See also: fade, vanish
2. A metal band, founded on Little Rock (Arkansas) around the years 1995. The founders, were Ben Moody and Amy Lee. (Full: Amy Lynn Hartzler née Lee)
Ben Moody, who also served as a guitarist during Evanescence's first album, "Fallen" and most/all the Demos, evanesced from the band. Apparently, Amy Lee wanted to make the second album, of the 3-album contract with the recording studio (The Open Door) less "Christian-rock". Ben Moody didn't seem to agree, and so they decided that one of them should leave. Ben left, as you might have guessed... and Evanescence's second album, The Open Door was a hit. Now, we are expecting the new album, which is said to be released on 2010. :)
2. In my opinion, Ben Moody was right. Although, the second album of Evanescence didn't look very good to me, I wouldn't have preferred another vocalist for the band...
On the music: The music on the first album (Fallen) has this "help me I'm dying" theme, which gets annoying really fast, and the songs all sound exactly the same. The second album (The Open Door) is a bit better, but it's not as drastically different as Amy Lee keeps saying it is (except maybe for Good Enough). The instrumental arangements are much better than in the 1st album, especially in Lacrymosa and Your Star, so the songs are mostly distinguishable. The lyrics, although they're a bit less depressing, are still really corny. Good Enough, which is apparently the most controversial song among Ev fans, doesn't fit with the album or the band at all. They're a rock band--so if they were gonna write a happy song, they could've at least written a happy rock-sounding song instead of a cheesy ballad. Despite all that, though, Amy Lee does have an amazing voice. It's not whiney or shrieky or too high--people who say that don't know what real singing sounds like. They sound really good live, compared to most bands. Obviously Amy's voice doesn't sound as good on stage as it does on the album, because in the studio she doesn't jump around while she's singing, and she probably do one song after another. Also, her voice on the album has to be edited at least a little bit.
On the band: Evanescence isn't really a band anymore--it seems more like it's just Amy Lee plus some guys in the background. Amy acts like she's the only person who really works in the band and everyone else just helps. That's sad, because the other guys actually are pretty important. Amy only sings and plays piano, she doesn't play guitars or bass or drums. She also doesn't write most of the songs by herself (Terry Balsamo, one of the guitarists, is her writing partner), but in interviews she talks about how "I wrote this song," when she probably wouldn't have been able to come up with the song on her own. Yes, she does write some of the music on her own (lithium, good enough, like you), but those are some of the weakest songs they have, compared to the ones they write together.
The drama in the band is definitely starting to get annoying. I could understand the thing with Ben Moody. But Amy firing John LeCompt and Rocky Gray leaving was just too much. Amy fired John only because he didn't feel exactly the same way about the band as she did. That's just pathetic. John was a great contribution to the band and Amy should've been grateful that she had him, instead of being a little diva.
Me: You love her? Don't you mean the band?
Person 1: You mean, they is more than one person in the band? Oh. . .
As said, the Evanescence sound is accesible, thus apeals to a wide audience and emotional and atmospheric complexity is kept to a minimal level. Amy Lee is partially responsible for an increase in depression reports as well amongst fans as amongst people who happen to posses radios although the validy of the claims of the prior one should not be taken seriously and should be laughed upon.
As also said the so called 'goth culture' it is associated with is a mistake maken by people who can't tell a pubical rebel dressed totally in black with extravagant apearance and heavily questionable intellectual abilities. From a goth who are mainly dressed totally in black with extravagant apearance and are able to - and will for the love of God do so whenever they have the chance - to demonstrate a highly developed range of knowledge and a philosphical way of approaching life.
With that said, altough the Evenescence listeres at least try to hide it with faking depression, all of the in the above paragraph subculture inhabitands generally think they're culture is the best in the world.
People who like Evanescence also have the intriging property of voting against urbandictionary difinitions which do not match there personal taste, thus this definition will probably be bannished to the final page.
People with at least two milion years of evolution ahead of me: Hmm. Despite the idea that everyone is off course in title to his musical taste and his desire to live. I'm affraid experience has led me to question the latter of your statements.
Myself: but i dress blacker then j00??? dosnt that maek me more kewl????
People with at least two milion years of evolution ahead of me: I will now demonstrate my impeccable cognitive abillities irrelevant of this matter to you by proofing the first rule of euler.
Kid 2: You mean they have more than one song?