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4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

Plunge into Lee's world

Evanescences debut studio album Fallen opens with the aggressive rock track Going Under. This songs pure determination is driven by Lees emotion combined with chugging guitar riffs. This powerful opener leads into debut single Bring Me to Life. A delicate piano intro cr...
Evanescences debut studio album Fallen opens with the aggressive rock track Going Under. This songs pure determination is driven by Lees emotion combined with chugging guitar riffs. This powerful opener leads into debut single Bring Me to Life. A delicate piano intro creates a solemn atmosphere which ultimately gets torn apart by the bands trademark gothic intensity. Paul McCoys contribution gives this song a nu metal flavour. To contrast this explosive start are the ballads of the record. The despairing My Immortal captivates via Lees haunting voice interplaying with a sorrowful piano melody. The piano is also prominent in Hello, a chilling portrayal of a childs mind which unsettles as Lee solemnly delivers a beautiful vocal performance. The two heavier tracks on Fallen are the anguished centerpiece Tourniquet which soars to a more spiritual level and the imposing Haunted with Moodys superb guitar work overlapping an eerie choir. In Everybodys Fool a different underlying theme is conveyed. Lee attacks the celebrities we idolise today by venting anger through her art. The Millennium Choir adds gothic depth to her message. Evanescence eventually slips into a dream world of paper flowers and candy clouds in the enchanting Imaginary. Wonderful lyrics linger over a hopeful melody resulting in a pleasant escape from the surrounding darkness. This escapism doesnt last long however as lost love and obsession consume in the heavy, passionate Taking Over Me. The album begins to close with the poignant My Last Breath where Lee declares acceptance of death. Following this acceptance, a grand finale occurs in the cataclysmic Whisper. As Fallen fades away with haunting Latin vocals, take a deep breath and reflect on this emotional masterpiece. A+

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1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

All the songs sound exactly the same!!!

I was tired of it after the overplayed tunes on the radio, and after listening to the rest of the album, it sounds like the same song over and over. It is annoying!! Someone said the guitar was ho-hum, and they're right! Wake up people! Her voice starts soundling li...
I was tired of it after the overplayed tunes on the radio, and after listening to the rest of the album, it sounds like the same song over and over. It is annoying!! Someone said the guitar was ho-hum, and they're right! Wake up people! Her voice starts soundling like a whining cat line after line, over and over, the same sound.

posted by Anonymous on October 1, 2010

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    I remember first hearing the ┬┐Fallen┬┐ cd by Evanescence around 2

    I remember first hearing the “Fallen” cd by Evanescence around 2003. I was stationed in Japan, living on a ship, and hearing “Bring Me To Life” countless times by a coworker who seemed to be a fanatic of Evanescence. Needless to say, when I returned stateside, “Bring Me To Life” grew on me and my interest piqued even more when I heard more of Evanescence’s songs on the radio. Fortunately, my husband bought this cd the same year it came out so there was no need for me to purchase the cd. I can really say that every song on this cd is good. However, my personal favorites are “Everybody’s Fool”, “My Immortal”, “Haunted”,“Imaginary”, “Taking Over”, and “My Last Breath”. “Fallen” by Evanescence is best for those who like gothic rock, alternative rock, and/or at least four Evanescence songs.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Evanescence - Fallen

    This was pretty good and i understood what the song's about. I like every song and recommend the Cd including the newest one The Open Door.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    AMY'S BEST!!!!!

    Amy Lee was awesome in this c.d! her best song, i think, was Going Under, or Haunted.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Very well written lyrics

    I love the songs. I couldn't hear track 9, but oh well. I especially like "going under"! It's the greatest song on the CD. Also "Bring Me To Life" rocks. It's so fantastic. And it's goth. I'm usually not a fan of goth music, but Evanescence is an exeption, definitely. "My Immortal" is an overrated song. The lyrics are as good as usual, the tune sucks. Oh well, it's a great cd.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Fallen

    Love all the songs but espcially tracks 1, 3, 5, 6, and 11 mostly, awesome debut and love the voice of the lead singer

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Not usually my cup of tea ....

    ... am 40 something that grew up on a steady diet of zepplin, little feat, ac/dc, bach, vivaldi etc .... did not expect to like this venue but I quickly became addicted to the piercing, haunting voice of amy lee ... is an intriguing meld of goth metal vocals ... I can't stop listening.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Surprisingly satisfying

    I never expected to like music like this, being a teenage beatles/Gershwin fanatic, but the songs are deep, the lead singer's voice is haunting, and it managed to stir even my emotions.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Evanescence:Fallen

    Man, Amy Lee has a beautiful voice. It's so unique. With Ben Moody on piano that is a band. The CD is GREAT. Although on My Immortal, if you saw the music video and fell in love wiht it than you will be getting something a little different with that song.in the music video, in the middle of the song, a guitar kicks in and it begins to really rock out. On the CD all that happens at that part is that the piano gets a bit heavier. other than that the CD is sooooooooooo cool I would definitely reccomend it.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Awesome CD well worth the Money.

    This is the type of Cd you can listen too over and over again. This is well worth the money.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    The mixture rocks

    I first heard Bring Me To Life on internet radio and went out and bought the album. I usually have to hear at least 3 songs before buying an album but this took one. Radio finally caught on...this group rocks...it's sort of like the Linkin' Park feel, except with a female....ROCK ON EVANESCENCE

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Robin's opinoin

    This album is great. Too bad I can not find it in stores! I can't believe how wonderful the group puts the music togather. Robin

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    I've Fallen in love!

    This is CD is really amazing. I love the mix of the guitars, strings, piano and of course, Amy Lees beautiful voice. One of the greatest things about it is that it provides hope for those in struggles. It's like saying "there is hope" over and over again, but in diferent ways. Although this album is really great, it has room for improvement. A lot of the songs sound too much the same. Variety is something they have to work on. None t he less, this album is a wonder. I would definitely recommend it.

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