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Old 07-31-04, 08:44 PM
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Amy Lee's voice calls to me like a dog whistle...



OK this is weird... I used to be a huge music fan but lately I've been ignorant, only listening to the radio while doing the dishes or taking a shower.

So 2 weeks ago I'm doing the dishes and here comes "Everybody's fool" on the radio by Evanescence. It's like a divine songstress was calling me... However her voice is not exceptional, it just has a "quality" to it which I can't identify but makes me want to listen to the whole song!!

Is her voice enhanced somewhat in the studio? To me Evanescence sounds like Queensryche with a nymph voice (sorry Geoff Tate!).


Last week I saw the Seether video of "Broken" and everytime she came on it was bliss to my ears!

Am I the only one with this affectation?
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Old 07-31-04, 09:20 PM
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I think they're overrated, but to each his own. There's much better female singers out there.
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Old 07-31-04, 09:43 PM
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that's a horrible picture of her. When she looks goth
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Old 07-31-04, 10:13 PM
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The band should just be called Amy Lee.

I was in the pit for their show at Merriweather last week...damn was she hot...her voice is amazing in person...and she has a superb stage presence.

Ok and her boobies jiggle a lot on stage too...

But seriously her voice is amazing...the rest of the band is sad.
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Old 07-31-04, 11:04 PM
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Is their album any good? Or is she a great voice with a one hit wonder band?
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I'm a fan of the bands' singles, havent picked up the cd yet though. She does have an outstanding voice.
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Old 08-01-04, 03:38 PM
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I like her voice a lot. She is easy on the eyes as well as the ears.
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i much prefer broken by seether without the amy lee added. very very much
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Old 08-01-04, 08:13 PM
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want a good "goth" band with an excellent female voice? pick up a Lacuna Coil cd...10000x's better then Evanescence
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Old 08-01-04, 08:26 PM
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Lacuna Coil are much better and their female singer is also amazingly hot.. I heard that amy lee isin't into the whole goth thing and wanted the band to be more pop? well it was just a friend rambling so it could be un-true.
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Old 08-02-04, 01:38 AM
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I found Evanescence's "Fallen" to be a rather consistent album, with all of the songs of at least more or less the same quality, as opposed to most acts who will have one or two singles and a lot of filler.

And if anyone is thinking about getting Lacuna Coil's latest CD, "Comalies," make sure you get one with DIVX... er, I mean make sure you get one with the bonus CD. The bonus CD includes single versions of "Heaven's a Lie" and "Swamped," as well as seven acoustic tracks and their two videos in Quicktime format. Well worth seeking out.
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Old 08-02-04, 04:59 AM
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Yes we all know Lacuna Coil is great. To answer your question yes all Amy's stuff is good and I think you would like the whole album. Her voice does have a great quality that makes you want to listen to it again and again. The other bands mentioned have great singers too, but as you are asking about Amy Lee hopefully everyone can stay on topic without the "they suck, listen to this".
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Would you be just as affected if she were 400 lbs. and fairly ugly?
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Lacuna Coil never seemed like a goth band to me at all.
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Originally posted by Numanoid
Would you be just as affected if she were 400 lbs. and fairly ugly?
Yes I would! It's her voice that got me curious to start with after all. Her looking cute is just an added bonus .

Aretha Franklin is definitely not model material but I love her gospel stuff. It's all about the voice baby!!
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Aren't dog whistles shrill, high pitched and painful to the ears?
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Originally posted by oppie1
want a good "goth" band with an excellent female voice? pick up a Lacuna Coil cd...10000x's better then Evanescence
Thanks for the tip. I d'lded a few songs and really like them. I really like Heaven's a Lie.
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Old 08-02-04, 06:44 PM
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I too enjoy Amy Lee's voice very much. I have the album, and it's enjoyable, if not a bit repetitive. At least it's repetitive in a style that I happen to like. A question for KnightLerxt: I wonder if the band isn't as good as a result of the departure of their guitarist(?) and main musical contributor guy...I forgot his name.

However, the voice that just makes me stop dead in my tracks personally is the singer from Morcheeba. I forget her name...Skye I believe. Nonetheless, I love her voice, it's incredibly soothing, and my favorite album of theirs is "Big Calm" (almost typed Big Clam).

DAC: Heaven's A Lie was their first single/video off the album IIRC. Since then they've released another video for Swamped. I enjoy her voice immensely...the guy's voice doesn't do much for me, but at least it's not a negative impact either.
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Originally posted by DAC
Thanks for the tip. I d'lded a few songs and really like them. I really like Heaven's a Lie.
thats the big single that has been playing on headbangers ball and the xm radio.
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Originally posted by Rypro 525
thats the big single that has been playing on headbangers ball and the xm radio.
I had never heard of or heard Lacuna Coil until this thread. I do like there stuff.
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Originally posted by harpo787
A question for KnightLerxt: I wonder if the band isn't as good as a result of the departure of their guitarist(?) and main musical contributor guy...I forgot his name.
Ben Moody is who you are refering to if I am correct.

Someone in the pit actually shouted "Where is Ben?" at the show.

At any rate I thought the lead, rhythm guitar, bassist...and drummer were just lackluster...expecially the drumming...

The best thing about this band is Amy Lee's voice...and the production values on the cd.
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love her voice, i have the cd and it's decent

lacuna coil would be amazing if the dudes never sang, they really brought it down from a 5 to a 2 for me.

both ladies can really sing, love them.
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