How does the ppl you know and are not an Ev fan or really don't know them react when you play their songs?
My mom likes the calm songs. She thinks they are really beautiful but too sad. (But she's a huge fan of classical music, so I guess it makes sense.)
My roomates hate them 😣😣
My co-workes enjoy a little bit (One of them is actually learning some syrics). My boss doesn't like, he literally asked me one day if I was trying to make him cry lol. And one of our patients came to me one day while I was playing Ev and said she likes it.
My dad thinks Amy Lee is an really talented artist! He thinks she is a really skilled classical songwriter...my dad doesn't really like other metal bands, but he says Evanescence are a great band to listen to....his favourite song is My Immortal
Post by carolexodus on Feb 24, 2017 19:29:20 GMT -5
My mom likes Amy's voice but doesn't like the music at all. My brother likes some songs, the singles. My brother's bf I have no idea, I guess he doesn't care about them, but he doesn't listen to rock, so.
Post by Rarkphoenix on Feb 25, 2017 6:26:04 GMT -5
Generally with my friends and family it's a sort of respectful apathy I think. A lot of my friends like them in a sort of "he likes them so I won't say anything bad about them around him" way. I remember when I was a lot younger, I'd only ever listen to them through headphones because I was acutely aware of how different they were to what other people were listening to and I didn't want to make a big deal of it (especially with lyrics dealing with suicide and depression, I've always tried to appear happy and bubbly on the surface as I feel guilty if people start worrying about my mental health and I didn't want the drama, especially at that age). I remember my mum coming across Evanescence for the first time when I was playing Bring Me To Life on our electric piano and she said it sounded beautiful, so I played her the actual song and you could tell her reaction was a sort of "oh, I didn't expect this at all", not disapproving, per ce, but just out of her comfort zone. My family are pretty cool with my tastes in music nowadays, even if it's not their thing in the slightest, but you could tell there was a little bit of concern when they found out I love Evanescence and what Evanescence were (as crazy as that sounds, I can sort of see why from their perspective).
For most people I know, who are brutally honest about it, it's usually pop music fans finding them too depressing or metalheads finding them too whiny and "fake rock/metal". That said, I also have some friends who I can tell are being completely honest with me who I really wouldn't expect to like them. I have a goth friend, for example who's in a black/death/doom crossover band and pretty much exclusively listens to Satyricon, My Dying Bride, Draconian, 90s era Tristania and Sirenia's first album who absolutely loves the songwriting on Fallen (and owns all three Ev studio albums - and some singles). It's one of the most interesting things about being an Evanescence fan. We don't really have a "look" like a lot of fans in other fanbases have. You could meet a 20 year old dude who's in to hip-hop who plays all of their albums in the car, or a 70 year old listening to them whilst popping down to the shops. We're a very diverse fanbase really.
It's one of the most interesting things about being an Evanescence fan. We don't really have a "look" like a lot of fans in other fanbases have. You could meet a 20 year old dude who's in to hip-hop who plays all of their albums in the car, or a 70 year old listening to them whilst popping down to the shops. We're a very diverse fanbase really.
This. There is a man on youtube who's probably in his mid sixties that pretty much covered every song Evanescence ever released. It always amazes me to see his passion for the band.
Personally, I have friends that like Evanescence especially because of the piano and Amy's voice. My mom likes Evanescence, she went to see them with me. But apart from them I don't really talk about Evanescence with anybody else. Most of the time Evanescence is the butt of jokes or people like to criticize their music. I don't want to hear about it so I don't share
Post by carolexodus on Feb 25, 2017 18:01:22 GMT -5
^^I've seen that guy's videos, he's a badass, I was so surprised that someone his age would listen to Ev and actually like them enough to cover them. So, so cool. Plus, he has covered like you said pretty much every song, from the easier ones to the really difficult ones.
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