I Can Resist Everything Except Within Temptation
Last night I watched the interview of Sharon Den Adel, from Within Temptation. It was hosted at The Wikimetal Happy Hour
I only recently came to Within Temptation so they appear late in A Condensed History. It was after listening to some early Nightwish. I now really love this band and their music. My music collection includes
- “Enter” (Limited Edition Vinyl 001583) (Music on Vinyl) – their first album, very Gothic in execution
- Standout track is “Restless” or “Enter”
- “The Silent Force” (Vinyl) (Music on Vinyl) – their second album, only had one play through of this so far therefore I need to play it more.
- “Angels” and “Memories” are the two tracks that you see spread across the internet
- “Mother Earth” (CD) – this is sublime! The four Bonus Tracks edition
- “Mother Earth”, “Ice Queen” and “Deceiver of Fools” delivering Within Temptation greatness”
- Resist” (Limited Fanbox CD) – just the best, a lot more modern sounding, great theme and fantastic presentation with the Fanbox.
- “Raise Your Banner” with Anders Friden
- The Purge (Digital Download)(Single)
Within Temptation are a Symphonic Metal band from Holland, comprised of
- Sharon den Adel – lead vocals
- Robert Westerholt – rhythm guitar, unclean vocals
- Jeroen van Veen – bass
- Ruud Jolie – lead guitar
- Martijn Spierenburg – keyboards
- Mike Coolen – drums
- Stefan Helleblad – rhythm and lead guitars
As a band, Within Temptation present their albums with a rich, storytelling component. With each album release, they have moved forward, creatively . I can play their first album “Enter” and their latest album “Resist” and they are poles apart but both take me on a journey and both excite!
- Within Temptation – Band website you can watch and/or download their latest single – “The Purge”
- Wikipedia Entry – a comprehensive jump point
- YouTube – Within Temptation’s YouTube Channel – watch Deceiver of Fools (Live) from the “The Silent Force Tour” dvd
- Discogs – Within Temptation Artist’s page
- Soundcloud – Within Temptation’s Soundcloud – many tracks to stream
- Louder Sound – Louder Sound ranking of albums
- Encyclopaedia Metallum – Encyclopaedia Metallum entry for Within
- Metal Underground – Within Temptation search result
- Metal Injection – Within Temptation search result
They are scheduled to tour in 2021, on the Worlds Collide tour w/ Evanescence, pandemic permitting.
As I write this, I’m playing “The Silent Force” and I’m at the track “Angels”. That voice…
As I say, I Can Resist Everything Except Within Temptation*…