Evanescence
Fallen


3.5
great

Review

by Will C. USER (30 Reviews)
November 30th, 2011 | 12 replies


Release Date: 2003 | Tracklist

Review Summary: The arrival of Evanescence has sparked a decent sound, but the fire just isn’t present in this work.

Whoa now, hold on just one minute. You mean to tell me, that Evanescence actually debuted successfully? Sorry, I just find it hard to believe that Evanescence, until their recent self-titled album, held this to look back on. With "The Open Door", it seems as though the inspired debut "Fallen", has been left where it stood for no one to look back on for inspiration. In spite of misunderstanding of the bands intentions, this is nothing really compared to future releases. This album is the lost generation for Evanescence.

Don't get me wrong, this is by no means a crowned jewel, it has its ups and downs, and expires its point after a while. However, for what it’s worth, this album, along with the members who constructed it, should be a given a lot more credit just for their efforts alone. It is apparent that the band is at least trying with this album, and has undertaken a simple aspect of standard rock. With implied elements of hard rock, and some sort of pop aspects, this album was constructed under the heavyweight force of a very stereotypical group. But, it at least gives way to a more generic style, rather than just hypocritical lies.

Everything on this album is something that we've seen before by someone. The guitars are pretty standard, and really don’t offer that much excitement. But, they do employ a good backdrop for Amy Lee, who is the genius singer for the substantial craft. The bass really isn’t made apparent by any means, and really represents itself as nothing more than typical thunderous affect, just grooving in the background. The drums are a lot to be desired as in the fact that while the beat is good; it doesn’t match up with anything lead guitarist Terry Balsamo has to offer.

The most influential aspect on the label is without a doubt the vocals. Amy Lee has definitely stood up and taken her spot in the spotlight, with her halfway decent voice, and piano skills, she marks her territory on the stage. Unfortunately for her in this album, her style can get very dull after a while. Don’t get me wrong, Amy definitely has a good voice, but the pop rock influences on this album forbid her from using her voice to its mass extent. But in harmonious breakdowns, and most choruses, you get a good taste for her awesome vocals.

Evanescence has now permanently established them with this debut. While they haven’t really created anything new, or inspired a new genre of music, they have undertaken an influence of inspirational, rationalized composing of a decent portion. But otherwise, they really aren’t anything that should be undertaken by just any person who has nothing better to do, or music addict.



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TheNotrap
November 30th 2011


8109 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

Overplayed I guess.

But still has cool moments like Bring Me to Life or Tourniquet.

AsoTamaki
November 30th 2011


2525 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Suddenly I know I'm not sleepiiiiiiing
Hello
I'm still here
All that's left of yesterdaaaaaaaaaaayyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy


Still the best.

Cheesewireism
November 30th 2011


161 Comments


tourniquet was a 'meh' for me. Bring Me to Life will always be the best.

Acanthus
November 30th 2011


9543 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

Like the album, but the review has more "don't get me wrong" moments than is needed imo.

Digging: The Knife - Deep Cuts

bloc
November 30th 2011


34951 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

Can't imagine how many times I've heard Bring Me To Life

Acanthus
November 30th 2011


9543 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

Still like it though

bloc
November 30th 2011


34951 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

narcissistic album cover

Like a cannibal? HEH HEH HEHHHHH

Cheesewireism
November 30th 2011


161 Comments


wwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwoooooooooooowwwwwwwwwwwwwww

ZilbelPing
December 1st 2011


6162 Comments


I saw a band cover Bring me to Life perfectly.

I got chills.

ShousoStrip
December 1st 2011


574 Comments


This was like my favorite album when I was 9, but admitting to still love Amy Lee's vocals would make me seem like a fag, wouldn't it?

pizzamachine
December 1st 2011


12571 Comments


nah lots of people still do

CCSara12
December 2nd 2011


7 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

i LOVEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE this album!!!!!!!!!!!!!!it was really great!



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