March 1st, 2004


userinfo senji
2004/03/01 22:53:00 - the event of fading and gradually vanishing from sight
emperor is playing an Evanescence CD. It's almost very good.

Too many of the intervals are too flat. It's the right idea, but the execution is flawed.

The lead singer seems to be prone to over-stressing her voice too, which gives it a very sharp and jagged edge.

I can't comment on the words, they're flowing across me without comprehension...

The harmony sections are really good though....
Current Mood: [mood icon] critical
Current Music: Evanescence -- Origin CD.

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userinfo ptc24
2004/03/01 17:52:47
Ah, at last!

I definitely find I prefer the Origin CD - despite being rather more amateurly produced, it's got more charm. By comparison Fallen seems a bit more of a sell-out, and seems to wear out quicker on repeated listening.

You should have a read of the lyrics - there's definitely something about them that I can't really find anywhere else. On repeated listening, some of them come across as too facile and obvious...

Yes, "almost very good" is what I'd say about them at the moment. There's something there that just needs bringing out properly...
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userinfo ex_lark_asc
2004/03/02 04:22:38
I think the agonised yodelling works quite well with the subject matter. I thought about Evanescence for a while and came to the conclusion that they're --><-- this far away from being Really Good, but are choosing angst over productio values at the moment..
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userinfo ptc24
2004/03/02 11:52:34
It'll be interesting when the next album comes out, what with the change in lineup and all that...
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userinfo ex_lark_asc
2004/03/03 02:59:30
Oh?
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userinfo ptc24
2004/03/03 04:34:02
Apparently Ben Moody has left - he walked out on a tour, and since then the arrangement has been made permanent. Various interviews I've read on the webternet say that Ben and Amy, being the founders of the band, were always the ones with the biggest creative input (and did Origin without the other two, seeing as you can have less people than parts when you're recording), and that with Ben having left, Amy's going to be looking to get the rest of the band (including the new guitarist) into the writing.
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