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Evanescence

Evanescence filled a niche few knew existed upon their arrival in 2003: the need for operatic goth-pop, soul-baring introspection paired withchurning metallic guitars. Singer/pianist Amy Lee cut such a figure fronting the group that it was easy to not think of Evanescence as a band, butrather a support group for her songs. After some lineup shifts, however, including the departure of founding member Ben Moody, the bandconsolidated and remained one of the most popular post-alternative American bands of the 2000s.

Amy Lee met Moody at a youth camp in their native Little Rock, Arka ...read more

Evanescence filled a niche few knew existed upon their arrival in 2003: the need for operatic goth-pop, soul-baring introspection paired withchurning metallic guitars. Singer/pianist Amy Lee cut such a figure fronting the group that it was easy to not think of Evanescence as a band, butrather a support group for her songs. After some lineup shifts, however, including the departure of founding member Ben Moody, the bandconsolidated and remained one of the most popular post-alternative American bands of the 2000s.

Amy Lee met Moody at a youth camp in their native Little Rock, Arkansas in 1994. Lee and Moody worked steadily together, releasing three EPs atthe tail-end of the '90s, followed by a full-length album called Origin. By this time, the group was called Evanescence and they signed with Wind-Up Records in 2002, expanding to a full lineup consisting of guitarist John LeCompt, bassist Will Boyd, and drummer Rocky Gray not long after thecompletion of the band's major-label debut, Fallen. Released in the spring of 2003 and initially marketed toward CCM audiences -- an associationthe band disavowed rather rapidly -- Fallen proved to be a success quickly thanks to the hit single "Bring Me to Life," which was followed quicklyby "My Immortal," both reaching the Billboard Top Ten in the U.S. All this success led to two Grammys, one for Best New Artist and one for BestHard Rock Performance, but a split within the ranks soon emerged, with Ben Moody leaving the group during their European tour. Terry Balsamo,late of Cold, replaced him on guitar and became Amy Lee's main songwriting partner. The fruits of their collaboration would take a while to surfaceas Evanescence continued to ride the success of Fallen, buying time with Anywhere But Home -- a live album timed for the holiday season of 2004-- and then suffering a few setbacks in 2005, with Boyd leaving the band and Balsamo suffering a stroke. The group's sophomore set, The OpenDoor, finally arrived in October of 2006, with Tim McCord -- formerly Revolution Smile's guitarist -- joining on bass after its release. Spearheadedby the single "Call Me When You're Sober," The Open Door didn't quite match the success of Fallen but it performed handsomely, debuting atnumber one on Billboard the week of its release. During the supporting tour for The Open Door in 2007, LeCompt was fired from the band and Grayquit, with guitarist Troy McLawhorn and drummer Will Hunt hired to take their respective places.

It was another long wait for the group's third album, with the band scrapping sessions helmed by famed producer Steve Lillywhite before hiringNick Raskulinecz, who wound up producing the eponymous album that appeared in October 2011, a full five years after The Open Door. Like itspredecessor, Evanescence debuted at number one on the Billboard charts. « hide

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LPs
Evanescence
2011

3.2
387 Votes
The Open Door
2006

3.1
764 Votes
Fallen
2003

3.3
1,259 Votes
EPs
Origin (Demo)
2000

3.5
167 Votes
Sound Asleep
1999

3.7
43 Votes
Evanescence EP
1998

3.7
62 Votes
Live Albums
Anywhere But Home
2004

3.4
155 Votes

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