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    Evanescence

    How do you guys feel about Evanescence? There are not alot of female fronted bands out there and i feel as if Amy Lee has paved the way for alot of other female front ladies. Amy's vocal range is amazing and they write music form their heart. How do you guys feel about them? Please don't tell me i am the only fan here.

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    I liked the singles from their album Fallen, but the singles from their last album have not live up to my expectations. But I must agree that she has a good voice. About she being one of the few female front figures we see at the moment, I really don't care. I think we are beyond that stage where we just have to praise every girl who becomes someone important.

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    I like them. But "Amy Lee has paved the way for alot of other female front ladies"?

    Some successful bands with a female lead before Evanescence:
    Jefferson Airplane
    Earth and Fire
    Renaissance
    Bacamarte
    Lacuna Coil
    The Gathering
    Within Temptation
    Cranberries
    Garbage
    Nightwish

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    Amy Lee has a fantastic voice which I have been fortunate enough to hear live - I attended a concert in Sheffield when they were on tour following the release of their Fallen album. Powerful with an excellent range - somewhat unique to my ear, though I'm sure there are others out there that can leave you lost for words

    I liked their Fallen album best, though their last release wasn't a bad album - not as good, but far from poor. Some of their earlier material is worth a listen, though I thought it was a bit more "hit and miss" whilst they were still experimenting with their sound a little.

    Their music also appeals to a lot of people you might not expect - a couple of avid classical fans I know absolutely love Evanescence - I wouldn't have put the two together personally, but there must be something there!

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    Amy lee is definitely talented, but the rest of the band has changed. Ben Moody, the original guitarist left the band when he and Amy Lee split up (apparently he'd been beating her or something but I don't know about that) and although the new guitarist is good,1) the parts are a bit repetative on the open door and 2) His wife went into labour the day I was going to see them in Manchester, the gig was cancelled, and now I hate him forever lol.

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    Kaizen, you beat me to it. I was just coming here to start a thread about them. Cobalt, I understand why avid classical fans would love them. I remember the first time I heard one of their songs the first thing I thought was 'ok, here's a rock band with a lead singer who sounds like she could have been an opera singer'. Well, ok maybe not an amazing opera singer, but her voice does have a classical/operatic value to it. It's unique, and it's really unlike anything mainstream out there today. Whille it's hard to tell the Britney Spears pop girls apart Amy Lee is instantlly recognizable.

    Another great band with a female front runner, The Eurythmics.

    Also, from what I've heard, Amy Lee and Ben Moody have known each other since they were teenagers. I hadn't heard that he'd been beating her, but if he was good for her for leaving. I had heard however that she broke up with the lead singer from Seether because he wouldn't seek help for alcoholism. Apparently, he did go to rehab though. Also, the guy who replaced Ben Moody had a stroke while they were recording this new album. I'm sure you guys think I'm obsessed, but I honestly found all that out from a 5 minute clip on an entertainment show.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Art Rock View Post
    I like them. But "Amy Lee has paved the way for alot of other female front ladies"?

    Some successful bands with a female lead before Evanescence:
    Jefferson Airplane
    Earth and Fire
    Renaissance
    Bacamarte
    Lacuna Coil
    The Gathering
    Within Temptation
    Cranberries
    Garbage
    Nightwish
    You totally missed my point, the fact that evanescence has had massive success from their album "Fallen" and "The Open Door" means that alot of other people will come to search for other female fronted bands.
    For instance whilst watching an evanescence music video on you tube the comments compared amy lee to christina scabbia or lacuna coil. Wanting to see if this comparison was true i went and looked up some of Lacuna Coil's work. Needless to say they are now one of my favorite bands. If i had never known about ev, i would never know about lacuna coil ... get the picture now?

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    As to the feeling about the Evanescence....they are strange actually.....Well they are awesome that's for sure, but there is a slight thing missing in every one of the conversations - they are just like the Nightwish, but worth. I'm not saying that that is something with the frontmen, she is lovely, sings so badass, I can remember like two-three more with such a voice, but still they do everything Nightwish did, but with no dought Tarya makes it like 10 times cooler, even realizing she is not in the band for now.

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    Oh! Oh! And that's not having any aches and pains, as an older man,
    it just might be the semi-agonyetta of still hearing the same songs and bands for over fifty years.
    Yes... I can see that nobody is asking for the comments of a musical elder, but here they are.
    No... no... I'm not going to do that... I'm just going to say every generation has it's own artists.
    It's only human nature that your favorite band of all time is usually the first big band you see.

    If I can share any advice at all, it's get into as much music and get turned on by as many women as you can.
    When you get older, as your musical energy and sex drive fades, as it surely will,
    what turned you on in the past will be what turns you on in your future, because nothing young will do.
    That's just me, however.
    I surprise other guys who say things like look at that young hotty, or I want a younger woman,
    because I'll say I don't, she looks like someone elses' grand-daughter to me.
    Older people who were into heavy drug bands like Led Zep or got into heavy metal as it came out,
    can't get off on that music any more because they either stopped doing them or their senior medication won't let them.
    That's not a nice way to be about any music, not getting into what you were, and not liking anything that's new.

    Amy Lee reminds me of a pale-skinned version of this red-haired freckled girl I used to walk home from high school,
    necking in her rec room while the colour TV was on, so she's easy to get off on now.
    That video where she's lying in bed and then starts walking around outside on the building,
    before she floats around and goes into another apartment where she gets thrown through a window,
    starting to fall to the street before she starts floating around again, that's my favorite.
    If I remember she was married to the guitar player and they broke up, so you young players have a chance.

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