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This album was initially set to be released in March ofbut was postponed as a result of guitarist Terry Balsamo 's stroke, Your Star - Evanescence - The Open Door loss of the band's former manager, and Will Boyd 's and Ben Moody 's departure from the group. The record symbolizes a new beginning for the band, incorporating new elements into their previous musical styles, including gothic rock  and symphonic metal as well as the use of choirs on several Your Star - Evanescence - The Open Door . The writing process for the album took over 18 months to complete; most of the songs were written by Amy Lee and Terry Balsamo, while production was handled by Dave Fortman.
The Open Door received mixed to positive reviews from music criticswho generally praised its lyrical content and the instrumentation accompanied by Lee's vocals. Some critics gave negative reviews regarding the band's sound, which differs from that of the band's previous album, Fallen The Open Door debuted at number one on the Billboardselling more thancopies in its first week. It topped the charts in Australia, Europe, Germany, Greece and Switzerland, and reached the top five in over 15 countries.
The album was certified platinum by the Recording Industry Association Melodie DAmour - Pete Terrace - Dance Percussion Around The World Cha Cha Cha America RIAA just over a month after its release, and has since been certified double platinum. The record has sold more than five million copies worldwide. It peaked at number 10 on the Billboard Hot and charted in the top 20 of several charts internationally.
During an interview with MTV News, Lee revealed that Evanescence would being writing material for their sophomore record in March after finishing their tour in support of Fallen.
She further explained it was impossible to write on tour and that "everybody's going to go to their house and write material". All the things that happened were really inspiring, because it was frustrating But for me at least, every time we get really frustrated and you're hitting a wall and everything is chaos, it just makes the music that much better, because you have passion—even if it's negative. That's sometimes better, actually.
When asked whether the album was thematically different from FallenLee said that "all of the negative and hard, difficult experiences" that characterized the band's music still came across, but displays a less hopeless attitude.
Rather than wallowing in "the hard stuff", the record's theme reflects on looking for solutions and happiness. A lot of doors have kind of been opened in my life—not just since everything has happened for us. Simon Cosyns of The Sun labelled the record's artwork—which sees Lee in front of an open door—as "[keeping] the dark Evanescence image intact, with sinister fairytale scenes, elaborate Victorian gothic arches, illuminated typography and elaborate flowing dresses".
The Open Door took 18 months to write. The new songs were written by Lee and Balsamo, who share credits for nine songs. Regarding this, Lee said, "He's a great writer, and it was just like we were Klaus Paier & Asja Valcic* - Silk Road having fun with it for a change.
It was like, 'Let's stop taking everything so seriously and have fun,' and we wrote a lot of songs that I'm just totally in love with. He was really trying to create something so we were both discovering this new sound together and branching out [ David Campbell finished the orchestral arrangements, which were performed by Seattlemusic.
Lee told Rolling Stone the album would be "a complete spectrum of darkness and scary stuff and emotion". At the heart of it I know it's still Evanescence and it's still me, but structurally it's a lot more fun. We went a lot of different ways with it instead of constantly sticking to the same structure and the same pop formula.
I think it's more mature and more brave all around; it's like the instruments actually go together, the piano and guitar and vocals, since they're written together -- they intertwine. It's definitely even more personal. At least for me, because I was there, it sounds more fun because I was having so much more fun. In an interview, Lee told MTV News that she pushed her own limits, doing things she didn't have the courage to do in the making of Fallen.
The chords are still there but it's just a more mature version. Background vocals on " Lacrymosa " and "Your Star" were performed by The Millennium Choir, which worked with the band on several songs on Fallen. But the resulting hybrid offers a genuine alternative to everything else that's out there. Industrial backbeats give way to thick metal riffs, orchestrated grandeur, and ghoulish choral elements, all complemented by Lee's operatic soprano".
How could I have burned paradise? The protagonist shows her anger through the lines, "You don't remember my name, I don't really care". She was inspired to write the chorus in Lisbon when she looked at the night sky and could see no stars. Other inspiration came from the works of Pantera. The digital version of the album was made available for pre-order on August 15,on iTunes. The pre-order, if bought before October 3,included an interview with Amy Lee and a bonus track titled "The Last Song I'm Wasting on You", which later appeared as a B-side track on Your Star - Evanescence - The Open Door "Lithium" single.
The first single from the album was "Call Me When You're Sober", which had a limited radio release on July 31,that preceded a wider release the following week. Subsequently, the recording was made available for digital download on September 4,and a physical release as a single followed on September Bill Richards, senior vice-president of marketing and sales at Wind-Up Records, attributed the album's reduced airplay to not having "the hard rock [tracks] to solidify the base, and it wasn't melodic and poppy enough with big hooks to go to pop".
We hope to be able to make a positive contribution to the UN's emergency response by teaming with the UN Foundation through our Your Star - Evanescence - The Open Door. Let me die. I want to be somebody who gets murdered. After touring North America during October, Evanescence traveled to Europe during November before returning to the United States to play at large arenas.
After Family Values, the band continued touring through Mexico and the U. After over Your Star - Evanescence - The Open Door year of touring, the last show was played in Kingston, Rhode Island on December 9, New additions to the setlist of the tour's final leg include "Lose Control", "Missing" and "Understanding". The Open Door received generally mixed to positive reviews from music critics. But that's what makes the breakup songs on The Open Door feel mighty real.
Sonically, however, it captures the Evanescence mythos better and more consistently than the first album - after all, Lee now has no apologies of being the thinking man's nu-metal chick, now that she's a star". Louis Post-Dispatch ' s Sara Berry critiqued, "[Evanescence's] sound remains essentially the same: the strange but amicable marriage of churning guitar riffs to lead singer Amy Lee's silky soprano". Some reviewers criticized the loud sound on the album and the lyrics.
Jim Farber of the Daily News said the "jerry-built" sound the band used for the album "isn't 3.
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He further explained the songs together make a "monotonous blast of self-indulgent Evanonsense", concluding that "some door[s] are better off staying closed". The Open Door became the 38th best-selling album of in the U. As of Octobertotal sales in that territory have been brought to 2.
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