1. Amaranthe - Leave Everything Behind
Pretty strong opener track, which introduces a delicious genre-confusion right from the start. We are greeted by a pretty usual power metal guitarwork and then it all gets confusing. Three different vocals really lend themselves nicely in this song and blend together. VERY strong refrain. Arguably the most "power-metal-y" song of the whole album. Frankly I do not have ANYTHING to compare this to. There are traces of Keldian, that do not overwhelm the uniqueness of the song, there are traces of Scar Symmetry and even power metal classics like Stratovarius mixed in, but the end result is a very unique and fresh song.
2. Amaranthe - Hunger
Yet another very different song. Start reminds a bit of older Lacuna Coil, then it transforms into a high-quality melodeath piece and it all leads to very atmospheric and happy refrain. Vocal quality yet again shines through the song. …