Cradle of Filth – Nymphetamine (2004) – Review

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RockmusicRaider Review - Cradle of Filth - Nymphetamine - Album CoverWhoever said the Black Metal scene is filled with necrotic-psychopathic eruptions of total bullshit? Made by wackos that prefer the night. And only the night.

There are a few good bands out there, you know. Those with some fantasy, that come without the urge to bludgeon you to death with spiked fists and electric guitars, coupled with disgracefully bad music.

Cradle of Filth is one of the more promising ones. And their 2004 album Nymphetamine is one of their better productions – especially compared to their album preceding this one.

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Within Temptation – The Unforgiving (2011) – Review

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Within-Temptation-The-Unforgiving-2011OK, I get it! Nothing is ever easy and change is a constant, as there is no such thing as a steady state in physical music creation. And it needs some courage to do the change-over that these guys have done. Like in radical and absolute. Nothing much left of Metal and Gothic or Symphonic, whilst there are some attempts to get back on track.

The 2011 album The Unforgiving from Within Temptation is a totally new direction from what was before. Some of my co-reviewers compared the record to Nightwish, but there is no Nightwish ingenuity in there, [...] Click to raid more!

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

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RockmusicRaider Review - Within Temptation - The Heart of Everything - Album CoverThe Heart of Everything is the first Within Temptation record I ever listened to, and it hooked me right away. The slightly subdued symphonic Gothic Metal sound and the diversity of the tracks immediately got my full attention. Very dark, brooding sections changing with light and airy stuff coming right out of some sphere, you name it. Sometimes this sounds like some computer game soundtrack of sorts. Like in somewhat overdone, if you get my drift.

The Dutch band Within Temptation (I could not believe they were from the lowlands at that time..) created a worthy successor to
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