Evanescence – The Open Door (2006) – Review

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RockmusicRaider Review - Evanescence - The Open Door - Album CoverLithium, I am longing for lithium! Only this eases my own and very private pain. This is how the 2nd studio album ‘The Open Door‘ of ‘Evanescence‘ comes across when you start listening.  

In the beginning I was not too convinced about The Open Door, knowing that ‘Ben Moody’ left in a hurry in October 2003 in the midst of the ‘Fallen‘ live tour. After all he played a key role in the creation of the last album. Also, other band members left as well after that, leaving Amy being the undisputed leader of this band. And indeed ‘Evanescence‘ has in principle become very much herself after that – hair, voice and bodice, the whole package.Got hooked? Raid this some more...

Delain – Lucidity (2006) – Review

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RockmusicRaider Review - Delain - Lucidity - Album CoverLucidity is the first time the Dutch boys and girls of Delain really started to manifest themselves. And – WHAM – they produce something this good and with their very own brand. This is astonishing in a way and yet again not surprising.

The band was founded by Martijn Westerholt back in 2002,  who – I am told – had to leave Within Temptation after Mother Earth for health reasons. Most definitely, the change has been a good thing. And – as the saying goes – sometimes things seem to happen for a reason.  

As of the first track Sever you can feel that the influence of Within Temptation and Nightwish with a hint of Lacuna Coil undoubtedly is there.Got hooked? Raid this some more...