I just found "Origin" in my stack of CDs and listened to it for the first time in about 4 years.
Holy shit, the arrangements, atmosphere, and vocal lines/harmonies are fantastic. Very dark, moody, and melodic. I haven't heard the newest album, but this blows away The Open Door and pretty much anything I've heard in this genre recently.
[VIDEO]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7XW47LpkB-4]Evanescence - Origin - Where Will You Go - YouTube[/VIDEO]
[VIDEO]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=69IGNA2NzTY]Evanescence - Origin - Lies - YouTube[/VIDEO]
[VIDEO]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aMzKKREHQgA]Evanescence - Field Of Innocence - Lyrics - YouTube[/VIDEO]
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I was really into this and "Fallen" when it came out. New stuff is ok from the bits I've heard, but it's the Amy Lee band now, whereas Ben Moody wrote most of the early stuff, or they worked together. There were no Amy Lee songs in the beginning.