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"Synthesis" Evanescence

by Amanda Berg - 89.1 The Point
Tue, Nov 28th 2017 10:00 pm

Break out the black attire because our middle school emo prayers have been answered — Evanescence released a new album, “Synthesis”. This album is unique because it brings together some remastered old classics and a few brand new tracks.

The best of the new tracks by far is “Imperfection.” It has got the greatness of the classic Amy Lee we love, with powerful instrumentals and strong lyrics that bring out your inner gothic. In an article with Rolling Stone Magazine, Lee explains that the basis around this new jam is that it’s for those who are left behind after the loss of a loved one to death or suicide. She said, “I’m singing from the perspective of the person left behind, the person in the waiting room.” 

The remastered classics, like “Bring Me To Life” were stripped down and redone with an orchestral twist. There’s also a minute long overture that opens up the album and sets the mood, as well as an orchestral interlude and piano solo throughout the album, tying it all together with a dramatic bow. 

One of the best words that can be used to describe this epic piece of artwork is cinematic; the music would work perfectly in a drama-action-thriller type of flick.

The new version of “My Immortal” is beautiful, with only vocals, piano, and a string instrumental background. The simplicity of each track in “Synthesis” helps emphasize the poetic nature of Lee’s lyrics. 

Another perk of the album is that it brings with the band’s first tour- the band’s first in years. They’re touring now around the U.S. and Canada with a full orchestra. Hopefully more new music is in the works for Evanescence. 

They have tremendous understanding of how to evoke emotion through music, and this album gets back to the basics — the words that made us fall in love with Evanescence in the first place. 

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