25 of 27 people found the following review helpful
Surprisingly fast-paced and powerful,
This review is from: Evanescence (Audio CD)
I'm surprised at some of the more negative comments here.
This is a great album. It's very upbeat, while still keeping the melancholic theme that we know from other Evanescence albums.
Also, this sounds like a band, not Amy Lee, a guitarist and a producer like on Open Door. Good, meaty guitars, and well-placed electronic bits. Very nice.
The musicians seem to play with much more freedom and energy than Ben Moody and co, and although I love Fallen, this album just has more energy. I must admit, I cringed at the "hello, hello, remember me" lyric that every band seems to add to a comeback album/first song, but the rest of the song, and the rest of the album stands up excellently.
16 songs too, so you get your money's worth after waiting five years!
I've listened to this album a few times now, and every single time I get to track 16 wondering why the album has ended so soon. That's the sign of a real winner.