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 at first.  

In the beginning I had my doubts about The Open Door. Ben Moody just 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. Amy Lee thus became the undisputed leader of this band. And indeed: Evanescence very much became her [...] Click to raid more!

Evanescence – Evanescence (2011) – Review

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Oh my!

What a total and sad downgrade from the heights of Fallen to this album, kind of unhappily named 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, the latter record contained a lot of good stuff to render it more memorable.

This record here, however, tops it in the negative arena. Evanescence sounds like Amy [...] 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. It already displayed their unique sound that the band under Ben Moody‘s and Amy Lee‘s leadership created. 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 (US was 2003), it took off like a rocket, and would not leave the charts for – like – forever. [...] Click to raid more!

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

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Rockmusicraider Review - We Are The Fallen - Tear The World Down - Album Cover Don’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).

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 too simplistic and nothing is [...] Click to raid more!