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WITHIN TEMPTATION

(NETHERLANDS)

TITLE:
THE UNFORGIVING
RELEASE DATE:
2011
LABEL:
SONY BMG
GENRE:
MELODIC HARD ROCK
""The Unforgiving" is a clearly commercial record. But when the result is a succession of hits, who cares ?"
LYNOTT - 24.03.2011 -
After four years of absence populated by a DVD (Black Symphony) and an acoustic live, Within Temptation decided to take a turn in 2011 that moves them away from Metal and closer to Pop. The band who is now looking for immediate effect offers us this year "The Unforgiving", a clearly commercial record.

But even if this record may seem a little easy at first ease, you will find in it some really interesting things like the riffs of "In The Middle Of The Night" (Magnus Karlson comes out of this body!) and its grandiloquent bridge or the solos of "Shot In The Dark", "Faster" and "A Demon's Fate". In addition to this the luminous choruses that splash the opus are a real joy, the very Symphonic Metal "Iron" with its rchestra  is a jewel and "A Demon's Fate" carries a dazzling melodic line. 

So, the metallic side of the riffs is less present than before the fault of three ballads and a mid-tempo ("Shot In The Dark") where they can only express themselves a little, but also because of the Pop approach of some songs like "Sinead", "Faster" or "A Demon's Fate". It's a fact. But when the result is a succession of hits, who cares ?

More informations on http://www.within-temptation.com

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TRACK LISTING

01. Why Not Me - 0:36
02. Shot In The Dark - 5:04
03. In The Middle Of The Night - 5:13
04. Faster - 4:25
05. Fire And Ice - 3:59
06. Iron - 5:43
07. Where Is The Edge - 4:01
08. Sinéad - 4:25
09. Lost - 5:16
10. Murder - 4:18
11. A Demon’s Fate - 5:32
12. Stairway To The Skies - 5:32


LINEUP

Jeroen van Veen: Basse
Martijn Spierenburg: Claviers
Michiel Papenhove: Guitares
Mike Coolen : Batterie
Robert Westerholt: Guitares
Sharon Den Adel: Chant


TAGS:
Female voice, Easy Listening / FM, Symphonic, Theatrical
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PICSO - 19/02/2014 18:51:45
Bien que cet album soit abordable par beaucoup d'auditeurs(trices) il n'en reste pas moins d'excellente qualité.. La production est vraiment excellente, les refrains sont très accrocheurs et la voix de Sharon est vraiment sublimée. Je trouve qu'il s'agit d'un de ces albums que l'on peut écouter sans s'ennuyer une seconde, on est pas devant un chef d'oeuvre mais on prend quand même un plaisir fou à l'écouter. Mention spéciale pour le titre "Iron" que j'ai vraiment écouté en boucle...
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