AMARANTHE + SPARZANZA at Garage, Bergen –
Photo by Aleksander Eilertsen
Amaranthe are obviously really good at what they do and people went ape-shit during their performance, so they are doing something right, of that there can be no doubt. To be perfectly honest with you, their blend of symphonic and melodic metal with loads of sing-along parts did not appeal to me that much, but, like I said, they are talented people for sure and it was cool to see so many fans enjoy the show and freak out. Utilizing three vocalists lends a certain diversity to their song material and everything was executed professionally last night, which is to say that the band were tight and passionate about what they were doing. Amaranthe clearly has a strong fan base in Norway and Bergen was a good example of that. Four encores including the catchy “The Nexus” followed the main set before the band called it a night and I dare say that the crowd were most pleased with how the show went about. Maybe I am just getting too fat and old for that kind of thing to really appreciate it, but again, Amaranthe must be on to something judging from how ecstatic the audience was when tunes such as “Boomerang” and “Maximize” (just to list a couple of examples) were aired.