EVANESCENCE — Fallen (review)

EVANESCENCE — Fallen album cover Album · 2003 · Alternative Metal Buy this album from MMA partners
4/5 ·
jampa17
Fresh and accessible

If I have to describe Evanescence in simple words I might use the words fresh, tuned, good and accessible. Yeah, maybe that won’t interest to many people, especially those who think this is bubble gum rock, but I seriously advise a detailed hearing to this great production.

This production has a wonderful quality of sound, with fresh songs that have merge between heavy riffing guitars, piano and strings phrases and wonderful female vocals, not as operatic as Tarja Turunen but very good and dramatic. I don’t find any “gothic” reference besides the make up that Amy Lee started to use after she became famous.

Well, pay attention to the guitars, this guy was very clean and accurate to play and had great ideas and wonderful sound effects, very controlled and focus. While the melodic and dramatic voice of Lee fits great with any piano phrase, strings or heavy riffing. I found interesting songs like BRING ME TO LIFE, IMAGINARY, TOURNIQUET and TAKING OVER ME.

The production had a little electronic vibe, like a surrounding of atmospheric noises and electronic beats that helps to have a fresh mood through all the album. Please, don’t pass away this particular CD, because the compositions of Ben Moody who left the band just after the release of this production. 4 stars. One of my favorite commercial albums of this millennia.
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