Evanescence‘s second studio album, The Open Door, isn’t bad but after 3 years I was expecting a little more. 3 years and it sounds like the album didn’t fall to far from the Evanescence tree.
The Open Door starts out promising. ‘Sweet Sacrifice’ gives you a nice Goth-rock kick in the pants. Singer Amy Lee’s voice sounds as good as ever with dashes of sorrow and hope. The band continues to deliver on the second track and first single, ‘Call Me When You’re Sober.’ It’s after this song that you begin to realize that this might be all that Evanescence has to offer.
Don’t get me wrong, there are some bright spots on The Open Door. Besides the first two tracks, ‘Cloud Nine’ and ‘Weight of the World’ keep the foot tapping. But neither will knock you out of your seat.
If you’re a fan of Evanescence’s first record Fallen then you will probably buy and like this second record because, well, it sounds like the B-side to their first record. This record would impress me more if it came out a year ago. At least then I could say ‘well their a young band and they can improve’ but after 3 years…If this is the best they can put out for their second record then the 3rd time around might mean you’r closing the door.