ARTIST:

EVANESCENCE

(UNITED STATES)
TITLE:

THE BITTER TRUTH

(2021)
LABEL:

SONY BMG

GENRE:

NEO/NU METAL

TAGS:
Female vocals, Intimist, Melancholic, Symphonic
"With "The Bitter Truth", Evanescence makes a great comeback, offering a cocktail between pop, gothic metal and aerial aspects full of melancholy."
NOISE (19.03.2021)  
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With "The Bitter Truth", Evanescence ends a long wait. Setting aside "Synthesis," which was released in 2017 and featured only two new songs, it has been ten years since the last release. Amy Lee went through personal difficulties and took her time to come back. In addition, the pandemic delayed the release by a year and only a few singles kept the fans waiting.

Considering the popularity of the band, it is easy to guess the pressure around this album. Evanescence has no right to make mistakes. Between pop, gothic, symphonic and alternative, the band has always been able to find a balance carried by Amy Lee's pure voice and to avoid too commercial pitfalls. Will they be able to continue on this way?

"The Bitter Truth" consists of twelve tracks and has several facets that give it an interesting variety. Its heart comes from a lot of aerial and melancholic tracks with a depth not far from a trip-hop spirit, carried by the voice of a delicate and powerful Amy. The marriage of the aerial and the gothic proper to the band gives a very pleasant result.

Beside there are two tracks calibrated radio. 'Yeah Right' and 'Wasted On You' sound very pop, not far from a Katy Perry with catchy melodies and seductive vocals and have everything of hits in power. With 'Use My Voice', Amy invites her fellow singers to push a cry of feminist revolt, delivering a good gothic metal track as the band knows how to do. In this vein, 'Better Without You', 'Part Of Me' and 'Blind Belief' are effective; the punch and the well crafted melodies are not far from Within Temptation.

With "The Bitter Truth", Evanescence makes a nice return to business. It offers a good patchwork of its art and once again manages to keep its subtle balance. It also confirms the talent of Amy Lee, perfect boss of her band who impresses by her capacity to mix strength and fragility.


More informations on http://www.evanescence.com/



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TRACK LISTING:
01. Artifact/The Turn
02. Broken Pieces Shine
03. The Game Is Over
04. Yeah Right
05. Feeding the Dark
06. Wasted on You
07. Better Without You
08. Use My Voice
09. Take Cover
10. Far from Heaven
11. Part of Me
12. Blind Belief

LINEUP:
Amy Lee: Chant / Claviers / Harpe, Piano
Jen Majura: Guitares
Tim Mccord: Basse
Troy Mclawhorn: Guitares
Will Hunt: Batterie
Amy Mclawhorn: Chant / Invité
Carrie South: Chant / Invité
Deena Jakoub: Chant / Invité
Lindsey Stirling: Invité / Violon
Lori Lee Bulloch: Chant / Invité
Lzzy Hale: Chant / Invité
Sharon Den Adel: Chant / Invité
Taylor Momsen: Chant / Invité
   
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THIBAUTK
19/03/2021
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Le titre présenté ici est bien moyen, la mélodie assez pauvre et ressemble beaucoup à d'autres chanson du groupe.
KINGEDDIE
14/03/2021
 
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S’il est vrai que la bande d’Amy ( je l’ai déjà faite mais elle me plaît) a ressorti les guitares et branché l’overdrive, il n’en reste pas moins que l’on retrouve tous les petits défauts récurrents des compositions d’Evanescence : à commencer par les lignes mélodiques qui se ressemblent beaucoup avec le doublement des voix systématique, un aveu de faiblesse dans la tenue des notes ou épaisseur un peu juste ? L’ajout de parties samplees clairsemées un peu partout pour ajouter de la couleur n’est pas du meilleur goût, quand au mixage de la batterie, c’est un peu aléatoire suivant les morceaux !
Bien sûr,on »reconnaît » la griffe Amy Lee, mais quand elle tente le registre des graves à la Annah Reid, elle est un peu en dessous !
Pour le positif,on repère quelques mini soli ( le guitariste a un peu d’espace !!!)et on revient à l’essence du genre en s’éloignant de la catastrophique tentative du précédent album, c’est déjà ça ! Bien sûr, les fans seront déjà convaincus, pour les autres, on pourra toujours préférer Lacuna Coil ou même Forever Still, à chacun sa chanteuse…
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