Heart of Everything Deluxe Edition, Extra tracks, Import
Customers Who Bought This Item Also Bought
Top Customer Reviews
I got into Within Temptation with their album Silent Force. I immediately fell in love with their music. Their mix of orchestral music and heavy mettle riffing along with Sharon's amazing voice range landed their music as an instant staple in my collection.
This album is no less amazing. The lyrics can be related to by anyone. The variety in each song keeps the album from getting dull or redundant.
If you like Within Temptation, this album will not disappoint. If you've never heard their music before, I heavily suggest both this album and Silent Force. This album would probably be a great starting point, though, given it's price.
For me, The Heart Of Everything is one of those CDs where you kick yourself for not listening to it sooner. There's a little bit of everything on here...powerful riffs, sing-a-long choruses, great verses, excellent lyrics, and possibly my favorite ingredient, a few of the songs truly have that 'epic' feel to them. Since buying THOE I haven't stopped listening to it and it only gets better with each further spin. I only find myself saying "Oop! Now there's a good song!" It's been a long while since a CD has evoked this kind of emotion in me.
Being new to WT, I didn't really know what I was getting myself into so I just put the CD in and let it play. The Howling came on and, well, it's beyond the most perfect opener. It has that 'epic' feel I mentioned and Sharon's delivery only elevates the song more. Past that, if you're looking for some heavy tracks, What Have You Done (I prefer the extended version myself), Our Solemn Hour, The Heart Of Everything, Final Destination, and The Truth Beneath The Rose are all right up your alley. Feel like a ballad? All I Need and Forgiven are among the most tasteful I've heard recently. As for the rest, Frozen, Hand of Sorrow, The Cross, and Stand My Ground are all extremely impressive as well.
My favorite songs are The Howling, Frozen, Final Destination, All I Need, and Stand My Ground.Read more ›
the album contains 11 songs, 12 if you purchased the deluxe digipak edition. (a rock edition of "what have you done" which sounds a touch like a nightwish effort is included as the bonus) standout tracks (for me at least) include the first single released "what have you done", "our solemn hour", the truth beneath the rose" and especially "the cross", which highlights the "new" sound wt have managed to achieve.
lead singer sharon den adel's performance here is simply superb. while i cannot stress enough how much i enjoy listening to her, there have been comments or criticisms from various quarters in the past about the sameness of her vocals. criticisms which would be out of place regarding "the heart of everything" where she manages to combine her usual high pitched notes with innovative vocalizations & operatic style singing. the guys as always give a solid performance & overall, the production of the album, from it's audio quality, to the beautiful artwork and the innovative usage of the opendisc technology (which links the purchaser with bonuses & exclusive wt content or features) is simply top class...
to be sure, there ARE issues. for example i didn't care much for the track "all i need". vocally its sounds a bit off key. (perhaps problems during the mastering of the album?Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
These songs are very sad and enchanting. The music is perfectly emotional and raw, telling such beatiful stories of tragedy, heartbreak, loss, and feeling. Read morePublished 18 hours ago by Sayuri
I already have the same album from the mp3 download. But Amazon.com thought I needed the C.D.also I didn't want it. be VERY CAREFUL when you press the Buy it button.Published 15 days ago by Shane
I just discovered this band and this album....wow....excellent album....easily in my top 10 albums....Sharon's voice filled with so much emotion... Read morePublished 4 months ago by Askanipsion