Fallen

Fallen

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by Evanescence
     
 

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Given the cinematic sweep of Evanescence's sound, it's not surprising that they've garnered attention in Hollywood -- the producers of the Marvel Comics–inspired film Daredevil included two Evanescence songs on the movie's soundtrack: "My Immortal" and the propulsive single "Bring Me to Life." There's a gauzy vagueness at play inSee more details below

Overview

Given the cinematic sweep of Evanescence's sound, it's not surprising that they've garnered attention in Hollywood -- the producers of the Marvel Comics–inspired film Daredevil included two Evanescence songs on the movie's soundtrack: "My Immortal" and the propulsive single "Bring Me to Life." There's a gauzy vagueness at play in the band's sound, one that allows for surreptitious segues from sweet to sour and dark to light. Clearly influenced by bands like the Cocteau Twins and the Sugarcubes, the Arkansas-bred quartet rely more on shading than aggression, with Amy Lee's haunting voice delving into the obscure corners of songs like "Tourniquet" and "Haunted." The layers of sound -- not so much standard riffs as textured bits of melody -- that emanate from Ben Moody's guitar beckon teasingly, then shift into post-industrial overdrive on desperate-sounding tracks like "Going Under." Breathe deep the gathering gloom.

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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Johnny Loftus
Fallen is the major-label debut of Evanescence, a Little Rock, AR-based quartet led by the soaring vocals of 20-year-old Amy Lee. Emboldened by the inclusion of its single "Bring Me to Life" on the soundtrack to the hit film Daredevil, Fallen debuted at an impressive number seven on Billboard's Top 40. But "Bring Me to Life" is a bit misleading. A flawless slice of Linkin Park-style anguish pop, it's actually a duet between Lee and 12 Stones' Paul McCoy. In fact, almost half of Fallen's 11 songs are piano-driven ballads that suggest Tori Amos if she wore too much mascara and recorded for the Projekt label. The other half of the album does include flashes of the single's PG-rated nu-metal ("Everybody's Fool," "Going Under"). But it's the symphonic goth rock of groups like Type O Negative that influences most of Fallen. Ethereal synths float above Ben Moody's crunching guitar in "Haunted," while "Whisper" even features apocalyptic strings and a scary chorus of Latin voices right out of "Carmina Burana." "Tourniquet" is an anguished, urgent rocker driven by chugging guitars and spiraling synths, with brooding lyrics that reference Evanescence's Christian values: "Am I too lost to be saved?/Am I too lost?/My God! My tourniquet/Return to me salvation." The song is Fallen's emotional center point and defines the band's sound.
Rolling Stone - Kirk Miller
Fallen [has] a creepy spiritual tinge that the new-metal boys lack.

Product Details

Release Date:
03/04/2003
Label:
Bicycle Music Com.
UPC:
0601501306327
catalogNumber:
13063
Rank:
1991

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Evanescence   Primary Artist
Geri Allen   Choir, Chorus
Beverly Allen   Choir, Chorus
Josh Freese   Drums
Leslie Paton   Choir, Chorus
Joanne Paratore   Choir, Chorus
Richard Stubbs   Choir, Chorus
Melanie Jackson   Choir, Chorus
Dwight Stone   Choir, Chorus
Francis Dicosmo   Bass
Susan Youngblood   Choir, Chorus
David Hodges   Piano,Keyboards
Talaya Trigueros   Choir, Chorus
Amy Lee   Vocals

Technical Credits

Mark Curry   Engineer
Graeme Revell   String Arrangements
Dave Fortman   Producer
Ted Jensen   Mastering
John Rodd   Engineer
Bill Talbott   Engineer
Tom Steel   Stage Crew
Edwards Sherman   Art Direction
Chris Johnson   Programming
Jeremy Parker   Engineer
Jason Cupp   Engineer
Damon Tedesco   Stage Crew
David Hodges   Composer,Programming,String Arrangements
Ben Moody   Composer,Producer,Engineer
John LeCompt   Composer
Rocky Gray   Composer
Zac Baird   Programming
Amy Lee   Arranger,Composer

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