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 The Unforgiving. And unfortunately their 2014 record Hydra did not stop this decline.
All in all Hydra is no satisfactory experience. Within Temptation somehow checked their former creativity in at the door and took comfort in guest performances to a degree not seen before. This is a real pity, as I really liked their quirky way of leading through their very varied former records. But in truth, this downward spiral already started with The Unforgiving. I would not rate Hydra above four stars anywhere. It is just not getting me juiced up enough to be excited.
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