Mother Earth [Bonus Tracks]

Mother Earth [Bonus Tracks]

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by Within Temptation
     
 

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The rise of goth/prog metal seemed to reach a peak at the turn of the century, with an endless supply of bands offering their own spin on the subgenre. Only a handful of these bands seem to have anything interesting or unique to offer, namely Lacuna Coil, Lana Lane, the Gathering,See more details below

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The rise of goth/prog metal seemed to reach a peak at the turn of the century, with an endless supply of bands offering their own spin on the subgenre. Only a handful of these bands seem to have anything interesting or unique to offer, namely Lacuna Coil, Lana Lane, the Gathering, and After Forever, among selected others. With the release of Mother Earth, there was little doubt that the cream of the crop had indeed risen to the top. Within Temptation refined their approach to feature lead vocalist Sharon den Adel and dumped the growling death metal-style vocals that typify this form of music. The single "Ice Queen" reached number one in both the Netherlands and Belgium, and the album itself went gold. Another single, "Our Farewell," was also released to moderate success. Their music features Celtic and folk influences that contribute to a mature and confident sound that their contemporaries seem to struggle with. Den Adel has that elusive and intangible presence that a great band needs to have from their leader, especially on the live stage. A landmark release that set new standards for creativity, musicianship, and taste -- not just for goth/prog metal, but for any style of music. This was easily one of the best releases of 2001. [Mother Earth [Bonus Tracks] included live versions of "Enter" and "Dance" from 1998, and the studio tracks "Bittersweet" and "Restless."]

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Product Details

Release Date:
08/05/2008
Label:
Roadrunner Records
UPC:
0016861796624
catalogNumber:
179662
Rank:
16458

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Tracks

  1. Mother Earth  -  Within Temptation
  2. Ice Queen  -  Within Temptation
  3. Our Farewell  -  Within Temptation
  4. Caged  -  Within Temptation
  5. The Promise  -  Within Temptation
  6. Never-Ending Story  -  Within Temptation
  7. Deceiver of Fools  -  Within Temptation
  8. Intro  -  Within Temptation
  9. Dark Wings  -  Within Temptation
  10. In Perfect Harmony  -  Within Temptation
  11. Deceiver of Fools  -  Within Temptation
  12. Caged  -  Within Temptation
  13. Candles  -  Within Temptation
  14. Ice Queen  -  Within Temptation

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Within Temptation   Primary Artist
René Merkelbach   Keyboards
Arjen Anthony Lucassen   Guitar,Soloist,Guest Appearance
Stephen Van Haestregt   Drums,Group Member
Hans Cassa   Guest Appearance
Caspar DeJonge   Choir, Chorus,Guest Appearance
Sharon den Adel   Vocals,Group Member
Robert Westerholt   Guitar,Vocals,Group Member
Jeroen van Veen   Bass,Bass Guitar,Group Member

Technical Credits

Oscar Holleman   Producer,Engineer,Mastering
René Merkelbach   Composer,Orchestration,Orchestral Arrangements
Stephen Van Haestregt   Engineer

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