Manifest (Amaranthe album)

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Manifest is the sixth studio album by the Swedish-Danish heavy metal band Amaranthe. It was released on 2 October 2020 via Nuclear Blast.[7]

Manifest
Amaranthe - Manifest.png
Studio album by
Released2 October 2020 (2020-10-02)
Recorded16 March – 18 May 2020 (2020-03-16 – 2020-05-18)
Studio
Genre
Length40:13
LabelNuclear Blast
ProducerJacob Hansen
Amaranthe chronology
Helix
(2018)
Manifest
(2020)
Singles from Manifest
  1. "Viral"
    Released: 26 June 2020[5]
  2. "Strong"
    Released: 14 August 2020
  3. "Archangel"
    Released: 18 September 2020
  4. "Fearless"
    Released: 2 October 2020
  5. "Boom!1"
    Released: 5 November 2020
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
All About the Rock7/10[3]
Blabbermouth.net8/10[1]
Kerrang!4/5[4]
Metal Hammer (UK)[2]
Metal Injection8/10[6]

The album features guest appearances from Noora Louhimo of Battle Beast, Perttu Kivilaakso of Apocalyptica, Elias Holmlid of Dragonland, and Heidi Shepherd of Butcher Babies.

In an interview with HeadBangers Lifestyle, the band's guitarist and keyboardist Olof Mörck revealed that the album version of "Do or Die" will only contain Nils Molin's male clean vocals and Henrik Englund Wilhemsson's unclean vocals, while the single version of the song, which will appear as a bonus track on the album, only contains Elize Ryd's female clean vocals and Angela Gossow's harsh vocals. The guitar solo by Jeff Loomis appears on both versions of the song.[8] It is also the final album to feature Wilhemsson before his departure from the band on June 8, 2022.

Track listingEdit

All tracks are written by Olof Mörck and Elize Ryd, except where noted.

Manifest – Standard edition
No.TitleMusicLength
1."Fearless" 3:31
2."Make It Better" 3:50
3."Scream My Name" 3:03
4."Viral" 3:01
5."Adrenaline" 3:09
6."Strong" (featuring Noora Louhimo) 3:06
7."The Game" 3:01
8."Crystalline" 3:20
9."Archangel" 3:23
10."Boom!1"
  • Mörck
  • Ryd
  • Henrik Englund
4:13
11."Die and Wake Up" 3:08
12."Do or Die" 3:28
Total length:40:13
Manifest – Japanese edition (bonus track)
No.TitleLength
13."Strong" (cinematic version)3:13
Total length:43:26
Manifest – Limited edition (bonus tracks)
No.TitleLyricsMusicLength
13."82nd All the Way" (Sabaton cover)
  • Brodén
  • Chris Rörland
3:21
14."Do or Die" (single version, featuring Angela Gossow)  3:28
15."Adrenalina" (Spanglish acoustic version)  2:53
16."Crystalline" (orchestral version)  3:19
Total length:53:13
Manifest – Japanese deluxe edition (DVD)
No.TitleDirector(s)Length
1."Do or Die" (music video)Marcus Overbeck4:39
2."Viral" (music video)Overbeck3:16
3."Manifest Studio Documentary" 15:02
Total length:22:57

NotesEdit

PersonnelEdit

AmarantheEdit

  • Olof Mörck – guitars, keyboards, synthesizers, co-production, mixing
  • Elize Ryd – clean vocals (female)[a]
  • Morten Løwe Sørensen – drums
  • Johan Andreassen – bass
  • Henrik "GG6" Englund – unclean vocals[b]
  • Nils Molin – clean vocals (male)[c]

Guest musiciansEdit

ProductionEdit

  • Jacob Hansen – producer, engineer, mixing, mastering
  • Joonas Parkkonen – engineer
  • Johan Carlén – photography
  • Emmanuel Shiu – album cover art
  • Travis Smith – booklet art and design

