Mother Earth [Bonus Tracks]

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All Music Guide - Robert Taylor
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, ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Robert Taylor
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: 8/5/2008
  • Label: Roadrunner Records
  • UPC: 016861796624
  • Catalog Number: 179662
  • Sales rank: 23,878

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Mother Earth (5:30)
  2. 2 Ice Queen (5:21)
  3. 3 Our Farewell (5:20)
  4. 4 Caged (5:48)
  5. 5 The Promise (8:00)
  6. 6 Never-Ending Story (4:04)
  7. 7 Deceiver of Fools (7:37)
  8. 8 Intro (1:06)
  9. 9 Dark Wings (4:14)
  10. 10 In Perfect Harmony (6:59)
  11. 11 Deceiver of Fools (7:21)
  12. 12 Caged (5:50)
  13. 13 Candles (6:55)
  14. 14 Ice Queen (5:16)
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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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  • Posted October 1, 2010

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    Mother Earth!

    This CD is amazing! All the songs are really great. They have such a great sound

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Awesome!

    I really liked this CD, this band has a great, but unique sound.

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