The soundtrack to director Mark Jackson's 2014 film War Story, Aftermath features music written and performed by Evanescence lead singer Amy Lee along with composer Dave Eggar. While designed as a soundtrack, Aftermath is also Lee's first full-length solo album outside of her work with Evanescence. Consequently, while the dramatic songs on Aftermath will certainly appeal to most longtime Evanescence fans, the music finds Lee branching out into a more varied stylistic palette that includes symphonic classical music, world music rhythms, and electronic pop. Working with cellist/composer Eggar, as well as a handful of other musicians, Lee has crafted a deeply moving and lyrical album that works equally well as a soundtrack and stand-alone solo release.
AllMusic Review by Matt Collar