Whether we like to admit it or not, we’ve all heard the comparisons of Evanescence and Linkin Park. Every critic says that Evanescence is the "female version of Linkin Park." Do you know how bullshit that is? First off, "Bring Me To Life" isn’t the lead single from Evanescence’s major-label debut album, Fallen—it’s the lead single from Daredevil: The Album. Second, Paul McCoy of 12 Stones is not rapping in "Bring Me To Life," he is singing. Anyone who’s heard any 12 Stones songs would know that. There is no rapping on their debut album and there’s no rapping on "Bring Me To Life," it’s just the way he was singing his verse. Third, the rest of Fallen is so different from Linkin Park that I have no idea where the hell the comparisons come from. I have nothing against LP and I think their music is epic in its own sense, but all the songs on Fallen, including "Bring Me To Life," are very epic. The guitars are very different from Linkin Park and there are way more string arrangements and piano and electronic elements in Evanescence’s songs (both old and new). Why, you ask? Well it’s simple: Evanescence is a Gothic metal band. Their style of music is very different from Linkin Park’s. I’ve even seen some comparisons go as far as to say that "My Immortal" is a copy of LP’s "My December." That’s a fat lie. Evanescence wrote "My Immortal" long before LP ever wrote "My December." It’s been on every one of their releases since they wrote it in 1999; "My December" was written in 2000. I’ve also heard that Amy Lee’s vocals rival that of Chester Bennington’s vocals. Don’t get me wrong, but how can you compare a female singer—someone who never screams her lyrics—to someone like Chester who is constantly screaming out parts of his lyrics? I know that some of you agree with me as well. Evanescence and Linkin Park are two worlds apart. While it may be true that the band doesn’t neccesarily "like" Linkin Park, they don’t "hate" them either; Amy Lee even said she’d love to tour with LP and KoRn if they ever got the chance. Ben Moody, the guitarist, also respects Mike Shinoda. Does that mean that they have to be all buddy-buddy and worship Linkin Park and listen to them? No. They have rights and their entitled to their opinions. I’m tired of seeing people hate on Evanescence just because they don’t like LP. Ben said that the only thing out of Linkin Park that the band is inspired by is their electronica elements. No, that doesn’t count Joe’s turntabling because there’s no turntabling on any of Evanescence’s song. However, Evanescence has been using their own electronica element since they were conceived. There’s my rant for today, I hope some of you will finally understand that Linkin Park and Evanescence are nothing alike. Paul McCoy of 12 Stones doesn’t rap in "Bring Me To Life," and none of Evanescence’s songs sound anything like any Linkin Park song. Edit: Just to prove how different they are, the 6th track on Evanescence’s album, "Tourniquet," is a cover of a death-metal song by Soul Embraced entitled "My Tourniquet." Would Linkin Park ever cover a death metal song? I think not.