Amaranthe is back with their sixth studio album to date on October 2nd, 2020, and they assure us that not only will it live up to their fans' expectations but also take any listener on a roller-coaster of sounds and energy. Written by Elize Ryd & Olof Mörck and produced by Jacob Hensen, the album is described as being Amaranthe's heaviest to date due to its explosive guitars but it still retains the band's famous mix of pop and dance that infuses their songs with even more energy. Mörck stated thus about the album: "It’s quite an adventurous album. We tried quite a few things that we never did before."
This is not true only for the music, but the lyrics as well. The lyrical content varies from talking about worldwide problems such as climate change or the COVID-19 pandemic to personal matters like break-ups. And, surprisingly, even "a song about the fall of Lucifer and the creation of Satan!" stated Mörck, who reminisced about his appreciation for black metal as a 14-year-old when talking about that particular song and the darker feel of the new album.
The album packs a few punches in guest features as well: Noora Louhimo (Battle Beast) is featured in "Strong", singing with Elize Ryd, as well as Angela Glossow (Arch Enemy) in "Do Or Die" in a previously released music video as an alternate version while the album version contains Henrik Englund Wilhemsson and Nils Molin in their stead. Last, but definitely not least in the line of iconic metal singers, Heidi Shepherd (Butcher Babies) is featured in "BOOM!". The guests don't end with vocals however: Both versions of "Do Or Die" feature a guitar solo by Jeff Loomis (Arch Enemy, ex-Nevermore). Furthermore, "Crystalline" features Perttu Kivilaakso (Apocalyptica) playing the cello and Elias Holmlid (Dragonland) on keys.