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COLUMN: Evanescence fails to bring me to life


Evanescence released its fourth studio album "Synthesis" on Nov. 10. The Little Rock, Arkansas, band is made up of members Amy Lee, Tim McCord, Will Hunt, Troy McLawhorn and Jen Majura.  Courtesy Photo Buy Photos

American rock band Evanescence, mostly known for the song “Bring Me to Life,” released its fourth studio album Nov. 27 titled “Synthesis,” which is a mix of new material and old songs.

At 10 p.m. on a Thursday evening, I stopped at Burger King to take advantage of its $1.49 10-piece chicken nugget deal. The completely instrumental first track “Overture” played as I pulled into the drive-through. Exactly 57 seconds later, I was forced to listen to the beginning of track two. 

As I pulled up to the window, I frantically attempted to pause the music out of fear of someone's overhearing me listen to a band known for being a meme. 

Starting the album on my trip home from work was a mistake. Actually, starting the album in general was a mistake. I was quick to discover that the tracks all run together in an awkward way. The end of one song and the beginning of the next are not distinguishable. 

In this new album, the band re-envisioned two of its most infamous bops, if you can even refer to the songs “Bring me to Life” and “My Immortal" as bops.

Co-founder and lead singer Amy Lee brought a new acoustic-esque presence in the updated version of “My Immortal.” However, “Bring Me to Life” failed to show any substantial differences between this track and the original track.

With the release of the band's new album came the news of an international tour. One stop on its tour schedule is Carmel, Indiana, where the band will perform a sold-out show at The Palladium at the Carmel Center for Performing Arts. 

The tour will also be visiting Canada, Australia, Russia, Germany and many other countries before ending with a final show in London.

If you are still inclined to listen to this album or are simply curious about the re-imagined "Bring Me to Life," you can check it out on Spotify below. 

Writers Note: When listening to this album, I was unable to listen to it in its entirety because of the lack of quality.  

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