- Summary: Fans of the Grammy-winning band have waited three years for them to return with a second album, which returns Dave Fortman as producer but no longer includes guitarist-songwriter Ben Moody.
- Record Label: Wind-Up
- Genre(s): Rock, Alternative
- More Details and Credits »
AdrianSDec 5, 2009I think this album is Amazing, Amy and the band did a great job. The vocals are as outstanding as Fallen's and even more powerful. Buy It!
JoshDec 6, 2006Very addicting, fresh and new. Has a spooky vibe and is easily the best CD of 2006.
AerowsOct 27, 2007Amy Lee's voice has just gotten stronger, and her band has just gotten better. The Open Door has all of the elements of a top-notch rock album, but what sets it apart is it is injected with strong personal experience. I didn't like this album much when I first listened to it, which is always a good sign for me - the albums I'm not entirely sure about, if they manage to stay with me, tend to become favorites. This one has staying power.… Expand
C.J.FergusonOct 4, 2006I loved Fallen, Open Door is equal on all fronts. Great buy for $10 from wally world
Aug 23, 2011The Open Door turned out to be the perfect way to follow up Fallen. While Fallen was extremely over-produced, poppy and cliched lyrically, The Open Door manages to be a big step in the right direction for Amy and the band. Without Ben to hold her back she shows her true artistic colors. While for the most part the guitars and drums are as stale as they were on their debut, musically the piano and Amy voice has never sounded better. The electro sounds on Snow White Queen and Lose Control give a very dark atmosphere and accomplishes what the lyrics on Fallen tried to accomplish but in a much more modern and simplistic way. The album has a real epic feel throughout and while keeping those beautiful melodies it still finds a way to have that hardness rock fans will be looking for. Evanescence still has a lot to grow but The Open Door is a fantastic step towards a brighter future. Standouts: The Only One, All That I'm Living For and Good Enough… Expand
AnthonyJOct 4, 2006I really wanted to like this CD...Fallen was a classic; innovative, emotional, and musically respectable. No other artists have been able to blend rock-goth-and positive energy. It was dark and moody, but still uplifting and energizing. The new CD has two, maybe three songs that are creative, confident, and catchy. The rest of the album is predictable; lacking innovative vocal and instrumental harmonies and sounding scripted/redundant. Overall, its a good album compared to everything else out there, but the search for a female-led true rock and roll band still continues.… Expand
joselOct 6, 2006trash, compared to fallen, their breakout album. go back to the studio, or get someone just as good as moody, cuz your voice isn't gonna cut it.
|Lucinda Williams [Reissue] - Lucinda Williams|
|American Radical Patriot [Box Set] - Woody Guthrie|
|The Satanist - Behemoth|
|Live at the Academy of Music 1971 - The Band|
|The Island Years [Box Set] - John Martyn|
|The Finer Things - The State Champs|
|In Utero [20th Anniversary Edition] - Nirvana|
|Spaces - Nils Frahm|
|No Depression [Legacy Edition] - Uncle Tupelo|
|High Land, Hard Rain [30th Anniversary Edition] - Aztec Camera|
|St. Vincent - St. Vincent|
|Moondance [Deluxe Edition] - Van Morrison|
|Bottle Rockets/The Brooklyn Side [Reissue] - The Bottle Rockets|
|12 Stories - Brandy Clark|
|There's a Dream I've Been Saving: 1966-1971 - Lee Hazlewood|
|Memorial - Russian Circles|
|Haiti Direct: Big Band, Mini Jazz & Twoubadou Sounds, 1960-1978 - Various Artists|
|The River & the Thread - Rosanne Cash|
|Virgins - Tim Hecker|
|Is Survived By - Touche Amore|