Within Temptation – Mother Earth (2000) – Review

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Kind of changing direction, but still following the vein of its predecessor Enter, the Y2K 2nd full studio album Mother Earth from the Dutch band Within Temptation is an astonishing piece of work. 

Perhaps a bit too much in a hazy, tree-hugger kind of style, but still very varied. And with a few extremely good tracks in them. They called their new style ‘Celtic’ whatever in hell this might mean. And very importantly, they got rid of those darned growls that really never were their forte.

And in truth, this album probably provided the band with their real starting … [...] Click to raid more!

Within Temptation – Enter (1997) – Review

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As I am in the Within Temptation groove, let’s stay there for a while. It would be a pity not to review their very first record Enter of 1997. And that, after the band officially assembled about a year earlier.

The band formed just after the departure of Sharon den Adel from her usual work routine as a fashion designer, I kid you not. That’s one smart girl with a creative streak. She apparently still designs her own outfits. I wish I could do that as well. But – alas – I can’t. But I can write loads [...] Click to raid more!