Delain, a success in Symphonic Metal!

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Apocalypse & ChillDelain‘s 2020 offering – will soon hit the stores this February of 2020. It looks like we have a lot to say about this band. So, to avoid overloading the review in preparation, here’s a short abstract of our discoveries over time.

Delain, over more than a decade, enjoyed a pretty astonishing and fulminant success. They went from 0-60 mph in a felt millisecond, and kept that speed – and then some – for the length of their existence. Which – in itself – is not an easy feat. Yet, the RMR deck crew … [...] 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!

Delain – Lucidity (2006) – Review

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Lucidity is the first time the Dutch boys and girls of Delain really started to manifest themselves. And – WHAM – they produce something this good and with their very own brand. This is astonishing in a way, and yet again not surprising.

The band was founded by Martijn Westerholt back in 2002, who – I am told – had to leave Within Temptation after Mother Earth for health reasons. Most definitely, the change has been a good thing. And – as the saying goes – sometimes things seem to happen for a reason.  

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