16 Songs, 1 Hour 2 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

Evanescence have grown up. Ending their six-year hiatus, the band’s fourth album is part best-of, part reimagining, with many of their greatest hits (and two new original tracks) rearranged and recorded afresh with orchestral instrumentation. Gorgeous new versions of tracks like “Bring Me to Life”, “My Immortal” and “Lithium” demonstrate a kind of gothic sophistication, while Amy Lee’s dramatic voice is as resonant as ever. Trading industrial distortion for strings and brass—on top of a few intriguing electronic embellishments—Synthesis is a perfect blend of nostalgia and style.

Parental Advisory: Explicit Lyrics. Mastered for iTunes

EDITORS’ NOTES

Evanescence have grown up. Ending their six-year hiatus, the band’s fourth album is part best-of, part reimagining, with many of their greatest hits (and two new original tracks) rearranged and recorded afresh with orchestral instrumentation. Gorgeous new versions of tracks like “Bring Me to Life”, “My Immortal” and “Lithium” demonstrate a kind of gothic sophistication, while Amy Lee’s dramatic voice is as resonant as ever. Trading industrial distortion for strings and brass—on top of a few intriguing electronic embellishments—Synthesis is a perfect blend of nostalgia and style.

Parental Advisory: Explicit Lyrics. Mastered for iTunes
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Ratings and Reviews

4.4 out of 5
534 Ratings

534 Ratings

Ghst-_-R3CON ,

Evanescence is back... WITH AN ORCHESTRA!

We all know the songs, but now we get to listen to them in a new way. So far I have loved both the singles but Imperfection has hit me deep in a way songs don't do very much these days. Amy Lee's vocals are stronger and more matured than ever, she sounds ABSOLUTELY AMAZING! Jen, Troy, Tim, and Will all contributed in different ways and I can not wait to see what they are going to do live! This is without a doubt a must buy album and I highly recommend it.

aygio ,

Not feeling the new sound

While I really like the new song "Imperfection", I am not a fan of the rework for BMTL - and considering that 90% of the album will be similar to this, I can't help but feel disappointed at the very least. I mean, Amy sounds amazing, but us diehard Evanescence fans have been waiting for NEW music; not a bunch of classical sounding reworked songs. (Well, that's how my friend and I feel, at least.)

Cloak of Winter ,

This is what I have waited for?

We've already done a greatest hits album. I thought I was getting new music. Shame.

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