Within Temptation – The Heart of Everything (2007) – Review

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The Heart of Everything is the first Within Temptation record I ever listened to, and it hooked me like a fish on a spike. The slightly subdued symphonic Gothic Metal sound and the diversity of the tracks were just irresistible.

And it’s those very dark, brooding sections that interchange with light and airy stuff coming right out of some ethereal sphere that got to me. To spice things up some more, sometimes Within Temptation sounds like some computer game soundtrack of sorts on The Heart of Everything. And this is what it is, essentially. At least for parts of the … [...] Click to raid more!

Within Temptation – The Silent Force (2004) – Review

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The album The Silent Force is a cool one, following Mother Earth in spirit, if not in sound. Albeit that the whole concoction comes across as a bit softer and more … mainstream.

Within Temptation have crafted a great 3rd studio album with The Silent Force that will hook you right from the beginning.

Some voices indicate that the metal is lacking (true), that Within Temptation has strayed from the true path of Gothic Rock to something more melodic (also true). And that they only did this to attract new fans (me, for example, so partly true). For the rest [...] Click to raid more!