Within Temptation – Mother Earth (2000) – Review

Kind of changing direction, but still following the vein of its predecessor 'Enter', the year 2000 creation and 2nd full studio album 'Mother Earth' of the Dutch band 'Within Temptation' is an astonishing piece of work. Actually, the first release was in The Netherlands and then, following in the rest of Europe as of 2001.

Perhaps a bit too much in a hazy, tree hugger kind of style, but still very varied, with a few extremely good tracks in them. They called their new style 'Celtic' - Grrmph! - whatever in hell this might mean.

Within Temptation – Enter (1997) – Review

As I am in the 'Within Temptation' groove, let's stay there for a while. It would be a pity not to review the very first record 'Enter' they did back in 1997, just after the band officially assembled about a year earlier. This one was created just after the departure of Sharon den Adel from her usual work routine as a fashion designer, I kid you not. Smart girl, that - she apparently still designs her own outfits. I wish I could do that as well.

So, now they take off with this decidedly very high quality production.