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Genres: Dance & Electronic, Alternative Rock, Pop, Rock
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All Artists: Scorn
Title: Evanescence
Members Wishing: 1
Total Copies: 0
Label: Earache Records
Release Date: 8/23/1994
Genres: Dance & Electronic, Alternative Rock, Pop, Rock
Styles: Ambient, Techno, Goth & Industrial
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPCs: 5018615111320, 745316011325, 745316011349

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A different kind of weather
loteq | Regensburg | 05/18/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Coming off the overwhelmingly distorted and dark industrial-rock of "Colossus", "Evanescence" is something of a turning point in Scorn's career. Mick and Nicholas softened the harsh industrial element and started incorporating several other influences from techno to experimental guitar rock. Upon first contact, some songs may seem like unfinished, tuneless sketches, however, the melodies and hooks emerge after a couple of listens and make this album a uniquely hypnotic and mind-opening listening experince. Nicholas' evocative vocals tend to get lost under the multi-layered arrangements, but this makes the music even more mystical. Mick's stoical mid-tempo rhythms run throughout the whole album, supported by fine bass lines. Guitarist (and Harris collaborator) James Plotkin adds some very strange, elusive angles of his own. Best tracks here are the aptly titled "Silver rain fell", the subliminal "Light trap", and "Exodus", which really conjures the image of a long journey across a bleak, unfriendly landscape. "Evanescence" is among the strongest post-rock albums of the '90s, it's also the most consistent and interesting effort by Scorn."
AMAZING!!! Scorn at its best
B. Blanchard | California, USA | 05/09/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This is where Scorn finally found its niche and put out a masterpiece that put earlier works to shame. Moving further away from the metal/industrial sound that typified earlier Scorn CDs; Evanescence took Harris down a much more experimental road that allowed his musical talent to shine. As always the vocals on this album are great and loaded with heavy amounts of distortion that make one feel as if in a dream. Silver Rain Fell is by far the best track on the album (but the album as a whole adds to the depth of the song and helps to make it stand out). This album is not only the best work put out by Scorn but also an example of how the band (Mick Harris) continues to grow and redefine itself. Long gone are the days of Napal Death (whose member went on to form both Scorn and Godflesh)."
Scorn's finest work
loteq | 09/24/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This album is the finest work of Scorn's entire existence. The bass is excellent, the samples are strategically placed, the guitar is perfect the music is simply wonderful. I would definitely recommend this music to anyone interested in contemplating infinity and existence."