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The Open Door

The Open Door
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7 years, 6 months ago at Oct 10 13:10
One thing that Evanescence managed to do with their multi-platinum debut album was to open the world of anthemic goth rock to a wider audience. Their operatic/orchaestral aesthetic made the big sounds aceptable across a wider audience than most of their contemporaries could manage. This was also the downside as each track on the Fallen album had a tendency to sound the same and the ever present Ch... read more
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Description: The second album from Evanescence, The Open Door sees this Arkansas, Little Rock quintet build on the metal melodrama and ambitious, Wagnerian operatics that saw former single "Bring Me To Life" top the UK chart for five weeks. The departure of co-founder Ben Moody, who reportedly left the band in 2003 to tackle an alcohol p ... (more)
Manufacturer: Columbia
Release date: 2 October 2006
EAN: 0828768608227 UPC: 828768608227
Rock (1), Metal (1)
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WarlockUK posted a review 7 years, 6 months ago

Worth the Wait?

“One thing that Evanescence managed to do with their multi-platinum debut album was to open the world of anthemic goth rock to a wider audience. Their operatic/orchaestral aesthetic made the big sounds aceptable across a wider audience than most of their contemporaries could manage. This was also the downside as each track on the Fallen album had a tendency to sound the same and the ever present Christian ethos tended to grate. If you liked the sound enough this was not a problem.

So three years later and minus Ben Moody, Amy Lee's co-writer on the first album, out comes The Open Door. Was it worth the wait?

Well actually it was. This takes the anthemic formula and improves upon it. The clear influence of classical training on behalf of Amy Lee clearly shows itself to in” read more