The Open Door review by Evanescence

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  • Released: Oct 3, 2006
  • Sound: 5
  • Lyrics: 9
  • Overall Impression: 4
  • Reviewer's score: 6 Neat
  • Users' score: 7.7 (255 votes)
Evanescence: The Open Door

Sound — 5
I was honestly a bit unstaisfied with this album. I didn't want a new 'Fallen' but I did wanted a lot of creativity again. It is soemthing that the album misses. The album tends to sound the same. Fallen had a lot of variety though even though the sound itself was quite the same. Something 'The open door' doesn't have. Amy Lee's voice is still a big plus.

Lyrics — 9
I never dislike the lyrics of Evanescence. Amy Lee's writing has a depth and soberness that I love a lot. She makes you think about what she writes and you feel her emotions throughout the music. She has a wonderfull voice and she shows this again on this album. She carries you away and still leaves a longing for more. She has one of the best female voices in the world if you ask me.

Overall Impression — 4
I was disappointed when listening to this. Songs like 'Lithium', 'Call me when you're sober' and the use of Mozart's Lacrimosa in 'Lacrymosa' was worth listening to it. I had a lot of hopes up for this album but I did not get what I wanted. Evanescence has a lot of potential but if Ben was indeed the one that made 'Fallen' to what is. They need some thinking to do.

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    overall the Cd is good,i just wish that there were more songs like "Sweet Sacrifice".it is really soft but i guess im not suprised since Ben left and Amy took over.
    every time a band seems to turn away from their original sound they end up going way off track.guess thats what happened least theres a couple good songs on there.dont buy it just burn some songs off it.