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The Open Door CD (2006)

Artist: Evanescence

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I really like this band, and have been waiting for this album to be released. Now that I have it, I wish I had heard it first as I wouldn't have bought it. As it is OK, it doesn't have the excitement or drive their first album had. Not a good follow-up. Very disappointed!

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Not As Good As The First

by Tom on 10/12/2006

I really like this band, and have been waiting for this album to be released. Now that I have it, I wish I had heard it first as I wouldn't have bought it. As it is OK, it doesn't have the excitement or drive their first album had. Not a good follow-up. Very disappointed!

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Not bad, but not Fallen

on 10/16/2006

Their first album was just about perfect and that's a tough act for any band to follow, so I'm not surprised this one falls short. It starts well and I like the first 4 songs or so, but from that point on the music just gets flat and monotonous. For those of you expecting the first album's hard-hitting energy and emotion, you'll find a lot less of that here. I can't tell if Amy Lee is trying too hard to sound like Annie Lennox, or the producers got carried away. Overall it's still a decent album but it doesn't hold a candle to Fallen.

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Product Overview

On the band's highly anticipated 2006 album, The Open Door, Evanescence presents the full-length studio debut of its new line-up, after the departure of founding guitarist Ben Moody and the addition of six-stringer Terry Balsamo. While this outing isn't a radical sonic departure for the goth-leaning heavy-rock band, the change clearly allowed vocalist Amy Lee to take the creative reins, and indulge even more in her flair for the ornate and dramatic, as evidenced by Door'sfairy tale-like artwork and urgent first single, "Call Me When You're Sober," which finds the singer cutting loose with her powerfully expressive voice. Fans worried about major stylistic shifts from Evanescence will be relieved by this confident release, which logically furthers previous album Fallen's brooding alternative-metal sound.

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Label Wind-Up Records
SKU 202990286
UPC 601501312021
UPC 14 00601501312021
Format CD
Release Date 10/3/2006
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Author Evanescence
Artist Bio
Coming from the heartland of America (Little Rock, AR), Evanescence mixes the heavy guitar crunch of nu-metal with the moody atmosphere and electronic flavoring of goth rock. Singer/keyboardist Amy Lee also bears the influence of singer/songwriters like Tori Amos and Alanis Morissette. The band built up a following with a couple of independent releases before their first widely distributed album, 2003's FALLEN, made them a coast-to-coast smash.
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Artist Evanescence
Label Wind-Up Records
Music Format Compact Disc
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Rolling Stone When the pain takes over [Lee's] corseted soul, as in practically every song on The Open Door, she just overdubs her big bodice-ripping voice into a choir. Her vocals are over the top, in the mode of Eighties shoulder-pad belters like Pat Benatar or Heart's Ann Wilson, which suits breakup songs like "Sweet Sacrifice" and "Call Me When You're Sober."

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