25 Songs, 1 Hour 53 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

Dutch metal mayhem, aided by members of Papa Roach and In Flames.

Mastered for iTunes

EDITORS’ NOTES

Dutch metal mayhem, aided by members of Papa Roach and In Flames.

Mastered for iTunes
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Ratings and Reviews

4.1 out of 5
31 Ratings

31 Ratings

Catzo ,

Disappointing

Every band needs to evolve. Great bands do this by staying true to their roots strong while exploring new paths. WT is an amazing band, but this offering is their weakest. Lost is the depth of emotion, involving and focused rythyms, and overall pull of each song. A rather tepid contribution to their impressive discography.

Rft183 ,

Great album

The newest Within Temptation album didn't quite catch on with me on first listen. However, after listening a few times, I really have gotten to love it. It really has so many great songs that it's hard for me to pick a favorite. Firelight is probably my number one, but I really enjoy Mad World and Mercy Mirror as well. Great album!

mikeygoestohollywood ,

Perfection. Sharon’s vox are out of this world...

What a fantastic record...”Firelight” featuring the chill-inducing vocals of Jasper Steverlinck, possibly the most beautiful song I’ve heard in many years... yes, it’s a departure from all their previous albums but: a band can’t just rest on their laurels and not evolve their sound, otherwise the music would just become stale, repetitive, and boring... I can confidently say that this album is WT’s most “accessible” record to date, but that’s not a bad thing! I don’t believe it’s a sellout at all; it’s a chance to broaden their audience, thereby giving people the chance to experience ALL the music...people who don’t and wouldn’t necessarily listen to music in this genre. A similar thing happened to me...I’d never heard of Loreena McKennitt in my life until radio picked up a remix of “The Mummer’s Dance” that was more radio friendly, LOVELY electronica (but not enough to overpower the heart of the song.) After waiting eons for the radio DJ to give the name of the song and the artist. Once that finally happened, I raced to my car, and went to the nearest music store and purchased “The Book of Secrets” but was disappointed to discover that the remixed version of “The Mummer’s Dance” was nowhere to be found...however, I was floored by the music I did find on that album...and I wanted to hear more. Now, I’m a Loreena disciple, LOL. So, to wrap up this novel, I think this record and its departure from previous albums was an extremely wise move, and in my heart, it paid off many, many times over.

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