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Gothic rock with flecks of nu-metal? Symphonic rock with a spine of goth-metal? Alt-metal forged to hard rock and chamber pop? The multitude of ways to describe the sound of Evanescence has twisted the nibs of rock writers, but such generic flexibility can only be considered a good thing for the band formed in the mid-'90s at an Arkansas summer camp by singer Amy Lee and original guitarist Ben Moody. The basic dynamic tension between hammer-of-Thor instrumental heaviness and soaring feminine power vocal has driven the band's progress from GRAMMY®-laden, multiplatinum 2003 studio debut, Fallen — featuring the rap-rocked "Bring Me to Life" (with Paul McCoy of 12 Stones), also included on the soundtrack to the Ben Affleck movie Daredevil — through excellent live album Anywhere but Home, to 2006's The Open Door: check out killer opener "Sweet Sacrifice."null
Great album, except it is missing Evanescence's two best songs: 'My Last Breath' and 'Cloud Nine'. Swap these two for 'Thoughtless' and 'Missing' and you've got the perfect Evanescence collection (prior to the release of the third studio album).
Evanescence is awesome
Evanescence is one of the best bands around and have come up with some fantastic songs that are hard to tire of even after years of listening to them. However, this list could do with a few change-arounds. For example, all of the live tracks should be switched for their originals, as the originals are far better in my opinion. Also, there is an incorrect song in this list. Missing, which is listed as Live in Europe is, in fact, not live at all. Actually, a live track of Missing was never released, but a bonus track of the single was added on the Anywhere But Home live album. Then you'd only have to take away 'Thoughtless' and add 'My Last Breath' and 'Taking Over Me' and it would perfect.
As for the new album, I'm not sure as I have yet to listen to it.