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Heart of Everything
     

The Heart of Everything

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by Within Temptation
 

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Any goth metal band fronted by a woman post-2003 is going to be compared to Evanescence, whether they like it or not. And while they're probably sick to death of hearing this comparison, Within Temptation's fourth full-length overall, 2007's The Heart of Everything, will especially garner some

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Any goth metal band fronted by a woman post-2003 is going to be compared to Evanescence, whether they like it or not. And while they're probably sick to death of hearing this comparison, Within Temptation's fourth full-length overall, 2007's The Heart of Everything, will especially garner some comparing/contrasting to Amy Lee and company. Give a listen to the male-female duet "What Have You Done," which sees Within Temptation frontwoman Sharon Den Adel paired with Life of Agony's Keith Caputo -- and guess what song it sounds a bit like (yes, you guessed it: "Bring Me to Life"!). Elsewhere, the sextet isn't afraid to get downright symphonic, even on the ballad "Frozen" plus the metallic rock of the title track and "Hand of Sorrow" (the latter of which combines both approaches, sounding a bit like Meat Loaf's latter day epics). And you've got to love a song that was inspired after a viewing of Braveheart (the aforementioned title track), which explains the sweeping "cinematics" that are on display throughout The Heart of Everything.

Product Details

Release Date:
07/24/2007
Label:
Roadrunner Records
UPC:
0016861802127
catalogNumber:
180212
Rank:
26869

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Within Temptation   Primary Artist
Keith Caputo   Vocals,Guest Appearance
Tom Salisbury   Piano
Danielle Gibson   Group Member
Siard De Jong   Fiddle
Stephen Van Haestregt   Drums,Group Member
Sharon den Adel   Vocals,Group Member
Ruud Jolie   Acoustic Guitar,Mandolin,Electric Guitar,Background Vocals,Group Member
Robert Westerholt   Electric Guitar,Group Member
Richard Hein   Conductor
Jeroen van Veen   Bass Guitar
Jonas Pap   Cello
Martijn Spierenburg   Keyboards

Technical Credits

Tom Salisbury   Orchestral Arrangements,Choir Arrangement
Danielle Gibson   Arranger,Composer,Producer,Audio Production
Jan Holzner   Engineer
Sharon den Adel   Composer
Stefan Helleblad   Producer,Engineer,Audio Production
Robert Westerholt   Composer
Tor Ingvarsson   Pro-Tools
Ego Works   Audio Production

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The Heart of Everything 4.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 20 reviews.
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Heavy_Metal_Sushi More than 1 year ago
I got this album of iTunes not too awful long ago, but had forgotten I had it for a few days, but finally just remembered it and gave it a listen, and wow! This is an amazing CD! I was not previously familiar with this group, but iTunes listed it as a personal recoomend, and I sampled a little of it and thought it sounded pretty neat, so I went ahead and bought it, and I love it! I will definitely be checking out more of their stuff in the near future! For any of you who like good Goth rock music or just enjoy cool sounding music, go to your nearest Barnes & Noble or wherever and get this album! It's awesome!
Guest More than 1 year ago
My friend bought this CD for me and at first, I was a bit skeptical. Sure, I like Evanescence as much as any other person but they're getting routine in their music and I'm rather sick of it. But this CD was very, very good. The first time around I loved all of the songs, with the bads unique mix of dramatic imstruments and vocals, I listened to the CD again and again without getting tired of it. This is truely a talented band that in my opinion put them in a catergory all their own.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I'm so shocked to find out how few people know about this band! They're so amazing! Their lead vocalist is in a high class of superior singers that we don't see much anymore in this day and age! I want people to know this band! They are AMAZING!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Not as good as Mother Earth but has some good songs. All of them are pretty good but I especially like, track 1, track 3, track 4, track 6, track 7, track 8, track 10.
Greyed More than 1 year ago
Bought this for my wife's birthday and it did not disappoint. Wonderful songs with the band providing clear but hard music for Sharon den Adel's voice to soar over. A wonderful mix that brings shudders of delight to anyone who loves female fronted metal.
Guest More than 1 year ago
As a fan of them and a great listener to any good song, this album hits my soul harder than any band has done before. They really glow and stand out more than anything in the crowd
GregSWI More than 1 year ago
It's not often one finds a disc that delivers from the first track to the last. This is one of those discs. Within Temptation is a Dutch band that defies standard, or even extended genres. It has been described as 'goth metal', but even the band's lead singer, Sharon den Adel says that doesn't accurately describe the band. I would agree but would suggest some of their songs are what 'goth' metal sounds like to me. It could be described as 'symphonic metal', but don't have any impressions that this is all about violins and harps. Within Temptation throws its metal at you, full force, with symphonic elements filling in the sound to wrap around you. The easy comparison is with Evanescence and that is accurate enough. However, I was an Evanescence fan before I found Within Temptation and now, while I still appreciate them, Evanescence seems rather flat in comparison. If you want to try out a track or two from your favorite download site, try "The Howling" if you'd like a track with serious drive. If you like a haunting sound, try "Forgiven."
Guest More than 1 year ago
The songs on here are really good. They are all my faves!
Rynny More than 1 year ago
I agree with the person that said everyone should know who Within Temptation is! I love this band and the songs are just killer. The vocals are outstanding. It's diffucult for me to pick a fav song from this CD because there all so good!
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