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inmoria a farewell to nothing - the diary part 1

"An album that screams beauty almost as much as Amy Lee herself. Evanescence is defined as 'to disappear' and I can honestly say with an outing this fine, a vanishing act is the last thing that should be on the cards"

An evening spent in the company of Amy Lee, Evanescence and a newly crafted album designed to delight and astound? What more can a guy or gal ask for?

Evanescence have themselves an unmistakable style which has led them to obtaining their phenomenal global success coupled with an immense following.

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In this third instalment of the ongoing success story that is the career of Evanescence, the clear indication is a progressive album that stays true to their very core which has brought them so much success to date. I have to say the tracks contained within will certainly not leave their fans disappointed.

Tracks such as 'The Change' includes particularly powerful vocal ability, stunning harmonies and a melody that seems to convey the love that was lost and the myriad of emotion that losing someone would evoke. This track in particular stands out for me as being an empathetic and raw emotional journey into the subject matter of the song. A stand alone favourite of mine which definitely screams 'single'!

Two of the major recurring themes within the album seem to be the search for a profound love and issues around this coupled with an underlying message of obtaining freedom from the things that would chain us. 'Erase This' is a perfect example of where those two themes collide and merge in audio symbiosis. It evokes an image of ensnarement in a mental trap whilst emotions rage around you. An absolutely awesome track!

Throughout the album many tracks stood out in my mind as memorable for the emotionally intense subject matter which is delivered in a way which encompasses the listener in a soothing, and often, beautiful shroud. Ones such as 'My Heart Is Broken', 'End Of The Dream' and 'Never Go Back' particularly drew me in. Evanescence have really created an album which gives the listener a roller-coaster ride of emotion throughout the search for love and an enduring freedom.


Haunting would be a very apt word to describe this latest creation from Evanescence. Emotionally haunting would actually be more accurate. With melodic tones that they are famous for linked in with Amy Lee's fantastic vocals and, as always, an excellent outing instrumentally, especially from lead guitarist Terry Balsamo, Evanescence have proven to their fans, once again, to be capable of delivering quality tracks, which delight, evoke, and comfort.

"Delightful, enrapturing and, above all, emotionally evoking piece of Evanescence contained within this album. To understand a love intense or a freedom so longed for you need to be immersed in this album and have it wash over you."

3rd October 2011: Release Date 11th October 2011



Wacken Winter Nights 2018 takes place between February 23rd and 25th 2018 and the great news is that you can now experience a full-on, top class German Metal Festival easily and affordably.

It only takes an hour to fly to Hamburg from London and we've had longer journeys than that within the capital and they were certainly more expensive than the £33 air ticket that just appeared in our 'flights to Wacken Winter Nights' search.


Wacken Winter Nights is organised by the same team who are responsible for the world's greatest Metal festival, Wacken-Open-Air and the 2018 bill includes Skyclad, Orphaned Land, Elvenking, Finntroll, Grave Digger, Aeverium, Comes Vagantes, Coppelius, Corvus Corax, Die Pressgëng, Elvellon, Heimataerde, Hell-O-Matic, Ignis Fatuu, Ingrimm, Irdorath, Johnny Deathshadow, Krayenzeit, Letzte Instanz, Mr Hurley und die Pulveraffen, Pampatut, Pat Razket, Schandmaul, Sündenrausch, The Aberlour's, The Moon And The Nightspirit, Torfrock, Visions Of Atlantis, Vroudenspil, Wind Rose and more.

Besides this rich billing of superb Metal bands, there is so much more to see in the festival area including the medieval market and also the walking acts and jugglers you will meet at the theme worlds, including Robert Blake, three-time World Cup winner of street magic.

Wacken Winter Nights is something not to be missed and you can check out the amazing ticket and accommodation prices right here.

We just priced up the whole four day trip with hotels, flights, shuttles and festival tickets for less than £300 and we don't think you will get a better value festival than that, anywhere.


MetalTalk recently sat down with Wacken founder and owner Thomas Jensen and that interview will be online next week and it's a fascinating insight into how Wacken originated from nothing to become the world's premiere Heavy Metal event.


Wacken 2018 takes place from 2nd to 4th August 20218 and as with Wacken Winter Nights, if you have never experienced all it has to offer, then you owe it to yourself to remedy that.

Already announced for Wacken 2018 are Judas Priest, Nightwish, Running Wild (exclusive), Arch Enemy, Dirkschneider, Doro (Special Anniversary Show), In Extremo, Sepultura, Amorphis, Amaranthe, Firewind, W.A.R., Belphegor, Mantar, Knorkator, Deserted Fear, Watain, Night Demon, Epica, Knorkator, Belphegor, Firewind, Deserted Fear and many more and we'll have more Wacken 2018 announcements during December.

As well as being the greatest Heavy Metal festival in the world, it is without a doubt the Mecca of Metal and the one thing that every single person who loves our music should have on their bucket list.

For 2018, MetalTalk have joined forces with Wacken-Open-Air to help you get to Wacken easily and inexpensively and you can peruse the ticket and travel options right here.

If you are interested in going to Wacken 2018 and have questions, please fill out the form below and we will contact you with answers to all your enquiries. You are under no obligation whatsoever by filling this form out. We won't add you to any mailing lists or send you loads of spam - all we will do is help you get to Wacken as easily and inexpensively as possible.



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