Words by Mitch Poland
The beautifully disturbing Gothic vision of a place we call the new world can only describe the contents of the latest album from Arkansan rock band Evanescence.
The band hadn’t released anything remotely close to an album in ten years, so to hear something from Amy Lee and the gang is extremely refreshing to these old ears. After such a long sabbatical from music releases, Evanescence seem to have found their Dark Groove or taken the right groove pills to come back to the forefront of industrial music.
Starting with the eerie title track “Artifact the Truth” it is a sample of just what this industrial masterpiece holds for any Evanescence fan.
The romantically twisted track “Wasted on You” takes you into Amy Lee’s dark moody mind and leaves you wanting just a little more. “Use my Voice” is a melodic industrial track with a mystical pop edge destined to remain a crowd favourite at any Music festival.
Amy Lee’s piano playing has also blossomed since her absence from the musical spotlight and given her a creative licence to come up with something brilliant in this light of darkness, we call the current world. I couldn’t possibly walk away from the stereo as I continued to listen to the wonderful darkness which is The Bitter Truth.
If ever you wanted to sell your soul or if ever you wanted to become part of the system you should probably trade in all your mum’s old CDs just to buy the latest album from this band. Bury yourself in a dark room where no one can get to you. Play this album on loud and make sure the only one who is disturbed is you as you now own some music to die for.
Watch “Better Without You” below: