcharts.com. Media Control Charts. Retrieved 2014-04-08.
  8. ^ "Amaranthe Chart History". Billboard.com. Billboard. Retrieved 2014-04-08.
  9. ^ "2013 Top 40 Rock & Metal Albums Archive". Official Charts Company. 6 April 2013. Retrieved 2014-04-08.
  10. ^ "Amaranthe - The Nexus". Hitparade.ch (in German). Media Control Charts. Retrieved 2014-04-08.
  11. ^ "Amaranthe - The Nexus". Ultratop (in Dutch). Media Control Charts. Retrieved 2014-04-08.
  12. ^ "The Nexus - Amaranthe" (in Japanese). oricon ME inc. Retrieved 2015-05-16.
  13. ^ Amaranthe - The Official Web Site, http://www.amaranthe.se/