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Within Temptation at Wembley Arena

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Well, you may have already read my thoughts on the support, to sum it up they were bloody fantastic, but what about the main attraction? Upon seeing the Dutch symphonic metal giants for the third time it is safe to say that they are as good as ever. While Hydra isn’t their best album to date it’s still a strong offering and it hasn’t impacted on their live performance at all. (more…)

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Song of the Day: Not Enough by Delain

I went to see Within Temptation at Wembley Arena on Saturday, completely forgetting to even find out who the support was. When I got there it turned out to be a band called Delain. Strangely I recognised the name but wasn’t entirely sure if I had listened to their music before. Upon listening to April Rain later on I think I had come across them before in my musical travels.

Anyway, this was the third time I had seen Within Temptation and I can’t remember the support for the first two times and hadn’t expected much this go around. Turns out it was third time lucky. (more…)


Paradise (What About Us?) – New EP from Within Temptation

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?)┬ásees 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…)


Song of the Day: The Heart of Everything by Within Temptation

While I could have yesterday’s Song of the Day as the Song of the Day for a whole week, you’d probably all get bored. So, in the interest of being interesting here’s a different track. (more…)


Song of the Day: Running up That Hill by Within Temptation

Oops, Sharon den Adel two days in a row, this was accidental I swear.

Also I realise that this is a very dangerous song to cover because the original is such a classic. It’s not going to be everyone’s cup of tea because it’s a different interpretation by a band who have shiny silvery roots placed firmly in the metal genre, I like to call them ‘fantasy metal’. (more…)


Song of the Day: In and Out of Love by Armin Van Buuren Featuring Sharon Den Adel

Now, I’m not usually a fan of dance music, for no other reason than it’s just not my thing. But one day this song popped into my news feed and I had to go give it a listen. I’d not heard of Armin Van Buuren before but I had heard of Sharon Den Adel, you see, she’s the vocalist for Within Temptation who are one of my all time favourite bands. (more…)