Evanescence – The Open Door (2006) – Review

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In the beginning, I had my doubts about The Open Door. Ben Moody just left Evanescence in a tearing hurry in October 2003. And that in the midst of the Fallen live tour to boot.

He had his reasons1), I am sure. But this certainly wasn’t the right time nor the nicest thing to do. To add insult to injury, other band members left as well after that.

Amy Lee thus became the undisputed leader of this band. And indeed, Evanescence very much morphed into her own brand after that. Hair, voice, and bodice, the whole … [...] Click to raid more!

Evanescence – Fallen (2003) – Review

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The first studio album Fallen of the US band Evanescence hit the charts like a bomb. The piece already displayed that unique sound that the band under Ben Moody‘s and Amy Lee‘s leadership created. And these were the times when the relationship still kinda worked between these two.

This, combined with the ethereal voice of Amy Lee, created the true potential this band possessed back then. And the success speaks by itself. Once the album released in Europe in 2004 (the US release was – incidentally – in 2003), it took off like a rocket. And it … [...] Click to raid more!

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

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Don’t we like another Evanescence album, and then a good one to boot? Questions over questions once you start on that record.

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 frontwoman Carly Smithson at times really sounds like Lee, so evil tongues could say We are the Fallen have recreated their own band all over again.

But this would be way too simplistic and nothing is ever simple in life, right? Now, folks, [...] Click to raid more!