This is an abstract about a website that is actually
a webring consisting of many fan sites dedicated to the unique band,
Evanescence. First, a little about the band, then about the webring.
Evanescence is, primarily, a rock band, having
thundering drums, two guitarists and an excellent bassist. However,
what sets them apart from other rock groups is their lead vocalist, Amy
Lee. She contrasts the heavy melodies with a gothic and sultry voice,
drawing from inspirations such as Nirvana, Smashing Pumpkins, and even
Alice in Chains. Her dress style in videos and in concert range from
gothic grunge metal to outfits similar to the Victorian Era. One can
imagine by now that this unique blend of hardness and softness has lent
itself to be unidentifiable and incomparable to most bands of today.
The band is from Arkansas, U.S., but are enjoyed all
around the world. Thus, it is fitting that an unofficial webring be a
collection of fans from all around the world as well. It can be found
at www.evanescencepages.com, and from there the surfer may elect to
view sites in random order or choose from a list (such as ten at a
time). Most sites are informational, while some remain a solely
fan-based tribute. There is an option that a webmaster may elect to
join the webring, and a forum for the interested fan.
Some of the websites dive deeper than mere tributes
to stardom, and will divulge much information about many underground
materials that the band had produced (some songs were from before most
of the current band members had joined). Many songs were self recorded,
and samples are also often found on many sites.
If you are a music lover in search of new and unique
music, then this band may or may not interest you, depending on your
own musical preferences (their songs range from piano solos to almost
heavy metal). Their lyrics and messages, however, are poetic,
self and life reflecting, sometimes dark, and always meaningful. Their
debut album, Fallen, is but a
third of their actual material, and a new album will soon be on the
way. For such a young band, there is hope that we all may expect great
things to come.