Amaranthe: Massive Addictive review

Fresh off the heels of highly successful The Nexus, Swedish symphonic metal band Amaranthe have released their third masterpiece, Massive Addictive. Massive Addictive follows the trend of strong musical records from Amaranthe and hits home the fact that you don\’t have to play one type of metal to be successful and make an impact. With this record, you have metal infused with pop, industrial, symphonic and more. The songs on Massive Addictive are just that- massively addictive and will find their way inside your head, bury themselves there and reek havoc on your cerebellum and subconscious. Some songs feature a strong industrial element and hammer away at your eardrums in such a way that you won\’t be able to help but listen on repeat while other songs have just enough of a pop vibe that you can\’t help but dance. With the growing popularity of symphonic metal in the last year or two, Amaranthe are right at home with the symphonic elements of Massive Addictive and join the ranks of bands like Nightwish and Within Temptation. Rating: 9/10 -Reggie Edwards