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  • Summary: The fourth full-length studio release for the rock band led by Amy Lee features new arrangements of previously release tracks as well as two new songs.
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  1. Positive: 3 out of 4
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  1. Nov 30, 2017
    70
    With the guitars turned low and the drama high-key, Synthesis amplifies the real Amy Lee, the way she was always meant to be heard.
  2. 70
    A handful of solo piano interludes also summon inescapable echoes of Spinal Tap’s Lick My Love Pump. Overall, though, Synthesis feels like a successful experiment.
  3. Nov 30, 2017
    70
    This kind of proudly theatrical arrangement would suit Amy Lee well for years, and that's why Synthesis doesn't feel like a holding pattern: It feels like the start of a new chapter.
  4. Kerrang!
    Nov 30, 2017
    60
    It frequently feels like one of those remix albums where tinkering guests have tried too hard to put their own stamp on proceedings, resulting in curios that are momentarily interesting, but will never replace the established versions in your affections on your playlists. [11 Nov 2017, p.50]
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  1. Positive: 14 out of 15
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  1. Jun 9, 2018
    10
    Synthesis is a beautiful conceptual work by the rock band, it's a mix of modern rock with electro-orchestral arrangements. Gone are the heavySynthesis is a beautiful conceptual work by the rock band, it's a mix of modern rock with electro-orchestral arrangements. Gone are the heavy guitars and drums, leaving away nothing but Amy's beautiful vocals over the new stunning instrumentation.
    While the new version of Bring Me Back to Life kind of put me down, Imperfection & Lacrymosa made believe in this project once again. But nothing was much more fresher than when I first heard it on full, the flow of the tracks was heavenly.
    Some tracks aren't so strong as stand alone's but End of the Dream, Hi-Lo and the gorgeous transition between Unravelling interlude and Imaginary are one of the most beautiful musical moments of this year.
    I definitely recommend this album to anyone who's looking for good music in this such disappointing year. It's something you'd listen to on the road, while working, studying, before you sleep, anytime & anywhere.
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  2. Nov 30, 2017
    10
    It's so amazing! Synthesis is a mix of orchestra with alternative rock. Amy Lee's voice is so powerful, the guitars are great and the drumsIt's so amazing! Synthesis is a mix of orchestra with alternative rock. Amy Lee's voice is so powerful, the guitars are great and the drums are incredible! Expand
  3. Jun 17, 2018
    10
    Their best album since their 2011 selftitled abum. I really love the cohesion in it.
  4. Aug 27, 2020
    10
    Este álbum es realmente increíble, contiene unas instrumentales realmente preciosas, unos de los mejores álbumes de remasterizaciónes!, amyEste álbum es realmente increíble, contiene unas instrumentales realmente preciosas, unos de los mejores álbumes de remasterizaciónes!, amy lee una voz impecable unos altos increible! Muy versátil, imperfection y hi-lo las nuevas canciónes son Realmente increibles el mensaje que transmite imperfection es único y la colaboración con Lindsey Stirling en hi-lo es única! Expand
  5. Feb 25, 2022
    10
    I love Amy Lee and Evanescence
  6. Jul 17, 2018
    9
    Evanescence have grown up considerably, and it does show here. There are many tracks here that are simply better than the originals, and theEvanescence have grown up considerably, and it does show here. There are many tracks here that are simply better than the originals, and the band takes a step forward with some of the decisions made here. Songs like "End of the Dream" (a song that slowly builds on itself, ending with a triumphant chorus) and "Hi-Lo" (featuring a distinct middle-eastern melody and a piano-violin duel between Lindsey Stirling and Singer Amy Lee) bring forth a lasting impact on the listener, while the piano intro, interlude, and outro feature some classically-inspired music that should simultaneously be something new and familiar to long-time Evanescence fans. Lee's vocals have also improved considerably, and truly shine in tracks like "Lacrymosa" and "Your Star".
    Highlights: "Hi-Lo", "Lacrymosa", "End of the Dream", "Never Go Back", "Lost in Paradise"
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  7. Jan 10, 2020
    6
    Álbum bem regular. Parece que foi feito as pressas e de qualquer jeito. Voz da Amy aparenta estar cansada em várias músicas.

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