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Synthesis

Evanescence

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Amy Lee may have intended the title of Synthesis, Evanescence's fourth album, to represent the combination of the organic and artificial -- or how the symphonic merges with the electronic -- but this isn't necessarily a huge leap from her earlier work. From the outset, Evanescence sampled seemingly contradictory styles -- metal, goth, and prog were equal partners on their 2003 debut Fallen -- so this transition to unabashed pomp and circumstance doesn't seem sudden, especially as it's arriving after a long six years. Synthesis also feels familiar because all but three songs (plus a piano solo) are taken from the group's three previous albums, with selections from their eponymous 2011 album taking center stage at five selections. Immediately, it's striking that the onslaught is a natural fit with Amy Lee, whose powerhouse vocals often wrestle the orchestra into submission. Next, the layered, skittering electronic rhythms grab attention, and far from keeping the music in a straitjacket, the precision of the beats help give Synthesis a steel spine, reinforcing the bombast of the band and strings. This successful fusion also amounts to a step forward for Evanescence, as this kind of proudly theatrical arrangement would suit Amy Lee well for years, and that's why Synthesis doesn't feel like a holding pattern: It feels like the start of a new chapter.
© Stephen Thomas Erlewine /TiVo

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1
Overture
00:00:57

David Campbell, Performance Arranger - Amy Lee, Composer - Evanescence, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer

(P) 2017 Sony Music Entertainment Germany GmbH

2
Never Go Back
00:04:50

David Campbell, Performance Arranger - Terry Balsamo, Composer, Lyricist - William Hunt, Composer, Lyricist - Amy Lee, Composer, Lyricist - Evanescence, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Tim McCord, Composer, Lyricist

(P) 2017 Sony Music Entertainment Germany GmbH

3
Hi-Lo
00:05:07

David Campbell, Performance Arranger - Amy Lee, Composer, Lyricist - Evanescence, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - William B. Hunt, Composer, Lyricist

(P) 2017 Sony Music Entertainment Germany GmbH

4
My Heart Is Broken
00:04:34

Terry Balsamo, Composer, Lyricist - Amy Lee, Composer, Lyricist - Evanescence, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Zach Williams, Composer, Lyricist - Tim McCord, Composer, Lyricist

(P) 2017 Sony Music Entertainment Germany GmbH

5
Lacrymosa
00:03:42

David Campbell, Performance Arranger - Terry Balsamo, Composer, Lyricist - Amy Lee, Composer, Lyricist - Evanescence, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer

(P) 2017 Sony Music Entertainment Germany GmbH

6
The End of the Dream
00:04:54

David Campbell, Performance Arranger - Terry Balsamo, Composer, Lyricist - William Hunt, Composer, Lyricist - Amy Lee, Composer, Lyricist - Evanescence, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Tim McCord, Composer, Lyricist

(P) 2017 Sony Music Entertainment Germany GmbH

7
Bring Me to Life (Synthesis)
00:04:17

Emily Lazar, Mastering Engineer - Will Hunt, Producer, Recording Engineer - Amy Lee, Composer, Lyricist, Producer - Ben Moody, Composer, Lyricist - David Hodges, Composer, Lyricist - Damian Taylor, Mixing Engineer - Nick Spezia, Engineer - Evanescence, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Chris Allgood, Assistant Engineer

(P) 2017 Sony Music Entertainment Germany GmbH

8
Unraveling (Interlude)
00:01:40

David Campbell, Performance Arranger - Evanescence, Composer, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer

(P) 2017 Sony Music Entertainment Germany GmbH

9
Imaginary
00:04:03

David Campbell, Performance Arranger - Amy Lee, Composer, Lyricist - Ben Moody, Composer, Lyricist - David Hodges, Composer, Lyricist - Evanescence, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer

(P) 2017 Sony Music Entertainment Germany GmbH

10
Secret Door
00:03:48

David Campbell, Performance Arranger - Amy Lee, Composer, Lyricist - Evanescence, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - William B. Hunt, Composer, Lyricist

(P) 2017 Sony Music Entertainment Germany GmbH

11
Lithium
00:04:05

David Campbell, Performance Arranger - Amy Lee, Composer, Lyricist - Evanescence, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer

(P) 2017 Sony Music Entertainment Germany GmbH

12
Lost in Paradise
00:04:43

David Campbell, Performance Arranger - Amy Lee, Composer, Lyricist - Evanescence, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer

(P) 2017 Sony Music Entertainment Germany GmbH

13
Your Star
00:04:38

David Campbell, Performance Arranger - Terry Balsamo, Composer, Lyricist - Amy Lee, Composer, Lyricist - Evanescence, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer

(P) 2017 Sony Music Entertainment Germany GmbH

14
My Immortal
00:04:25

David Campbell, Performance Arranger - Amy Lee, Composer, Lyricist - Ben Moody, Composer, Lyricist - David Hodges, Composer, Lyricist - Evanescence, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer

(P) 2017 Sony Music Entertainment Germany GmbH

15
The In-Between (Piano Solo)
00:02:11

David Campbell, Performance Arranger - Amy Lee, Composer - Evanescence, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer

(P) 2017 Sony Music Entertainment Germany GmbH

16
Imperfection Explicit
00:04:22

David Campbell, Performance Arranger - Troy McLawhorn, Composer - Emily Lazar, Mastering Engineer - Will Hunt, Composer, Producer, Engineer, Recording Engineer - Amy Lee, Composer, Lyricist, Producer - Damian Taylor, Mixing Engineer - Nick Spezia, Engineer - Evanescence, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Tim McCord, Composer - Gary Hedden, Editor - Chris Allgood, Assistant Engineer - Jen Majura, Composer

(P) 2017 Sony Music Entertainment Germany GmbH

Album Description

Amy Lee may have intended the title of Synthesis, Evanescence's fourth album, to represent the combination of the organic and artificial -- or how the symphonic merges with the electronic -- but this isn't necessarily a huge leap from her earlier work. From the outset, Evanescence sampled seemingly contradictory styles -- metal, goth, and prog were equal partners on their 2003 debut Fallen -- so this transition to unabashed pomp and circumstance doesn't seem sudden, especially as it's arriving after a long six years. Synthesis also feels familiar because all but three songs (plus a piano solo) are taken from the group's three previous albums, with selections from their eponymous 2011 album taking center stage at five selections. Immediately, it's striking that the onslaught is a natural fit with Amy Lee, whose powerhouse vocals often wrestle the orchestra into submission. Next, the layered, skittering electronic rhythms grab attention, and far from keeping the music in a straitjacket, the precision of the beats help give Synthesis a steel spine, reinforcing the bombast of the band and strings. This successful fusion also amounts to a step forward for Evanescence, as this kind of proudly theatrical arrangement would suit Amy Lee well for years, and that's why Synthesis doesn't feel like a holding pattern: It feels like the start of a new chapter.
© Stephen Thomas Erlewine /TiVo

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