Review: EVANESCENCE's 'Anywhere But Home' Is A Blatant Holiday Cash-Grab

John Powell of JAM! Showbiz reviewed EVANESCENCE's brand new CD/DVD, "Anywhere But Home".

"With 10 of the 14 cuts coming from the 'Fallen' release and not really sounding any different when played live, one wonders what the disc's selling point might be?" he writes. "The three new songs — 'Missing', 'Breathe No More' and 'Farther Away' — are washed out due to the overall stifled production so we can't really get a true feel for them. The band's take on KORN's 'Thoughtless' is interesting but doesn't really stand out as it probably should've.

"The bonus DVD includes the entire concert as heard on the audio disc, the band's music videos and some hilarious out-takes. Mirroring the audio disc, the concert footage on the DVD is marred by poor production. Consisting of mostly extreme close-ups, blurred images and dizzying cuts, director Hamish Hamilton (U2, PETER GABRIEL) empties his entire bag of tricks, turning the concert into an irritating hour-long music video that puts the focus on the 'magic' of filmmaking and editing rather than the musicians on the stage." Read more.

Two live videos from the "Anywhere But Home" DVD, have been posted online at Launch.com: "Bring Me To Life" (video) and "My Immortal" (video).

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