By: Traci Curtis
I have heard that about fifty times per night at work for the past
According to their web
site, "evanescence" is a dissipation or disappearance
like vapor. The quartet from Arkansas is guided by the amazing vocals
of Amy Lee. Often rock bands with female lead singers get a bad
rap ("chick band"), but Evanescence
can rock enough for the guys and be meaningful enough for the girls.
There is no screaming-hard-core-rocker-chick stuff here. (Sorry,
don't mean to stereotype!)
McLachlan met up with Linkin
Park for lunch and made an amazing song instead, you would have
Bring Me to Life. Lee, of course, handles the female side,
and Paul McCoy of 12
Stones guests for the male vocals. In my years at radio, I have
never seen such a response to a song like what has happened with
Bring Me To Life. The song first gained airplay off the Daredevil
soundtrack, but now the band's CD Fallen is out and gaining
momentum on its own.
Energetic guitar riffs,
Amos piano style melodies and even a vocal choir make appearances
on Fallen. There are slow songs (Hello), rock songs
(Tourniquet, Whisper) and in between songs (Haunted).
While all the songs have the same Evanescence sound, they are not
so similar they sound like the same song over and over. My personal
challenge to you is to not cry when you listen to My Immortal.
The band is gathering
themselves with the surprise first week sales from their CD. Look
for them on the road soon.