ChartsEdit

Chart performance for Manifest
Chart (2020) Peak
position
Austrian Albums (Ö3 Austria)[10] 17
Belgian Albums (Ultratop Flanders)[11] 26
Belgian Albums (Ultratop Wallonia)[12] 56
Czech Albums (ČNS IFPI)[13] 40
Dutch Albums (Album Top 100)[14] 82
Finnish Albums (Suomen virallinen lista)[15] 4
French Albums (SNEP)[16] 152
German Albums (Offizielle Top 100)[17] 12
Hungarian Albums (MAHASZ)[18] 34
Scottish Albums (OCC)[19] 43
Spanish Albums (PROMUSICAE)[20] 55
Swedish Albums (Sverigetopplistan)[21] 23
Swiss Albums (Schweizer Hitparade)[22] 14

NotesEdit

  1. ^ Backing vocals only on "Boom!1" and "Do or Die" (album version).
  2. ^ Except "Strong", "Crystalline", "Strong" (cinematic version), "Do or Die" (single version), "Adrenalina" (acoustic version) and "Crystalline" (orchestral version).
  3. ^ Except "Strong" and "Do or Die" (single version).

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c Lawson, Dom (September 29, 2020). "Manifest - AMARANTHE". Blabbermouth.net. Retrieved October 5, 2020.
  2. ^ a b c d Leivers, Dannii (September 27, 2020). "Amaranthe's Manifest: rippling riffs meet gleaming razzmatazz on genre-mashing new album". Metal Hammer. Louder Sound. Retrieved October 5, 2020.
  3. ^ a b Griffiths, Gavin (October 5, 2020). "Amaranthe – "Manifest"". All About the Rock. Retrieved October 5, 2020.
  4. ^ a b Beebee, Steve (October 1, 2020). "Album Review: Amaranthe – Manifest". Kerrang!. Retrieved October 5, 2020.
  5. ^ Childers, Chad (June 26, 2020). "Amaranthe Return With 'Viral' Single, Announce 'Manifest' Album". Loudwire. Retrieved June 29, 2020.
  6. ^ TK, Leon (September 30, 2020). "Album Review: AMARANTHE Manifest". Metal Injection. Retrieved October 5, 2020.
  7. ^ "AMARANTHE To Release 'Manifest' Album In October". Blabbermouth.net. June 26, 2020. Retrieved June 29, 2020.
  8. ^ Hegt, Liselotte (July 1, 2020). "AMARANTHE An Unstoppable Force". HeadBangers Lifestyle. Retrieved July 6, 2020.
  9. ^ "BOOM!1 - song by Amaranthe". Spotify. Retrieved March 8, 2021.
  10. ^ "Austriancharts.at – Amaranthe – Manifest" (in German). Hung Medien. Retrieved October 15, 2020.
  11. ^ "Ultratop.be – Amaranthe – Manifest" (in Dutch). Hung Medien. Retrieved October 9, 2020.
  12. ^ "Ultratop.be – Amaranthe – Manifest" (in French). Hung Medien. Retrieved October 9, 2020.
  13. ^ "Czech Albums – Top 100". ČNS IFPI. Note: On the chart page, select 202041 on the field besides the word "Zobrazit", and then click over the word to retrieve the correct chart data. Retrieved October 12, 2020.
  14. ^ "Dutchcharts.nl – Amaranthe – Manifest" (in Dutch). Hung Medien. Retrieved October 9, 2020.
  15. ^ "Amaranthe: Manifest" (in Finnish). Musiikkituottajat – IFPI Finland. Retrieved October 11, 2020.
  16. ^ "Lescharts.com – Amaranthe – Manifest". Hung Medien. Retrieved December 6, 2020.
  17. ^ "Offiziellecharts.de – Amaranthe – Manifest" (in German). GfK Entertainment Charts. Retrieved October 9, 2020.
  18. ^ "Album Top 40 slágerlista – 2020. 41. hét" (in Hungarian). MAHASZ. Retrieved October 15, 2020.
  19. ^ "Official Scottish Albums Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company. Retrieved October 9, 2020.
  20. ^ "Top 100 Albumes – Semana 41: del 2.10.2020 al 8.10.2020" (in Spanish). Productores de Música de España. Retrieved October 15, 2020.
  21. ^ "Swedishcharts.com – Amaranthe – Manifest". Hung Medien. Retrieved , 2ember 6, 2020.
  22. ^ "Swisscharts.com – Amaranthe – Manifest". Hung Medien. Retrieved October 14, 2020.