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Within Temptation - Discography (1996-2021) AAC

Within Temptation - Discography (1996-2021) AAC

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Within Temptation is a Dutch symphonic metal band founded in April 1996 by vocalist Sharon den Adel and guitarist Robert Westerholt. They have been classified by critics as gothic metal and symphonic metal, although each album contains other influences outside these genres. Their most prominent and well-known sound is described as symphonic metal, although their earlier material, such as debut album Enter, was mostly gothic metal, with Enter also having a hint of doom metal. In an interview, den Adel said they fell into a symphonic rock genre with various influences. In another interview, den Adel stated that "We consider ourselves more an atmospheric melodic symphonic metal/rock band... In my opinion, we are not a gothic band but we have gothic elements".

After the release of their debut album Enter in 1997, the band became prominent in the Dutch underground scene. It was not until 2001 that they became known to the general public, with the single "Ice Queen" from their second album Mother Earth, which reached No. 2 on the Dutch charts. This was followed by the band winning the Conamus Exportprijs, a Dutch music award, four years in a row, and a fifth in 2016. Their next albums The Silent Force (2004) and The Heart of Everything (2007) debuted at No. 1 on the Dutch charts. In 2008, they released Black Symphony, a live album recorded with the Metropole Orchestra. This was followed in 2009 by An Acoustic Night at the Theatre, another live album, this time with acoustic renditions of the songs.

The band's fifth studio album, The Unforgiving, was released in March 2011 and was one part of a transmedia effort, alongside both a comic book series and a series of short films that together encompass a story. The album saw the band increasingly venturing on new musical territories outside symphonic metal. Their sixth studio album, Hydra, was released in early 2014 in Japan, Europe, and the United States. The album advanced the band's exploration of new musical genres and features guest appearances from various artists: Finnish singer Tarja Turunen, who appears in the lead single "Paradise (What About Us?)"; Howard Jones, former vocalist of American metalcore band Killswitch Engage; Dave Pirner, lead vocalist of American alternative rock band Soul Asylum; and American rapper Xzibit. The band had extensive airplay on BBC Radio 2 in the United Kingdom with one of the songs from the album, "Whole World Is Watching" featuring Pirner.

Their latest studio album, Resist, was released in February 2019 and incorporates influences from other musical styles such as industrial and EDM. By 2016, the band had already sold more than 3.5 million albums worldwide.

Albums Studio
1997 - Enter (Japan)
2000 - Mother Earth (Digital Edition)
2004 - The Silent Force (Digital Edition)
2004 - The Silent Force (Instrumental)
2007 - The Heart Of Everything (Special Edition)[4 CD]
2011 - The Unforgiving (Digital Edition)
2011 - The Unforgiving (Instrumental)
2014 - Hydra (Deluxe Edition)[3 CD]
2019 - Resist (Extended Deluxe)

Compilation
2013 - The Q Music Sessions

Albums Live
2002 - Mother Earth Tour
2005 - The Silent Force Tour
2008 - Black Symphony[2 CD]
2009 - An Acoustic Night At The Theatre
2014 - Let Us Burn: Elements & Hydra Live in Concert[2 CD]

Single's, Demo & EP's
1996 - Enter (Demo)
1997 - Restless (CD Maxi-Single)
1998 - The Dance (EP)
2001 - Ice Queen (CD Maxi-Single)
2001 - Our Farewell (CD Maxi-Single)
2002 - Mother Earth (CDS)
2003 - Ice Queen (Limited Edition CD Maxi-Single)
2003 - Mother Earth (Special Edition CD, Maxi-Single)
2004 - Running Up That Hill (CD Maxi-Single)
2004 - Stand My Ground (4 Track Maxi-Single, Special DVDplus Edition)
2004 - Stand My Ground (CD Maxi-Single)
2004 - Stand My Ground (Limited Edition EP)
2005 - Angels (Limited Edition Digipak EP)
2005 - Memories (Limited Edition Digipak EP)
2007 - All I Need (Limited Edition CD Maxi-Single)
2007 - Frozen (Limited Edition CD Maxi-Single)
2007 - The Howling (Limited Edition EP)
2007 - What Have You Done (Limited Edition CD Maxi-Single)
2008 - Forgiven (CD Maxi-Single)
2009 - Utopia (CD Single)
2011 - Faster
2011 - Shot In The Dark (Single)[WEB]
2011 - Sinéad (CD Maxi-Single)
2011 - Sinéad (Remixes)
2011 - Sinéad (The Remixes) (EP)[WEB]
2012 - Sinéad (Alex M.O.R.P.H. Remix)
2013 - Paradise (What About Us?) (Japanese Edition) (EP)
2014 - And We Run (feat. Xzibit)
2014 - And We Run[Japan]
2014 - What Have You Done[Hexadigital's Remix]
2014 - Whole World Is Watching
2015 - And We Run (feat. Xzibit) (Whole World Band Edition)
2019 - In Vain (Single Edit)
2021 - Shed My Skin (EP)
2021 - Forsaken (The Aftermath)

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