Well, ladies and gentleman, it’s finally happened… the out-of-the-blue hit rock band Evanescence has announced a follow-up record to their hit major label debut Fallen.
This new album marks both the return of Dave Fortman (of Mudvayne and Bif Naked fame) in the producer’s chair and the band’s growth since writing Fallen.
As you might expect, many of the songs feature a Choir as well as string arrangements recorded in an old chapel. The band also brings their own driving-yet-intimate style as their last album showcased and the unique blend of rock and classical that seems appropriate by its very contrast.
The making of this record has been really intense, but I’ve come out feeling purified. I’ve grown so much since Fallen, and Terry is the perfect writing partner — I feel like I’ve been lifted up to a whole new level of inspiration and possibilities. After all the things we’ve seen over the past couple of years, beautiful and tragic, in the end I’m really grateful. It has made us create music I could not be more in love with.
But what will this album truly bring? The question many fans are asking themselves is “Will this be the heir to Fallen, or will it fall short? Evanescence certainly deserves high praise for Fallen – which it received – but this album will tell if it was a fluke or if we truly have a rock legend on our hands.
I’m hardly clairvoyant … and I don’t know if this new album will sell. But I can’t quiet the feelings of optimism and excitement.
It is certainly something to mark the calendar for.