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 [...] Click to raid more!

Evanescence – Evanescence (2011) – Review

RockmusicRaider Review - Evanescence - Album CoverHmm! What a total and sad downgrade from the heights of Fallen to this album, named right after the band’s name Evanescence. Only that the evanescence – true to its name – of this gig seems to have finally disappeared completely.

First signs of this to happen already appeared in their former record The Open Door, where one could observe a certain lack of direction and oomph, but still some good stuff to cover there, though.

This one here, however, tops it in the negative arena. Evanescence sounds like Amy Lee propped on top [...] Click to raid more!

Evanescence – Fallen (2003) – Review

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RockmusicRaider Review - Evanescence - Fallen - Album CoverThe first studio album ‘Fallen‘ of the US band Evanescence hit the charts like a bomb displaying their unique sound that the band under Ben Moody‘s and Amy Lee’s leadership created (the relationship still kinda worked at that time, when creation occurred, that is..). This combined with the ethereal voice of Amy Lee created the true potential this band possessed at that time. And the success speaks by itself, once the album released in Europe in 2004 (US was 2003), it took off like a rocket and would not leave the charts for [...] Click to raid more!

We are the Fallen – Tear The World Down (2010) – Review

Rockmusicraider Review - We Are The Fallen - Tear The World Down - Album CoverDon’t we like another Evanescence album and then a good one to boot? Well, Jeez, ’tis not one of ’em. Oops, sorry (well, I’m not… LOL). It is indeed the old band, just without Amy Lee. And a lot of that stuff they produce really sounds like it. Just listen to Tear The World Down and you’ll understand. Interestingly, the front woman and singer Carly Smithson at times really sounds like Amy, so evil tongues could say We are the Fallen have recreated their own band all over again.

But this would be way [...] Click to raid more!