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  • Mar 3, 2009
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From the moment I heard "Bring Me to Life", I was a fan.  In fact, I must credit Evenescence for alerting me to 12 Stones (the lead singer of this band is the guy who cameos in this song).  12 Stones is probably one of my favorite bands at this point.

Anyways, back to Evenescence:  their music helped me through a rather difficult time in my life about 5 years ago.  In fact, it's when I went to their concert in Los Angeles (on two severely sprained ankles) that this "help" came to a full head. 

Amy Lee is ethereal, to say the least, on piano and vocals.  The rest of the band is tight musically, and put on a terrific live show.

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review by . December 17, 2008
Evanescence is one of my top five favorite musical groups. I fell in love with Amy Lee's voice the first time I heard her sing, and I immediately went out and bought her first major-label debut album, Fallen, and also their second, The Open Door, as soon as it was released.    Evanescence has sold nearly 15 million records worldwide, more than 6 million in the U.S. alone, and has earned two Grammys. Band members are Amy Lee (vocals, piano), Terry Balsamo …
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The goth-inspired Arkansas rock band Evanescence, with its Linkin Park-meets-Tori Amos sound backed by chugging guitars, easily made it to the top of the charts in 2003 with its Wind-Up Entertainment debut album, Fallen. Singer/pianist Amy Lee and guitarist/songwriter Ben Moody formed the band at the end of the '90s after meeting in their early teens during a "youth camp," Moody said in a statement. "I heard Amy playing Meat Loaf's 'I'd Do Anything for Love' at the piano. So I went over to meet her, and she started singing for me. I was pretty much blown away, so I suckered her into joining a band with me."

As a duo, Evanescence didn't perform live, instead opting to release EPs and the full-length Origin. Lee told the BBC that Evanescence was mastering demos in Memphis, TN, when she and the band were discovered by producer Pete Matthews. He shopped the songs to record companies in New York, and Evanescence -- rounded out by bassist Will Boyd, guitarist John LeCompt, and drummer Rocky Gray -- eventually landed a contract with Wind-Up, the home of Creed. The soundtrack to the 2003 Ben Affleck action movie Daredevil brought success to Evanescence; the begging "Bring Me to Life," which appeared on the soundtrack along with the ballad "My Immortal," became a hit. (Paul McCoy, of labelmates 12 Stones, rapped on "Bring Me to Life," which originated as a piano ballad.) The songs proved to be a head start to ...
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