Within Temptation (Official Thread)

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When Leaves' Eyes new album came out, I went into a major re-listening of all their albums for a while.

I've been doing the same with Within Temptation since Hydra came out. I've been listening to all their albums, pretty much to the exclusion of everything else.

I find we always refer to Enter, Mother Earth & Heart Of Everything a lot and even Unforgiven quite a bit.

The Silent Force doesn't get a lot of mentions, but it's right up there with any other album as far as I'm concerned. It might be their second best album, depending on what you like this band for.

Stylistically, it fits right between the 2 albums it came between release-wise, Mother Earth & Heart Of Everything.

Even the 2 bonus tracks I have, Destroyed (demo) & Jane Doe are really great songs, perfect examples of the best of WT. And of course Somewhere is on here along with the first release of Stand My Ground.

This string of 3 albums include several songs that are not unlike Andrew Lloyd Webber/Tim Rice penned songs for the best of Broadway shows. You could collect just those songs onto a disc of their own.
 

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The song with Xzibit on it I now kinda dig. Got used to it now.
 

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Finally, an official video for And We Run

Just a shame they weren't in the same place at the same time for the recording (like Dangerous).

Within Temptation-And We Run
 

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New WT release on the way.

WITHIN TEMPTATION REVEAL NEW LIVE DVD/BLU-RAY/2CD ‘LET US BURN’

‘LET US BURN – ELEMENTS & HYDRA LIVE IN CONCERT’

Dutch symphonic rock band WITHIN TEMPTATION are thrilled to unveil a new live DVD/Blu-ray/2CD. ‘Let Us Burn – Elements & Hydra Live In Concert’ is set for release on November 14 and features two of WITHIN TEMPTATION’s most talked about arena shows ever. The two dates are 2012’s resplendent 15th birthday ‘Elements’ concert and the final night of the ‘Hydra’ European arena tour at Amsterdam’s Heineken Music Hall in May 2014. When it comes to the live experience, Within Temptation’s status is of a league extraordinaire. These two performances showcase every nuance of their fierce reputation plus stunning imagery and special FX, including even giant fire-breathing dragons!

In November 2012, WITHIN TEMPTATION challenged themselves to create one of their most impressive arena shows ever, to celebrate the band’s 15th birthday. The result was the one-off symphonic ‘Elements’ show, held at the Sportpaleis in Antwerp. A dazzling event with 15,000 fans, the band’s dream came to life. Newly inspired, the group went forth to write their critically acclaimed sixth studio album ‘Hydra’.

In early 2014, WITHIN TEMPTATION unleashed ‘Hydra’. This monster record claimed more than 10 European Top-10 chart positions, a #2 position in the iTunes World Charts, and the band’s highest US Billboard Top-20 chart position to date. The album success was followed by a 33-date European arena tour, selling out noted venues like Wembley Arena in London, Le Zenith in Paris, and the legendary Heineken Music Hall in Amsterdam (twice).
Over 15,000 fans joined the ‘Elements’ show celebrations and more than 120,000 fans witnessed the ‘Hydra’ beast on stage in Europe, but WITHIN TEMPTATION is far from done. The ‘Hydra’ world tour is currently in full swing in North America. With South America and Japan still to come, more than half a million fans will have seen WITHIN TEMPTATION by the end of this year.

WITHIN TEMPTATION is renowned for releasing impressive live DVDs. Previous release, the best-selling ‘Black Symphony’ DVD, helped make them one of the most popular bands in their genre. At their recent Awards show in Berlin, Metal Hammer Germany presented WITHIN TEMPTATION with the prestigious Best Live Band Award. The new DVD underlines this title.
‘Let Us Burn – Elements & Hydra Live In Concert’ will be released in four formats – DVD + 2CD, Blu-ray + 2CD, 2CD, and digital album. The DVD and Blu-ray contain 34 live audio visual tracks in HD, mixed in 5.1 Dolby Surround. The 2CD and digital album comprise 32 live audio tracks. The two shows have a running time total of approximately 170 minutes. ‘Let Us Burn – Elements & Hydra Live In Concert’ is a treat for rock fans all over the world.

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Definitely getting the Blu-ray + 2CD set :woot:
 

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Dutch symphonic metallers WITHIN TEMPTATION will release their new studio album, "Resist", on December 14. It is the band's first release through Spinefarm Records, the specialist hard rock label of Universal Music Group.

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Here's the second single, "Raise Your Banner", featuring Anders Fridén from In Flames:

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Better than the first single imo, but I'm getting slightly tired of all the guests, when what I really want to hear is Sharon.
 

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Here's the second single, "Raise Your Banner", featuring Anders Fridén from In Flames:

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Better than the first single imo, but I'm getting slightly tired of all the guests, when what I really want to hear is Sharon.

In this case, the guest gives the song a sound they haven't had since Enter, unclean male vocals. So far I'm getting an early WT feel from this album, with a more modern sound.
 

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Here's the "official" video for Raise Your Banner.

Within Temptation-Raise Your Banner (Official)
 

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Resist now being released on Feb 1, 2019.
 

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