Black Symphony [2 CD]

Black Symphony [2 CD]

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by Metropole Orkest
     
 

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Seasoned purveyors of arena rock for the socially disengaged, Holland's Within Temptation have been carrying the symphonic goth metal torch far longer than contemporaries like Epica, Leaves Eyes, and Evanescence. That experience shines through theSee more details below

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Seasoned purveyors of arena rock for the socially disengaged, Holland's Within Temptation have been carrying the symphonic goth metal torch far longer than contemporaries like Epica, Leaves Eyes, and Evanescence. That experience shines through the manufactured gloom on Black Symphony, a live CD/DVD recorded at Rotterdam's Ahoy Arena with a 60-piece orchestra, 20-voice classical choir, circus performers, and enough pyrotechnics to knock the Moon out of orbit. Like any orchestral metal outfit worth its salt, the band kicks things off with an ELO-meets-The Lord of the Rings-inspired "Ouverture" that seamlessly runs into the group's 2005 hit, "Jillian (I'd Give My Heart)," before descending into a set that relies almost entirely on material from 2007's Heart of Everything. It's as big, ballsy, theatrical, and overly melodramatic as one would expect (Life of Agony's Keith Caputo reprises his studio role on the delightfully over the top "What Have You Done"), but it's executed perfectly, as evidenced by the 10,000 screaming fans who were lucky enough to sell the show out.

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Product Details

Release Date:
09/23/2008
Label:
Roadrunner Records
UPC:
0016861790820
catalogNumber:
179082
Rank:
24909

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Tracks

Disc 1

  1. Ouverture  -  Within Temptation
  2. Jillian (I'd Give My Heart)  -  Within Temptation
  3. The Howling  -  Within Temptation
  4. Stand My Ground  -  Within Temptation
  5. The Cross  -  Within Temptation
  6. What Have You Done  -  Within Temptation
  7. Hand Of Sorrow  -  Within Temptation
  8. Forgiven  -  Within Temptation
  9. Somewhere  -  Within Temptation
  10. Our Solemn Hour  -  Within Temptation
  11. Frozen  -  Within Temptation
  12. Angels  -  Within Temptation
  13. Mother Earth  -  Within Temptation

Disc 2

  1. Ouverture  -  Within Temptation
  2. Jillian (I'd Give My Heart)  -  Within Temptation
  3. The Howling  -  Within Temptation
  4. Stand My Ground  -  Within Temptation
  5. The Cross  -  Within Temptation
  6. What Have You Done  -  Within Temptation
  7. Hand Of Sorrow  -  Within Temptation
  8. The Heart Of Everything  -  Within Temptation
  9. Forgiven  -  Within Temptation
  10. Somewhere  -  Within Temptation
  11. The Swan Song  -  Within Temptation
  12. Memories  -  Within Temptation
  13. Our Solemn Hour  -  Within Temptation
  14. The Other Half (Of Me)  -  George Oosthoek
  15. Frozen  -  Within Temptation
  16. The Promise  -  Within Temptation
  17. Angels  -  Within Temptation
  18. Mother Earth  -  Within Temptation
  19. The Truth Beneath The Rose  -  Within Temptation
  20. Deceiver Of Fools  -  Within Temptation
  21. All I Need  -  Within Temptation
  22. Ice Queen  -  Within Temptation
  23. Backstage Report  -  Within Temptation
  24. Documentary  -  Within Temptation
  25. Countdown Black Symphony  -  Within Temptation

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Metropole Orkest   Primary Artist
Keith Caputo   Guest Appearance
Anneke van Giersbergen   Guest Appearance
Stephen Van Haestregt   Drums,Group Member
Sharon den Adel   Vocals,Group Member
Ruud Jolie   Acoustic Guitar,Electric Guitar,Group Member
Robert Westerholt   Electric Guitar,Group Member
George Oosthoek   Guest Appearance
Jeroen van Veen   Bass Guitar,Group Member
Pa'dam   Vocals
Jules Buckley   Conductor
Martijn Spierenburg   Keyboards

Technical Credits

Darcy Proper   Mastering
Within Temptation   Audio Production
Ronald Trijber   Engineer
Galaxy Studios   Audio Production
Colette Melsen   Audio Production
Mandy Kuster   Audio Production
Wouter Strobbe   Audio Production
Ralph Broos   Audio Production

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