Amaranth

October 2, 2007 | Format: MP3

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  • Original Release Date: August 15, 2007
  • Release Date: August 15, 2007
  • Label: Roadrunner Records
  • Copyright: 2007 Scene Nation Oy Issued under license to The All Blacks B.V. from Scene Nation Oy Roadrunner Records is a registered trademark of The All Blacks B.V.
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  • Duration: 3:51 minutes
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  • ASIN: B0012FDTD2
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #27,355 Paid in Songs (See Top 100 Paid in Songs)

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I told myself I would never be a metal fan. I swore off metal music of all kinds, considering it all to be noise and screaming. And I actively avoided any music that could be considered metal -- Metallica, Anthrax, Megadeath, Iron Maiden, etc. I consider myself a fan of all types of music, from oldies to pop to classic rock to classical to jazz, but the few metal songs I had heard were enough to make me reject the entire genre.

Then a friend introduced me to the music of the Finnish metal band Nightwish... and I got hooked. It's still fairly heavy and noisy compared to a lot of the music I listen to, but it's far more than just "noise and screaming." It's beautiful music, and "Amaranth" has to be one of my favorite songs by them.

Nightwish's music is classified as "symphonic metal," which is essentially metal with some classical elements such as a backup choir and/or a focus on keyboard over guitar. Others have called it "heavy mithril" due to the fantasy and mythological elements behind many of their songs. They keep the screaming to a minimum in their songs, focusing more on the operatic singers and complex melody and harmonies, and one can occasionally hear other instruments amid the keyboards and guitars, such as flutes and string instruments (though this could be synthesizer elements). All these elements blend together well, creating a pulse-pounding and soaring song that enthralls the listener.

"Amaranth" is no different -- perhaps a bit more intense than their usual fare, but still powerful and even beautiful. There's a lovely recurring keyboard theme throughout that sounds almost like chimes, as well as a loud but complex guitar tune that doesn't overpower the rest of the song.
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By Amazon Customer on November 25, 2012
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Song is awesome and pure Nightwish. Sound is beautiful and album version is quite nice although I love the live version as well.
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By Konradas Lukosius on December 9, 2014
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Just listen this.
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