Synthesis
Evanescence - Synthesis
Critic Score
Based on 2 reviews
User Score
Based on 31 ratings
2017 Ratings: #388
November 10, 2017 / Release Date
LP / Format
BMG / Label
Amy Lee, Will B. Hunt / Producer
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CRITIC REVIEWS

70
AllMusic

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

70
Rolling Stone

With the guitars turned low and the drama high-key, Synthesis amplifies the real Amy Lee, the way she was always meant to be heard.

Nov 10, 2017
JohnLouisHoward
90
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
85
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 25, 2017
20
TOTALLY UNNECESSARY
Nov 21, 2017
62
Beautiful reworks. Orchestra and electro flying around Amy Lee's perfect vocals sound powerful. Her melodies, lyrics are with no doubt fantastic and touching. But still looking forward for something completely new.
Nov 13, 2017
SkyZippr
75
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.
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