Within Temptation – Resist (2019) – Review

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We write the Year of the Lord 2014. RockmusicRaider concocts her first-ever review. And – much to our misfortune – it is a negative one to start this blog series with. Within Temptation is the name and Hydra is the game. 

Since that time I dreaded the moment that this band would release a new one of their once famously crusty records. Just remember masterpieces like Enter, Mother Earth, or The Silent Force. Those positively sparkled with creativity and a sense of adventure. Always different and so succulently refreshing that you could just not get enough of [...] Click to raid more!

Within Temptation – Hydra (2014) – Review

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Well, who would have thought that! From great beginnings, starting with Enter right up to The Heart of Everything, we have seen superb work from Within Temptation. Yet, somehow their performance started to decline with The Unforgiving. And unfortunately their 2014 record Hydra did not stop this decline.

Hydra starts with a fair (not more) Let Us Burn. But then immediately featuring guest singers of no real value, really culminating in the ill-fated trial with Tarja Turunen, whose voice is really not put to value in her part in Paradise (What about us?). Not sure why … [...] Click to raid more!