Fallen The genre now too old to be called nü-metal isn't exactly overflowing with spine-tinglingly great vocalists --let alone female ones. Amy Lee, lead singer of… Fallen The genre now too old to be called nü-metal isn't exactly overflowing with spine-tinglingly great vocalists --let alone female ones. Amy Lee, lead singer of… 2003-03-04 Evanescence
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Fallen (2003)

Amy Lee, Ben Moody, ... | 'FALLEN' OUT Although their music is often called haunting and eerie, Ben Moody and Lee showed their sunny dispositions at the L.A. premiere of ''Daredevil''…
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'FALLEN' OUT Although their music is often called haunting and eerie, Ben Moody and Lee showed their sunny dispositions at the L.A. premiere of ''Daredevil'' -- which used several of their songs
EW's GRADE
B-

Details Release Date: Mar 04, 2003; Lead Performance: Evanescence

The genre now too old to be called nü-metal isn't exactly overflowing with spine-tinglingly great vocalists --let alone female ones. Amy Lee, lead singer of gloomy Arkansas rockers Evanescence, is an exception. But her pure soprano and sharp hooks are too often swamped by the goofy, gothic melodrama of Fallen's lyrics (''I know well what lies beyond my sleeping refuge'') and arrangements (enough with the medieval choirs, already).

Originally posted May 16, 2003 Published in issue #710 May 16, 2003 Order article reprints
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