- Summary: Nick Raskulinecz produced the third album for the rock band that sees only singer Amy Lee as the remaining original member.
- Record Label: Wind-Up
- Genre(s): Pop, Pop/Rock, Alternative Metal, Heavy Metal, Post-Grunge, Goth Metal
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10Mature, well written, well-composed are just 3 of the top terms that come to mind when listening to this album. Some artists, as they grow with their music, alter their style and lose their identity. Amy Lee and company has proved that their style is positively authentic, powerful, and unwavering. This album has great flavor and really moves the body and soul. The writing is amazing, as usual. If it were possible for Amy Lee to sing any better, she just topped herself with this album. The vocals will blow you away like the didn't in the last 2 albums ...it's that good. God knows how she managed to improve her already amazing voice, but she did it. This album is a critical show of top notch musicianship and every artist who's "remaking" themselves would do well to take a page from this book. Beautiful album, beautiful music, welcome back Evanescence!… Expand
This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. I think this album is a little weird, it lacks something that I can't really define. When I listened to Evanescence felt like my fuel tank was charging, now it feels just like simple music, as everyone else could do that, and I think there's the flaw, It's very simple. Unlike most of the critics I've heard the album doesn't sound very hard, on the contrary... softer and more like teenager music in the end, specially with "Sleeping Home", board as hell... anyway, it's not crap, but it's halfway the rock it used to be.… Expand
Generic, half hearted, and dull are the words that I think of when I hear the tracks off of this album. If one of the themes for this album is falling in love, then just who is this person so admired. From the look and sound of the album and media associated with it, the person is Amy Lee herself. After several line up changes, it seems like Amy Lee has begun to focus more on her own image than maintaining a strong musical backing. Her vocals are there, but the guitar stylings are a dime a dozen in comparison to albums such as the first two released by Wind-Up-- Fallen and The Open Door. The repetitive nature of the album's first single is reminiscent of generic pop singers from the early '00s such as the one hit wonder Jojo and fallen starlet Lindsay Lohan. Drab with no real substance. Just the same stuff repeated over and over again.… Expand