My love for this Dutch band has been so strong ever since I discovered them in school, and it has not wavered over the years. As with most bands, their sound has inevitably changed but still stayed with what makes Within Temptation a fantastic band. But this new EP, Paradise (What About Us?) sees a return to their original sound, all the while keeping some of the things they’ve picked up since the pre-Silent Force era.
For anyone who has yet to be introduced to Within Temptation, they’re a melodic, gothic band that can be hard to pigeonhole. Some say they belong to the metal family tree, others believe they’re more gothic rock. Personally I like to refer to them as ‘fantasy’ metal, simply because of the worlds and stories created in their songs. (more…)
Although Tarja turned out to be a bit of a diva and was dismissed from the band as a result, Nemo, which was recorded during her reign does remain one of Nightwish’s best songs.
I offer this to you because I find myself unable to locate a new track that I truly liked. So I reverted to one of my all time favourites. Do you know why I love this song so much? (more…)
You know when you’re listening to a song and you feel it’s destined for more? You know, it conjures an image of sweeping audiences, of people screaming and yelling and moshing and dancing and whatever they do depending on the genre, the band are on stage at an arena performing the song with all their passion and emotion and the air is full of vibrations of the song. (more…)
If you’ve heard of Nightwish you’re probably expecting some sort of power metal the likes of Wanderlust or Wish I had an Angel with the operatic tones of Tarja or perhaps the poppish but nevertheless amazing vocals of Anette with the bark of Marco thrown in for good measure. (more…)