The Bitter Truth is the first full length of completely original material from the group in ten years and you can tell there was a lot of effort put in here. Amy sounds as great as ever and the musicianship is perhaps more on-point than ever before. In many ways it feels like they've taken what brought them to the dance and made it more polished than ever.
That is also perhaps a flaw too, though.
The Bitter Truth suffers from a glossed familiarity that certainly wont win over any holdoffs from their previous work. It's arguably their weakest addition to the catalog and without a doubt only recommendable for fans that still find themselves singing along to their hits that are now labeled classic rock by radio stations. This all said, I still want to be clear when I say that it's a very good album.
If you aren't completely opposed to listening to a new Evanescence release in 2021, go ahead and give it a spin. Chances are you might truly enjoy the tunes.