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The Open Door

The Open Door

by Evanescence Evanescence
The Open Door

The Open Door

by Evanescence Evanescence


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When co-founder Ben Moody left Evanescence, conventional wisdom suggested that Amy Lee would push the band full-force into the pop mainstream by stripping away the torrential riffs that propelled many of the darker songs on the band's breakthrough, Fallen. Well, as so often happens, conventional wisdom comes up empty on The Open Door, a disc that -- while not as focused on the primal as its predecessor -- packs every bit as much punch both sonically and emotionally. Those elements dovetail brilliantly on "Call Me When You're Sober," an acerbic rocker that finds Lee reluctantly but firmly calling an end to a relationship that's grown too destructive to maintain. With the help of new guitarist Terry Balsamo -- who shines particularly brightly on "Sweet Sacrifice," which interpolates a "Kashmir"-like riff with hypnotic effectiveness -- she takes Evanescence in a direction that's even more darkly compelling and far more multi-dimensional. Lee pushes the envelope in terms of song structure on several of The Open Door's tracks, from the eerie jungle construction that underpins the insistently pulsing "Snow White Queen -- a cautionary tale of an obsessive stalker -- to the massed choral chants that push her along on the woozy "Lacrymosa." So while it might not bear as many instant mosh pit hits as one might expect, The Open Door offers -- as befits its title -- something truly intriguing to those willing to cross its threshold with an open mind.

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Product Details

Release Date: 10/03/2006
Label: Bicycle Music Com.
UPC: 0601501312021
catalogNumber: 31202
Rank: 5602


  1. Sweet Sacrifice
  2. Call Me When You're Sober
  3. Weight of the World
  4. Lithium
  5. Cloud Nine
  6. Snow White Queen
  7. Lacrymosa
  8. Like You
  9. Lose Control
  10. The Only One
  11. Your Star
  12. All That I'm Living For
  13. Good Enough

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Evanescence   Primary Artist
Simon James   Concert Master
Amy Lee   Vocals,Group Member
Darryl Phinnessee   Choir, Chorus
Alyssa Campbell   Choir, Chorus
Mary Gaffney   Choir, Chorus
Joanne Paratore   Choir, Chorus
Millennium Choir   Choir, Chorus
Dwight Stone   Choir, Chorus
Terry Balsamo   Guitar,Group Member
Seattlemusic Group   Group
Susan Youngblood   Choir, Chorus
John LeCompt   Guitar,Group Member
Rocky Gray   Drums,Group Member
Tamara Berard   Choir, Chorus
Melanie Bruno   Choir, Chorus
Marcella Carmona   Choir, Chorus
Kevin Dalbey   Choir, Chorus
Carrie Lee   Background Vocals
Tania Themmen   Choir, Chorus
Talaya Trigueros   Choir, Chorus
Lisa Wall Urgero   Choir, Chorus
John LaCompt   Guitar
Will Boyd   Bass,Bass Guitar,Group Member
Amy Lee   Piano,Vocals

Technical Credits

David Campbell   Orchestral Arrangements
Dave Fortman   Producer,Audio Production
Bon Harris   Programming
Gail Marowitz   Art Direction
Jeremy Parker   Engineer
Terry Balsamo   Composer
Andrew Lurie   Management
John LeCompt   Composer,Programming
Rory Faciane   Drum Technician
Amy Lee   Composer,Programming,Choir Arrangement

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