Evanescence release tomorrow their self-titled album , follow-up to 2006’s The Open Door. It is a good and cohesive hard rock record, catchy and haunting at the same time but nothing exceptional . It is simply heavier (End of The Dream or My Heart if Broken) with a wall of sound played by noisy guitars. The riffs are generic. No melodious guitars, no solos guitars. It is very disappointing and really not what I expected but well, it remains enjoyable.
The band’s trademark is present. Amy’s powerful vocals and strong lyrics predominate and stand out as usual. Symphonic elements such as piano and violins are the highlights of songs My Heart Is Broken, Lost In Paradise or Erase This.
Made of Stone will be an excellent follow-up to What Do you Want. Two songs really stand out such as Never go back that contains a great bass line and the ballad Swimming Home. These two tracks are quite original.
In conclusion, Evanescence ‘s self-titled album is solid and recommended for fans.
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