But then, death grunts have not sold a lot of records lately in the Gothic and Symphonic arena and the style they are deploying IS varied and DOES change in the course of the album – really remarkable.
Sharon den Adel – again – is the soul of the album and adds a good, personal touch to the songs throughout the record and finally a lot grace to the production. And luckily so, because without a good front this album would sound very flat. So, a real Within Temptation album in my book, but methinks also a crossroads to a future change of style.
In conclusion, The Silent Force is one of the best – if not THE best – album Within Temptation ever did. A little less metal in appearance and more rocky, though, there is almost no track on this production that is NOT good. Coherence, passion and powerful delivery make this record worth your time and should most definitely form part of your collection.
Record Rating: 9/10 | Label: GUN Records | Web: Official Site
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