Evanescence - The Open Door Album Review

Review of The Open Door Album by Evanescence

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Evanescence The Open Door Album

The Open Door

Album Review

Predictions are easy. Anyone can make them. The new Eva-whatsit album eh? That's going to be an over-produced, mix of cheesy nu-metal guitars, coupled with a power-ballad voice that can only claim any goth heritage due to the long dark hair that goes with it.

Predictions are only any good when they turn out right though and the sweet satisfaction of the "told you so' moment is fleeting, but joyous. So, in true proof of the pudding style, let us break the seal and delve within.

Opening track Sweet Sacrifice is, sadly, exactly fitting of the prediction. It's well produced, slick, and well written but ultimately lacks any point whatsoever. Suitably metal guitar lines vie for attention with the piercing vocal efforts in typical Evanescence style.

From here it just goes downhill. The album flips with sad regularity between the guitar-led dirges and the tedious ballads. It's all so miserable and gloomy, even those bits that seem to be trying to be like Kate Bush. Sadly, since Kate was writing her debut opus at about 17, she was probably chucking songs like these in the bin at age 12.

As predicted by the record company, the A&R man, the distributor and the major record store chain, this will be a massive seller. Sorry, that's another prediction entirely. Remember mine? Told you so.

Rich Edge




Site - http://www.evanescence.com

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dannycastillo

This is one s**tTY review. The Open Door is a great album and if you're too stupid to know it, too bad.- Danny

7 years 9 months ago
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PaperFlower

They didn't write it for someone like you..... You don't count.

7 years 9 months ago
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underarrest39

that was a total jackass! he shouldn't review anything he doesnt know s**t about! Open Door is a fantastic album! it makes me sane listening to it!

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blazingjuniper

this guy wouldn't know good music and talent if it bit him on the a**!!!!!!!!!

7 years 9 months ago
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snowwhitequeenx8

are you CRAZY!? just because the album isnt like Ev's first one doesnt mean it sucks! your insane, its an amazing album and the band is stronger than ever, espically without Moody around. but i guess your entilted to your own opion *rolls eyes at opion*

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xbabiigrlxox

who the f**k is this guy? it seems as if he only listened to one song, and why would it be a massive seller if its so horrible? its already platinum and shows are sold out! to not like a certain type of music is one thing but have some f**king respect.Karen

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Psionccc

U r an a*****e u hav no idea wat real music is u couldn't predict a train coming with a timetable.wat exactly is ur fav band something pathetic "I predict" owing to the fact that u just insulted one of the best bands this planet has seen

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WiccanGypsy

This is such a completely stupid review. The Open Door is an absolutely amazing album.

6 years 8 months ago
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