Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
Genres: Alternative Rock, Pop, Rock, Metal
The Daredevil soundtrack provided a nice boost for this previously unknown quartet from Little Rock, Arkansas. Evanescence?s songs "My Immortal" and the imposing "Bring Me to Life" are clear standouts in the film, mainly b... more »
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The Daredevil soundtrack provided a nice boost for this previously unknown quartet from Little Rock, Arkansas. Evanescence?s songs "My Immortal" and the imposing "Bring Me to Life" are clear standouts in the film, mainly because they work so well with the dramatic, eerie undertones of the storyline. They reappear here on the band?s debut, alongside a selection of similarly brooding tracks that evoke pensive artists like Tori Amos and the Cranberries. Vocalist Amy Lee has the kind of voice that can cause weeks of insomnia, but on songs like "Tourniquet" and "Haunted" she belies the music?s sinister mood with evenhanded spirituality, thoughtfully letting some light shine through the tempest. --Aidin Vaziri
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Reviewed on 2/20/2013...
i love this cd
1 of 2 member(s) found this review helpful.
Reviewed on 10/8/2012...
Absolutely love this. It has the greatest songs I know from Evanescence.
1 of 2 member(s) found this review helpful.
Stephanie M. (QuiltedKnitter) from COON RAPIDS, MN
Reviewed on 7/15/2012...
I heard one of the songs from this cd as a background of someone's Youtube video. After listening to some shorts on itunes, I deceded to get the cd. I loved this cd! The tunes are catchy. The singer has a very lyrical style. The only thing I didn't like is that electric guitar was often unnecessarily used. Sure, you are a heavy metal band, but you don't have to prove that you are in every song, easpecially where it overwhelmed the singer or pianist's soft tone.
Sadly, despite winning a grammy with this cd, one of the songwriting duo split with the group, making later efforts mediocre. Kind of a one hit cd.
I do need to comment about the death emphasis of some of these songs. If you are depressed, don't get it. The songs are all about loss-from the death of the lead singer's baby sister to loss of love to suicide. Prozac gone bad. Still, beautiful songs and I don't even like heavy metal!
0 of 1 member(s) found this review helpful.
Tabatha C. from DE QUEEN, AR
Reviewed on 1/19/2010...
0 of 2 member(s) found this review helpful.
A Breath of Fresh Air
kurlebj | Hackettstown, New Jersey United States | 05/27/2003
(4 out of 5 stars)
"I haven't written a review in a very long time now, (Probably over a year) but I was inspired to share my opinion on a great new band that has some solid potential. Evanescence has, probably, one of the best overall sounds I've heard in a "new" band in quite a while. While the music does sound comparable to Linkin Park (who I also like) - The Vocals and overall feel of the album is something unique and exciting. I'll do a quick breakdown of the songs:Going Under: One of the best songs on the album without a doubt. Surprising and interesting at every turn. Very Original. 5/5Bring Me To Life: The song most people know them by. Maybe a little over played on the radio, but a great song none-the-less. And the song that got me interested in them to begin with. 4.5/5Everybody's Fool: A solid song that expands you a little deeper into the sound of the band. 4/5My Immortal: A haunting and beautiful song. Amy's voice sends chills up my spine. 4.5/5Haunted: A great song. Dark and eerie, may incite thought and contemplation. 4.5/5Tourniquet: Awesome song. (Though the lyrics are a little on the strange side) Great Melody. 4/5Imaginary: This song has a great transfer from the previous song and is a solid effort as well. Both these songs together make for a great 8 minute excursion. 4/5Taking Over Me: Best Song on the Disc (in my opinion). Played this one over and over again. All around great melody, chorus and the music is outstanding. 5/5Hello: A little strange on this one, but another solid effort. Amy's voice once again, shines on this one. 4/5My Last Breath: A Good song. Probably the "average song" of the record, if that makes any sense. 4/5Whisper: Now, surprisingly this was my least favorite song on the album. The end of the song is a little out there and while I like the music and the vocals, it seemed to lose me towards the end and seemed a little lacking in the melodies and lyrics. 3.5/5Overall, a solid 4/5. While I do see the validity of a comparison to Linkin Park and bands of the like, I must express that I feel this band still manages to have a unique sound that I really enjoyed. Simply, a breath of fresh air."
Wow...this was suprising...
ColoradoBoy | Colorado Springs, CO USA | 10/17/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)
"While I'll admit that I have one of the most eclectic CD collections of anyone I know (Live, Dave Matthews and Enya all live happily next to each other in one section of the rack), I've always steered clear of the stuff that usually gets lumped together with the "goth" stamp on it. So you'd think that a group like Evanescence wouldn't have much of a chance of getting into the collection. However, what I've found here is nothing short of the most addicting sound I've run across in a long time. I expected a Linkin Park-style album with a bunch of tracks like "Bring Me To Life" - the catchy, albeit overplayed first single. What I found, though, was an album with more depth, emotion, and haunting sound than has hit rock in a long time. The first 3 tracks were as advertized: heavy, minor-chord, guitar-riff driven anthems with Amy Lee's powerful voice soaring over the top of them. When I got to "My Immortal," however, I had to pull the car over. I don't know when the last time was that a song made YOU tear, but the unbelievably haunting and angelic sound of Amy and those strings struck a chord in me that I didn't even know was there. Needless to say, I was hooked, and Fallen has been the shower music of choice every morning since. Ok ok, so the group is basically Moody, Lee, and a bunch of hired-gun studio musicians. And yes, the themes explored are dark, painful and at times almost disturbing. But prepackaged teen-angst it is not. What it IS, is an enchanting melodic ride through the more painful parts of life, centered around a voice that could sing the "Hokey Pokey" and give me chills. Or maybe I'm just a goth in a yuppie's body after all..."