Origin: Netherlands
Genres: Gothic Metal
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Within Temptation  


Add Within Temptation's Sharon Den Adel to the growing list of standout female soprano metal singers, alongside Sandra Schleret (ex-Dreams Of Sanity), Floor Jansen (After Forever), and of course Tarja of Nightwish. Den Adel's vocals, particularly on the band's recent Mother Earth album, are simply beautiful. Music-wise, Within Temptation show two different styles, with Enter being more in the atmospheric gothic metal, approaching doomdeath at times due to guitarist Robert Westerholt's death vocals sung alongside Den Adel. Here, the band might remind one of Orphanage or perhaps early Theatre Of Tragedy due to the dual singing styles. By contrast, Mother Earth loses the death vocals, brings keyboards to the fore, and in general is far less heavy and more orchestral, inviting comparisons at times to the aformentioned Dreams Of Sanity. Though decidedly less metallic than Enter, this is quite a professional album. Within Temptation is a quality band that should only get better as time goes on.

Current Members

Sharon den Adel

vocals

Robert Westerholt

guitars

Ruud Jolie

guitars

Stefan Helleblad

guitars

Jeroen van Veen

bass

Martijn Spierenburg

keyboards

Mike Coolen

drums

Former Members/Guests

Michiel Papenhove

guitars

Martijn Westerholt

keyboards (Delain)

Ivar de Graaf

drums

Ciro Palma

drums

Stephen van Haestregt

drums


Discography



Enter 
1997 DSFA
  1. Restless
  2. Enter
  3. Pearls of Light
  4. Deep Within
  5. Gatekeeper
  6. Grace
  7. Blooded
  8. Candles
  • Sharon den Adel
  • Robert Westerholt
  • Michiel Papenhove
  • Jeroen van Veen
  • Martijn Westerholt
  • Ivar de Graaf

Reviews:   Chronicles Of Chaos  Metal Observer 



(EP) Dance 
1997 DSFA
  1. The Dance
  2. Another Day
  3. The Other Half (of me)
  4. Restless (remix)
  5. Candles & Pearls of Light (remix)
  • Sharon den Adel
  • Robert Westerholt
  • Michiel Papenhove
  • Jeroen van Veen
  • Martijn Westerholt
  • Ciro Palma




Mother Earth 
2000 DSFA
  1. Mother earth
  2. Ice queen
  3. Our farewell
  4. Caged
  5. The promise
  6. Never-ending story
  7. Deceiver of fools
  8. Intro
  9. Dark wings
  10. In perfect harmony
  • Sharon den Adel
  • Robert Westerholt
  • Michiel Papenhove
  • Jeroen van Veen
  • Martijn Westerholt
  • Ivar de Graaf

Reviews:   Chronicles Of Chaos  Lords Of Metal  Lords Of Metal  Metal Observer 



Mother Earth: Limited Edition 
2002 DSFA




Mother Earth Tour 
2003 DSFA




The Silent Force 
2004 BMG
  1. Intro
  2. See Who I Am
  3. Jillian (I´d Give My Heart)
  4. Stand My Ground
  5. Pale
  6. Forsaken
  7. Angels
  8. Memories
  9. Aquarius
  10. It's The Fear
  11. Somewhere
  • Sharon den Adel
  • Robert Westerholt
  • Ruud Jolie
  • Jeroen van Veen
  • Martijn Spierenburg
  • Stephen van Haestregt

Reviews:   Blabbermouth  Lords Of Metal  Metal Observer 



The Silent Force Tour 
2005 Roadrunner




The Heart Of Everything 
2007 Roadrunner
  1. The Howling
  2. What Have You Done
  3. Frozen
  4. The Heart of Everything
  5. All I Need
  6. Our Solemn Hour
  7. Hand of Sorrow
  8. The Cross
  9. Final Destination
  10. The Truth Beneath the Rose
  11. Forgiven
  • Sharon den Adel
  • Robert Westerholt
  • Ruud Jolie
  • Jeroen van Veen
  • Martijn Spierenburg
  • Stephen van Haestregt

Reviews:   Sea Of Tranquility  Lords Of Metal  Metal Observer 



Black Symphony 
2008 Roadrunner

Reviews:   Sea Of Tranquility  Lords Of Metal 



An Acoustic Night At The Theatre  LIVE
2009 Nuclear Blast
  1. Towards The End
  2. Stand My Ground
  3. Caged
  4. All I Need
  5. Frozen
  6. Somewhere (feat. Anneke van Giersbergen)
  7. The Cross
  8. Pale
  9. What Have You Done (feat. Keith Caputo)
  10. Memories
  11. Forgiven
  12. Utopia (feat. Chris Jones)

Reviews:   Lords Of Metal 



The Unforgiving 
2011 Sony
  1. Why Not Me
  2. Shot In The Dark
  3. In The Middle Of The Night
  4. Faster
  5. Fire And Ice
  6. Iron
  7. Where Is The Edge
  8. Sinéad
  9. Lost
  10. Murder
  11. A Demon's Fate
  12. Stairway To The Skies

Reviews:   Blabbermouth  Metal Observer  Angry Metal Guy 



The Q-Music Sessions 
2013 Roadrunner
  1. Grenade (Bruno Mars cover)
  2. Titanium (David Guetta cover)
  3. Let Her Go (Passenger cover)
  4. Summertime Sadness (Lana Del Rey cover)
  5. Radioactive (Imagine Dragons cover)
  6. Crazy (Gnarls Barkley cover)
  7. Dirty Dancer (Enrique Iglesias cover)
  8. Don't You Worry Child (Swedish House Mafia cover)
  9. Behind Blue Eyes (The Who cover)
  10. The Power of Love (Frankie Goes to Hollywood cover)
  11. Apologize (One Republic cover)
  • Sharon den Adel
  • Robert Westerholt
  • Ruud Jolie
  • Jeroen van Veen
  • Martijn Spierenburg
  • Mike Coolen




Hydra 
2014 Nuclear Blast
  1. Let Us Burn
  2. Dangerous
  3. And We Run
  4. Paradise (What About Us?)
  5. Edge of the World
  6. Silver Moonlight
  7. Covered by Roses
  8. Dog Days
  9. Tell Me Why
  10. Whole World Is Watching
  • Sharon den Adel
  • Robert Westerholt
  • Ruud Jolie
  • Stefan Helleblad
  • Jeroen van Veen
  • Martijn Spierenburg
  • Mike Coolen




Let Us Burn - Elements & Hydra Live In Concert 
2014


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