EVANESCE - SECURE THE SHADOW - NO FACE
This is a review for the British band Evanesce not the Christian yahoos of Evanescence. Five-year-old girls can stop reading now. Not that Metallian has many of those skimming its pages hopefully.
Secure The Shadow has an intriguing title and comes all clad in black, but the group’s music harkens back to little more than what bands like The Reign, Benediction or Cancer attempted to create excitement with and failed.
The problem with bands like Evanesce is that they just exist. They fail to add anything new, create a spark, elicit excitement or deliver a knockout punch of any sorts. With a semi-death metal growl and a so-so production, three-dozen albums eclipse Secure The Shadow in the same quarter as its release. The band’s lack of a sound caused probably by a lack of recording budget further manages to bury the band’s sound and so Evanesce is left with no chance whatsoever of meaning anything to anyone. It is too bad for the band tries, but to no avail. - Ali “The Metallian”