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"Drop Dead Cynical" is a perfect indicator of what fans can expect on MASSIVE ADDICTIVE — a full-on blast of melody and metallic power. MASSIVE ADDICTIVE was recorded at Hansen Studios in Ribe, Denmark with the sound sorcerer Jacob Hansen (Volbeat, Epica) at the helm.
Commented guitarist Olof Mörck: "The first piece of music to be released from MASSIVE ADDICTIVE is a very representative track - Drop Dead Cynical is as massive as it is addictive. This ultra groovy song is a markedly different first single compared to classical AMARANTHE single choices, and it takes our trademark sound in fresh and exciting new directions! Top that off with an anthemic chorus, and the result is what I consider one of the absolutely strongest AMARANTHE songs ever!"
The iTunes pre-order launches today as well, with "Drop Dead Cynical" offered as an instant grat download on September 9. Amazon preorder has begun as well today. Additionally, the D2C pre-order launches today and includes various merch bundles.
Amaranthe will tour in the US with Within Temptation this fall, after which the band will be returning for various show in Europe, dates are:
22.11.2014 Zlin (CZ) Winter Masters Of Rock festival
29.11.2014 Kiev (UA) Bingo Entertainment
04.12.2014 Stockholm (SWE) Göta Källare
12.12.2014 St. Petersburg (RU) Zal Ozhidaniiaya
13.12.2014 Moscow (RU) Club Volta
02. Drop Dead Cynical
04. Massive Addictive
05. Digital World
08. Over and Done
09. Danger Zone
11. An Ordinary Abnormality
The 12-song album is a flawlessly executed clinic of masterfully and carefully crafted European metal, boasting Olof Mörck's surgically precise riffs and soaring solos alongside Morten Løwe Sørensen's rhythmic thrust and Johan Andreassen's booming low-frequency assault. Elise Ryd's vocals are as emotive and empowering as ever, filling the room, while Jake E's melodic vocal are an outpouring of power. New screamer Henrik Englund Wilhelmsson puts his stamp on the material, as well.
The sound is both massive and addictive, from the unforgettable, driving sounds of "Drop Dead Cynical" to the anthemic title track to the stadium-sized soar of "Digital World" to the emotionally haunting power semi-ballad "True." MASSIVE ADDICTIVE is an exercise in dynamics and is one that refuses to play by any sort of genre-specific, prescribed rules.