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Evanescence dissects pain, fear, and isolation.
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What parents need to know

Positive messages

The grim view of painful life on earth is countered by occasional religious references. In "Tourniquet," the band sings, "I want to die/ My God, my tourniquet/ Return to me salvation."


There are no references to violence.


There are no references to sex or physical intimacy.


The lyrics contain no obscene words, but images of pain, fear, and loneliness recur. In "Whisper," singer Amy Lee cries, "This truth drives me into madness/ I know I can stop the pain if I will it all away."


The album is free of commercial references.

Drinking, drugs, & smoking

The songs contain no references to drugs or alcohol.

Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that although its record label first marketed the band to Christian media, comments by band members inspired the label to redirect the album to the secular market. Despite this controversy, salvation theology seemingly undergirds several tracks.

What's the story?

Leaving its Little Rock roots behind, Evanescence rocketed to attention when its songs \"Bring Me To Life\" and \"My Immortal\" were featured in the Daredevil movie soundtrack. The FALLEN album builds on this success with those and eight other tracks ranging from anguished ballad to driving nu-metal and goth/rock. \"The point of this whole record and band is to let people know that they're not alone in dealing with bad feelings or pain or anything that they go through,\" writes Lee on the band's website. \"That's life and that's human.\"

Is it any good?


Lead vocalist Amy Lee writes most of the band's music and sings in a choir-trained voice that can growl, whisper, and hold pure high notes with smooth ease, while singing about pain, spiritual darkness, and loneliness.

Families can talk about...

  • Families can talk about religious beliefs, whether they agree with or differ from those hinted at in this CD.

Music details

Release date:March 4, 2003
Label:Wind-Up Records
Parental advisory:No
Edited version available:No

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Teen, 15 years old Written bysouplover98 September 25, 2013


Everything about Evanescence's music is beautiful, although the songs could a little deep for a 10 year old or under. No swearing, violence etc. Evanescence are much better music and role models for your kids than Bieber.
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Kid, 12 years old March 13, 2011

Depressing album wins due to beautiful, fragile vocals.

It's a little dark and depressing, but is excellent with Amy Lee's pure vocals. I recommend Bring Me To Life. My Immortal is very depressing and is probably the darkest song on this album.
Teen, 13 years old Written bycullenlovato81396 May 16, 2010
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