I have to admit I was more curious than massive fan of Evanescence before last night's show at the Sydney Entertainment Centre.
Not sure of what they would be like live after the lineup changes, but there has been some interesting reviews from shows overseas during those lineup changes.
I have to say we were treated to a solid show from a band who are still wildly underrated though you would not of picked it from the size of the crowd.
Safe to say Amy Lee would of loved the swarm of 'Evanesfans' when the lights went up after opening with "What You Want" and "Going Under".
Sydney put on a die hard crowd whose passion for the band was on vocal display for a tight hour. Amy Lee was in superb vocal form, incredible voice and maintained superbly through a vocal opera for 60 minutes.
New drummer Will Hunt was a demon on the drums… killer energy and beats and highly entertaining to watch as he kept the Entertainment Centre thumping. Did anyone else see him drop his sticks during "Going Under"? He recovered… swift!
Impressive also were the strings, Tim, Troy and Terry who in particular gives the stage a haunting feel when the lights go dim… the dreadlocked ambler guitarist.
They covered the hits, they played the new, but the biggest reaction was saved and showed for "Going Under" and "My Immortal".
It was a tight 80-minute show including the encore. Money well earned by a band who are working hard to prove they can rock and still have a rabid fan base to keep the respect alive.
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