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  • Summary: The fifth full-length studio release for the rock band led by Amy Lee was produced by Nick Raskulinecz.
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 8
  2. Negative: 0 out of 8
  1. Mar 25, 2021
    91
    The Bitter Truth is reminiscent of the band’s older material but also entirely fresh. It does not feel like a band going through the motions.
  2. Mar 25, 2021
    80
    The album manages to balance the extremes and convey the chaos of it all. The sound, which Lee wanted to be bigger and bolder, is both of those things. The anthemic choruses are plentiful and unforgettable, and the instruments explode in a way that hopefully can be played live in the near future, vaccines willing.
  3. Mar 30, 2021
    80
    Altogether, The Bitter Truth carries listeners on a journey both familiar and fresh, recapturing the heavy-yet-melodic hallmarks that made Fallen one of the most successful albums of the 2000s and pushing Evanescence into the future with a graceful maturity and worldly perspective.
  4. Apr 6, 2021
    70
    All that conflict and drama might be a little too overpowering if not for Lee’s abiding faith in the power of a nice hoo. The album’s best moment is also its most self-assuredly poppy.
  5. Classic Rock Magazine
    Apr 29, 2021
    60
    Not a great comeback, but just good enough. [Jun 2021, p.81]
  6. Mar 25, 2021
    60
    Her crisis of faith provides a sharp edge to Evanescence’s formulaic grandstanding.
  7. Mar 25, 2021
    58
    There’s some pleasure to be had here, but for all of those except those of us pawing the floor with anxious, somewhat embarrassed memories – and as the album cover even seems readily to acknowledge – this is perhaps a pill best left unswallowed.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 62 out of 68
  2. Negative: 4 out of 68
  1. Mar 26, 2021
    10
    Hermoso álbum, una catarsis de emociones, sin duda este es un nuevo Evanescence renovado y mejorado, todas las canciones muy bien producidas.
  2. Mar 26, 2021
    10
    Tuvieron que pasar 10 AÑOS para que Evanescence sacara un disco completamente nuevo y valió la pena la tan larga espera
  3. Mar 26, 2021
    10
    sem defeitoooos, albúm da carreira sem duvidas, to muito apaixonado, não tem UMA música ruim, simplesmente PERFEITO
  4. Mar 26, 2021
    10
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. THE BEST ALBUM EVANESCENCE EVER l! I love this album !! Career Album’s. Ev Expand
  5. Mar 28, 2021
    10
    This is their best record so far! It needs few shuffle but you will realize it's a masterpiece
  6. Mar 25, 2021
    10
    An absolutely stunning album. The band, at its greatest moments. It deserves every attention. Well done guys
  7. Mar 29, 2021
    0
    What a masterpiece! I've been listening on repeat since the release. Thank you so much for this!

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