Andy Greenwald
May 05, 2010 AT 04:00 AM EDT

Tear The World Down

type
Music
Current Status
In Season
genre
Rock

We gave it a B-

This quintet unites Evanescence’s Ben Moody with brassy American Idol finalist Carly Smithson for Tear The World Down, and the results are heavy. Smithson’s voice shines over Moody’s familiar stew of metal riffs and gothy strings. Too bad the subject matter seems cribbed from a teen’s Tumblr. But as a church choir(!) swells on the title track, it’s awfully hard not to headbang along. B?

Download These:
Slow-burning ballad I Will Stay at amazon.com
Angsty Bury Me Alive at myspace.com

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