I just learned that Within Temptation
is about to release a new album, The Heart of Everything
, next month. Seems like they will mix their typical symphonic metal sound with a few more "normal" rock songs this time. I rarely ever pre-order anything, but this is one exception.
Since I like almost all of their music this put me in the mood to listen to a marathon of older Within Temptation songs:
From the Mother Earth
album I listened to the ballad Our Farewell
, a great song that gives me some celtic associations for some reason, and Ice Queen
and The Promise
which both are more typical of their style of symphonic heavy metal.
Further I listened to See who I am
from The Silent Force
album which has a very high goose bump factor.
Running up that hill
, a great cover of the old Kate Bush song, from the single with the same name.
I rounded off with Restless
from the Enter
album, another ballad with great singing from Sharon, the band's lead singer.
(The above linked youtube live clips I dug up to illustrate have rather poor sound quality, but should still give some idea of what they sound like.