Evanescence - Synthesis
Critic Score
Based on 2 reviews
User Score
Based on 24 ratings
November 10, 2017 / Release Date
LP / Format
BMG / Label
Amy Lee, Will B. Hunt / Producer
Your Review



Synthesis doesn't feel like a holding pattern: It feels like the start of a new chapter.

Nov 10, 2017
can't help myself. I'm a sucker for Amy Lee's voice and it still gives me the frisson. something about this music still has that sort of backwoods, redneck gothic thing going on around the edges, but it now sounds more refined and polished (in a good way). the remakes are brilliant. this is her peak artistic statement and it stands up pretty well.
Nov 9, 2017
1. Overture: An atmospheric short introduction to "Synthesis"

2. Never Go Back: A "remake" of a song from their self-titled album, it manages to improve on the original: 4/5

3. Hi-Lo: It starts off slow, with soft vocals from Amy Lee, but eventually, it shifts, her voice becoming stronger and stronger, along with the production; such an enjoyable listen: 4/5

4. My Heart Is Broken: Originally from their self-titled album, with Amy Lee's vocals at front and centre, it's ... read more
Nov 13, 2017
A rare example where the reworked versions are as good as - sometimes even better than - the original versions. Amy Lee's vocals are absolutely stunning. It does get a bit boring however.
Nov 12, 2017
ummm, so she is back again, i think i don't have to speak about the point of her voice because she literally has no defect on this point and no one can deny this, and about the performance she actually nailed it on this album, but i got a negative point about how 16 tracks with no variety could make it a little bit boring, even if the songs are good, but i feel that she still learning her way on the synth and with more efforts she could make way better music than her previous work, in some ways ... read more
Nov 11, 2017*
It's really good they took out the cliche guitar arrangements and replaced by an orquestra with electronic beats. This made some songs more polished and clean.

Favs: Lacrymosa, The End of the Dream, Imaginary, Lost in Paradise and My Immortal.
Track List
  1. Overture
  2. Never Go Back
  3. Hi-Lo
  4. My Heart Is Broken
  5. Lacrymosa
  6. The End of the Dream
  7. Bring Me to Life (Synthesis)
  8. Unraveling (Interlude)
  9. Imaginary
  10. Secret Door
  11. Lithium
  12. Lost in Paradise
  13. Your Star
  14. My Immortal
  15. The In-Between (Piano Solo)
  16. Imperfection
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Added on: September 18, 2017